Under the general direction of the County Executive, the Parks Director is responsible for the acquisition, development, administration, maintenance and operation of the Portage County Parks Department and the trails in Portage County overseen by the Parks Department. This is a working director position meaning that the Parks Director will be involved in park projects in the field. This position is responsible for facilities and park land planning and management, environmental stewardship of parks resources, responding to changing recreation trends, collaborating with user groups, garnering grant support for parks projects, and working with the Park Commission to establish appropriate park policies that create a sustainable parks program. Involves weekend work depending on seasonal and staff oversight needs.
The position is an appointed position per Wisconsin State Statutes 59.17 (2) (br).