Parks Planning and Development Manager – Upper Arlington, OH

Jan 17, 2019 | Jobs

Supervises, directly and indirectly, staff and activities of the City Parks & Recreation Department. Oversees various department operations, projects and capital improvement projects. Assists the Parks & Recreation Director as needed.
Examples of Duties
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  For purposes of 42 USC 12101:

1.            Develops and implements the department capital improvement plan including but not limited to parks, facilities, public lands, playgrounds, athletic fields, recreation centers, shelter houses, bikeways, nature trails, art installations, stormwater infrastructure, and specialized facilities.
2.            Administers capital improvement projects including selection and management of design consultants (e.g., prepares technical proposals for statement of qualifications, consultant selection process, manages technical design process), construction bidding process (e.g., evaluates construction bids; recommends to City Council award of contracts; develops contracts), construction management (e.g., schedules and conducts project meetings with contractors; recommends to Council construction project design changes and change orders; provides approval of all contractor pay requests; administers budget; conducts design and plan review; approves consultant pay requests; prepares and evaluates proposals and contracts for consultant services).
3.            Assists the Director in the development and implementation of long-range goals and objectives for the Department incorporating the department’s vision, mission and recommendations and action plan from the department’s comprehensive plan and any additional guiding documents.
4.            Conducts highly responsible professional, technical, and administrative work researching, developing, and monitoring state, local, federal, corporate, and foundation grants; develops a schedule of programs, projects, and activities to obtain grant funding; prepares grant applications and coordinates a wide variety of special projects from inception through completion.
5.            Meets with community organizations, citizen groups, vendors, and local media in order to discuss department-related issues or disseminate information related to the essential position functions; responds to questions and requests and attempts to resolve problems; prepares marketing and promotional campaigns for facilities, programs, and services.
6.          Oversees designated areas and projects to enhance department operations and service to the community; establishes, implements and monitors operating standards for optimal and consistent service delivery.
7.            Assists Director with leadership of department including but not limited to business planning, budget development and administration, operational supervision as well as overall leadership of department in director’s absence.
8.            Assists the Director with the supervisory responsibility of the staff of the department in accordance with policies, procedures, and applicable laws (e.g., recommends and develops policy; interviews applicants; recommends hiring, discipline, and firing; leads, motivates, collaborates, empowers, rewards, coaches, and praises; trains and instructs employees; assigns and directs work; establishing deadlines; coordinating, developing, and approving staff training; approving leave requests appraises and evaluates performance; addresses complaints and resolves problems); serves as the Parks and Recreation Director’s duties in his or her absence (e.g., attends meetings on behalf of the Director to obtain and relay information, acts as a spokesperson).
9.            Maintains licenses and certifications as required, if any.
10.          Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
11.          Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.
12.          Performs other duties as required. (5%)


Typical Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Landscape Architecture, Parks and Recreation Administration, Natural Resources, Forestry, Horticulture, Engineering, or a related field; and
  • Six (6) to eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in a related field; or
  • Any combination of training, education, or experience which provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
Supplemental Information
EQUIPMENT USED: The following are examples only and are not intended to be all inclusive.
Personal computer, printer, copy machine, fax machine, other standard business office equipment, motor vehicle, engineering hand/power tools/equipment, surveyor tools/equipment.
The employee has exposure to chemical compounds found in an office environment (e.g., toner, correction fluid, etc.); is exposed to possible injury from unclean or unsanitary conditions; works with moving mechanical parts of equipment of machines; ascends scaffolds/ladders; works in or around crowds; occasionally lifts, pushes, pulls, or carries objects 25 lbs. or less.
Note:  In accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor physical demands strength ratings, this is considered light work.

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