PARK SUPERVISOR I 4246
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class is responsible for directing and supervising the operation and maintenance of a small County park, or for assisting a Park Supervisor II in the operation and maintenance of a larger park. The incumbent assists in planning and directing the activities of a County park and assumes responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the park in the absence of a higher-ranking Park Supervisor. The work is performed under the direct supervision of a Park Supervisor II, or other administrative supervisor, and is periodically reviewed for adherence to established policies and the achievement of desired results. General supervision is exercised over a staff engaged in the maintenance and operation of a County park. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Assists a higher level Park Supervisor in planning effective ways for implementing park policies; assumes responsibility for making decisions regarding the operation and maintenance of the park in the absence of a higher ranking Park Supervisor;
Directs the work of laborers, trade workers and concession workers to insure that all work is done in accordance with established park procedures;
May direct the work of a seasonal security staff assigned to the park;
Marks land for park facilities such as picnic areas and trails, and oversees their installation;
Furnishes the public with information concerning park rules, regulations and procedures;
Directs large groups to specified areas and handles advanced reservations;
Prepares progress and personnel reports for submission to the administration office.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of park management; good knowledge of the New York State laws and regulations governing hunting and fishing in County owned parks; good knowledge of the operational and maintenance requirements of a park's facilities and equipment; good knowledge of effective supervisory techniques; some knowledge of fire prevention; ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of a large staff in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to deal courteously and tactfully with the general public; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and three (3) years of experience in the performance or direction of a variety of park or grounds maintenance activities, one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
NOTE: Education at a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis, up to a maximum of two (2) years. Education may not be substituted for the required supervisory experience.
Two (2) years of experience as a Labor Crew Leader in the Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Candidates appointed to the Golf Courses for the Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation may be required to obtain a Category 3A Pesticide Applicator License issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.