Manager-Parks & Recreation-Sports Fields

  • Full Time
  • Tampa, FL
  • $ 25.30

Job Overview

This position is responsible for providing various day to day operational & administrative managerial duties as it relates to a particular county function/ section/department.

Ideal Candidate

This is a challenging position; an ideal candidate will have a passion for working outdoors with a proven team to provide outstanding services and field conditions to our communities. This manager should have a background in sports field management, Turf care management or a related field. 3+ years of experience along with knowledge of sports rules and regulations; experience with budgeting and cost control; staff supervision and scheduling. The position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills, excellent problem-solving abilities; the ability to develop and maintain relationships and be highly organized/detail oriented.

This position involves working with lead operators, effectively conveying information, and overseeing work crew performance. They will Supervise mowing, trimming, major turf renovation and cultivation, aerification, verticutting, topdressing etc. Must demonstrate an ability to troubleshoot creatively, solve problems effectively and make informed decisions while successfully guiding others through constant change.


Minimum: $25.30

Core Competencies

  • Customer Commitment – Proactively seeks to understand the needs of the customers and provide the highest standards of service.
    Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity – Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence – Takes ownership for excellence through one’s personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
    Success through Teamwork – Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.

Tier 1
Duties and Responsibilities

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Manages the day-to-day operations of a medium sized unit/section, and coordinates and administers assigned programs and resources.
  • Directs the allocation of resources to achieve timely outcomes and meet goals.
  • Supervises and provides guidance and training to assigned administrative, clerical, technical and/or maintenance staff; assigns, monitors and reviews work; evaluates performance and initiates corrective action as needed, including termination.
  • Reviews and acts on administrative and operational problems.
  • Develops work standards and guidelines for assigned unit/section; implements goals, objectives, policies and procedures for assigned unit/section.
  • Clarifies and resolves day-to-day issues regarding organizational policies, practices, programs and projects.
  • Assesses staffing needs and identifies shortfalls; interviews, recruits and hires new staff.
  • Monitors status of allocated funds and controls expenses.
  • Coordinates with other units/sections within own organization and external agencies/departments to ensure efficient flow of communications and services.
  • May represents the agency/department/division at meetings, functions, and events.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Job Specifications

  • Specialized technical knowledge of a specific operational area, and the ability to perform and/or supervise specialized work in that area.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations pertaining to assigned functional area.
  • Skill in the application of supervisory techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others within and outside own organization.
  • Ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to initiate and sustain action to accomplish goals of the functional area.
  • Ability to remain calm and provide guidance to subordinate staff in crisis situations.
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and determine resource requirements.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

Work Category
Medium work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • Graduation from an accredited four year degree granting college or university; AND
  • Three years of experience directly related to the position duties, one of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education (not less than a high school diploma/GED), training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted above.

Emergency Management Responsibilities
In the event of an emergency or disaster, an employee may be required to respond promptly to duties and responsibilities as assigned by the employee’s department, the County’s Office of Emergency Management, or County Administration. Such assignments may be for before, during or after the emergency/disaster.

Additional Job Requirements
A department, depending on the nature of its mission and operations, may require that employees in all or certain positions in this job classification:

  • Maintain the ability to pass the background checks required for the position. These background checks may include but are not limited to:
    • Criminal History Background Check using Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Criminal Justice Information Services    (CJIS)
    • Level 1 and Level 2 Background screening (Ch. 435 Florida Statutes)
    • Child Abuse, Abandonment and Neglect Record Check using the State Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS)
    • Sex Offender and Sexual Predator record check using the list maintained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
  • Possess the necessary job related license(s) or certification(s) that may include possession of a Florida Driver License (Class E) or an applicable Commercial Driver License (CDL)

Career Progression

Employees in this classification that acquire the competencies and minimum qualifications for the next tier will be able to apply for promotional opportunities through a competitive selection process. Employees will not automatically be upgraded to the next tier. Reclassifying a position is based on business need and financial impact and is not based solely on the job competencies or qualifications of the incumbent.

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