FT – Parks and Environment Conservation Manager

$86,533 – $121,147 a year – Full-time

This position is located in the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Parks and Environmental Conservation Program. The program is responsible for managing parks and undeveloped open spaces within the agency’s portfolio to include all environmental education and natural conservation activities contained therein. The incumbent coordinates and manages a variety of environmental program activities and is responsible for the preservation of natural resources and the promotion of good conservation and stewardship practices.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent of this position will directly manage the Parks & Environmental Conservation program, including but not limited to staff and program management. Plays a critical role in maintaining healthy ecosystems, providing clean water and clean air, and enabling conservation of natural resources. Works in collaboration with Urban Park Rangers to protect open spaces for the common good and actively leads sustainability activities in support of environmental conservation. Provides education interpretation of the value of conservation to the public, connects children and youth to nature and the outdoors and coordinates environmental stewardship with other public and nonprofit entities.

Performs a variety of professional, administrative, and programmatic work daily in support of assigned properties. Plans and coordinates with agency staff numerous special events, projects and activities involving volunteers and other interested parties. Establishes and manages park property management plans, coordinates with other District agencies, as necessary, to ensure the availability of required resources necessary to administer and maintain park property. Assists senior leadership in the development and administration of park capital improvements. Designs, develops, and monitors programs and program activities. Reviews performance of program staff; recommends and implements modifications to programs as necessary.

Qualifications and Education

Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or its non-District equivalent. Specialized experience is directly related work experience that provided the applicant the ability, knowledge, skills, principles, methods, and techniques to plan, organize, coordinate, supervise and evaluate a Parks & Environmental Conservation program. Examples of specialized experience include experience in the administration of environmental programs; experience developing or implementing environmental policies, programs, plans, or research projects; experience conducting a critical and/or sensitive environmental monitoring and surveillance or environmental management program or experience in park maintenance work.

Licenses and Certifications

The incumbent is required to possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s permit.

Other Significant Facts

Tour of Duty: Monday – Friday, 8:15 am to 4:45 pm

Duration of Appointment: Management Supervisory Service (MSS) – (At-Will). All positions and appointments in the Management Supervisory Service serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

Promotion Potential: No Known Promotion Potential

Pay Plan, Series, and Grade: MS-301-12

Salary Range: $81,544 – $114,162; based on funding

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit

Position Designation: This position has been designated as Protection Sensitive. Pursuant to section 410 of Chapter 4 of the D.C. Personnel Regulations, in addition to the general suitability screening, individuals applying for or occupying security sensitive positions are subject to the following checks and test:

(a) Criminal background check

(b) Traffic record check (as applicable)

(c) Consumer credit check (as applicable)

(d) Pre-employment drug and alcohol test

(e) Post accident or incident drug and alcohol test

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is a Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, natural origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap or political affiliation.