CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
PARK / RECREATION ENGINEERING MANAGER
This is administrative engineering work, directing all engineering, architectural and
related services for Fairmount Park or the Recreation Department. The employee in this class
supervises, through subordinate supervisors, a staff of engineers and architects responsible for
the planning, implementation, design and construction of capital improvements for park or
recreation facilities. Work includes establishing goals and objectives on a divisional basis and
participating in the formulation and implementation of departmental policy. Establishing and
maintaining effective relationships with subordinate supervisors, contractors, governmental
officials and the general public is important in the work. The employee reports to a higher level
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be
approved for this class.)
- The position must supervise, through subordinate supervisors, a staff of engineers and
architects engaged in ensuring the completion of the departmental capital projects.
- Only one position will be allocated to this class in each department.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Plans, coordinates and directs, through subordinate supervisors, the activities of
employees engaged in the development, analysis and evaluation of capital improvements to park
or recreation facilities; directs the preparation and review of design specifications and other
documents; reviews the work of a staff engaged in the review and revision of designs, plans, and
specifications prepared by consultants, architects and engineers; participates in the more complex
facets of the projects and resolves conflicts between staff and consultants or other individuals
- Consults with departmental and administrative officials, consulting engineers,
contractors, representatives of government and industry, and the general public regarding
divisional policies, procedures, programs and the resolution of points of disagreement; advises
course of action to be taken in resolving complex engineering and procedural problems;
represents division and/or department at a variety of conferences and meetings and appears
before legislative bodies as an expert witness.
- Reviews and approves contract documents, partial and final estimates, progress reports,
reports on the need, feasibility and estimated cost of major engineering projects, and reports on
the capital budget or programs of the division; prepares special engineering reports; prepares
technical recommendations for contracts, agreements, ordinances and bills.
- Prepares divisional budget; determines staffing requirements; develops divisional
organizational structure; meets with union representatives regarding contractual obligations and
union grievances; reviews divisional disciplinary actions.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- principles and practices of administrative organization and management and their
application in solving a variety of operational and administrative problems.
- the principles and practices of administrative and managerial analysis.
- the engineering theory principles and practices used in the development, preparation and
review of plans, designs, cost estimates, specifications and other contract documents for
the design, construction and alteration of engineering projects.
- modern engineering and administrative methods and techniques required in directing and
coordinating the activities of a departmental engineering division.
- engineering economics and the problems encountered in financing municipal projects.
- supervisory methods and techniques.
- the principles and practices of the preparation, administration, and control of operating
and capital budgets.
- project management and scheduling techniques.
- principles and practices of architecture as it relates to construction engineering.
- engineering theories, principles, and practices used to assure adherence to time schedules
and conformity to construction standards and cost estimates.
- federal, state, and local laws and regulations including environmental impact
requirements as they relate to new construction, rehabilitation and/or modification of
structures and installations.
- the theory, principles and practices of engineering as it applies to the inspection,
maintenance and repair of buildings, facilities, and/or other related structures.
- the principles, practices and theory of design engineering as applied to the design and
implementation of capital improvement, construction, replacement and rehabilitation
- evaluating the effectiveness of administrative and operational functions and in
implementing changes to provide for effective and efficient operations.
- plan, organize, coordinate and evaluate the overall operations of a major operational
- represent the department in conferences, meetings and hearings.
- analyze and evaluate complex organizational, administrative and managerial problems.
establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of
governmental agencies, civic organizations, associates, and the public.
- enlist the cooperation of officials to implement policy and procedural changes.
- present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
- exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting policies and procedures
consistent with overall policies and objectives.
- locate and use the sources of engineering information and the current developments in
the design and construction field.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement
represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject
applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based
on training and experience requirements as approved on 1/96.)
- Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university with
major course work in engineering.
- Five years of administrative engineering work.
- Two years of experience directing, through subordinate supervisors, a staff of engineers
responsible for the design and construction of park or recreation facilities.
Or any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable
by the Personnel Department which has included the specific experience.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
PAY RANGE: EP27
Class Established: 10/1990
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC - 1/1996 ; Ad Board - 5/1996
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 3C06