Parks and Recreation Coordinator
Erie County Planning & Community Development
Position: Parks and Recreation Coordinator
Definition of Class
- This is a professional position directed towards the advancement of local and regional Parks, Trails, and Recreation activities.
- This position is responsible for directing multi-municipal recreation activities.
- The coordinator will provide services to all entities entered into the Intergovernmental Agreement on a shared basis.
- This position will work evenings and weekends as needed.
- Supervised by the Director of Planning and Community Development
Duties & Responsibilities
- Implement the Erie County Park, Trails, and Recreation Plan.
- Develop appropriate administrative procedures that are consistent with the objectives in the plan and any subsequent intergovernmental agreements.
- Provide technical assistance to participants identified in the intergovernmental agreements, to include but not limited to the administration, planning, marketing, improvement and development of recreational activities.
- Assist in the development, review and administration of Park and Recreation Programs.
- Make recommendations to municipal boards and non-profit and for-profit groups to encourage collaboration and sustainable growth of recreational facilities and activities.
- Promote safe and accessible transportation options for all users and adoption of Complete Streets policies by municipalities
- Manage the National Scenic Byway Great Lakes Seaway Trail Program.
- Assist the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to integrate non-vehicular transportation options into plans and studies, including ADA accessibility.
- Assist in annual budgets and capital improvement planning.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to work within a budget and within grant parameters.
- Knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of community planning and development.
- Ability to work independently, secure and analyze facts through research, interviewing and investigation; to prepare alternatives, think creatively, and exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions.
- Ability to deal effectively with the public.
- Ability to work with integrity and confidentiality.
- General knowledge of operation and maintenance of parks and recreation facilities.
- General knowledge of active transportation and Complete Streets approach to planning.
- Ability to present projects effectively in oral, written, and graphic form.
- Ability to prepare written material in a logical and orderly fashion.
- Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
- Ability to meet deadlines.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, state, regional, and local officials, including the public.
- Ability to apply good organizational skills to prioritize work when encountering multiple demands and multiple projects and complete work on time.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Social Media Platforms, Google Suite, and other emerging technologies. A working knowledge of ESRI ARCGIS is a plus.
- The above statements reflect general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that are inherent in the job.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, Planning, Public Administration, environmental sciences or related field; 1 year of experience in planning, parks and recreation, local government or an equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or volunteer experience
- Must have use of a personal vehicle
- Must have a Valid Driver’s License
- Must be able to Lift a Minimum of 25 lbs
Conditions Of Employment
- Must pass a criminal background check
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Erie County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Erie County Government values the power of diversity in our workforce. Our goal is to continue developing inclusive workforce policies that require individual equality, support the diversity of employee experiences, and include unique perspectives. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.