This recruitment is being conducted to fill a vacancy for Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation and to establish an eligibility list to fill future full-time and part-time vacancies throughout Stanislaus County.
Oral examinations are tentatively scheduled for the week ofJanuary 29, 2018.
Cell phones are typically incompatible with the online application format or browser. We recommend using a destop or laptop computer. If you are still having technical difficulties, please call NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation is responsible for planning, developing, operating, and maintaining parks, reservoirs, and county facilities throughout Stanislaus County. The goal of the department is to manage Parks and Recreation facilities in ways that will provide the best possible experience for people to enjoy the outodoors at the most reasonable cost.
The Department of Parks and Recreation maintains five regional parks, 12 neighborhood parks, 10 community parks, two off- highway vehicle parks, four cemeteries, two bridges, La Grange historical areas, five fishing access points along rivers and lakes, one swimming pool, one organized youth camp, numerous acres of open space and river bottom, including landscape/ground maintenance services and streetscape maintenance for various county service areas, county centers, libraries, landscape maintenance districts, and other governmental buildings in the unincorporated areas of the County. These facilities provide a vast array of recreational opportunities including, but not limited to, picnicking, sailing, power boating, water skiing, jet skiing, fishing, swimming, camping, hiking, hunting, and horseback and biking trails.
The Department consists of three divisions: Administration, Community Parks/County Centers, and Regional Parks and is comprised of approximately 42 full-time employees.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Parks Manager has the overall responsibility for one of the following: Woodward Regional Park, Modesto Regional Park and and La Grange Regional Park, or County Centers / Community Parks including Frank Raines Regional Park. This position is specifically to manage Modesto Reservoir and La Grange Regional Parks.
Administrative responsibilities include interviewing, making recommendations for hire, training, supervising, and evaluations of employees; working with employees to correct deficiencies; implementing discipline procedures in conjunction with the Assistant Director and the Human Resource Manager; preparing and prioritizing annual work plans for the maintenance and operations of the facilities; maintaining park facilities at maximum efficiency; oversee construction projects, maintenance of parks and facilities, landscaped areas and equipment maintenance of parks and facilities; provide risk management; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; provide specifications and quotes necessary for the purchasing of equipment, materials and supplies; and protect and preserve natural resources.
TYPICAL TASKS:Supervise, plan, coordinate and evaluate job performance for assigned personnel;
Supervise and/or perform the more skilled work in the grading, planting, renovating, and maintenance of County landscaped areas;
Provide training and supervision to other employees in pesticide safety and other safety procedures;
Oversee the construction and maintenance of parks and grounds, installation structures, maintenance of facilities, equipment repair and the maintenance of all water, sewer and irrigation systems within the assigned area;
Work collaboratively with the Department Director, Assistant Director, Leadership Team, professional staff and clerical staff in all aspects of implementing the projects of the Department of Parks and Recreation; Provide day-to-day leadership for employees through communication and demonstration of the organization's Vision, Mission, and Values;
Write reports and attend meetings with community groups and other agencies;
Maintain positive and effective relationships with other county departments, other public and private agencies, the community and staff of the Department; Ensure accountability for duties and projects assigned to staff;
Management of projects to ensure they are completed on time and within budget; and
Keep necessary written records, prepare reports, and evaluations, and review time cards of assigned personnel.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
Communicate effectively with park users, other staff, division managers, and the general public, both orally and in writing;
Instruct, train, evaluate, and provide work direction to subordinate employees and volunteers;
Analyze situations accurately and take effective action; Visualize park enhancements and estimate costs of development and benefits;
Prepare and justify annual operating and maintenance plans and forecast funding needs;
Develop, implement and direct work schedules and assignments for park maintenance personnel;
Enforce park rules and regulations;
Operate and maintain a variety of equipment and tools; Maintain and repair park facilities;
Perform administrative tasks such as keeping accurate records, collecting money auditing others' records, and buying supplies;
Use a computer and various software;
Apply or supervise the application of pesticides in accordance with State of California regulations; and Maintain wastewater treatment equipment, and containment structures.
