Performs technical and administrative work managing a major division of the Parks and Recreation Department concerned with the development and maintenance of the Town park system, public grounds, school grounds, fields, and all public trees. Plans and directs the work of a large group of subordinates and exercises general supervision over the maintenance and improvements of parks, school grounds, beaches, recreation areas, cemeteries, and other public grounds.
Work requires close cooperation with other departmental divisions and with other municipal, State and other regulatory agencies and civic groups concerned with the beautification, improvements, and use of public grounds.
Required to be available for emergency and around the clock operations to assure public safety.
Position serves as Tree Warden for the Town; reports to the Director of Parks & Recreation.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in ornamental, horticulture, landscape architecture, arboriculture, or related field, plus 8 years of management experience involving in the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of parks and related facilities, including 5 years of supervisory experience. (or an M.S. degree with 6 years of experience) or the equivalent.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS:
Must obtain a Connecticut Arborist's License within 6 months from date of appointment.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of municipal park system administration and management.
Thorough knowledge of landscaping and horticultural principles and practices as applied to the layout, design, and construction of park areas.
Ability to organize and direct the work of a large group of subordinates according to varying seasonal requirements.
Ability to plan and develop new park and recreational areas and improvements on existing properties.
Ability to initiate and implement new or revised programs and procedures.
Ability to supervise and direct the operation of all mechanical parks and tree equipment standard to the industry.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and harmonious working relationships with subordinates and Town and other agencies, employees, and the general public.
Ability to physically inspect and supervise the operation, construction and maintenance activities in all areas assigned to his/her jurisdiction.
Ability to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Connecticut.
Detailed information about the Town as well as the job description and requirements are available on the Town’s website www.greenwichct.org Town of Greenwich, HR Department, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT 06830. EOE M/F/D/V
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