Leadership, Maintenance Facilities, Operations, Parks
4 Year Degree
Position Overview - Director of Parks and Facilities Maintenance
This critical management position will report to the Community Operations Officer and provide leadership and management oversight to the Parks and Facilities Maintenance department. This is an outstanding career opportunity for a parks/recreation and facilities professional with an empowering and participatory leadership style and passion for service and quality.
This highly visible and responsible position oversees ten full-time employees (1 Supervisor, 1 Administrative Assistant and 8 Maintenance Technicians), annual operating budgets of approximately $3 million, and several hundred thousand dollars in annual Reserve Fund projects. Facility maintenance responsibilities encompass three large and active parks including a 64 acre Community Park with high quality sports fields, fishing lakes, playgrounds, ramadas, a skate park, a hockey arena, a splash pad, a model train operation, and an award winning Veterans Memorial. In addition, this department maintains the Anthem Civic Building (42,000 square feet) and provides maintenance support to the Anthem Community Center (43,000 square feet), including its aquatic facilities and fitness areas. This department also maintains community entrance fountains, 15 miles of trails, 10 miles of landscaped roads and medians, 5 million square feet of residential walls and view fences, 10,000 mailbox units, over 20,000 trees, and 1400 acres of open space. To fulfill these vast maintenance responsibilities, the department director utilizes a combination of in-house staff, vehicles, equipment, and contract services (landscape maintenance, lake maintenance, janitorial services, painting, walls/sidewalk repairs, mailbox replacements, etc.).
The ideal candidate for this position will have proven success managing employees and contractors involved in the maintenance and care of high quality parks and recreational amenities, active community buildings and related infrastructure, and attractive landscaped areas. We are seeking candidates who genuinely enjoy working with people, bring out the best in individuals and teams, and lead by example with a positive “can do” attitude and commitment to continuous learning. Having experience and competence in one or more technical trades is important, but not as critical as having the management and administrative skills to set high standards; develop and communicate both strategic and day to day priorities; develop and manage budgets, project plans and safety initiatives; write and manage RFP’s and contracts; evaluate and manage performance issues; and gain the confidence and trust of the department and broader organization. To be successful, this director must balance time spent on administrative and field work; manage multiple projects and priorities; develop staff to maximize cross-training and promote delegation; communicate promptly and effectively; and exercise good judgment at all times.
Compensation and Benefits
Competitive salary range
Competitive paid time off and holiday schedules
Highly subsidized medical, dental and life insurance plans and additional voluntary plans available
401(k) with company match
Community Center membership for employee/immediate family and wellness program discounts
A minimum of five (5) years of responsible facilities management experience, preferably in comparable high quality community, campus or parks and recreation setting
A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Recreation Administration, other related field, or equivalent experience
Some level of continuing education, training and certifications in facilities operations/management
Working knowledge of applicable OSHA regulations and business technology tools, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
CPR, AED & first aid certified or obtainable within 90 days of employment
Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, drug screen and motor vehicle check
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Who We Are:
Anthem, Arizona is the North Valley’s premier community to live, work and play. Our award-winning master planned community is home to almost 29,000 residents who enjoy a wide range of amenities, programs and services that are provided through the passionate efforts of our 40 full-time and 150 part-time team members. As a financially stable non-profit organization, our team is driven... by the fundamental values of ethic, respect, integrity, accountability, professionalism, creativity, collaboration, transparency and outstanding service. As a sensitive, work-life balance employer, we are a culturally progressive organization that values diversity and emphasizes empowerment, initiative and creativity for our team members. Visit our website at www.OnlineAtAnthem.com to learn about what makes Anthem a great place to continue your career.