Under the direction of the Director, the purpose of this position is to direct the park maintenance and turf management function of the City Parks and Recreation Department. Position is responsible for overseeing the work activities of the Maintenance Coordinator, Crew Leaders, and Work Crews; preparing division budget; preparing specifications for departmental equipment, vehicles, special events, and construction; and ensuring that all work and behavior is performed in accordance with all City personnel policies and procedures.
Essential Job Duties
Using industry best practices, develop systems and protocols to ensure all parks and facilities are being properly maintained and are safe for all patrons.
Develop and implement a comprehensive turf management program for all sports fields as well as serve as liaison to and inspect the work of the landscaping contractor as it pertains to park areas.
Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, recommending and implementing disciplinary action, and completing employee performance appraisals; interviews applicants for positions.
Prepares division budget; handles Community Development Block Grants; prepares workers’ compensation/accident reports.
Prepares specifications for buildings, vehicles, equipment, and special events.
Handles division’s training and reports; oversees machinery and equipment.
Performs in-house construction on buildings; oversees contracted labor projects; handles City property damage; sets scope of work to be done; oversees and inspects all work.
Serves on call twenty-four hours a day.
Serve as liaison to Youth Sports Associations as it pertains to park maintenance and turf management
Assist the Aquatics and Athletics Coordinator in monitoring and maintaining City pool.
Ensures that all facilities meets fire, health, and City guidelines and codes.
Maintains knowledge of City ordinances and building codes; maintains knowledge of proper use of herbicides and pesticides.
* * * * The City of Smyrna is an Equal Opportunity Employer * * * *
Minimum Requirements of Position
Must possess degree from an accredited college or university in the field of Parks and Recreation Management or Turf Management; supplemented three(3) to five (5) years of progressive management experience in parks maintenance and/or turf management that includes the repair, upkeep, development, construction, and maintenance of a variety of parks, turf fields and related facilities..
Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
About City of Smyrna
Smyrna is located about 10 miles northwest of Atlanta, Georgia and is considered an integral part of the Metro Atlanta area. Known as the "Jonquil City," it derives this name from the thousands of jonquils that flourish in gardens and along the streets in early spring.
The City of Smyrna was incorporated in 1872 and operates under a form of government with Mayor and Council members representing seven wards. Mayor and Council are elected by the people for four-year terms. The governing body appoints a City Administrator to serve as the City's chief administrative officer. Over the years, the City of Smyrna - covering approximately 15 sq. miles - has developed into a vital and active member of the regional landscape.
Just a 15-minute drive from downtown Atlanta, yet free of the congestion
Revitalized and active downtown area includes a library, community center, retail development and mixed-use development, city hall and charming homes
Charming neighborhoods with a vast array of amenities for residents and businesses
Parks, jogging trails, pools, lighted tennis courts, public golf courses and much more
Day camps, sports and recreational activities for children to seniors
Summer concerts and family events downtown
Winner of the prestigious Urban Land Institute’s Award of Excellence
More than 50,000 residents call Smyrna home, and this area of Cobb County continues to be attractive for residential development. Smyrna’s demographic profile shows its residents are younger and have a higher per capita income as compared with the Atlanta MSA. Our neighborhoods are diverse in style and are doubly enriched with diversity and community spirit. Our location near the Cumberland – Galleria employment center continues to draw residents and businesses to our community.
Retail and commercial opportunities continue to expand with this growth in rooftops. Smyrna actively recruits small, locally owned specialty retail and restaurants and national operators. We have also identified the need for additional office and professional space for small business enterprises. We encourage new developments to incorporate flexible commercial space that can accommodate a wide variety of uses both now and in the future.