Three Rivers Park District

Public Safety Program Supervisor

Cleary Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake, Minnesota
$46,720.00 - $70,480.00 Annually
Feb 10, 2017
Feb 24, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time
Job Type
Full-Time Benefited

As part of the Three Rivers-Scott County Partnership, this position provides oversight and supervision of the Public Safety program for Scott County regional parks and trails.  Works closely with local law enforcement and emergency response agencies, building and maintaining effective relationships to facilitate enforcement of park ordinances and efficient emergency response within the Scott County and Three Rivers facilities in Scott County all in a manner that enhances park guest experiences while protecting Scott County and Park District property and resources.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Leads public safety program efforts and serves as the primary public safety liaison between the Three Rivers – Scott County Parks Partnership and the Scott County Sheriff's office, municipalities and other local agencies.
        • Maintains active working relationships with local law enforcement and emergency service agencies by addressing mutual issues and goals and providing training to the agencies on the park and trail system.
        • Develops and coordinates strategies with local law enforcement and emergency response agencies, to improve safety and security within the Three Rivers –Scott County regional park system.
        • Represents Scott County and the Three Rivers-Scott County parks partnership at external agency and city meetings regarding public safety and the park service program.
        • Acts as the first point of contact for external public safety inquiries and activities in the regional park system in Scott County, and coordinates inquiries with appropriate Three Rivers or Scott County staff.
        • Assists the Scott County Emergency Manager and Communications Director with disaster relief and response planning as assigned.
        • Develops and keeps current common location park maps for efficiency in responding to emergencies.
        • Brings public safety concerns and issues to the planning team for special events, group gatherings, and/or athletic activities within the Three Rivers-Scott County park system and communicates decisions to outside responding agencies and workgroups.
2. Administers and supervises the Park Service Program in conjunction with the Scott County Sheriff's Office and local emergency agencies as it relates to the Three Rivers-Scott County regional parks and trails system.
        • Supervises Park Service Officers, volunteers and others as assigned
        • Recruits, selects, trains and evaluates full time and seasonal employees, volunteers and other personnel functions.
        • Coordinates with the Scott County Reserves for patrol coverage and mutual aid trainings within the Three Rivers-Scott County Parks System.
        • Oversees report-writing, citation writing, and the routing process to ensure that reports are accurate and timely.
        • Assures that Three Rivers-Scott County parks partnership procedures are followed to ensure quality guest services and a favorable image of Scott County and Three Rivers and the parks partnership.
        • Administers as assigned, the Law Enforcement Technology software (LETG) as it relates to the Three Rivers-Scott County Park System.
        • Makes recommendations on updates to the Scott County Park Ordinance and prepares staff reports as required for commissions and boards.
        • Brings public safety concerns and issues to Operations Supervisor and General Manager, as appropriate. 
        • Coordinates the scheduling of staff and equipment to ensure maximum efficiency.
3. Supports the implementation of outreach, education, safety strategies and actions related to emergency response and park ordinances for the Three Rivers-Scott County regional parks.
        • Works in collaboration with staff in Maintenance, Operations, Communications, and others as appropriate, and with partnering cities, agencies, businesses and similar as appropriate.
        • Collaborates with local emergency agencies to explore topics of mutual interest as it relates to the safety and emergency response in the Three Rivers-Scott County Park System.
        • Advises and collaborates on the implementation of park and trail system signage and wayfinding.
4. Performs non-licensed Patrol/Park Service Officer duties when necessary within Three Rivers-Scott County Park System
       • Dispatched directly by Scott County dispatch for park ordinance concerns and medical events within the Three Rivers – Scott County Park System.
       • Provides proactive patrol of the Three Rivers – Scott County Park System, trails, facilities and buildings.
       • Conducts and assists in a variety of rescue operations and provides first-aid treatment as situations require.
       • Provides general information to park guests regarding park ordinances, regulations, safety, and location of the various facilities.
       • Ensures the collection of drop box envelops and other revenue is completed in accordance with established procedures in a timely manner.
       • Establishes and maintains cooperative and cordial relations with the general public, site staff, and public and private officials.
       • Controls nuisance and domestic animals within the Three Rivers-Scott County Park System boundaries.
5. Keeps supervisor informed of matters of importance as they relate to areas of responsibility and the partnership.
6. Performs other related duties as apparent or assigned.
Accountability for Supervision   
1. Assign and direct work of Full-time, part-time, seasonal staff, volunteers, and interns. Coordinates staff to maximize working hours.
2. Effectively recommend hiring, promotion, and transfer of qualified staff in coordination with the Human Resources Department, and determines appropriate training to achieve the desired level of work performance. 
3. Define and explain level of authority delegated to staff so they may perform their assigned duties effectively.  Communicate the Three Rivers-Scott County Park System policies and procedures, and the reasons for them to assure that each employee understands them.
4. Create a work environment that encourages staff to perform to the best of their abilities and holds every employee accountable for results.  Consults with Human Resources to address performance matters such as discipline (including oral and written reprimands, suspension, and termination) and complaints before taking corrective action. 
5. Evaluate and communicate on a continuing basis the demonstrated performance of staff, and rewards staff, including conducting regular performance appraisals, recommending salary adjustments, and consulting with Human Resources to coach and train staff to improve performance.  Responds in a timely manner to employee concerns and adjusts grievances in accordance with Park District policy.
Supervision of Others (when available)
1 full-time Park Service Officer
2 Seasonal Park Service Officers
5 Volunteers

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor's Degree required in recreation, law enforcement, criminal justice studies, natural resources, or related field, and a minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in the supervision and operation of recreation- trail facilities and or programs  OR any combination of education and experience equivalent to the above. Demonstrated experience in community policing (rules and regulations) preferred.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information to the Park Advisory Commission, management, governmental agencies, the public, and to testify at legal proceedings.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to do complex arithmetic. Ability to work with budgets, budget projections, and cost analysis.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions and effectively solve problems.  Must have strong judgment, analysis, and independent decision making skills.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Valid Class D Minnesota Driver's License with the ability to operate cars and light trucks.  Current CPR certification and current standard first aid.  Certification as a First Responder is preferred but not required.
Snowmobile and ATV DNR Endorsements
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other Park District personnel, other emergency departments, general public and other public officials.  Must have demonstrated ability to direct and supervise patrol of others as well as be able to train and develop staff. Demonstrated experience in law enforcement technology software (LETG or related software).  Must be able to travel to off-site meeting locations to conduct required work, and attend some evenings and weekend meetings.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Selection Procedure

A fully completed Three Rivers Park District Online Application including supplemental application questions must be received by Human Resources by the closing date and time listed on the job posting. Any materials received after the closing date and time will not be considered.

Applications will first be evaluated in a Training and Experience Assessment worth 100 points. Veterans Preference will be applied in accordance with Minnesota law. A score of 80 or better is necessary to be certified to an eligibility list from which appointments may be made. A top group of eligible candidates will be invited to an interview.

Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a background investigation including a criminal history search. Costs of the background will be paid for by Three Rivers Park District.