Great Parks of Hamilton County is currently accepting applications for a Full Time Regional Director of Conservation & Parks, for the West Region. This position is based at Miami Whitewater Forest
Job Skills / Requirements
The Regional Director of Conservation & Parks directs managers in the delivery of services which include managing and maintaining grounds, facilities, and natural areas in a defined region. Responsible for implementation of projects using practices consistent with the mission, vision, and values of Great Parks of Hamilton County.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions Provides leadership in the maintenance and protection of natural and facility assets in assigned region, including management of grounds, natural areas, facilities, landscape features, trails, playgrounds, and other features for public use. Leads regional management team to implement conservation projects in natural areas as prioritized in master plans, management plans, or project plans.
Collaborates with peers in executing agency and division policy and procedures, including developing, monitoring, and achieving performance metrics.
Responsible for administrative duties for the assigned region, including developing revenue, operational and capital budgets, purchasing, cost recovery, and workforce planning. Provides oversight of contractors, estimates cost of work, assures satisfactory completion of work, and safety guidelines.
Maintains responsibility for the overall leadership and direction of the department. Manages in accordance with delegated authority, and Great Parks policies, applicable laws, and regulations. Maintains responsibility for the timely and effective accomplishment of the delegated mission of the department, and for accomplishing the strategic goals in accordance with Great Parks strategic plan and initiatives.
Manages various employee levels and makes major personnel decisions in consultation with Human Resources staff. Delegates job responsibilities, maintains effective organizational communications, and consistently follows sound management principles and practices. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the agencys rules, policies, and applicable laws. Plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates performance of subordinate staff. Establishes priorities, performance requirements, and personal development targets that are connected to the organizations goals, objectives and initiatives; regularly monitors performance and provides coaching for performance improvement and development; provides recommendations related to hiring, compensation and other rewards to recognize performance; takes disciplinary action, up to and including termination, to address performance deficiencies.
Prepares written reports and gives presentations to audiences of public, peers, officials, and partners. Engages the community, volunteers and the public in division and park district projects.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Utilizes and promotes environmentally sustainable practices and processes.
Participates in agency initiatives, serves on district-wide teams and committees.
Performs other job duties as assigned.
SCOPE OF SUPERVISION
Conservation and Parks Managers 1 and 2, and depending on region assignment, scope may include Fleet Manager and Inventory Clerk.
Fleet vehicles; mobile devices; desktop computer; presentation devices and other standard office and industry equipment.
CONTACT WITH OTHERS
All park district divisions, volunteers, general public, local, state and federal agencies, park user groups, contractors, consultants and other job contacts.
Alarm codes; non-public and sensitive information concerning land acquisition and non-public information contained in personnel and payroll files.
WORKING CONDITIONS Working conditions typical of an office environment and outdoor work, including exposure to noise, dust, smoke, fire, extreme heat and cold, wet, chemicals, firearms, dangerous animals, insects and other conditions when supervising field activities, and infrequent night, weekend or holiday work during an event, special project, or emergency.
USUAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS The employee frequently exhibits manual dexterity performing job duties, and frequently talks and hears when working and interacting with job contacts.
The employee regularly sits for extended periods of time, and stands, sits and walks.
Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision, with the ability to adjust focus when using a mobile device or computer.
Employee regularly lifts items up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lifts items up to 50 pounds.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: management principles and practices; building, facility, equipment and grounds maintenance; natural resource management practices; horticulture; GPHC policies and procedures.
Exhibit good problem solving and good judgement in keeping with the mission of the park district; maintain confidential and sensitive information; understand and demonstrate respect for cultural and socio-economic differences; support a working atmosphere consistent with Great Parks’ equal employment opportunity; embrace and support constructive change; consistently follow safety and security procedures and practices; contribute toward building a positive team working environment; establish and maintain an effective working relationship with associates, officials, general public, and other job contacts.
Leadership; organization; team building; conflict resolution; verbal and written communication; preparing financial, operational and written reports; planning, scheduling and organizing work; operation of computers; application of job software; evaluate and interpret written reports; troubleshooting project problems.
QUALIFICATIONS An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification is: Associate's degree in natural resources, parks and recreation, or related field, with 5 years' experience in supervision of park maintenance or natural resources projects.
Preferred: Bachelor's degree in natural resources, parks and recreation or related field with 3 years' experience.
LICENSE OF CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS State motor vehicle operator's license that meets GPHC current carrier guidelines; Ohio pesticide applicator license, or ability to obtain within one year of appointment.
Typical salary range for the position will be between $57,913-$72,392 depending on experience, full salary range for the position is $57,913-$86,870
Applications must be received by 11:59pm, Wednesday January 22, 2020.
Great Parks is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or any other classification protected under applicable law
Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance
Additional Salary Information: full salary range for the position is $57,913-$86,870