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Douglas County  5890
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Pay Range GC19


This classification performs specialized duties in areas of planning, coordination, personnel management, statistical data research and preparation, and drafting plans and maps for park development to support programs of park department; supervise park caretaker staff. Operations supervisor may serve as maintenance supervisor and/or director in their absence.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

l. Participate in program management and coordination, planning, evaluating department programs, park site preparation, and budget preparation. Coordinate, evaluate, administer program policy at large, special events held in County parks.

2. Design and draft plans and specs for park development and construction projects. Provide field layout for projects; oversee the technical aspects of projects. Prepare specifications and requisitions, field purchase orders for procurement of materials, equipment, parts, and services.

3. Inspect park areas, assess needs. Jointly with park management staff, identify and prioritize work projects; evaluate needed materials and equipment; assign employees to project.

4. Supervise park caretakers; set up regular work schedules; review progress; offer assistance as needed, and determine best solution when problems arise. Assume final accountability for work performed within unit. Is involved in selecting, training, and evaluating staff. Purchase materials and supplies. Interpret policy and procedures.

5. As department safety representative, develop OSHA-required training programs assuring compliance to OSHA standards.

6. Prepare varied and complex reports involving special surveys, research, statistical data, analysis, procedural and administrative studies, brochures, and maps.

7. Coordinate, evaluate, administer and/or attend large special events held at County parks. Coordinate, design, and/or prepare exhibits and displays for coastal visitor center.

8. Monitor park water systems; systematically collect samples and submit for testing.


Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of policies, techniques, procedures, materials and equipment applied to park and recreational programs, goals, and objectives; considerable knowledge of objectives, principles, practices and techniques of administration including personnel management; considerable knowledge of statistical data collection and research techniques and procedures; considerable knowledge of design and drafting plans and specifications for park development and construction projects; reasonable knowledge of grant application; reasonable knowledge of safety management. Skill in: Operating survey and design instruments. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; gather, assemble, and analyze data for department operations and programs; establish and maintain records, reports, and statistical data; make decisions independently in accordance with established policy and procedures, establish new policy when applicable, and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; supervise support staff; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, other agency representatives, advisory boards, engineers, architects, planners, other park and recreation professionals and the public.

Education, experience and training: Bachelor's degree in business management, park administration, planning, landscape design, or architecture with two years progressively responsible work experience in management or planning which includes some supervisory experience OR any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training. At time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver's license.

Desirable qualifications: Knowledge of safety management and ability to develop employee training programs; Oregon Department of Health certificate in small water systems.


Work is performed under the guidance of the park director. The employee works independently in administering a complex area of responsibility and confers with supervisor for professional advice. Discretion is required in applying general goal and policy statements, in development of recommendations, policies and procedures and in resolving program problems. Work is accomplished within a broad framework, with authority and responsibility in area of service. Periodic reviews of work performance are conducted in terms of expected results.


Work is performed within established departmental policy and procedure; federal, state, and county statutes, rules, regulations, and ordinances; personnel rules; park and recreation plans, reports, studies and survey reference material; accepted practices within park and recreation field; manufacturer's manuals and equipment catalogs. Employee uses seasoned judgment in interpreting guidelines and contributes to modification of existing guidelines by recommending changes and adapting guidelines to situations encountered.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is primarily performed in the park main complex in an office environment and secondarily in the field. Work may require bending, hearing voice conversation, keyboarding, lifting up to 50 pounds, sitting, standing and walking uneven terrain. A considerable amount of driving is required.

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