Parks & Recreation Supervisor

Douglas County

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Douglas County is currently seeking energetic, professional, and knowledgeable applicants for a Parks & Recreation Supervisor position.  Ideal candidates will have well rounded natural resource management experience.  Position will be responsible for managing and overseeing the development, maintenance, and daily operations of the county park system, recreational trail system, and water control dam structures.  Primary responsibilities include leading the county park program, maintaining recreational facilities, acting as the County Snowmobile/ATV/UTV Trail Coordinator, and overseeing water control structure operation.  Additional responsibilities include writing grants, budget development, supervision, and developing and maintaining diverse partnerships.


  • Manage the outdoor recreation program and facilities.
  • Oversee County Park development and maintenance projects including, project planning, grant writing, permit applications, project management, and contract administration; and collection of campground receipts and other fees associated with the parks program.
  • Prepare annual recreation program work plan, develop project proposals, and submit budget requests.
  • Maintain grant program awareness, write and submit grant applications, and coordinate grant monies.
  • Manage the recreational trails program, including the maintenance of motorized and non-motorized trails and acquisition of easements and agreements for trail use.
  • Write and submit recreational trails aid program grant applications and coordinate grant monies with trail projects.  Maintain and submit reimbursement requests for trail maintenance and grooming efforts.
  • Work with snowmobile and ATV/UTV Associations/Clubs to develop and maintain recreational trail network.
  • Periodically inspect trails to insure that they are in safe and usable conditions and/or under compliance with maintenance agreements.  Keep records of trail inspections/conditions and publish trail condition reports.
  • Manage dam operation, including daily water level readings, record keeping, water level manipulation, and scheduling inspections.
  • Develop and administer dam inspection, maintenance, and construction contracts.
  • Supervise and manage fulltime and seasonal staff including, hiring, assigning work, and reviewing performance.
  • Provide oversight and enforce County ordinances, policies, and regulations.
  • Coordinate and administer FEMA damage recovery projects.
  • Deliver monthly report to the Forest, Parks, and Recreation Committee on program updates and accomplishments.
  • Develop, coordinate, and maintain productive relationships with partnering agencies, citizen groups, recreational clubs, user groups, private businesses, and other organizations.
  • Represent the Department on local and regional committees related to recreational program offerings.
  • Available to attend periodic recreational, user group, and/or partnership meetings during off-hours.
  • Available by phone contact during off-hours, weekends, and holidays as necessary.

The ideal candidate will have effective leadership skills with the ability to deliver high quality parks and recreational services.  The successful candidate will be an energetic self-starter that possesses the ability to manage multiple priorities, is an effective communicator and creative problem solver, displays excellent customer service skills, and has a strong aptitude for building trusting partnerships.  We are looking for a highly motivated, team player who has a positive, enthusiastic attitude.

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