The Parks Superintendent manages and directs the day-to-day operations of the Polk County Conservation parks, law enforcement, recreational facilities, trails, greenways, wildlife and recreational areas. This person must be a strong leader, work well in a team environment and a dedicated conservationist. Duties include: planning, supervising and coordinating operations of the manicured portion of Polk County's park system (beach, cabins, campgrounds, shelters, trails, security, park use permits, etc.); participates within the management team in comprehensive county-wide conservation planning: including outdoor recreation, natural resource management, land and water management, wildlife and fishery programs, and supervising professional and technical employees.
The Parks Superintendent will be actively involved with the work of staff and volunteers involved in law enforcement, public safety, maintenance, and recreational and educational programming services (hunter safety classes) provided to the public. This position establishes overall operating standards for law enforcement consistent with the Polk County Conservation Board’s mission/strategic plans. Ability to work a flexible work schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays is required. Excellent public relations and communication skills are required. This position is a member of the Conservation Agency's management team participating in strategic and operational planning to increase operational efficiency for park services.
Training and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in park management, outdoor recreation, criminal justice/law enforcement or a related field and
Three years experience in the management of a large public park or
Any equivalent combination of training and experience which will have provided the required knowledge, abilities and skills as listed above.
A criminal background check is required.
Pre-employment physical including drug testing is required.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary is $64,778, Grade 20. Excellent benefits including Health, Dental, Vision and paid time off.
The Polk County Conservation Board’s mission is to provide the citizens of Polk County with quality outdoor recreation, conservation education, and long term protection of Polk County’s natural heritage.Located in central Iowa, Polk County Conservation Board (PCCB) manages over 20 park and wildlife areas that are visited by more than 1.8 million people each year. These public areas cover more than 14,000 acres including 45 miles of paved multi-use recreational trails and 40 miles of soft trails.