General Summary: Under the general direction of the Parks Director this position is the primary contact for the Ingham County Trails and Parks Millage Program and is responsible for the coordination and monitoring of grants for non-motorized trails for the duration of each project, including blue ways, green ways and special projects, which requires highly technical oversight, management, and tracking and compliance assurance for these programs. Will communicate and interface with the Park Director, Deputy Controller, Staff and other local governments to allocate and track grant dollars appropriately and in accordance with the current millage plan. Works with communities on helping with local match from various state, federal and private grant programs. This position will analyze and evaluate data, manage funding from budgeting and programming through project implementation and financial closeout and have the ability to prepare reports, charts, maps and other graphs to display data and have background in GIS mapping and data collection.
With oversight from Director receives and reviews applications for Ingham County’s Trails applications for all rounds of the Ingham County Trails Parks Program and ensures they are complete and correct. Provides all necessary information to the Park Commission, Parks Director and Board of Commissioners including funding recommendations.
Coordinates and accounts for the appropriate reimbursements and financial information from local municipalities with the Financial Services Department. Assists the Parks Director in financial reporting through the development and modification of various forms for applicants and reimbursements to the millage program. Review contracts entered in MUNIS for accuracy, calculate and approve initial payments per contact language, monitor the Trails and Parks fund for accuracy, establish necessary general ledger accounts and projects, track and keep current fund balance and fund balance projections, develop and maintain spreadsheets, review reimbursement forms from other agencies and recommend payments.
Initiate changes to policies and procedures to expedite the obligation and expenditure of grant program funds.
Provide assistance to municipalities, and non-profit public entities regarding grants, trail and blue way planning, development, funding, management issues and completing application. Work with all communities to encourage and promote millage funded projects when they are awarded, started and completed. Coordinate and assist with scheduling special dedications, press releases, and social media for promotion of millage projects.
Develops and maintains effective relationships with the Board of Commissioners, Parks Commission, various agencies, trail user groups, volunteers, and local organizations and media representatives for trail and blue way development. Assists Director with presentations to boards, commissions, civic groups and the general public as necessary.
Implements Ingham County Board of Commissioners approved Trails and Parks master plans, following standards for management and maintenance for all trails and blue ways. Provides information to Park Commissioners, Board of Commissioners, Director and consultant as directed and necessary for the millage program, as well as communication with attorney’s office and Board of Commissioners office. Communicates official Board of Commissioners resolutions, plans, policies and procedures to staff and the general public.
Assists Director with project management for millage funded capital improvement projects, assisting with soliciting for grants both public and private for the Ingham County Parks Capital Improvement Program and annually assisting with updating the major action program items as part of the Five-Year Ingham County Park Master Plan.
Prepares and maintains daily, monthly and annual reports and records of the millage as assigned.
Coordinates and attends stakeholder meetings and takes minutes at these and any other special millage related meetings, and coordinates temporary construction signage and permanent plaque delivery and ordering, as well as communicating with various government entities in regard to millage and financial funding items and questions related to the millage.
Responsible for routine monitoring of existing trails and blue ways via foot and bicycle and kayak or canoe to assess the present conditions as well as access potential critical connections that may be developed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
(An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the above tasks. These examples donot include all of the tasks which the employee may be expected to perform.)
This position requires the ability to sit, stand, walk, traverse, climb, balance, twist, bend, stoop/crouch, squat, kneel, crawl, lift, carry, push, pull, reach, grasp, handle, pinch, type, endure repetitive movements of the wrists, hands or fingers.
This position’s physical requirements require regular stamina in sitting, standing, walking, traversing, climbing, twisting, bending, stooping/crouching, squatting, kneeling, crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, reaching, grasping, handling, pinching, typing and enduring repetitive movements of the wrists, hands or fingers
This position performs heavy work requiring the ability to exert more than 50 pounds of force in the physical requirements above.
This position primarily requires far visual acuity to perform tasks significantly beyond arm’s reach such as making general observations about buildings, people or situations, etc.
This position requires the ability to communicate and respond to inquiries both in person and over the phone.
This position requires the ability to operate a PC/laptop and to enter & retrieve information from a computer.
This position requires the ability to handle varying and often high levels of stress.
(This job requires the ability to perform the essential functions contained in this description. These include, but are not limited to, the requirements listed above. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements.)
Pay Grade 10
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Parks & Recreation Administration, Natural Resource Science, Resource Management, Resource/Land or Trails Planning, Engineering, Recreation, Environmental Studies, Tourism or a related field.
Experience: One to two years of experience managing grants and project management. Grant writing experience preferred.
Must have certification or be able to obtain certification to perform PASER ratings.
Must be able to load and unload and operate a bicycle, kayak and/or canoe.
Maybe be required to lift up to 100 pounds.
(The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications shouldnot be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as generalguidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria)
This position works in both an indoor and outdoor environment. While indoors, there is no planned exposure to notable lights, noises, odors, temperatures or weather conditions. While outdoors, exposure to lights, noises, odors, temperatures or weather conditions cannot be controlled and may be extreme.
This position operates a variety of vehicles including cars, trucks, bicycles, canoes/kayaks, etc.
This position is required to travel for meetings and appointments.
This position is provided, and required to use, Personal Protection Equipment to minimize the risks associated with the working conditions listed above.
Ingham County is...An open, participatory government working to assure a safe, secure, healthy community where all individuals are enabled and encouraged to seek their highest potential.Ingham County is committed to assuring the identification and provision of services most important to its citizens in the achievement of its vision. County services will be high quality, cost effective, and easily ...accessible; to be delivered in cooperation and collaboration with its citizens and other community and governmental organizations. These will be delivered by a highly motivated, well-trained, service-oriented workforce, utilizing effective technology and guided by the highest ethical standards.