Responsible for managing the Specialized Maintenance Division for the parks, greenways, nature preserves and various Park & Recreation properties. This position will have both internal and external facing responsibilities ranging from project management and facility maintenance to leading a diverse work staff of over 32 full time staff and 3 part-time and seasonal staff. You will work closely with the other Park Operations Superintendent, Division Directors and Department Management and be directly responsible for an operating budget exceeding $4M and responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of our assets and properties.
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department (MCPRD) strives to enrich the lives of our residents. We do this by providing exciting and safe recreational amenities and programs, improving our residents fitness levels and decreasing health care costs, contributing to a sense of community through events and places for the public to socialize, increasing property values, providing tourism venues, protecting open space, natural areas, and our treasured tree canopy, and we play a critical role in ensuring Mecklenburg County achieves its vision that the county “will be a community of pride and choice for people to LIVE, WORK and RECREATE.”
PARK OPERATIONS DIVISION OVERVIEW– manages and maintains parklands classified as parks. Includes 75 Neighborhood Parks, 37 Community Parks, and 20 Regional Parks containing over 250 athletic fields, 190 playgrounds,155 shelters, 149 tennis courts, 109 basketball courts, 44 volleyball courts, 16 community gardens, 14-disc golf courses, 7 spray grounds, 6 dog parks, trails, boat launch areas, fishing piers, historic sites, and other unique amenities. The division also contains our Park Operations, Park Rangers, Athletics, Specialized Park Services including Horticulture, Turf Management and trade skills, oversees the mowing contracts and off-duty police services and maintains all greenways.
The department serves a population exceeding one million residents and serves the City of the Charlotte, six towns, and the unincorporated areas of the county covering 523 sq. miles. The department manages over 22,000 acres and 210+ parks, nature preserves, greenways and facilities. The department budget is approx. $38M and includes 307 full time staff and over 600 part-time and seasonal staff. MCPRD was a 2012 Gold Medal winner and is CAPRA accredited. parkandrec.com