Occ. Code 1567510

MANAGEMENT POSITIONS AT RIVERBANK STATE PARK

RECREATION COMPLEX MANAGER 1, GRADE 18
RECREATION COMPLEX MANAGER 2, GRADE 21
PARK OPERATIONS MANAGER, GRADE 61
PHYSICAL PLANT MANAGER, GRADE 61
DEPUTY DIRECTOR RIVERBANK STATE PARK, GRADE 62
DIRECTOR RIVERBANK STATE PARK, GRADE 63

New York State Department of Civil Service

Classification Specification

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SERIES

Positions in this series manage operations, programs, and maintenance at the Riverbank State Park, a 28-acre recreational complex in Manhattan constructed on top of a water pollution control facility. The only recreational facility of its kind in the United States, Riverbank presents unique work demands in terms of the physical plant requirements, intense usage generated by the population density of the surrounding community, and the involvement of community organizations in its operations and programs. The positions in this series are found only at this facility, which is operated by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

RELATED CLASSES

Park Managers direct the operations, maintenance, and programs at an assigned State park or recreational facility operated by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

The Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent Jones Beach State Park manage all operations, maintenance, and programs at the Jones Beach State Park, including those provided by concessionaires. This park has a large marine theatre, 16 ocean beach complexes, two swimming pool complexes, four marinas, and other recreational facilities.

The Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent Bethpage State Park manage all operations, maintenance, and programs at the Bethpage State Park, including those services provided by concessionaires. This park includes the largest golf complex in New York State, with five championship golf courses and related facilities, performing arts facilities, tennis courts, ski areas, and other recreation facilities.


DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

All positions are in the non-competitive jurisdictional class.

RECREATION COMPLEX MANAGER 1: assists the Recreation Complex Manager 2 in managing one of the four recreation complexes at the park, the swimming pool complex, the indoor and outdoor sports and athletic facilities, the skating building, and the cultural and arts building and ampitheatre; serves as shift supervisor for all programs and operations.

RECREATION COMPLEX MANAGER 2: manages all programs and operations at one of the four recreational complexes.

PARK OPERATIONS MANAGER: one position class; supervises and coordinates operations and programming for the four complexes, outdoor sports, and public areas of the park.

PHYSICAL PLANT MANAGER: one position class; develops and directs the maintenance and engineering program for the park.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR RIVERBANK STATE PARK: one position class; serves as second-in-command of the park; focus is on daily operations and maintenance, recreation, and administrative support functions.

DIRECTOR RIVERBANK STATE PARK: one position class; serves as overall manager of the park.

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

RECREATION COMPLEX MANAGER 1: under the direct supervision of the Recreation Complex Manager 2, serves as shift supervisor for an assigned complex, responsible for all activities and staff; assigns staff based on program schedules and patron needs; trains, supervises, and evaluates recreational and cleaning staff; assures that equipment is available for programs; maintains equipment and supply inventories, supervises their maintenance and storage, and initiates purchases; inspects facilities to determine maintenance and cleaning needs, directs staff to meet these needs, and issues work orders for major repairs; assists in developing preventive maintenance and cleaning programs; evaluates programs and services offered to determine if they are satisfactory to the public and if programs and services need to be revised or expanded; meets with patrons and staff to resolve complaints and problems; and provides overall assistance to the Recreation Complex Manager 2 in managing the operations and programs for the complex.

RECREATION COMPLEX MANAGER 2: under the direct supervision of the Park Operations Manager, manages programs and operations for the complex to which assigned; determines fiscal needs and prepares budget request for complex; supervises the maintenance of records for the complex, such as revenue, attendance, supplies, and schedules; prepares statistical, financial, and accounting reports; supervises recreation and administrative staff and participates in recruitment and training programs; inspects cleaning and maintenance and develops and implements cleaning and routine maintenance schedules; in conjunction with the Physical Plant Manager, plans major maintenance projects; identifies community recreational needs and works with the community and school groups and local government officials to develop and implement programs, schedules, and special events; inspects concessions to determine compliance with contracts; implements and supervises visitor services and public and staff safety programs; and identifies alternate funding sources and prepares grant requests, solicits funding and sponsorships, and conducts fund-raising activities.

