Leadership, Maintenance Facilities, Operations, Parks
Employee in this class is responsible for managing and supervising. Work emphasis is placed on park maintenance management, revenue producing activities and administration. The positions under this class require extensive responsible independence of action and latitude for problem solving in accordance with departmental policies. Employee will be assigned to manage the operations of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.
This job is not of a routine, clerical, or ministerial nature.
Supervision is exercised over parks personnel engaged in facility maintenance and recreational programming.
This position reports to the Executive Director.
Work involves the performance of skilled work in grounds care and maintenance, and the supervision of crew engaged in routine grounds care work. Supervision is exercised over assigned Park Attendants, Revenue Collectors, Volunteer Coordinator and Camp Attendants
Assigns and reviews the work of maintenance personnel.
Coordinates activities of crews engaged in landscape maintenance procedures such as fertilization and pest control.
Issues work orders for repair of equipment or facilities.
Identifies needs for renovation or replacement of facilities or equipment.
Assigns and reviews the work of subordinates engaged in the maintenance of a park.
Directs maintenance activities such as litter removal, parking lot cleanup, trimming of trees and shrubs, edging, mowing, watering, fertilization, non-selective weed control and rental spaces.
Offers advice and assistance on unusual or difficult problems.
Reviews and issues park permits for use when visitors rent spaces on weekend & holidays (rental office closed)
Prepares reports on facility operation, maintenance and participation.
Makes recommendations concerning possible park improvement.
In the absence of assigned personnel, performs maintenance and recreation functions as required.
Submit Requisitions for equipment, materials and supplies and maintains inventory.
Prepares park operation budget estimates.
Makes recommendations regarding hiring, discipline, and promotion of subordinates.
Authorizes leave and overtime.
Evaluates and rates employee performance.
Makes out daily reports of work done.
Plans, lays out work, makes work assignments, participates and supervises work crews in all phases of park maintenance work, which includes:
Care of grass, shrubs, plants and trees.
Care of all types of athletic fields and courts.
Mixing and application of fertilizers, chemicals and insecticides.
Planting, removing and relocating plants, shrubs and trees.
Preparation of park or building for special events.
Maintenance and minor repairs on all equipment used in parks maintenance work.
Desirable Knowledge Abilities and Skills:
Knowledge of the methods, tools and equipment used in the care of grass, flowers, shrubs and trees.
Knowledge relative to mixing and use of insecticide chemicals.
Knowledge of the kinds of fertilizer used in growing grass, flowers, shrubs and trees.
Knowledge of the species of grass, flowers, shrubs and trees grown in South Florida, their planting times and soil requirements.
Ability to follow written instructions or simple diagrams in laying out of marking athletic fields.
Ability to instruct, train and supervise the work of a small group of unskilled workers.
Ability to operate and make minor repairs to grounds keeping tools and equipment.
Ability to do arduous manual labor outdoors.
Ability to keep work records and to prepare reports.
Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of public park and recreation operations.
Knowledge of various activities which make up a comprehensive recreational and educational programs and equipment requirements of all common recreational and educational activities.
Considerable knowledge of maintenance requirements of parks, playgrounds athletic fields, pool facilities, and other recreational facilities.
Knowledge of the safety hazards inherent in the use of the types of facilities to which assigned and of necessary precautionary measures, including first aid practices.
Knowledge of community characteristics and particular programming needs.
Knowledge of turf management, fertilizing, irrigation and preventive maintenance.
Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
Ability to establish and maintain effective public relations with the community and peers.
Ability to keep records, prepare, and submit reports.
Ability to express ideas and information clearly and concisely.
Ability to supervise subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance
Additional Salary Information: 100% health & Dental coverage, Paid Vacation, Sick & Holidays
6 month Probationary period
Internal Number: 05022019
About Park & Beach
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park was dedicated on August 1, 1945. It was known as the "colored only" beach during the era of racial segregation and was the only recreational facility legally open in south Florida to the African-American community.
Closed for over 26 years, the park underwent a multi-million dollar renovation of it shoreline, wetlands, historic Buildings and the planning stages for a future museum/cultural center before the property was officially re-dedicated for public use on February 22, 2008. Historic Virginia Key Beach Park is City of Miami property and is administered by the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust whose mission it is to restore and preserve this urban jewel for people of all colors. The beach park is designated a State of Florida Heritage Site and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The park is open 7 days a week from 7:00 am-sunset.
Rental Spaces are available for Birthdays, Festivals, Family Reunion, Church Picnics, Photo Shoots, Weddings, Corporate Functions, concerts and Historic Tours.