This experienced Recreation Planning position participates in complex planning projects administered by the Land Stewardship Section and performs a variety of functions to ensure public use and nature-based recreation on District lands is properly planned and delivered. Conducts a wide range of planning and administrative activities requiring a comprehensive knowledge and expertise in developing and managing recreational use on public lands acquired through a combination of past work experience and formal educational training. Serves as the planner for developing and administering public use and recreation programs, developing inter-agency and non-governmental partnership agreements to enhance recreational opportunities on District managed lands, and coordinating public use activities with other governmental and non-governmental entities.
Specific duties include coordinating hunting programs on District lands in partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, managing the District’s volunteer program, overseeing the development and installation of public use informational and rule signage, contracting public access site and trailhead maintenance activities, and processing event authorization and right of entry agreements for recreational and other uses on District lands as requested by the public.
This position is also responsible for representing the District’s at public meetings, developing and presenting rule change proposals and updates at stakeholder meetings, participating and providing recreational information through formal presentations at the District’s Recreation Forum meetings, and developing solutions to resolve complex agency and stakeholder issues. Conducts District-wide public use facility inspections, researches and submits grant proposals for public use facility improvements, and assists the District’s Recreation Project Manager with the planning, design, permitting, procurement, and construction of recreation capital facility projects. Responsible for a variety of analytical and narrative reports including the tabulation of visitor data and submits findings and recommendations.
Incumbent shall possess strong organizational and written and oral communication skills and the ability to work productively in a group setting with co-workers and outside agencies. Assignments for developmental purposes may include some work that is typical of a higher-level planning position.
This position will report to the District’s Headquarters in West Palm Beach.