PARK OPERATIONS MANAGER: under the general direction of the Deputy Director, plans, directs, and coordinates the operations and programs for the park and supervises staff assigned to the recreation complexes; develops, implements, and evaluates operational activities, such as scheduling, hours of operation, park rules and regulations, permit procedures, and safety rules; evaluates the activities and programs in the complexes and identifies and resolves operating problems; plans and implements a comprehensive recreational program and assists staff in developing and implementing new programs based on community needs; coordinates operations and programs at the different complexes; redeploys staff to meet work needs; establishes policies and procedures for operations; prepares the operations' budget and identifies and secures alternative funding; and assists the Deputy Director in selecting and evaluating concessions.

PHYSICAL PLANT MANAGER: under the general direction of the Deputy Director, manages all aspects of building, grounds, systems, and equipment maintenance and repair; identifies and corrects deficiencies in park structures and maintenance and implements corrective measures; develops and implements a preventive maintenance program and maintenance and repair policies and procedures; supervises and evaluates contractor performance; develops, implements, and evaluates landscaping and horticultural plans; identifies and prioritizes routine and critical maintenance and repair activities; develops and presents the maintenance and repair budget; supervises skilled and semiskilled crafts workers; evaluates the need for and arranges or conducts training programs to improve skills; and works with staff of the water treatment plant to identify and correct maintenance and plant operations problems.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR RIVERBANK STATE PARK: under the general direction of the Director, identifies, plans, and evaluates operations, maintenance, and recreational program needs, staffing plans, and funding levels and strategies and allocates resources to meet the needs and services required; develops policies and procedures for the park; implements a comprehensive human resources program, including community recruitment and outreach, training and apprenticeship programs, and affirmative action initiatives; assists in preparing the park budget and administers and reviews expenditures; implements and reviews record keeping systems; reviews employee and patron accident reports and implements corrective measures; analyzes maintenance, rehabilitation, and capital improvement projects and prioritizes them; works with community organizations to plan recreational programs and special events and coordinates community needs with available resources and maintenance and operations requirements; coordinates security with Chief Regional Park Police; and promotes the park and its programs with the community, local agencies, and private organizations.

DIRECTOR RIVERBANK STATE PARK: under the general direction of the Deputy General Manager of the New York City Region, manages operations, programs, maintenance, and administration for Riverbank State Park; assists the Chief Regional Park Police in developing a security management plan for the Park; justifies and administers the budget and authorizes major expenditures; establishes and maintains liaison with community organizations, local government officials, and neighborhood groups to promote the park and its programs, resolve problems, develop programs and events, and recruit staff; coordinates security and maintenance with representatives of other government agencies; inspects and evaluates the park to determine maintenance needs, plan and prioritize projects, allocate resources, and initiate capital improvement projects; supervises the selection and operations of concessionaires; promotes the use of the park by community outreach activities; and establishes and approves changes in policies, procedures, and park rules and regulations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

RECREATION COMPLEX MANAGER 1: five years' experience, including one year of supervisory experience, directing an athletic, sports, or recreation facility or program; college education substituted on the basis of 30 credit hours for each year of general experience for up to three years of the general experience; a Bachelor's Degree in park administration, recreation, physical education, fine arts, or a closely related field may be substituted for four years of the general experience; a Master's Degree in one of the above fields may be substituted for one year of the supervisory experience.

RECREATION COMPLEX MANAGER 2: seven years' experience as described above, including two years of supervisory experience; substitutions as above.

PARK OPERATIONS MANAGER: a Bachelor's Degree in park or recreation administration, public administration, business administration, or a closely related field and three years' experience in park planning and operations or park management.

PHYSICAL PLANT MANAGER: a Bachelor's Degree in engineering or industrial management, or an Associate's Degree in engineering technology and two years' experience in construction planning, construction supervision, or plant operations and maintenance for a public or private facility, or four years of such experience; and six years' experience in plant management, with responsibility for construction, operation, and maintenance of a complex facility, and at least two years in a plant management position with full responsibility for the physical plant.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR RIVERBANK STATE PARK: Bachelor's Degree in park or recreation management, public administration, business administration, or a closely related field and five years' progressively responsible experience in a large city public park, cultural or recreational facility, or government agency with substantial responsibility for implementing multi-disciplinary programs for socially and culturally diverse clientele, with one year at a managerial level; a combination of education and experience may be substituted for the degree.

DIRECTOR RIVERBANK STATE PARK: Bachelor's Degree and seven years' experience as above, with two years at a managerial level; or a Master's Degree in one of the above specialties and five years' experience, with two years at a managerial level; or ten years' experience, with four years at a managerial level.

Date: 5/96