Manage the maintenance team that cares for LeBauer Park and Center City Park in downtown Greensboro! Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc. (GDPI) is a non-profit organization working to beautify, maintain and program these parks on behalf of the City of Greensboro. GDPI is currently seeking a high-energy and detail-oriented individual to lead its maintenance team on a full-time basis. This team is responsible for all aspects of park maintenance, facility operations, cleanliness, and safety. Further, the team assists with the set-up and breakdown of the many entertainment, educational, and fitness/recreation programs that are offered within the park.
Job Location: 85% parks, 10% office, 5% offsite
Greensboro Downtown Parks Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age or other non-merit factor.
Under the direction of GDPI’s Executive Director, the Facilities Manager will serve as a working foreperson, prioritizing and leading other maintenance staff in the following efforts:
Horticulture experience and landscaping management knowledge.
3-5 years’ experience leading and working aside others in a maintenance environment preferred.
Ability to manage and motivate team members, contractors, contract labor and services.
Ensure precaution for safety of park visitors during maintenance activities.
Highly-energetic in a fast-paced environment.
Respond nimbly to shifting maintenance/programming priorities as they might arise over the course of a day.
Enjoy working outdoors during all seasons in all weather conditions.
Willingness to work long hours, weekends and evenings.
Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
Strong eye for detail.
Experience maintaining and operating small power equipment.
Experience with plumbing, electrical, and HVAC maintenance preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to communicate professionally with the public and co-workers.
Exceptional organizational and time-management skills.
Ability to work under deadlines and high-pressure situations.
Strong interpersonal skills and comfort working with various groups in a collaborative environment such as administrative staff, partner groups, colleagues and volunteers.
Experience with training and coordinating work assignments for volunteers preferred.
Possess or have ability to obtain a NC certified pesticide license in ornamentals and turf.
Possess or have ability to obtain a Certified Pool Operator license for interactive fountain.
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.
Ability to create and execute facilities maintenance schedule.
Management of park fixtures and inventory.
Ability to manage facilities/maintenance budget.
Maintain park contracts and re-bid as necessary to ensure maximum fiscal stewardship.
Maintain concise maintenance and safety records.
Associate’s degree and 3-5 years’ experience in landscape and facility management.