TRAILS COORDINATOR (CITY OF SYRACUSE) 63135 (Competitive)
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for assisting in the management of the City of Syracuse Creek Walk, Empire Trail and other local trails that run within City limits. The position will have a wide range of responsibilities focused on maintaining, improving and enhancing the Creek Walk, Empire Trail and other trails. The work entails coordination and collaboration with Parks Grounds staff and other City departmental personnel. Supervision is not typically a function of this class . Work is carried out under the administrative supervision of the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Performs daily clean ups, plowing, mowing, emptying trash containers, weed control, etc to keep trails, walkways and paths in safe conditions.
Inspects various city trails, walkways and paths to identify areas in need of maintenance, safety upgrades, trash removal, etc.
Coordinates, communicates and engages other city departments as it relates to the trails, walkways and paths.
Engages with users of the trails and communicates requests, suggestions and comments to relevant city departments.
Reviews requests from private citizens, stakeholders, users and others for repairs, clean ups and future upgrades related to the trails.
Assists in development of the annual budget, based on management needs and trends.
Tracks all inspections, work orders and work through a database management system or documents.
Directs, oversees and trains staff engaged in trail maintenance and upkeep.
Delegates daily tasks to seasonal staff assigned to upkeep of the trails, walkways and paths.
Develops goals and policies related to the daily and future upkeep of public trails that run through the City of Syracuse.
Oversees maintenance performed by City personnel and contractors, including on-site inspection.
Participates in the planning process for future upgrades and changes to trails, walkways and paths.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of trail policies, rules and regulations.
Good knowledge of horticulture and native species on trails.
Good knowledge of inventory, assessment and analysis of trail conditions, needs and uses.
Good knowledge of organizational, time management, project management, budgeting and communication skills.
Working knowledge of GPS and GIS.
Skill in the use of a variety of hand and power tools, simple machinery and light motor equipment.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.
Ability to set priorities for trails operation and maintenance.
Ability to oversee and manage contractor-led trail projects.
Ability to develop the trails operating budget.
Ability to plan, schedule, assign and oversee the work of subordinate employees in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to read and understand construction documents.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively on multiple projects with a variety of partners.
Ability to coordinate with partner organizations, and volunteers on a variety of initiatives.
Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public.
Ability to work in rough terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT: When required to operate motor vehicles, possession of a valid New York State driver's license appropriate to the type of vehicle being operated. Licensure must be maintained throughout the course of employment.
08/2021 Date of Original Composition