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Position Expires: Open Until Filled
Salary Range $52,000
General Description and Classification Standards
Coordinates and supervises the work of a maintenance crew and contractors, as necessary. Manages operations including landscaping and natural area maintenance and may and supervise preventive maintenance programs and repairs on designated amenities and systems to ensure full and productive use of the City's facilities. Coordinates the routine and unscheduled duties to support a variety of park, building, and other assets throughout the City's park and greenspace properties. This is full-time supervisory work over a permanently assigned work group, typically 20-30 staff, but may be less or more depending on the specific division. Group may be composed of, but not limited to, landscape professionals, gardeners, drivers, technical, or construction/maintenance/ infrastructure workers. Supervision would typically be over a group of employees in the same vocational discipline. Positions at this level are characterized by supervising a small group of crew supervisors. The Park District Maintenance Supervisor may provide directed work as necessary to employees and/or contractors.
CLASSIFICATION NOTE: This is not a foreman or lead worker. Position should have full supervisory authority. Supervision Received: Normally receives guidance regarding group objectives, scheduling, unusual priorities, etc. from management team but is free to set work methods and individual assignments. This position generally reports to an Operations Manager.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned. Works closely with upper management to develop and implement a routine, scheduled and preventive maintenance for parks, greenspaces, amenities and facilities and preparing and maintaining records, statistics and reports regarding. Assists Operations Manager and Operations Team in the development of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for the maintenance program. Assumes primary responsibility for the completion of work orders pertaining to areas under their responsibility. Provides supervision over specific projects as assigned by the Operations Manager and management; ensures compliance with departmental standards, best practices, codes and contract terms. May assist in preparing budget estimates; may assist in writing specifications for the projects including labor, materials and overhead. Reviews departmental work and work orders to ensure quality assurance, plan and organize replacement and additional activities; reviews schedules with Operations Manager and management. Works closely to coordinate, schedule, and supervise the activities of the maintenance crew; responsible for crew productivity and safety. Assigns tasks and periodically inspects areas to see that work has been done properly and is performed to Department, local, state, and federal standards; may issue supplies and equipment; ensures an adequate amount of supplies are present. Assists in screening and hiring applicants, recommending promotions, transfers, or dismissals. Conducts required inspections. Recommends equipment and supplies for purchase and maintains an inventory of department owned tools, equipment and supplies. Ensures that waste and byproducts of the District are disposed according to applicable standards and procedures. Ensures protective gear is worn by maintenance crew, i.e., back supports, eye goggles, etc. Ensures that new employees are trained properly according to District standards; may train experienced employees on new machinery, tools, products, proper disposal of waste and byproducts, etc. Instructs maintenance personnel in safety procedures and in the safe use of a wide variety of landscape, hand and power tools, such as chainsaws and weedeaters; keeps records of all safety violations and training sessions. Responds to applicable emergency requests. Set-up and tears down for special events as necessary. Makes inspections of sites; reports safety hazards, illegal dumping, and significant repairs needed to correct. Attends meetings and training as necessary; represents the department and City as necessary at meetings and events; remains current on the principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas. Decision Making: Selects from multiple procedures and methods to accomplish tasks. May make purchasing or resource allocation decisions within organization guidelines.
Has formal supervisory authority over work group and/or contractors (size dependent of nature of division) to include discipline, performance management, scheduling, training, etc.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list. Knowledge of methods and practices of landscape maintenance, natural area maintenance, horticulture, arboriculture, good building and facility maintenance operations, including related equipment use and maintenance; and other maintenance practices; knowledge of related law, regulations, procedures and practices; knowledge of safety precautions and procedures. Possesses strong supervisory skills. Ability to understand and read operating manuals, and specifications relating to job responsibilities; ability to establish and maintain appropriate levels of authority as well as creating an atmosphere of support and confidence for staff; ability to perform heavy manual labor, including moving furniture, and lifting objects weighing up to 50 pounds, regular bending, climbing, crouching, and stooping; ability to recognize problems and make decisions, use tact, good judgment, resourcefulness and diplomacy in resolving conflicts; ability to express ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form with good command and use of the English language; prepare required reports, documents, and correspondence for District office use and for Federal, State and local agencies; ability to follow safety procedures and identify and report safety hazards; ability to work independently with minimum supervision and to organize workload to meet schedules and deadlines in a timely manner; ability to deal effectively with stress caused by workload, interruptions, and deadlines; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, supervisors, co-workers and the general public; ability to explore new and innovative methods to improve operations and explore new technologies.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
3 years' progressively responsible experience in landscaping, natural area maintenance, horticulture, arboriculture, facilities maintenance, or related field.
Preferred Education & Experience
Completion of appropriate technical course or associate’s degree in related field of maintenance and 3 years' progressively responsible experience in landscaping, natural area maintenance, horticulture, arboriculture, facilities maintenance, or related field is highly desired.
Preferred Licensures and Certifications
Certified Playground Inspector, Pesticide Licensure, CDL License, Safety Certifications or other similar and related license or certifications are desirable
Essential Capabilities and Work Environment
Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.