Work Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday with seasonal schedule adjustments to include some evenings and weekends. Shifts are subject to change to accommodate evening coverage, rotating weekends and holiday shift work as dictated by business needs.
Under administrative direction, is responsible for managing the daily operations and activities for the City's Natural Area parks, and for coordinating complex administrative projects or activities aligned with City goals that require a high degree of specialized knowledge. Conducts research, provides data, makes recommendations, and implements solutions to achieve project goals and objectives. Responsibilities include the programming, land management, and maintenance and operation of Natural Area parks and facilities throughout the City. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.
This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.
Work Location: Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center, 8400 NW Military Hwy., San Antonio, Texas 78231
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Manages and coordinates projects and activities between various divisions, City departments, public agencies, and/or private sector representatives.
Seeks and evaluates information from a variety of parks industry sources; provides specialized reports as requested by management.
Oversees coordination between divisions/departments throughout duration of projects.
Prepares and delivers presentations to executive leadership and public stakeholders .
Coordinates and prepares reports and correspondence in response to requests for information from City Manager's Office and Mayor & Council Offices; may also prepare City Council agenda material such as ordinances, council memos, etc.
Coordinates and prepares Departmental Requests for Proposals (RFP) for applicable licenses, leases, service, commodity, and consultant contracts specific to management of the Natural Areas Division. May coordinate and prepare specialized projects for the Department.
Coordinates Department efforts regarding efficiency improvements, and competitive grant writing. Performs specialized analysis, including cost of service and performance evaluation, and makes recommendations for solutions to problems.
Suggests and implements management solutions for service delivery to address current challenges and / or emerging public and industry trends.
Assists Department in compiling, organizing, and presenting proposals to Management Team and City Council.
Assist in preparing and monitoring of annual departmental or divisional budget.
Serves as departmental/divisional representative at conferences and meetings.
Supervise, train, and manage staff including annual performance evaluations.
Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of administrative and management practices.
Knowledge of the natural world, including but not limited to biology, ecology, wildlife management, and habitat restoration and preservation.
Knowledge of facilities management and event planning.
Knowledge of research techniques, methods, and procedures.
Knowledge of presentation requirements and methods.
Knowledge of accounting methods, practices, and procedures.
Knowledge of public administration practices and local government issues.
Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.
Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Ability to develop and implement ecology and nature-based programming on a large scale.
Ability to be innovative and identify ways to deliver nature based experiences in an urban setting and beyond the geographical location of parks natural areas.
Ability to prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
Ability to interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
Ability to implement policies and procedures.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, management and the general public.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. A Master's Degree is highly desirable.
Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in planning, business, finance, or a related field.
Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
Master's Degree in Natural Resources, Biology, Land Management, Ecology or related field is preferred.
Valid Texas Driver's License OR valid driver's license from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Texas Driver's License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident
Three (3) or more years of experience in recreation programming, land management, and/or natural resources management is preferred.
Three (3) or more years of facilities management and even planning preferred.
If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months. One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.
Physical requirements include frequently lifting/carrying up to 5 pounds and occasional lifting/carrying up to 15 pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer keyboard and basic office equipment. Subject to sitting, standing, reaching, walking, twisting and kneeling to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment with occasional exposure to hazardous materials, bodily fluids, infectious diseases and unfavorable fumes, vapors and odors.
Internal Number: 2018-01021
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