SENIOR COUNTY PARKS SUPERINTENDENT 4257
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class is responsible for overseeing the activities and operations of all parks under the jurisdiction of the Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. The employee is responsible for reviewing recommendations for newly acquired land and making presentations to the Commissioner for improved recreational programs. Responsibility is also included for overseeing the implementation of new projects at all County parks. The incumbent is expected to exercise independent initiative and judgment in formulating proposals and coordinating all parks' activities. Supervision is exercised over County Parks Superintendents. Work is reviewed through conferences and reports. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Confers with County Parks Superintendents concerning plans for development of recreational areas and/or alterations of park areas;
Reviews recommendations and makes presentations to the Commissioner;
Makes policy recommendations regarding the protection and maintenance of existing and newly acquired properties;
Oversees the development of new programs and parks;
Oversees the implementation of new work projects;
May assist in the preparation of the annual budget;
May represent the Department, speaking before various organizations and conferences.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal park and recreation management and operations; comprehensive knowledge of the operational and maintenance requirements of the County Park facilities and equipment; comprehensive knowledge of effective supervisory techniques; good knowledge of how to layout and assign work details for new projects and to direct their implementation in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; good knowledge of budgetary principles; ability to establish and maintain both accurate and complete records; ability to plan and project, for the future, needs of the Department; 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 twelve (12) years experience in the supervision or administration of a variety of park and ground maintenance activities including eight (8) years in the supervision of park activities, two (2) years of which must have included the supervision of ground maintenance activities.
NOTE: Education at a New York State or regionally accredited college or university may be substituted on a year for year basis up to a maximum of four (4) years. Education may not be substituted for the required eight (8) years of supervisory experience.
Two (2) years permanent competitive status as a County Parks Superintendent