Position: Parks Operations Maintenance Supervisor
Department: Parks and Recreation
Supervisor: Director of Parks and Recreation
Salary: $33,463 to $41,829
General Statement of Duties: Performs responsible supervisory and manual work overseeing the maintenance of City parks, amusement areas, playgrounds, community centers, and lake.
Distinguishing Features of the Class: An employee in this class is responsible for overseeing, supervising, and participating in the maintenance of municipal park areas. Emphasis of the work is on staff scheduling, inspecting facilities and equipment, performing routine servicing of equipment, building fences, and landscaping. Work also includes directing the set up and special stages and seating during city-wide special events and coordinating the work with other departments of private contractors. Work is performed under the supervision of a parks superintendent or other administrative superior and is evaluated on the basis of completion of performance objectives, cleanliness and proper operation of park facilities, public feedback, and visual inspection of completed work.
Illustrative Examples of Work:
- Plans, organizes, supervises, and participates in the work of parks, facilities, and grounds maintenance; assign duties to staff and inspects work for conformance with standards; ensures personnel understand and follow required safety regulations and they wear required protective clothing and/or eye, ear, and breathing equipment
- Makes recommendations on the hiring, promotion, compensation, and discipline of staff
- Prepares cost estimates for materials for projects including hours required for staff
- Makes reservations for patrons at various parks facilities; provides information on City requirements, safety precautions, and patron responsibilities
- Inspects, services, and repairs various types of parks facilities including boats, rides, concessions equipment, facilities and bathrooms, grounds fixtures and playground areas; performs minor electrical and carpentry work as needed
- Installs and maintains picnic areas; builds and repairs fences and docks; maintains outdoor recreation sites and landscape areas; picks up and disposes of trash and garbage; paints various wood and metal fixtures; winterizing piping and other outdoor water equipment
- Prepares parks, grounds, and facilities for special events including athletic events and setting up tents, tables, and chairs; serves as supervisor in charge for special events as directed; disassembles and stores special events equipment
- Maintains equipment including mowers, buffers, weedeaters, strippers, blowers, and other facility and grounds maintenance equipment
- Performs related work as required
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of basic electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and carpentry work
- Knowledge of equipment and materials used in the construction and maintenance of grounds and landscaped areas and other facilities
- Knowledge of methods and techniques used in planting and caring for trees, shrubs, perennials, tropical, annuals, and grasses
- Knowledge of application procedures for controlling or eradicating plant pests and diseases
- Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws including work safety requirements
- Ability to work in an outdoor environment with exposure to changes in climate, dust and dirt, working in or near traffic, and various chemicals including fertilizers and pesticides.
- Ability to effectively communicate with coworkers, supervisory personnel, and the public
- Ability to perform medium to heavy physical work in a variety of environmental conditions
- Ability to direct the work of others and meet deadlines for completion
- Ability to complete required maintenance and operational forms including purchasing of supplies, time worked of staff, and other forms in the normal course of parks operations
Physical Requirements: Work is characterized as heavy work requiring exertion of up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Employee must have visual acuity to perform semi-skilled mechanical to skilled tasks of a non-repetitive nature such as carpenters, plumbers, painters, mechanics, etc. Employee is subject to workplace hazards with mechanical equipment and atmospheric conditions with exposure to fumes, odors, pesticides, and dusts. Work includes chance of injury or but is substantially controlled by using significant safety precautions including gloves, steel-toed boots, and protection of the ears, eyes, and breathing protection.
Working Conditions: Work is performed in both inside and outside working conditions and may include exposure to extreme heat and cold. Employee is exposed to noise which may cause the employee to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level, vibration of mechanical equipment causing movement of the extremities or whole body, moving mechanical parts, and atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, grease, or poor ventilation.
Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or GED equivalency and 2 - 4 years work experience in grounds and facilities maintenance. Prior supervisory experience is preferred.
Special Requirement: Valid North Carolina Drivers License (may require a NC Commercial Drivers License)
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Disclaimer - This classification specification has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to perform the job. The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions section of this classification may vary from position to position and a more thorough description of these elements can be found in the employee’s Position Description Questionnaire (PDQ). The City reserves the right to assign or otherwise modify the duties assigned to this classification.
Please mail, fax, or email an application, current resume, and cover letter to:
the Human Resources Department, City of Mebane, 106 E. Washington St., Mebane, NC 27302.
Closing date August 15, 2014. EOE.