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This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time vacancy. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and extra help vacancies for up to one year.
On behalf of the Napa Open Space District, the County of Napa is seeking an experienced, collaborative, detail oriented, self-starting and creative Park Steward to manage three State Parks operated by the District. The parks include a 50 space campground, ten yurts, five historic cabins, a restored 19th century water-driven grist mill, a swimming pool, day use picnic area, miles and miles of trails, and an active natural and cultural history interpretation program. The Park Steward leads a staff of four full-time and a dozen seasonal and part-time employees in addition to several volunteer camp hosts. With an office located in one of the parks, the Park Steward has considerable day-to-day autonomy, but has frequent interactions with other District staff and with California State Parks. The ideal candidate is a proven administrator in a public park setting, excellent at inspiring and leading staff and volunteers, able to initiate, plan and manage construction projects, with a passion for historic preservation and cultural interpretation.
Established in 2006, the Napa Open Space District is an independent special district governed by five Directors elected by the voters of Napa County. The District contracts with the County of Napa to provide the District's staffing. Nearly 5,000 acres of parks and open space lands are owned by the District, and the District also operates another 3,000 acres of parks and trails owned by other agencies. From its inception, the District has embraced an entrepreneurial, innovative and can-do culture. The District's budget has grown in ten years from under $500,000 in 2007 to $5 million in the current fiscal year. The Park Steward will be joining a dynamic agency with great potential for growth.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This supervisory classification in the Park and Open Space District is responsible for daily operations of the Park(s). Incumbents in this class are in positions of trust and confidence and are held accountable for the management, operations and maintenance of an assigned large multi-use park and/or several small park units in a designated geographical area. Incumbents in this classification work on contract to the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District, but work collaboratively with other agencies and County leadership in the planning and delivery of program services, ensuring that programs successfully meet identified objectives.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Supervision is provided by the Park and Open Space Program Manager and/or the Principal Planner (Parks).
Responsibilities include direct supervision over assigned staff, seasonal employees and volunteers.
The Human Resources Department reserves the right to change the recruitment process at any time.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIESThe following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Assume day-to-day responsibility for the services, activities and physical upkeep of the facilities and trails at a Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District (NOSD) facility or facilities; supervise the construction of structures and systems within assigned park units, such as nature and hiking trails, wood and wire fences, foot bridges, picnic areas, water systems and other related projects; perform routine and semi-skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of park structures and facilities such as buildings, trails, plumbing, sprinkler and water systems, picnic tables, barbeque pits, playground equipment, and informational signs; coordinate with NOSD management on the assignment of personnel to different park units, as necessary; direct subordinate personnel and participate in the monitoring of an assigned park unit on foot, bicycle or in a light motorized vehicle; provide assistance to the public in matters relating to their health, safety and welfare; collect visitor day-use, overnight camping fees, and monies for merchandise sales; compute daily park fees and enter amounts on required forms; perform the computation of total daily visitor use and fees using basic arithmetic calculations; prepare bank deposits and reconcile monthly collections; manage NOSD facilities to ensure they are ready to receive visitors and are safe for both day and overnight visitors; maintain equipment in clean safe condition; operate equipment safely at all times; attend trainings, workshops, and classes related to job duties; may conduct training on proper and safe use of equipment; manage the processing of any camping reservations to ensure required fees are collected and recorded; make certain that all financial transactions are recorded in the appropriate general ledger account in compliance with NOSD accounting procedures, such as to fees collected, fees reimbursed and general expenses; direct the preparation of regulatory reports (attendance logs, revenue and expense reports, and inspection reports) for the Parks and Open Space District Manager; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of services provided to Park visitors and make recommendations on how to enhance the visitors' experience; manage response to all emergency situations (first aid calls, CPR emergencies, search and rescue incidents, fire and unsafe activities) with assistance from law enforcement, fire suppression services and medical personnel; work directly with law enforcement to address visitors who choose not to voluntarily comply with Park rules and regulation; recommend appropriate service and staffing levels based on seasonal activities and special events; plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work of assigned full time staff, seasonal employees and volunteers; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures to identify and resolve service problems and recommend changes in Park policies, rules and regulations to NOSD management as needed to ensure NOSD goals are being met and that its mission is being accomplished; participate in the selection, training, motivation, and evaluation of assigned personnel and volunteers to ensure staff provide customer friendly service and accurate information to Park visitors; direct and participate in a visitor service interpretive program within assigned park unit, which consists of gathering, labeling and cataloging data on fish, wildlife, plants, insects, historical and other significant natural and interpretive information; instructs visitors in nature and interpretive programs within an assigned park unit; provide the public with information about the District's parks, trails, facilities, and recreation opportunities; respond to inquiries; coordinate the planning and execution of special events; ensure proper monitoring and security of any artifacts, exhibits and displays to make certain they are preserved for current and future uses; perform related duties as assigned.
Communication and conflict resolution principles and techniques.
Principles and practices of working effectively in multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environments.
Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Methods and techniques of technical, administrative, and financial report preparation and presentation.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Principles and practices of administering, protecting and maintaining park and open space facilities.
Techniques of natural and cultural resource management and protection.
Principles of facilities maintenance, construction, repair, housekeeping and grounds keeping.
Methods of interpretation and education related to natural, cultural and recreational resources.
Maintenance and preventive maintenance tasks and schedules for equipment used in the Park.
Effectively manage the day-to-day operation of a complex park and open space facility or facilities.
Participate in the selection, training, motivation, and evaluation of assigned staff.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement the safest and most cost effective solution.
Coordinate with other programs and services within NOSD, the County of Napa, and with outside organizations, agencies, and facilities.
Prepare clear and concise correspondence and reports.
Participate in the preparation and administration of budgets.
Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws and regulations.
Work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities.
Operate a variety of office equipment including personal computers and related peripheral equipment and software applications.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Effectively work with a variety of persons and organizations who have diverse issues, concerns, agendas and values.
Travel to different sites and locations within the District.
Work in an outdoor setting with prolonged exposure to the sun and in various types of weather.
Lead groups on cultural tours and nature hikes traversing uneven terrain at varying heights.
Incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.
Stand for prolonged periods of time.
Stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist.
Lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate amounts of weight.
Use repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including using a computer keyboard.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Smell and detect smoke and potentially hazardous chemicals and gases.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:
Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible professional level park management or operations which included lead worker and/or program responsibilities.
Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with course work in park management, forestry, natural resources, public administration or a closely related field.
License or Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Possession of a valid certification in First Aid and CPR/AED is required.
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