CLASSIFICATION: PARK MANAGER III
Class Code: 6803-15 Date Established: 08-27-51
Occupational Code: 5-1-6 Date of Last Revision: 01-05-09
BASIC PURPOSE: To perform management functions in the operation and maintenance of a state park or recreational facility, or to assist a Regional Park Manager at a large year-round park.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Plans and supervises the maintenance of structures and equipment in a small state park, assists a Regional Park Manager at a large state park, or manages the operation of a ski and snowboard rental shop.
· Monitors the food and drink facility at a state park to ensure compliance with concession agreements and park rules.
· Supervises cash reports and reviews costs versus sales to adjust operating and staffing schedules.
· Prepares requisitions for supplies and equipment for a state park facility; plans an annual budget and compiles data to track usage.
· Coordinates cooperative use activities and rehabilitation work programs sponsored by federal, state and private agencies at a state park.
· Compiles reports on the maintenance of all equipment; conducts tests on equipment involved in accidents and provides reports to area manager.
· Speaks to the public on state park programs and offerings, explains and enforces park rules, and acts as park representative for contacting and arranging the use of park facilities.
· Calculates payroll for state park staff, interviews job applicants, and keeps records of fees collected.
Skill: Requires skill in recommending routine changes in standardized operating procedures OR in retrieving, compiling and reporting data according to established procedures OR in operating complex machines.
Knowledge: Requires knowledge of business practices and procedures or technical training in a craft or trade, including working from detailed instructions, to apply knowledge in a variety of practical situations.
Impact: Requires responsibility for contributing to immediate, ongoing agency objectives by facilitating the direct provision of services to the public or other state agencies. Errors at this level result in inaccurate reports or invalid test results and require significant investment of time and resources to detect.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.
Communication: explaining facts, interpreting situations, or advising individuals of alternative or appropriate courses of action. This level also requires interviewing or eliciting information from state employees or members of the general public.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
Independent Action: Requires making a limited number of choices in selecting among alternative courses of action under supervisory guidance and in performing job functions according to a variety of prescribed policies or procedures.
Education: Associate’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or technical institute with a major study in business management, parks management, recreation, biological science, natural resources management, forestry, or a related field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Two years' experience in park management and operations or related work in the recreational field. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Eligibility for New Hampshire driver's license. For positions which perform the Ski Rental Shop Manager job function; (1) must be a fully certified binding mechanic with at least one nationally known alpine ski binding manufacturer; (2) must have at least two years' experience as a certified binding mechanic and two years as a rental shop manager.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Considerable knowledge of the policies, programs and procedures of state park operation and maintenance. Considerable knowledge of general construction and repair methods and the proper utilization of the tools, materials and equipment used in structure and ground maintenance. Knowledge of sound administrative principles and practices. Knowledge of the principles of effective supervision. Knowledge of state budgeting and procurement procedures as they relate to state park operations. Ability to appear before the public and deal courteously with the public in explaining and enforcing park policies, programs, rules and regulations. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely orally and in writing. Ability to plan and supervise the work of others. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.