Parks Manager (Sports Turf Management) – Central Broward Park and Stadium

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Parks Manager (Sports Turf Management) at Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium.

Position Overview
The Parks Manager (Sports Turf Management) is responsible for developing and implementing plans for the successful maintenance of all athletic fields and grounds, planning, overseeing and project-managing major athletic grounds and field renovation projects, overseeing assigned personnel, developing and managing budgets related to athletic fields and grounds, purchasing, maintaining and managing inventory of athletic field maintenance equipment and supplies, supervising the conversion and protection of athletic fields during special events, restoring fields damaged by weather, use or other conditions, managing and reviewing irrigation system performance and initiate changes when necessary, and attending sporting events to supervise field use.

The Parks Manager (Sports Turf Management) manages a team of 21 direct reports and is responsible for the overall maintenance of facilities and athletic fields with a major emphasis on turf maintenance, irrigation, and chemical application.

This position will manage the Bermuda turf and grounds for an Internationally Certified Cricket grounds and multipurpose stadium.

Furthermore, this person will be a Division-wide subject matter expert (SME) for the Parks and Recreation Division’s sports/athletic fields turf maintenance.

General Description
This classification performs management duties associated with regional parks, neighborhood parks, and/or nature centers. This classification is distinguished from the position of Parks Manager, Associate by an increased level of operational and management responsibility for multiple regional and/or neighborhood parks and/or nature centers, park size, the complexity and types of programs, event, and amenities being managed, the number of subordinate staff supervised, and the years of experience required.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in parks and recreation management, Agronomy, Turf/Turfgrass Management, Landscape Management, hospitality management, public administration, business administration, environmental sciences, engineering or closely related field.

(One year of relevant experience may be substituted for each year of required education.)

Requires three (3) years in managing park operations or natural area management or closely related experience including one (1) year of supervisory experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses Required:
Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E Driver’s License for duration of appointment.


  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule that may include days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Bachelor Degree with major coursework in Agronomy, Turf/Turfgrass Management, Landscape Management, or closely related fields.
  • Master’s Degree with major coursework in Agronomy, Turf/Turfgrass Management, Landscape Management, or closely related fields.
  • Commercial Pesticide and/or Fertilizer Applicators license from the State of Florida?
  • Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM)
  • GI-BMP Certification?
  • Four (4) or more years of experience in golf course construction or sports turf construction.
  • Four (4) or more years of experience operating and maintaining sports field/commercial irrigation systems.
  • Possesses a thorough knowledge of turf chemicals and South Florida landscape plants.
  • Ability to speak foreign language (Spanish, French/Creole).

Additional Information:
All candidates must complete an extensive ten (10) year work history verification and criminal background check which includes post-offer physical examination and clearing of DCF’s Affidavit of Good Moral Character (https://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/background-screening/docs/DCF%20AGMC.pdf (Download PDF reader)). Ability to maintain authorization to operate a county vehicle/equipment.

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

  • Manages day-to-day park operations to include program implementation, staff support and supervision, customer service, facilities maintenance and security, and compilation of various operational reports related to safety, attendance, personnel issues, revenue, and inventory.
  • Oversees the general maintenance of stadium facilities by maintaining the highest level of playing surfaces for all sports and prepare grounds for major events.
  • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates employees; establishes performance goals and objectives in alignment with the Division’s strategic plan.
  • Ensures compliance with directives, policies, procedures, laws, contracts, agreements and health and safety standards as it pertains to a park operation within a governmental agency.
  • Plans, organizes, implements and supervises major recreational programs and large special events including education for leisure activities, athletics, tournaments, festivals, concerts, fairs and expositions.
  • Works with organized groups and individuals to assess community-wide program needs and interests, formulate new programs, develop additional amenities, and support agency goals.
  • Supervises the volunteer program as site coordinator; develops volunteer opportunities.
    Manages concession facilities to include: ordering and inventorying food and purchasing equipment.
  • Reviews and approves, requisitions for materials and supplies for park operations and maintenance.
  • Maintains park budgets and records of revenue and expenditures.
  • Explains and interprets rules and regulations, fees and charges.
  • Responds to incidents within the park and prepares narrative reports of incidents; enforces or refers enforcement to proper authorities.
  • Responds to park patron issues, complaints, comments and requests – listens, explains policies and procedures, resolves issues, and follows up as appropriate.
  • Conducts periodic inspections of all park areas and facilities; observes deficiencies in operation, safety, and condition; issues verbal or written directives to correct deficiencies; reviews subordinate reports.
  • Communicates with managers/supervisors, administrative staff, volunteers and the public in a positive and professional manner.
  • Maintains professional and positive relationships with subordinates, peers, supervisors, and stakeholders.
  • Serves as the lead for logistics and security for all emergency operation. In the absence of the Senior Park Manager, the Park Manager will act as the Point of Dispensing Manager.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands
Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

  • Performs work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 25 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, and up to 50 pounds on occasion, with skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office equipment or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)
Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

  • Involves routine and frequent exposure to animals/wildlife.


County Core Competencies
All Broward County employees strive to demonstrate the County’s four core behavioral competencies.

  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Customer focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Instills trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Values differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section.

Emergency Management Responsibilities
Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities
All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

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