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Parks Division Chief

Company: The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning
Location: Montgomery Village
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

Parks Division Chief (11565, Grade 34) | Government Jobs page has loaded.

This listing closes on 9/23/2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada).

$85,345.00 - $146,038.00 Annually

Location Montgomery County, MD

Montgomery County, MD

Job Type

Department

MONTGOMERY COUNTY PARKS

Job Number

11565

Closing date and time

9/23/2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Description Are you creative and innovative in your approach to leading a diverse team?

Are you a problem solver who encourages collaboration?

Do you empower your team to become phenomenal leaders?

Do you enjoy using technology to seek out efficiencies and progress?

If this sounds like you, The Southern Parks Division is the place you want to be!

The Southern Parks Division of the Montgomery County Department of Parks seeks an innovative leader who is dynamic, results driven, and goal oriented to serve as Division Chief. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating, managing, and directing comprehensive parks programs and maintenance functions for 237 developed park sites including regional parks, urban parks, athletic fields and neighborhood recreation centers, reporting directly to the Deputy Director of Operations

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a six-time National Recreational and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner. The Southern Parks Division of Montgomery County Department of Parks manages over 200 parks, including urban, local and regional parks, consisting of 176 playgrounds, 212 athletic fields, 70 miles of trails, and 39 picnic shelters. This division has a hardworking team of 162 employees and utilizes over 100 pieces of equipment to accomplish the Department's mission.

Go to our website to learn more: https://www.montgomeryparks.org/

DIVERSITY STATEMENT: Montgomery County Department of Parks believes that diversity in all dimensions of the organization supports and bolsters the innovative thinking crucial to its success. Montgomery County Parks does not make hiring decisions on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, political affiliation, or ideology or status as a Veteran.

Please Note: The salary range listed above represents the earning potential for this position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Examples of Important Duties Management:

Implement project management tools to ensure programs are completed.

Communicate periodic administrative reports on the division’s goals and progress.

Oversee inspections and strategic plans for improvements.

Attend conferences and trainings to identify new programs and methods.

Collaborate closely with Divisional Managers to develop plans for major projects.

Benchmark organizations locally and nationally for best practices.

Demonstrate fluency in data analysis to advise strategies and create metrics.

Collaborate with other divisions, staff, citizens, and external community bodies, to promote growth within the Division and Department.

Human Resources: Promote a diverse work force by supporting and engaging all employees, and filling position vacancies through inclusive recruitment and hiring efforts.

Demonstrate effective performance management practices through communication of expectations, providing regular feedback, and holding staff accountable for work performance.

Support ongoing training and development through consistent evaluation of compliance of commission policies and practices and employee development needs.

Promptly deal with all disciplinary issues, utilizing the internal support services.

Establish meetings with Union representatives to ensure a positive relationship.

Budget and Financial : Provide fiscal oversight of annual budgets and effectively develop, defend, administer and monitor the Division’s budget.

Meet all performance measure deadlines and ensure compliance with all procurement procedures.

Proactively identify potential areas that prohibit success and develop effective strategies and policies to meet Division and Department goals.

Assist Park Managers with establishing budgets that reflect appropriate projected expenditures and revenues.

Continually review and adjust operational efficiencies at each facility.

Preferred Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Business Administration, Environmental Sciences or related field and six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in Park Administration, or related subjects including

Six (6) years of progressively responsible supervisory or management experience.

Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification or the ability to achieve it.

Proven proficiency with the use of technology and computer systems for data analysis, communications, presentations and reporting.

Ability to communicate in another language a plus.

Working Conditions: Works primarily in an office and occasionally onsite in our Parks and facilities. Considerable pressure to meet deadlines. Minimum Qualifications 1. Bachelor's degree or four years progressively responsible experience in park administration, or related subjects; and

2. Six additional years park administration/management experience that relates to functional area of assignment (e.g., park enterprise, interpretation and conservation, horticulture and forestry, maintenance and development) that included four years supervisory experience; or

3. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

4. Valid Maryland driver's license or the ability to acquire one.

Supplemental Information Classification Specification: Parks Division Chief (1931)

Agency The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission Phone 301-454-1411 Website https://www.mncppc.org/jobs

Address 6611 Kenilworth Avenue

Suite 103

Riverdale, Maryland, 20737

Keywords: The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning , Montgomery Village , Parks Division Chief, Other , Montgomery Village, Maryland

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