STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: PARK SUPERINTENDENT
Class Code: 6808-26 Date Established: 08-01-80
Occupational Code: 5-3-3 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To plan and supervise the operational and maintenance activities in a year-round state park complex with extensive recreational facilities and activities, including fish piers and emphasis on promotional activities and development.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Supervises and administers planning, maintenance, staffing and related activities of a year-round state park complex.
· Delegates the operation and maintenance of the picnic, beach areas, historic sites, campsites and ocean beaches to other park personnel.
· Plans and promotes national ocean water activities and coordinates the activities of promotional events and special projects.
· Reviews data and reports and makes decisions regarding expansion plans, personnel, park facility utilization, equipment distribution, budget proposals, park rules and regulations.
· Explains long range goals and policies of agency at meetings and conferences with regard to recreational operations and park promotion.
· Explains and enforces park policies, program rules and regulations to public and resolves operational problems in state park operations.
Skill: Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving major aspects of long-range agency objectives by planning short- and long-term organization goals, reviewing recommendations for procedural changes, and developing or revising program policies. Errors at this level result in incorrect decisions at an administrative level, and are detected subsequent to implementation in an overall evaluation process.
Supervision: Requires delegating supervisory or program responsibilities to subordinate managers, with overall accountability for hiring employees and approving program policies. The supervisor in this position assumes responsibility for an organizational unit, including developing long-range plans, analyzing staffing requirements, and formulating systemwide policies and procedures.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires reviewing summaries and reports and making management level decisions to solve problems or to achieve work objectives as well as articulating and expressing those solutions and goals. This level also requires formal presentations of solutions and goals to employees and the general public to increase the responsiveness of the agency toward the demands of its client system.
Complexity: Requires evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking. This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
Independent Action: Requires independent judgment in planning and evaluating work procedures and in supervising the development of professional, technical and managerial standards under administrative direction and according to broad departmental guidelines.
Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in forestry, parks and recreation, outdoor recreation or a related natural science field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Six years' experience in a high level administrative capacity concerned with park or recreation program management, three years of which must include the supervision of a large number of employees engaged in outdoor recreational work or in a similar field requiring coordination of a variety of activities with at least three years of the aforementioned experience in large scale ski area operations. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Qualifications: Eligibility for New Hampshire driver's license.
RECOMMENDED WORKING TRAITS: Thorough knowledge of the policies, programs and procedures of park operation and maintenance. Thorough knowledge of general construction and repair methods and the proper utilization of the tools, materials and equipment used in structure and grounds maintenance. Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of administration and specific knowledge of budgeting and procurement procedures as they relate to park operations. Considerable knowledge of public relations programs as they concern recreation areas as well as the methods of surveying and mechanical drawing. Ability to read and interpret plans and engineering drawings. 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.
Last Updated 01/04/02