Regional Operations Manager (10993, Grade 30)

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a six-time National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner, is seeking a Regional Operations Manager – Athletic Field Program Manager to work within Montgomery County Department of Parks. The department serves a diverse population of over one million residents in Montgomery County, Maryland, and manages 421 parks on more than 37,000 acres of parkland. Park facilities and amenities include 457 miles of streams, 303 tennis courts, 298 athletic fields, 291 playgrounds, 207 basketball courts, 225 miles of paved and natural surface trails, 128 picnic areas, 160 historic sites/structures, 104 campsites, and 29 park activity buildings, as well as nature centers, miniature trains, indoor tennis facilities, boat rental facilities, indoor and open air ice rinks, event centers, public gardens, lakes, ponds and more. The Department has an annual operating budget of over $100 million, a six-year Capital Improvement Program of over $180 million, and a career staff of nearly 800 employees. The mission of Montgomery County Department of Parks is to:

Protect and interpret our valuable natural and cultural resources;
Balance the demand for recreation with the need for conservation;
Offer a variety of enjoyable recreational activities that encourage healthy lifestyles;
Provide clean, safe, and accessible places for leisure-time activities;
Be good and get better every day in providing maintenance services to our parks.
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The Department is seeking a seasoned park professional manager who has significant experience in managing athletic field programs.  An ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in public administration, park management, natural sciences, or related subjects. The Athletic Field Management Area reports directly to the Southern Parks Division Chief, and is under general direction over daily park operations, budget administration and facilities for the Department of Parks. This position provides direction and guidance to supervisors and managers to ensure effective management in a variety of areas, including planning, design, construction, maintenance, permitting, rule enforcement, policy developing and implanting a diverse and comprehensive program for user-group relations. A critical aspect of this position is the capacity to build constructive relationships and effective partnerships with local government officials, business groups, recreation councils and Commission units to coordinate projects and activities.


  • Manages assigned program(s) and will define program goals and objectives for the Department
  • Manages one program, and initiatives as needed to improve delivery of the Department’s services
  • Responds to letters, citizen concerns, and any related conservation issues and complaints
  • Coordinates meetings with park managers/supervisor, engineers and governmental agency staff to read and interprets building plans, blueprints, schematic drawings, and sketches to determine equipment, materials, and methods required to complete tasks
  • Meets with Planning Board, County Council, County agencies, and Civic Associations on various issues as needed
  • Make presentations, conducts research and provide reports to the Director, for the Semi-Annual Report, Ballfield Initiatives CIP Accomplishments
  • Conducts inspections, investigations accidents, fires, and crime scenes
  • Designs, develops and renovate facilities as needed
  • Ensures Recreation, Montgomery County Public Schools and Private User Groups are being met
  • Contribute to the formation of new policies, athletic field programs, and initiatives as need to improve delivery of the Department and user needs
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Coordinates meetings with internal and external customers to ensure cost-effective transfer of all athletic field programs for Northern, Southern, Park Development, Park Planning Development, and Public Affairs & Community Partnerships divisions; Park Police for Community Use of Public Facilities in Montgomery County
  • Work collaboratively with user-groups and conducts needs assessments, and establishes initiatives and priorities for such groups as – Cricket, Ball Field Initiatives, CIP Review Selection Committee and Ball Field CIP projects
  • Develops and manages annual budget and establishes financial controls, expenditures; obtains and prepares bids and price quotes, prepares purchase orders, check requests within divisional guidelines, and monitors sub-contractor payments
  • Maintain records for inventory supplies and equipment


  • Supervises program staff, assigns work; counsel staff; trains and supervises, initiates divisional disciplinary personnel actions
  • Manages and approve time cards and leave requests
  • Assure that all personnel actions were fair and equitable and completed in a timely manner.
  • Provides a safe and healthy work environment for all staff
  • Manage, supervise and fill allotted vacant positions
  • Complies with all administrative procedures and policies


  • Comprehensive Knowledge of: (1) park administration; (2) management; (3) public administration; (4) supervision; (5) Commission organization*; (6) Commission policies and procedures*; (&) Commission activities*.
  • Considerable knowledge of: (1) arboriculture; (2) architecture; (3)biology; (4) botany; (5) business administration ; (6) environmental science; (7) equal employment opportunity; (8) geology; (9) horticulture; (10) landscaping; (11) Merit System Regulations*; (13) planning; (14) recreation; (15) safety; (16) Urban Forestry; (17) wildlife management; (building trades;)

Note:  Except where asterisked, comprehensive knowledge would be required of all applicants before employment in this class; considerable knowledge required would depend on divisional assignment.

  • Skill in the operation of (1) auto; and (2) truck
  • Ability to:  (solve complex problems involving many variables; (2) analyze and evaluate data; (3) calculate fractions, decimals and percentages; (4) read technical reports and correspondence (5) use proper spelling, punctuation and grammar; (6) read technical reports and correspondence; write technical reports and correspondence; (7) make oral presentations to large groups; (8) organize work efficiently; (9) provide courteous service.*  Developed primarily after employment in this class.

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