CLACKAMAS COUNTY

CLASSIFICATION NO. 375 
Established: 12/2009  
FLSA: Exempt  
EEO: 2  

PARKS PLANNING SUPERVISOR

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

Under direction, to provide project management and supervision for planning, natural resource projects, and capital improvement plans, policies and budgets for North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD), and County Parks; and to do other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Planning & Natural Resource Division within the NCPRD which is part of Business and Community Services (BCS) Department is responsible for coordinating and managing the acquisition of park land, the development of parks, trails and recreation facilities, and the restoration and enhancement of natural resources. The Parks Planning Supervisor reports to the BCS Director. 

The Parks Planning Supervisor differs from the Planning Manager which oversees the work of professional Planners involved in land use and transportation planning, zoning, and water and air quality but does not perform the duties related to parks or park development. 

TYPICAL TASKS

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Serves as Department representative on local/ regional committees and teams for park planning related activities and projects; prepares and presents oral and written planning reports, actions and recommendations to the public, staff, Director, and the Board of County Commissioners. 
  2. Hires and directs professional, paraprofessional, administrative, and volunteer staff to provide quality service to citizens and County staff; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers progressive discipline; assigns, monitors and reviews work assignments; assists with staff development. 
  3. Develops, prepares, and negotiates intergovernmental agreements and memorandums of understanding with other jurisdictions, departments and agencies for land acquisitions, property/estate transfers, federal/state and local grants, planning projects, site operations, and other partnership opportunities. 
  4. Researches and monitors laws, codes, ordinances, and policies; reviews land use applications and other legislative issues to determine Department impact. 
  5. Provides project management and supervision for planning/natural resource projects, capital improvement plans, construction, and policies for the division. 
  6. Prepares and analyzes reports, research studies, and recommendations on complex planning and administrative projects. 
  7. Works with the Director to develop and monitor Planning and Capital Programs, work plans, budgets, and Department recommendations; develops, monitors, and forecasts revenues and expenditures for the Capital Projects fund, System Development Charges fund and the Planning budget. 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of: Principles and practices of land use, park, and recreation planning; social, economic, and environmental issues related to park and recreation planning; community organization and citizen involvement; public financing and funding sources; public contracting guidelines and operating procedures; personnel management principles and practices.

Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; coordinate the work of planning consultants, project teams and staff; prepare and deliver oral presentations to public and private groups; organize and conduct comprehensive research studies utilizing various sources of information; effectively represent the County’s interests to partners and other government agencies; foster a cooperative team effort among staff;  complete project on time within budget and legal guidelines; interpret and apply appropriate laws, regulations, and codes; prepare clear, concise reports, maps, charts and other graphic material to illustrate park planning projects; analyze and evaluate complex data and make recommendations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, other County personnel, special interest groups, elected officials and other public and private agencies; lead and supervise others; motivate people in the workplace; effectively hire, train, evaluate and discipline personnel. 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Must successfully pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check.

Driving may be necessary for County business.  For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license.  Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.  For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

MINIMUM RECRUITING STANDARDS

Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.