Employment Opportunity: Park Manager II, Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission

04 Feb 2021 4:45 AM | Ben Ellis (Administrator)

Park Manager II (12750, Grade 22)


$54,066.00 - $92,517.00 Annually


Wheaton, MD

Job Type

Career Full-Time


MC Parks

Job Number



2/8/2021 11:59 PM Eastern



The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a six-time National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner, is seeking a Park Manager II to work within Montgomery County Department of Parks, Southern Parks Division in Montgomery County, Maryland.  The department serves a diverse population of over one million residents in Montgomery County, Maryland, and manages 419 parks on more than 37,000 acres of parkland.  The Department has an annual operating budget of over $100 million, a six-year Capital Improvement Program of over $180 million, and a career staff of nearly 800 employees.

The Southern Parks Division meets both local and regional leisure needs by providing opportunities for a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities in the most densely populated areas of Montgomery County.  Its mission is to provide users with choices of active and passive recreation in parks and facilities that are safe and well-managed; and to apply best practices of stormwater management and stewardship for both our undeveloped land, and our build resources located within the natural environment.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing high-profile park areas, supervising the management areas and programs for the division. All programs are complex in nature and require technical, managerial and operational skills, knowledge, and abilities to plan, develop, supervise, and implement programs and projects. 

Examples of Important Duties

Parks Programs and Operations Management
Plan, schedule and coordinate for a variety of park and natural resource maintenance operations daily; including staffing for weekends and nighttime year-round. Monitor/advise athletic field schedules and work requests on the computer. Answer inter department concerns pertaining to planning, park and public needs and concerns. Conduct staff meetings, training for safety and maintenance of operations. Use Kronos Program to approve timesheets. Keep up to date on future park improvements, including thirteen (13) storm water ponds and fleet equipment. Make suggestions for Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and major maintenance projects. Coordinate and monitor Emergency Action Plan for facilities maintenance. Suggest improvements for park amenities as needed and for maintenance locations. Responsible for hiring and terminating employees when needed.

Approve purchase order for invoices from non-park agencies of Montgomery County Government and keep track of petty cash using the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), the Enterprise Assets Manager (EAM), and Microsoft Excel application. Manage seasonal budgets and supplies. Prepare a monthly report to the Southern division reflecting expenditures and spending plan. Initiate, order and specify capital and special equipment for operational needs for two maintenance facilities. Recommend, analyze and program the cost for future facilities and infrastructures using the Operating Budget Impact (OBI).


Maintain and coordinate the staff schedules for the support of maintenance operations that are required for the athletic field program and other general use.  Some maintenance tasks such as spraying and fertilizing, combined with weather conditions provide challenges. Special events and other celebrations at The Wheaton Regional Park present challenges for staffing and maintenance. Daily coordination is performed with the Montgomery County Use of Public Facilities (CUPF) that sets the initial schedule for athletic fields in the County. Wheaton athletic fields require organizing, planning staff and maintenance. Daily monitoring and oversight of scheduled games and activities for football, field hockey fields with lighting, along with on Bermuda soccer field, on premiere baseball field and one softball field. Special Use and Events permits, and maintenance schedules also require staffing and maintenance schedules. All scheduling involves MCGEO and seasonal staff. Schedule supervisory and other staff for winter storms and other related weather emergencies throughout the



Meet with Montgomery County Department of Environment personnel to discuss Storm Water Pond issues including maintenance, erosion and other storm water and stream issues. Meet with Wildlife managers to discuss fishing and wildlife issues, such as the control of Canadian Geese and beaver. Discuss maintenance policies and maintenance agreements as it relates to athletic field and other facility maintenance with the Montgomery County Department of Recreation as well as the Enterprise Division. Required to meet with Montgomery County Facilities and Services for maintenance operations as it relates to infrastructures such as storm drains, electrical and plumbing problems on park owned easements and properties. Inform and report to the supervisory staff and officers of Montgomery County Park Police for security, crime, and special events operations and patron concerns. Meet with County-wide Parks staff  to plan, develop and enforce policy as it relates to the respective areas and County-wide operations, budget, MCGEO issues and staffing.


Acquire training classes associated with Microsoft Office, applications such as Excel, Word and Outlook as needed. Other training includes Emergency Management and COOP Interagency Continuance of Operations and Planning for wide area emergencies. Training for Purchasing Guidelines and Ethics Performance Accounting, Kronos and Safety. Responsible for staff training in Health, First Aide and continuity of Safety training.

Other Duties

Meet with citizens to try and resolve any concerns that may involve irate or demanding or unreasonable individuals. Inspect park areas of concern to resolve situations and demands. Report on park issues or problems following inspections. 

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor's degree in park management/administration, outdoor recreation, natural sciences, or related field, and two years of progressively responsible experience which includes park operations program planning and development and supervision of staff; or

2. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

3. Valid driver's license.

4. Additionally, contingent upon area of assignment, some positions in this class may require:

a. Commercial Driver's License with appropriate endorsements upon appointment, or the ability to acquire one within six months.
b. Maryland Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator's certification in the categories appropriate to the work assignment.
c. Certification by the National Playground Safety Institute.

Supplemental Information

Primarily works outdoors. Works extended evenings, weekends, and holidays. An essential employee for on-call 24 hours for emergencies.
Work conditions may include exposure to dust, vibration, noise, chemicals, dirt, waste, odors, pesticides, wildlife, potential harmful insects (for example, bees, hornets, wasps, etc.) as well as exposure to adverse weather conditions (heat, cold, snow, rain, etc.). 
The work may require the use of protective devices such as masks, googles, gloves, or full personal protection equipment. 

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply

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