The Superintendent of Parks coordinates, supervises, and reviews the work of the parks division. Assigns projects to be done and reviews progress. Handles personnel matters, hires, evaluates, and terminates employees. Monitors parks construction projects.
Supervises park construction projects from start to finish, including working with consultants, develop/monitor the construction budget, reimbursements for grants and monitoring the actual construction project.
Consults with foreman concerning work projects, maintenance of parks, personnel and scheduling.
Prepares purchase requests for ordering materials and supplies for park operations, including obtaining specifications for new equipment and repairs.
Performs personnel related duties including hiring, training, coaching, performance evaluations, and discipline.
Assures safety standards and departmental procedures are followed. Conducts monthly safety meetings.
Coordinates with contractors on new park construction and special maintenance programs.
Reviews and handles complaints from citizens. Assists with public relations by giving informational speeches to various groups. Regularly attends Parks and Recreation Board and similar meetings and periodically makes presentations.
Coordinates with key parks and recreation staff management, citizen volunteer groups, and other city departments on various activities that need assistance from the Parks Division.
Keeps Director informed of projects. Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation or related field from an accredited college or university.
Must obtain Texas Department of Agriculture Certified Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License in plant pest control, weed control, and right-of-way control within six months.
Valid Texas driver's license with acceptable driving record.
Three years related experience.
Prior supervisory experience.
Computer experience in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
National Playground Safety Institute Certified Playground Inspector.
Additional Salary Information: The Superintendent of Parks and eligible dependents who participate in the City’s Health plan will enjoy free medical care at the City operated Wellness Center. The City provides 10 holidays per year, along with sick leave and vacation leave. A sampling of other benefits include: voluntary medical, dental, vision insurance, life insurance, and short/long term disability options. The City offers on-site fitness programs, wellness programs, and tuition reimbursement opportunities. An exceptional retirement plan under the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) is provided which includes an employee deposit rate of 7% with a City matching ratio of 2:1 and five year vesting.
About City of Baytown
Baytown is a growing community with a population of approximately 82,000 situated on the north side of Galveston Bay. As a full-service municipal government our purpose is simple – Together we enrich lives and build community.
Our employees are dedicated to public service through Caring, Innovation, Collaboration, Leadership and Stewardship, and we are looking for qualified candidates who shares our values to join our team!