The Chief of the Division of Parks & Recreation reports to the Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). He is accountable for all operations of the 74 Ohio State Parks and for the planning, development, business self-operations, concessions, administration, law enforcement and all other activities that occur in these parks or affects them. He exercises line authority over all park managers and section managers and is assisted in day-to-day operations by the section managers, their staffs, and the district managers.
The Assistant Chief is the principal assistant to the Chief of Parks and Recreation and exercises line authority with the district managers and park managers in resolving operating problems within the parks. He also represents the Chief in many of his day-to-day responsibilities with persons and organizations inside and outside of Ohio state government. The Assistant Chief performs special projects as assigned on behalf of the Chief. In the absence of the Chief, he functions as the Acting Chief discharging all delegated responsibilities of that office.
The Chief’s Office is also responsible for coordinating receptionist functions for the Columbus central office and works closely with other groups to ensure that public inquiries are promptly answered.
Natural Resource Management Planning