Parks Program Specialist (Open Space)

Website City of Albuquerque Open Space Division

Position Summary

Perform a variety of tasks in support of Parks and Recreation facilities operations including the development and implementation of educational programs, coordination of routine maintenance, conducting tours and accounting for reservation fees; promote community involvement in recreational programs and perform a variety of tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements

Education and experience directly related to the minimum requirements below may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.

Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in environmental sciences, business administration or park management; and

Four (4) years of parks, open space or outdoor recreational program implementation experience.


Possession of a valid New Mexico Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain by date of hire.

Possession of a City Operator’s Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire.

May be required to work weekends/odd days off

Preferred Knowledge 

  • Principles and practices of supervision, evaluation and training
    Basic operations and services of a Parks and Open Space program
  • Familiarity with principles and practices of skate park operations
  • Office procedures, methods and computer equipment
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping
  • Basic mathematics principles
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Recreational activities, rules and regulations
  • Natural and cultural history of Parks and Open Space areas
  • Basic cash handling procedures
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations

Preferred Skills & Abilities 

  • Interpret Parks and Open Space rules and regulations
  • Learn the natural and cultural history of Parks and Open Space areas
  • Familiarity with principles and practices of skate park users and spectators
  • Learn basic cash handling procedures
  • Develop and implement various educational activities
  • Assist in environmental studies regarding undeveloped Parks and Open Space sites
  • Respond to requests and inquires from the general public
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Select, train, direct, and supervise assigned personnel
  • Oversee the work of lower level staff including volunteers and Resident Park Attendants
  • Interpret and explain City policies and procedures
  • Prepare clear and concise reports
  • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Salary: $40,268.80-$43,636.40

Opening Date: 08/01/2023

Closing Date: 08/23/2023

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