- Are you an experienced manager wanting to take on a challenge?
- Are you creative and intuitive in your approach to multitasking?
- Do you enjoy using technology to seek out efficiencies?
If you answered YES to these questions, The Montgomery County Department of Parks –is the place you want to be! We are currently seeking an experienced, dynamic, highly organized, and professional manager to be a Regional Operations Manager for the Northern Parks Division.
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a six-time National Recreational and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner. The Montgomery County Department of Parks has a career staff complement of nearly 800 employees, and we serve a diverse population of more than one million residents in the Washington, DC area. We manage 419 parks on nearly 37,220 acres of parkland. Go to our website to learn more: https://www.montgomeryparks.org/
The Northern Parks Division is comprised of 187 parks and 21 stream valley units to include 3 regional parks, Black Hill, Little Bennett and Rock Creek; 8 recreational parks, 57 local parks, 18 conservation parks, 3 urban parks, and 18 Neighborhood conservation parks. Northern parks maintains, 139 athletic fields, 207 basketball and tennis courts, 3 lakes, 89 picnic shelters, 161 miles of paved and natural surface trails, and has a budget over 10 million dollars and 129 approved positions.
DIVERSITY STATEMENT: Montgomery County Department of Parks believes that diversity in all dimensions of the organization supports and bolsters the innovative thinking essential to its success. Montgomery County Parks does not make hiring decisions based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, political affiliation, or ideology or status as a Veteran.
Please Note: The salary range listed above represents the earning potential for this position. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Get to know Montgomery Parks and the opportunities available:
https://www.montgomeryparks.org/uploads/2018/02/PARKS-ORG-CHART-08-01-2019.pdf (Download PDF reader)
Examples of Important Duties
- Oversee playgrounds, trails, athletic fields, and parks inspections and assist in the development of strategic plans for improvements.
- Demonstrate fluency in data analysis used to advise strategies and to create metrics and accountability for effective, inclusive outcomes.
- Assist with the development of long-range strategic plans to ensure program growth and manage the stewardship of our natural resources for the community.
- Benchmark Parks and Recreation organizations locally and nationally for best practices to ensure Division operations are effective, efficient, and reflect the needs of park patrons and employees.
- Coordinate with Park Managers and Park Maintenance Leaders to identify technology and equipment designed to improve efficiency and extend the life cycle of major equipment.
- Promote a diverse work force and ensure vacancies are filled in a timely manner by supporting, engaging and developing all employees, through effective recruitment efforts that reach and engage a diverse applicant pool.
- Demonstrate effective performance management practices including clear communication of expectations, providing regular feedback, and holding staff accountable for work performance.
- Support ongoing training and development through consistent evaluation of compliance of Commission policies and practices, and employee development needs.
Budget and Financial:
- Provide fiscal oversight of assigned portions of annual budgets and effectively develop, defend, administer and monitor the budget for the Division and Department.
- Analyze expenditures, prepare budget and salary projections, and track work years and positions to stay within the fiscal year budget. Monitor inventories, pesticide use, and overtime utilization to compare to budget.
- Assist Park Managers with establishing budgets that reflect appropriate projected expenditures and revenues.
- Ensure compliance of all Park Managers with financial procurement procedures and budgetary commitments through quarterly reviews.
Skills and Characteristics:
- Strong working knowledge of park administration, personnel management, public relations, budget and finance.
- Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access both internally and externally in the community we serve.
- Excellent managerial and financial skills with the ability to synthesize information and transform it into coherent work plans.
- Manage with development, oversight, and implementation of complex budgets.
- Ability to communicate effectively, detail orientated, maintain stability under pressure and flexibility to multitask.
- Demonstrate ability to handle complex problem-solving, resulting in strategic plans and equitable results.
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Business Administration, Environmental Sciences, or related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in Park Administration, or related subjects including
- Five (5) years of progressively responsible supervisory or management experience.
- Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification or the ability to achieve it.
- Proven proficiency with use of technology and computer systems for data analysis, communications, presentations, and reporting.
- Ability to communicate in another language a plus.
1. Bachelor’s degree in park or public administration, park management, or natural sciences or related subject; and,
2. Five years progressively responsible experience in park or recreation administration/management, that includes three years of supervisory park administration experience that relates to park enterprise, interpretation and conservation, maintenance, and development operations.
3. An equivalent combination of education and experience.
4. Valid driver’s license or the ability to acquire one.