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New York State Department of Civil Service

Division of Classification & Compensation


Tentative Classification Standard


Occ. Code 1521800

          Campgrounds Program Supervisor, Grade 21                1521800

         Campgrounds Program Manager, Grade 27                1521900


Brief Description of Class Series

Positions in this title series oversee recreation programs for the Department of Environmental Conservation’s campgrounds. These positions centrally coordinate recreation program budgets, contracts, policies, and training for the Department of Environmental Conversation campgrounds program or day-use parks. These positions are only classified at the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in Central Office.


Distinguishing Characteristics


Campgrounds Program Supervisor: second level supervisor; supervises Campgrounds Program Coordinators, and other Bureau of Recreation program staff; manages DEC contracts such as those for reservation services, advertising, and concessions.


Campgrounds Program Manager: manager; oversees DEC’s recreation programs for campgrounds and day-use parks; supervises Campgrounds Program Supervisors, Campgrounds Program Coordinators, and clerical staff.


Related Class


             Park Managers plan, direct, and coordinate the operations, recreation activities and facilities, maintenance, programs, and non-Park Police related security at an assigned park or group of parks. These positions are classified only in the regional and district operations of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Illustrative Tasks


Campgrounds Program Supervisor: manages contracts for reservation services, advertising, and concessions; monitors recruiting, and reporting for programs, and evaluating programs; coordinates training, immunization issues, and health and safety programs, and procedures for recreation programs staff; develops new training courses and updates existing curricula; coordinates with regional staff on training, meetings and annual program reviews; acts as a liaison with other units within the agency; assists with budgeting and fiscal reporting, including maintaining and preparing reports related to fiscal information and attendance figures; inspects facilities to ensure compliance with program policies and reports findings to management; and supervises Campgrounds Program Coordinators, and other recreation program staff.

Campgrounds Program Manager: directs staff in delivering recreation programs; establishes, directs, and implements administrative policies consistent with State law and department guidelines; oversees contracts for reservation services, advertising, concessions, and other services by ensuring contracts are approved in a timely manner and that deliverables are met; assists in the preparation of contracts; provides oversight of the health and safety program; coordinates and consults with other agencies in the development of long-range plans for DEC recreation facilities; coordinates annual budget preparation and monitors spending and seasonal staff; allocates funding to the regional programs; and develops capital spending plans and coordinates the delivery of programs with other State agencies.



Minimum Qualifications


Campgrounds Program Supervisor:


Promotion: one year of service as a Campgrounds Program Coordinator.


Campgrounds Program Manager:


Promotion: one year of service as a Campgrounds Program Supervisor.




Note: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent, and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum requirements for appointment or examination.