Performs a variety of work in all areas of park operations, animal husbandry, information, interpretation, public relations, programming and maintenance at Bluebird Gap Farm.
Examples of Duties
Coordinates parks activities and assists with recreational programs, scouts projects, volunteer activities, etc. at Bluebird Gap Farm. Supports programs by providing minor technical assistance and advance preparation of programs.
Performs grounds maintenance duties to include operating equipment such as power mowers, weed eaters, and edgers, mowing grass, edging, pruning shrubbery and maintaining walkways. Ensures that grounds are litter free and attractive in appearance.
Coordinates work crews in the application of insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. Assists in planning and implementing landscaping projects in various park areas. Assists in obtaining materials and coordinating funding for projects.
Builds, maintains, repairs, and rebuilds existing park structures, facilities, and equipment as needed to include all shelters, picnic tables, grills, signs, barns, trails, and related park structures and recreational equipment. Ensures that vehicles and equipment such as power tools, chainsaws, animal husbandry gear, radios, etc. are operational and in proper working condition.
Performs basic maintenance of restrooms and other facilities in the absence of maintenance staff. Assists in arranging for resolution of more complex problems or repairs by contracting and/or contacting the appropriate maintenance personnel.
Assists with feeding and watering the animals, cleaning pens and cages. Works with the Farm Manager to create seasonal feeding lists and implements schedules for each animal. Observes animals and notifies manager when unusual signs of behavior or obvious injuries are detected.
Assists with training and monitoring the work of staff and volunteers and evaluates progress to ensure timely completion of tasks and compliance with instructions. Ensures that employees observe proper work habits, safety policies and proper use of equipment and that all paperwork is completed in a timely manner. Assists in developing and implementing training programs and schedules.
Ensures park visitors have a pleasant, safe and educational experience. Presents programs and information on park activities concerning park operations, programs, policies, facilities, resources, and tourist information to park visitors, schools, civic groups, and other organizations.
Collects, transfers, and deposits revenues taken in by park facilities and events. Checks and verifies all park cash supplies and revenues.
Obtains monies as needed for concession operations. Orders and restores concessions, brochures, park equipment, and supplies as needed under the guidance of the Farm Manager.
Performs other related duties as required.
Graduation from high school or successful completion of the GED; One (1) year of college level coursework or training in animal care or husbandry, wildlife management, or related field; Three (3) years of work experience in farm or animal maintenance is required; one (1) year of previous administrative and supervisory experience is strongly preferred; Must have considerable knowledge of the proper care, feeding and handling of wild and domestic animals and knowledge of general facilities and grounds maintenance and repair is required. Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; must be able to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships.
Must be able to interact courteously with the general public. Good physical condition. May be required to successfully complete a criminal history background check related to this position.
Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license and must have and maintain a satisfactory driver's record based on the City of Hampton's criteria. Any person offered employment with the city in this position shall be required to successfully pass testing for controlled substances.
Performs duties under the general supervision of the Farm Manager. Extensive contact with general public, City departments, and related outside agencies.
Work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions. Requires good physical condition. May respond to emergency calls at night, on weekends, and holidays.
May require visiting the Farm on the days it is closed to feed the animals and ensure the security of the facility. This is a non-exempt position.
City Of Hampton, VA