Parks and Recreation Coordinator

Department: Parks and Recreation
Category: Parks and Recreation

Supervised By: Parks and Recreation Director

Supervises: Subordinate departmental employees as assigned

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Parks and Recreation Director, assists with overall management and operation of the Parks and Recreation Department to include personnel, budget, financial and other administrative functions. Participates in all aspects of facility maintenance activities including mowing and trimming grass and performing other tasks to maintain the county campground and other County facilities. Assists with the installation and maintenance of equipment. Enforces the rules and regulations established by the Parks and Recreation Director and the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Essential Job Functions:

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties, which the employee may be expected to perform. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  1. Assists the Parks and Recreation Director with recruiting, selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating the work of department personnel. May recommend the hiring or dismissal of personnel.
  2. Assists the Director with control and accounting of department expenditures and collection of revenues.
  3. Assists the Director with an effective public relations program and builds positive relationships with governmental, voluntary and community organizations.
  4. Participates in collecting, recording and securing fees from campground and community center users and explains facilities and conditions of occupancy. Records daily receipts and attendance records.
  5. Supervises department workers in a variety of ground maintenance activities at the county campground and parks, and community center such as mowing lawns, trimming trees and bushes, filling holes, picking up debris, seeding grass, applying lawn chemicals, raking leaves and installing, maintaining, and repairing campground equipment such as picnic tables, playground equipment and signs.
  6. Inspects and evaluates the physical condition of campground, parks and community center property and equipment for safety concerns, repair needs, and improvement projects. Responsible for ensuring a safe environment at all county parks and recreation properties.
  7. Oversees the maintenance and repair of lawn care and snow removal equipment including changing oil, lubricating equipment, changing mower blades, and replacing lights.
  8. Responds to complaints in the campground and community center such as facilities out of order or other maintenance problems, and issues related to campground and community center rules and regulations and emergency situations.
  9. Assists the public with inquiries and concerns regarding campground and community center operations and investigates and follows-up on complaints.
  10. Participates in the winterization of campground facilities and other county parks after they have closed for the season and prepares them for reopening in the spring. Performs building and equipment maintenance such as maintaining water and sewer lines and repairing picnic tables and other campground and park equipment.
  11. Responds to after-hours calls as directed by, or in the absence of Parks and Recreation Director.
  12. Attends meetings with or without the Director, representing the Parks and Recreation Department.
  13. Performs other duties as directed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

Requirements include the following:

  • High school diploma or equivalent supplemented by college or vocational training in parks maintenance and two years of prior experience in grounds and facilities maintenance.  Prior supervisory experience preferred.
  • The county, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience.
  • Michigan Vehicle Operator’s License.
  • Knowledge of the equipment, methods, procedures, and tasks involved in park and facility construction, maintenance, and repair.
  • Thorough knowledge of the practices, methods, and equipment utilized in grounds, park maintenance, and development, including the planting, cultivation, pruning and care of lawns, flowers, shrubs, plants, and trees.
  • Knowledge of the practices and safety issues involved in maintaining public lands, facilities, and playground equipment.
  • Skill in organizing schedules and coordinating associated resources.
  • Considerable knowledge and skill in the use of a variety of power and hand tools used for the repair, installation, and maintenance of county buildings and property.
  • Skill in effectively communicating ideas and concepts orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with county employees, contractors to the county, representatives of other governmental units, professional contacts, elected officials, and the public.
  • Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including Microsoft Suite applications, database use and the ability to learn new software programs applicable to the position.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, climb, use hands and fingers, talk, hear, and view and create written documents. The employee uses hand strength to grasp tools and may climbs ladders or uneven terrain. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, such as to operate and repair vibrating machinery, use wrenches, hand tools, etc., and operate motorized equipment and vehicles. The employee must lift or push/pull objects of up to 50 lbs. without assistance. Accommodation will be made, as needed, for employees required to lift or move objects that exceed this weight.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outdoor weather conditions. The employee works near moving mechanical equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can frequently be loud.

Job Posting Information

This is a full-time non-union position and is eligible for fringe benefits.

Salary:  Pay Grade 7   $36,046.40

For purposes of FLSA, this is an exempt position.

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