075-002 - PARK MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDANT
|TITLE: SUPERINTENDENT OF PARKS|
Grade Number: 16N Exempt
Department: PARKS & RECREATION
The Superintendent of Parks organizes, directs and administers the operation and maintenance of a municipal park system. Provides general supervision over the maintenance, beautification and improvement of parks, watershed, golf course and other public grounds and has considerable latitude for independent discretion in carrying out the policy decisions and departmental goals set forth by the Director of the Department of Parks & Recreation.
Works under the supervision of the Director of Parks and Recreation Department.
May exercise supervision over maintenance supervisors (Parks, Recreation, Watershed & Golf Course), forepersons, tradesmen, mechanics, equipment operators, arborists and maintenance workers engaged in public park, recreation, and golf work activities.
Education and Experience:
" BA in Parks Administration, Park Planning, Urban or Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, or related field plus five (5) years experience in park planning with a full range of project development and management experience, including grant preparation or a combination of education, training and experience which provides an equivalent background sufficient to perform the work of the position.
" Valid Driver's License with acceptable driving record.
" Equivalent combination of related education and experience.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
" Ability to Obtain First Aid and CPR Certification.
" Ability to learn departmental regulations, City Ordinances and State statutes pertaining to municipal parks, golf courses, and other environmental regulations.
" Knowledge of Maintenance Management Software.
" Ability to operate radio communication equipment.
" Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions in the English language.
" Ability to work independently.
" Ability to communicate orally in the English language with other City employees, customers, clients, or the public using a radio or telephone, face-to-face, or group setting.
" Ability to understand written material and learn job-related material through both oral instruction and observation, and structured lecture and reading.
" Ability to work cooperatively with others and deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner to provide exceptional customer service to residents.
" Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
" Comprehensive knowledge of the objectives and ideals of public parks, golf courses, watersheds, aquatics and other public spaces.
" Comprehensive knowledge of the facilities and equipment needed in a broad program.
" Some knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration with special reference to departmental personnel and budget administration.
" Thorough knowledge of the methods, equipment and materials used in parks and ground maintenance, including knowledge of landscaping, horticulture and gardening.
" Ability to direct a large department concerned with varied activities and to organize for seasonal changes in operations.
" Ability to plan and direct the design and development of park facilities and improvements.
" Ability to interpret effectively the policies of the Department to the employees and the public.
" Work cooperatively with others as a member of a service-oriented team.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS & EXAMPLES OF WORK:
" Plans, directs, inspects and reviews parks, buildings, golf course, aquatic facilities and related facility operations, repairs and maintenance activities of a City-wide park system.
" Plans and directs parks facility acquisition development and improvement, including overseeing the ongoing short and long term maintenance and repairs of parks and associated structures and facilities.
" Prepares and monitors annual Parks, Watershed and other budgets as assigned.
" Assists the Director of Parks and Recreation with design, planning, funding, land acquisition, coordination and construction of major capital improvement projects.
" Assists with the planning and preparation of the Department's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget; Monitors CIP budget according to established procedures. Maintains project and maintenance records.
" Supervises and evaluates performance of assigned personnel, assists in the selection of new employees, evaluates and disciplines employees according to city policies and procedures. Responsible for staff development.
" Develops scope and fee estimates for proposals on projects requiring outside consulting or subcontractor assistance; participates in the selection of consultants; negotiates and monitors contracts and services of consultants, contractors or subcontractors to ensure compliance with specifications, timelines, and City ordinances and policies; and recommends payments to contractors on projects as appropriate.
" Manage multiple projects concurrently and maintain project schedules; plan and organize work to complete work within schedules and timelines.
" Provides staff support to City Council Committees and citizen advisory bodies as assigned, including but not limited to Recreation Commission, Environmental Advisory Commission and other committees.
" Coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies and the general public; and provides highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Director of Parks and Recreation Department.
" Assists in the development and updating of City plans, including but not limited to the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plans, Urban Forestry Plan, Wildlife Management Plan, the City's Comprehensive Plan and park master plans.
" Makes decisions and judgments based on the application of professional and management principles. Work product has noticeable impact on departmental operations.
" Will have frequent interaction with staff, co-workers, and key customers to provide detailed procedures and respond to technical questions.
" Will provide supervision and training to all lower level support staff.
" Formulates rules and regulations governing the use of park facilities and the amount of fees to be charged for the use of special facilities.
" Consults with other governmental officials regarding department policies and programs and intergovernmental cooperation efforts.
" Interprets the desires and policy of governmental officials in regard to the operations of the park system and engages in contact with the public by relationships with allied groups and through public appearances and reports.
" Plans and oversees Shade Tree Commission as assigned, including issuance of permits and resolves sensitive issues that may arise, including but not limited to violations and issuance of fines.
" Performs other duties as assigned.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Requires intensive daily use of City vehicle, hand tools such as hammer, saw, screwdriver or similar tools, other tools that may be required to perform the essential functions of the job.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms continuously and repetitively; required to walk frequently when inspecting parks and recreation grounds over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces or terrain.
The employee works in the outside environment and is subjected to various climate conditions and temperatures, such as, extreme cold and heat and exposure to other outside elements.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds frequently and 75 pounds occasionally. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, but may be loud at times.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.