The Business Group Manager is responsible for providing
technical expertise, support and advice to all field parks and for representing
the Chief's interests in all business matters within the Division of Parks and
Recreation. Such matters include, but are not limited to payment of bills,
payroll, purchasing, inventory, residence renovation and repairs, budget,
finances, concessions contracts, income accounting, and all other aspects of the
division's financial operations. The Business Group Manager also represents the
interest of the field parks and of the Chief in dealings with the ODNR Office of
Budget & Finance and the related finance sections of OBM and DAS.
The Business Group Manager serves as the principal
representative of the Chief of the Division of Parks and Recreation, when
dealing with the State of Ohio Controlling Board. The Business Group Manager
promulgates rules for the division and represents the division's interests
before the Joint Committee on Rules and Regulations.
The Accounts Payable Section is responsible for paying all of
the division's bills and includes the payroll function within its
responsibilities. This section manager serves as the principal contact for
managers with employee payroll questions. It advises and assists the field with
purchasing and petty cash management.
The Concessions Section is responsible for the administration
of all concession operating contracts and other agreements for services. It
prepares operational agreements and all bidding documents, conducts comparative
analyses of bids, oversees and approves expenditures from the Maintenance,
Repair and Replacement Funds for various facilities, and monitors contract
compliance. The Concessions Section also works with the Budget/Income Section in
conducting comparative analyses regarding profitability of concession vs.
self-operation. This section also conducts on-site evaluations of concession
facilities and assists the park managers with concession issues.
The Purchasing and Inventory Section is responsible for
assisting all field areas in procurement of goods and services necessary to
operate park facilities. This section manages and assists through contract
preparation and advertisement. This section maintains the inventory for the
Division of Parks and Recreation and conducts field examinations and audits as
necessary to satisfy state regulations. The purchasing manager also coordinates
and manages the Division's residence program and residence repair rotary.
The Budget/Revenue Section keeps records and monitors the
flow of funds through the Division of Parks to ensure the most efficient use of
financial resources. The section manager assists park managers in managing their
budget accounts, tracking expenditures and in recording and issuing budget
supplements. The manager also accounts for all funds collected by the division
and closely monitors accounts receivables and analyzes revenue centers and
produces financial statements. This section also conducts comparative analysis
on issues of profitability of potential concession contracts for the state and
for choices between self-operation and concession operation of revenue
The Special Projects area is responsible for EDI payments, payment cards, and