The purpose of this position is to manage, direct and coordinate the activities of the Parks Services Section of the Field Operations Division of the Public Works Department. The selected individual will be responsible for overseeing neighborhood and community parks, sports complexes, and asset management teams, the City’s integrated pest management and Parks capital improvement programs, and is the staff liaison to the Parks, Recreation, Golf and Double Butte Cemetery Board.
Requires the equivalent to three (3) years of full-time, increasingly responsible experience in the administration of parks and golf course maintenance programs or a directly related field plus two years of supervisory experience.
Years of experience are based upon a full-time work schedule (2,080 hours per year). The sum of an applicant’s full-time and/or part-time qualifying work experience must meet or exceed the stated minimum qualification. Education will not substitute for the required work experience; however, related unpaid and/or volunteer work experience may be used as qualifying work experience.
Requires the equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in park management, public or business administration or a degree related to the core functions of the position.
The term “equivalent” means that directly related work experience exceeding the required work experience will substitute in equal time increments for college-level education, for example: one year of additional directly related work experience will substitute for one year of college education (30 credit hours).
Certifications, Licenses, and/or Registrations:
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
Successful completion of initial probationary period is contingent upon passing an FBI background investigation. Based on position, referred applicants may be subject to additional testing which may include pre-employment polygraph, physical and drug screening.
This position is FLSA Exempt – ineligible for overtime compensation and/or compensatory time.
Employees in this position are represented by the Tempe Supervisors Association (TSA).
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The City of Tempe is an Equal Opportunity / Reasonable Accommodation employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, familial status, age, disability, and United States military veteran status. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will make a reasonable accommodation(s) during the recruitment & selection process. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Human Resources at 480-350-8276. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.