Techniques used in landscape maintenance, planning, cultivating, pruning, propagating and care of shrubs, plants, flowers and turf;
Materials and methods used in construction and repair projects;
Fertilizers and pesticides and their proper use and application;
Plant diseases and pests common to the area and the means of their control or eradication;
Occupational hazards and safety precautions including pertinent CAL-OSHA requirements;
Hazards and safety precautions in construction and maintenance trades categories;
Equipment and hand tools use, maintenance, repair and management;
Landscaping design and application;
Basic carpentry, plumbing, and electricity sufficient to perform required building maintenance and repair; Administrative and departmental policies and procedures; Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation;
Financial record keeping practices;
Personnel procedures sufficient to provide work direction to permanent and seasonal employees, and volunteers;
Fiscal procedures sufficient to participate in the forecast of funding needs;
Computer applications; and
Natural and cultural resources and management practices.
PARK MANAGER I
Bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation Management, Horticulture, Architectural Landscaping, Environmental Studies or a related field; AND
One (1) year of experience as a supervisor.
(Progressively responsible experience in a related area may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis)
PARK MANAGER II
Meet education/experience requirements of the Park Manager I classification; AND
One (1) year of Park Management experience equivalent to a Park Manager I.
Proof of education may be required for verification purposes after the eligible list has been established as part of the selection interview process. Proof of education (transcripts and/or degree) may be attached at the time of online application submission if available.
Applicants must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and remain free from repeated preventable accidents.
Individuals appointed to this classification must possess or obtain certificates below and issued by the State of California within one year from the date of appointment. Failure to do so may result in demotion or termination.
Qualified Applicator's Certificate: Laws, regulations and basic principals; Landscape Maintenance; Right of Way
Waste Water Plant Operator Certificate Water Treatment Plant Operator's Certificate
In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicant screening will focus on the following desirable qualifications. Please list any of these qualifications you may have within the "Duties" section of the online application.
Arborist Certificate; OR
First Aid, CPR, AED Certification; OR Backflow Certification; OR
Grade I Water Distribution Certification.
APPLICATION ANDSELECTION PROCEDURES:
Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the
Unclassified Service of the County and considered "at will" for labor relations purposes. Incumbents are also subject to overtime, standby, callback, weekend, holiday and shift assignments. The individual selected will participate in the Stanislaus County Pay-for-Performance program, as well as receive additional benefits.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The County of Stanislaus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to submit online application(s) for open position(s).
Stanislaus County is committed to establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the general public, co- workers, supervisors, and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy related condition, marital status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), political affiliation or belief, or military or veteran status.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES/FINAL FILING DATE
Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.
Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications.
Arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities and religious convictions. Applicants requiring testing accommodations are required to complete and submit the Testing Accommodation Request Form prior to the test administration date. Special arrangements for religious convictions should be included in the "Additional Information" section of the application form.
Pass County-paid pre-employment drug screening and
job-related background investigation.
Perform job duties in a manner assuring a safe working environment for oneself and others.
Maintain confidential information according to the legal standards and/or County regulations as required.
APPLICATION AND/OR EXAMINATION APPEAL RIGHTS
Application and/or examination results may be appealed by applicants presenting facts alleging irregularity, fraud and/or error in application screening or in exam scoring. Appeals must be in writing and submitted to the Chief Executive Officer within seven (7) days after the examination results are mailed.
Stanislaus County reserves the right to revise the examination plan described in this bulletin to better meet the needs of County service. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The information contained in the bulletin is information, which sets forth a general summary of benefits for this respective position. This information is not legally binding. The benefits and other information regarding this position may be found in the Stanislaus County Code, the Stanislaus County Personnel Policies manual, or in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, and such information prevails over information contained in this bulletin. Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office/ Human Resources.
The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at http://www.stancounty.com/riskmgmt/ under "Disability Management."
Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation Department operates four regional parks, two off-highway vehicle parks, 22 community parks and seven fishing accesses. Stanislaus County offers a great health and retirement package which includes, medical, dental, vision, deferred compensation and life insurance.