City of Farmington - Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department
June 12, 2018
Farmington, New Mexico
$18.5160 - $22.7447 per hour
Full-time - Experienced
Performs a variety of administrative, supervisory, skilled, and semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance and operation of parks grounds, landscapes, open spaces, riverine trails, athletic fields; parks buildings and facilities.
This position works under the Administrative supervision of the Parks Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent.
Manages and supervises a crew responsible for an assigned number of parks, public grounds, and/or athletic fields; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates, disciplines, and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed.
Provides advice to supervisors; communicates official plans, policies and procedures to staff and the Administrative public in assigned area of responsibility.
Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; assures effective and efficient use of personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites work flow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.
Assists in interviewing and hiring process; assigns, supervises and evaluates park maintenance workers, temporary employees, or community service workers.
Maintains harmony among workers and may deal with grievances.
Provides necessary supervision, direction, and assistance to crews at work sites. Enforces policies, regulations, and safety and health standards.
Determines, calculates and secures the appropriate materials and supplies for a specific project.
Improves and streamlines work methods to accomplish assigned work.
Assists in projecting needs for equipment, materials and supplies. Assists in the preparation of specifications, estimates, and bids for machinery, equipment, and contractor services.
Assures that tools and equipment are properly maintained and kept in proper working condition.
Prepares and maintains daily, monthly, and annual reports and records, as assigned.
Responds to public inquiries; provides information within scope of knowledge and position.
Oversees and coordinates parks, landscape, median, athletic field, and riverine construction and maintenance.
Coordinates usage and maintenance schedules of athletic fields and facilities.
Oversees and assists in the mowing and maintenance of parks, athletic fields, and open spaces.
Oversees the installation, management, repair and efficient operation of the multiple irrigation systems in parks, athletic fields, and open spaces.
Oversees the seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, soil conditioning, watering, and pest/weed control of parks, athletic fields, and open spaces.
Assists in setting up and taking down equipment for various parks, recreational programs, special events; prepares facilities for park and recreation program use.
Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City
Opens and closes, locks and unlocks City facilities as needed.
Assists in the construction of new parks facilities, including clearing, grading, drainage, irrigation, and foundation work.
Using excellent customer service skills establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public.
Inspects park and open space services provided by contractors or vendors for compliance with performance standards.
Performs some or all of the duties of a Parks Maintenance Worker II or III, as required.
Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.
Serves as a member of various employee committees, as assigned.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
This position is subject to the City of Farmington's Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy which includes: pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing.
Extensive background checks required.
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent required.
Minimum five years progressive maintenance experience of parks, landscapes, or athletic fields which includes at least three years’ experience in a lead or supervisory capacity. At least two of the years’ experience with a park system or any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
Considerable knowledge in landscape management, turf management, and horticulture required.
Excellent organizational and supervisory skills required.
Considerable knowledge of equipment and materials used in parks and building maintenance, repair, and construction.
Extensive knowledge of irrigation system operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and installation.
Working knowledge of pesticides; New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) pesticide applicator's license preferred.
Valid New Mexico driver's license with CDL endorsement, with acceptable driving record for past three years, or ability to obtain CDL within ninety days of entry into position.
Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule deadlines.
Ability to work under stress and handle stressful situations.
Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time, and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to understand, follow, and transmit written and verbal instructions.
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City personnel and the public.
Skill in the operation of listed tools and equipment.
Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely.
Working knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions.
This position requires a baseline audiometric examination.
This position has the responsibility to participate in and comply with the City’s Environmental, Health, and Safety program.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Pickup truck, lawn and landscaping equipment including tractors, mowers, aerifier, chain saw, edgers, weed trimmers, electric motors, pumps, sprinklers, irrigation systems, Sand Pro, Cushman Truckster, John Deere ATV, Cushman Topdresser, Cushman Sprayer, fertilizer hopper, soil sifter, seeder, sod cutter, string trimmers; front-end loader/tractor, backhoe, dump truck, skid loader, fork lift, miscellaneous hand and power tools for turf maintenance, carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, and cement finishing work; jack hammers, welders, steam cleaners, buffers, washers, swimming pool equipment including chlorination system, pumps, boiler, valves, filtration devices, gauges, etc, telephone, mobile radio, computer, and calculator
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds individually and occasionally lift and/or move, with assistance, more than 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works in high, precarious places and is frequently exposed to wet and hot and cold weather conditions; fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
Internal Number: 90
About City of Farmington - Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department
In the City of Farmington's Comprehensive Plan, the vision for our City is:“Farmington is the progressive, vibrant, scenic, and safe—Center of the Four Corners area that builds bridges among the people it serves, values the environment it occupies, as well as, the history it has, and the hope it offers.” This is a great vision for our community, one that we strive to uphold with each decision we make as a municipality. All employees and volunteers of the City of Farmington are working towards this vision by staying true to our Employee Team Mission:Working TOGETHER to Make Farmington GREAT!