Parks Division Chief (11565, Grade 34) | Government Jobs page
This listing closes on 9/23/2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US &
$85,345.00 - $146,038.00 Annually
Location Montgomery County, MD
Montgomery County, MD
MONTGOMERY COUNTY PARKS
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
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:
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
Examples of Important Duties Management:
Implement project management tools to ensure programs are
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
Collaborate closely with Divisional Managers to develop plans
for major projects.
Benchmark organizations locally and nationally for best
Demonstrate fluency in data analysis to advise strategies and
Collaborate with other divisions, staff, citizens, and external
community bodies, to promote growth within the Division and
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
Budget and Financial : Provide fiscal oversight of annual
budgets and effectively develop, defend, administer and monitor the
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
Assist Park Managers with establishing budgets that reflect
appropriate projected expenditures and revenues.
Continually review and adjust operational efficiencies at each
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
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
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
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
Riverdale, Maryland, 20737