CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS
Under the administrative direction of the Parks Manager, performs administrative and supervisory work assisting in the management of parks operations. Work is inspected and reviewed daily through observation and maintenance objectives, quantified and evaluated. Schedules, supervises and evaluates parks maintenance crews’ assignments.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Schedules routine maintenance and project work for crews; Provides training and instruction in the methods, equipment, materials and time constraints to accomplish work objectives; Coordinates work through crew leaders and first line supervision.
Maintains inventory of capital outlay including vehicles and other assets; tools, equipment and supplies purchased through operating budget; Assists in the development of the annual budget.
Assists in irrigation system planning, installation and repair; purchases irrigation materials and supplies.
Knowledgeable in maintenance of cemetery grounds; able to interpret records and identify locations of cemetery plots.
Competent in assisting visitors at the cemetery.
Responds in a timely manner to complaints and questions regarding park maintenance
Coordinates and provides personnel with opportunities for training with equipment and learning horticultural procedure.
Records payroll data and tracks attendance, compensation time and overtime.
Experienced in all aspects of ball field maintenance.
Reviews, comments and maintains file on special events.
Provides counseling, evaluation and discipline to personnel.
Provides cross training for career opportunities for personnel.
Ensure work is being performed efficiently and effectively.
Enforces safety requirements.
Ensures the proper operation and care of equipment and tools used in maintaining the park grounds and facilities.
Oversees Subcontractor work.
Prepares reports and maps utilizing the internet and various computer software.
A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Completion of an associate’s degree program in landscape horticulture or a related field and supplemented by course work in parks management and turf grass management and a minimum of two years parks maintenance experience at the supervisory level. Must obtain NRPA Playground Safety Certification within one (1) year of hire. Must attain a State of Florida Restricted Use Pesticide Applicators license within 6 months of employment. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida driver’s license. Applicants who possess an out state license must obtain a Florida driver’s license within 10 days of employment.
B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Must be proficient in maintenance of ball fields and irrigation systems.
Must be proficient in the use of a computer and related software.
Knowledge of objectives and principles of Public Park and horticultural maintenance.
Knowledge of management and budgeting principles and practices.
Knowledge of pesticides and their application; certification desirable.
Knowledge of equipment and supplies supporting parks maintenance.
Knowledge of turf grass management; Ability to design, install, and repair irrigation systems.
Knowledge of ball field maintenance and design.
Ability to plan and direct the work activities of parks maintenance personnel.
Must demonstrate excellent communication skills and diplomacy.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co‑workers, peers and the general public.
C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to bend, stoop, crawl, kneel, and walk.
Ability to grasp objects.
Must be able to converse and write in English.
Ability to hear and comprehend conversation spoken at various tones of voice and various speeds in English.
Ability to operate a motor vehicle and related departmental equipment.
Ability to lift weights not to exceed fifty (50) lbs and for distances not to exceed 300 yards.
Ability to push, pull and hold items up to 10 lbs. for time periods not to exceed 10 minutes.
Available to work various hours of the day and night to attend departmental projects and meetings.
Ability to work in inclement weather conditions.
This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
Revised - 12/27/2017