Park Manager I (13257, 14727, Grade 18)
Description The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a six time National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner with over 5,000 employees that administers over 52,000 acres of stream valley parks, large regional parks, neighborhood parks and park-school recreation areas throughout Montgomery and Prince George's Counties. The Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking two Park Manager I's for its Southern Area and Northern Area Operations . Under direction, these individuals will be responsible for managing trades and park maintenance staff. The ideal candidate should be knowledgeable in general trades work including, but not limited to carpentry, painting, welding, auto mechanics, as well as, general park maintenance work. Examples of Important Duties Identifies needs and develops park maintenance plans for grounds and facilities within a geographical area. Conducts park inspections to troubleshoot problems. Participates as part of a team with architects, engineers, consultants, etc. for park development projects, and coordinates work of park maintenance crews both internally and externally to the organizational unit when necessary. Reviews blueprints. Estimates staff, equipment, materials, and supplies needed for projects. Supervises crews involved in various projects such as the maintenance and renovation of parks, buildings, and athletic fields; installation of play equipment; and construction of small structures. Supervises the operation of major equipment (eg, tractor, snowplow, backhoe, and spreader). Provides technical assistance to staff. Supervises staff. Plans, schedules, assigns, and evaluates work; counsels staff on ways to improve performance. Recommends disciplinary actions. Assists in selection, and trains staff. Approves time cards in Kronos. Works with park managers to develop budgets and work programs. Makes recommendations on hours of operations and staffing needs. Conducts research to identify conservation programs to preserve and protect the park system, environment, and wildlife. Develops programs to achieve conservation goals. Identifies program needs and secures resources. Participates in program implementation. May meet with organizations, citizens, or other employees and supervisors to plan and develop programs and projects. Develops programs and projects as part of a team or as an individual. Participates with supervisor in budget preparation and development for organizational unit. Monitors and keeps track of expenditures for designated programs and projects. Researches and initiates purchase requisitions for unit. Monitors the work of contractors. May approve payments to vendors and contractors. May meet with citizens to discuss complaints about park facilities or maintenance (for example, drainage, landscaping, and encroachment on park property). Coordinates with other units or directs crew to correct problems. Minimum Qualifications 1. Bachelor's degree in park management/administration, outdoor recreation, natural sciences, or a related field and one year of park management experience that included supervision and leadership of a staff; or 2. An equivalent combination of education and experience. 3. Valid driver's license. 4. Additionally, contingent upon area of assignment, some positions in this class may require: a. Commercial Driver's License with appropriate endorsements upon appointment, or the ability to acquire one within six months. b. Maryland Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator's certification in the categories appropriate to the work assignment. c. Certification by the National Playground Safety Institute. THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION 2017 BENEFIT SUMMARY FOR MERIT SYSTEM EMPLOYEES The following information is a summary of benefits extended to all Merit System employees of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). All plans are optional except the Defined Benefit and Long Term Disability plans. Retirement Programs Defined Benefit Plan (Mandatory Participation) - Plans A, B and E exclude FOP members. Plan Employee Contribution Plan A: 7% of base salary. Social Security Wage Base (SSWB) and 8% in excess of SSWB. Plan B: 4% of base salary up to maximum Social Security Wage Base (SSWB) and7% in excess of SSWB. Plan C: 9% of base salary. (FOP members only) Plan D: 8% of base salary. (FOP members only) Plan E: 4% of base salary up to maximum Social Security Wage Base (SSWB) and 8% in excess of SSWB. Deferred Compensation ICMA-RC 457 plan (Optional) Traditional and Roth IRAs (Optional) Health Insurance Plans (FOP Members Pay 20% for Medical, Prescription and Dental.) All others pay percentage below. Medical - Kaiser Permanente Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) - (15%) UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus Point of Service (POS) - (20%) UnitedHealthcare Select Exclusive Provider Organization Health Plan (EPO) - (15%) Prescription - CVS Caremark (retail and mail-order) - (15%) Dental - United Concordia Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) - (20%) Vision - VSP (Vision Service Plan) - (Commission Pays 80% of the Low Option Plan only) Low, moderate, and high options are available. Frequency of covered services differs. Flexible Spending Accounts (Employee Pays 100%) Medical Account - Maximum annual contribution: $2,550 Dependent Care Account - Maximum annual contribution: $5,000 Long-Term Disability Insurance (Mandatory Participation) Employee Pays 20%: Commission Pays 80% (FOP Members Pay 100%) Benefits paid at 66 2/3% of base salary, maximum of $6,000/month Supplemental Long-Term Disability Insurance (Employee Pays 100%) Benefits paid at 66 2/3% of base salary that exceeds $108,000; capped at $216,000 Basic Life and AD&D Insurance (Employee Pays 20%: Commission Pays 80%) Two (2) times base salary; maximum benefit is $200,000 for each Supplemental and Spouse/Dependent Life Insurance (Employee Pays 100%) Supplemental - 1,2,3,4,or 5 times base salary; maximum benefit is $750,000 Spouse/Dependent Combination - $10,000/$5,000, $20,000/$10,000, or $30,000/$15,000 Sick Leave Bank (Eligible After One Year Probationary Period) Employee contributes leave hours each year Eligible for up to 66 work-days or 396 hours in 12-month period Leave Programs Annual: 15 days per year Personal: 3 days per year (12 month waiting period) Sick: 15 days per year Holidays:10 days per year Other Benefits Credit Union Tuition Assistance Program Employee Assistance Plan Wellness Program Legal Services Plan Work-Life Program This summary is provided for informational purposes only and is not, nor should be construed as an employment agreement with the M-NCPPC, implied or actual. It is not all-inclusive and is subject to change. For a more detailed description of benefits, please contact the Commission's Health and Benefits Office at (see application details).