Parks Planning, Development and Grant Manager

City of Brighton
Brighton, Colorado, United States (on-site)
12 days ago


Starting hiring range: $88,500.00 to $93,810.00

This is a professional position in Parks and Recreation responsible for project administration and management of multifaceted projects to include planning, design review, development and implementation as it relates to activities associated with the various aspects of parks and recreation capital improvements. The Park Planning, Development and Grant Manager will be involved with every aspect of each parks and recreation capital improvement project, including long-term planning, negotiating easements, preliminary design implementation, project planning and initiation, bid and construction documents, contract administration, construction oversight, and funding, to include grant writing/reporting. This position works with other City departments, affected community members and business organizations, government agencies and other internal/external stakeholders. 

Supervision Received and Exercised

Works under general supervision of the Assistant Director of Parks and Open Space. Coordinates and supervises general contractors, consultants and some volunteer and internship work. 

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Lead responsibility for the research, preparation, presentation and monitoring of the department's grant program including complex and technical Federal and State grant applications.
  • Serves as a team leader for, or personally carries out special surveys and studies,projects or reports; serves on committees; makes recommendations on procedures and systems, and prepares reports, policies, and other written material.
  • Assists in the selection and administration of consultant contracts. Coordinates requests for proposals, consultant selection processes, and monitors contracts, expenditures andconsultant performance.
  • Prepares a variety of program plans and budgets, contract documents, financial and narrative reports.
  • Manages the cost control process related to project funding and grant awards; provides status reports; monitors use of project funds; recommend expenditures; coordinates project and grant reimbursement; supervises consultant/contractor/vendor payments.
  • Reviews and coordinates projects submitted by other City departments, government agencies and private sector for impact on existing and proposed City parks and open space system.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of Park, Recreation, and Open Space Plan and Capital Improvements Program.
  • Prepares and presents information to Boards, Committees, citizen groups, and City Council.
  • Serves as staff liaison and coordinates activities of the Bike Brighton sub-committee. Including preparation of the agenda, record keeping, correspondence, reports, and other administrative duties as needed.
  • Assists with park development projects including involvement in design, bidding and phases; works with consultants during the design phase to insure implementation of parks and recreation master plan goals, budgetary and/or grant requirements.
  • Knowledge of City construction standards and specifications
  • Knowledge of the department’s Parks & Open Space Master Plan, the city’s Comprehensive Plan and other city related master plans. 

Qualifications and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Park Resources Management, Park and Recreation Administration, or a related field; and two to five years of professional administrative experience with proven design implementation and project management skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required.  Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to communicate and interact effectively with subordinates, supervisors, members of the general public, and all other groups involved in the activities of the department 

Knowledge of the department’s Parks & Open Space Master Plan, the city’s Comprehensive Plan and other city related master plans.

• Ability to compile, organize, prepare and maintain an assortment of records, reports and information in an effective manner

• Ability to effectively coordinate divisional services and activities with other departments, divisions, and outside agencies to achieve organizational goals

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, including organizational development, management, strategic planning, budgeting, supervising, and training

• Knowledge of the theory, principles, practices, and methods of parks planning, maintenance, and construction

• Knowledge of federal, state and local statutes, ordinances, resolutions relating to parks planning and operations and to interpret, understand and comply with complex statutes, ordinances, regulations, standards, and laws

• Ability to develop and implement operating procedures, standards, and guidelines and develop and implement changes to procedures and programs

• Skill in developing and implementing successful strategic, long-range, and short-range planning

• Ability to prioritize, schedule, organize and supervise assigned operations to assure timely and cost-effective completion

• Ability to represent the City at various governmental and professional meetings

• Ability to direct, coach, mentor, and train subordinates

• Ability to prepare and professionally deliver presentations to the public, city council, and other groups

• Ability to constructively handle complaints, settle disputes, and resolve grievances and conflict

• Ability to supervise and participate in a variety of professional project management work including the preparation of plans and project specifications, construction drawings and contracts

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, see, demonstrate manual dexterity, and perform light lifting.

Special Requirements

Possession of a valid driver's license with a safe driving record.

Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Ability to complete FEMA ICS 100 and IS 700 training within six (6) months of hire.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 68515611
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Brighton, Colorado, United States
  • Company Name For Job: City of Brighton
  • Position Title: Parks Planning, Development and Grant Manager
  • Job Function: Executive Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $88,500.00 - $121,245.00 (Yearly Salary)

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