The City of Peoria is seeking a highly motivated individual to manage and direct the programs, operations, and activities of the Trails, Open Space and Right-of-Way divisions. The ideal candidate would have experience managing staff, budgets and projects related to parks, open space, preservation of natural resources, washes, mountain trails, trailheads, shared-use pathways and right-of-ways. In addition to the supervision of city personnel, this position will oversee and manage the maintenance contracts for retention basins, MIDs (Maintenance Improvement District), and Right-of-Ways. The ideal candidate will need to be well versed with Sustainable Landscape Management practices, Tree Care and Maintenance Practices as well as proper agronomic practices relating to turfgrass. The Parks Superintendent will also be responsible for oversight and contract execution for the Parks Division Capital Improvement and Capital Replacement Projects. Below is an overview of key areas of responsibility.
Areas of Responsibility
Shared Use Pathways: 42.1 miles (New River Trail and Skunk Creek Trail)
Mountain Trails: 10.5 miles (Calderwood Butte, West Wing Mountain, East Wing Mountain, Sunrise Mountain).
MIDs: 13 locations, 17 acres
Right-of-Way Acreage: 321 total acres
Landscape Maintenance: P83, Old Town, City Hall, Peoria Center for the Performing Arts Center, Community Center, Community Garden
Projects: Varies based on yearly budget allotments. Projects typically include landscape improvements/additions, ramada & building improvements