Plan, organize, coordinate and supervise the maintenance and operations activities of City-owned parks, cemetery, urban forest and trails, playgrounds, and athletic facilities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Employees of the City of Walla Walla are expected to model and foster the City’s core values: Customer Focus - Excellence – Stewardship - Communication - Leadership - Integrity
Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and select employees; recommend transfers, reassignment and corrective actions. Ensure appropriate training for subordinates.
Enforce the municipal code, issuing permits and overseeing the master City Parks and Recreation plans for areas of responsibility and control.
Manage and supervise contracts with agencies and companies doing business with the Parks Department to ensure compliance and satisfactory completion of responsibilities.
Prepare annual division budgets; request, authorize and monitor expenditures; research and recommend purchases; order materials and supplies; develop cost effective maintenance procedures.
Develop long-range projects according to budget limitations; assure compliance with applicable City policies and procedures.
Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports related to division activities, including correspondence, equipment specifications, equipment replacement schedules and others.
Participate in park maintenance activities and equipment operation as necessary.
Any combination equivalent to: two years college-level course work in landscape construction, horticulture or related field and six years increasingly responsible experience in grounds maintenance including two years in a lead capacity. Valid driver's license.
Walla Walla is proud of its public parks and recreation facilities which include 15 parks, an 18-hole municipal golf course, an aviary, swimming pool, recreation trails, and one of the oldest municipal cemeteries in the State. Our parks include something for everyone from picnic areas to sports fields. The whole family can explore our town on our extensive recreation trail system, take in an ou...tdoor summer musical, enjoy community events, participate in youth and adult recreation programs, and delight in our gardens and beautiful old trees.
We continue to grow and change for the betterment of our community and the enjoyment of our citizens, visitors, and patrons. We invite you to visit our parks and enjoy the quality of life they offer – the benefits are endless.