The City of Chandler Park Development & Operations Division is currently seeking qualified individuals to fill a full time Parks Maintenance Supervisor position. This position will include benefits. This job class is subject to emergency call-out and the successful candidate must be able to work overtime including nights and weekends.
Work hours: Monday through Friday 6am - 3pm
Classification Summary: The primary function of an employee in this class is to supervise the daily operations of the City’s parks, which includes overseeing the duties and staff related to the repair, maintenance and inspection of playgrounds, athletic/sport fields and courts, ball fields, irrigation systems, and park and related grounds. An employee in this class may be assigned to other duties in the City’s Community & Neighborhood Services Department. This class is subject to emergency call-out and must be able to work overtime including nights and weekends.
Essential Functions (list not exhaustive):
Plans, organizes, supervises and participates the work of staff involved in park maintenance activities including repair, maintenance and inspection of playgrounds, athletic fields and courts, ball fields, irrigation systems and park and related grounds. Also oversees trash and debris removal, graffiti removal, litter pickup, and cleaning and sanitizing public restrooms, armadas, and picnic areas;
Schedules and prioritizes work assignments; monitors status of work in progress; coordinates projects and work activities with other divisions, departments, contractors; confers with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise;
Reviews and inspects the work of assigned staff to assure the work quality, and timely completion of assigned duties and responsibilities;
Supervises and evaluates assigned staff, addresses employee concerns and problems, counsels, disciplines and completes performance appraisals; conducts interviews and makes hiring recommendations;
Responds to citizen complaints, suggests and recommends corrective measures as necessary to resolve issues;
Monitors work environment and the use of safety equipment to ensure the safety of employees and other individuals;
Oversees and monitors inspections and maintenance of playgrounds to ensure compliance with established playground safety standards;
Develops and trains crew; instructs crew in work techniques and the proper use and maintenance of all equipment
Prepares daily activity reports, including complaint resolutions, maintenance and repair logs, vehicle inspection forms, water usage reports, and other technical and statistical documentation;
Performs various administrative tasks; establishes operating procedures and standards; provides budgetary input; tracks expenditures; reviews purchases requisitions or expenditures of assigned staff and reviews time sheets;
Assists in writing bid specifications on equipment; inspects, tests and evaluates incoming supplies, materials and equipment;
Operates a variety of equipment, machinery and tools used in department projects and activities, which may include backhoe, tractors and associated attachments, power tools, and various grounds keeping equipment;
Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies: ensures availability of adequate materials to conduct work activities; approves and/or initiates orders for new/replacement materials.
May oversees and monitors work of contractors; inspects work to ensure quality and compliance with terms of contracts and regulatory compliance, reviews contractor price quotes;
Oversees the general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep vehicles, equipment, and tools in good operating conditions;
Reads and interprets specifications, plans, and blueprints for construction and remodeling park related projects and makes recommendations prior to and during construction;
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures;
Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City’s Safety Handbook.
Irrigation Specialty duties include:
Oversees and coordinates the scheduled maintenance, repair, and installation work on irrigation and plumbing systems, including automated control systems, pumping stations, and computerized controller and radios;
Oversees, plans and performs the advanced scheduling of the Motorola MIR 5000 Central Computer system; responsible for troubleshooting and problem solving all software applications and hardware associated with the system; ensures compliance with water conservation efforts;
Performs the most complex installation, troubleshooting, and repairs on irrigation controllers, including electrical troubleshooting of all the system components;
Oversees the annual testing and repair work on all types of backflow prevention devices;
Oversees the water audits on city parks and facilities and develops water schedules for each park based on audit results to ensure water is being used efficiently; creates and maintains a variety of water usage reports including annual reports for the Arizona Department of Water Resources;
Oversees the data entry of all irrigation usage and scheduling data into computer database;
Oversees the installation and repair of irrigation lines and valves;
Athletic/Ball Field and Sport Court Specialty duties include:
Responsible for planning, scheduling, and coordinating all work performed on city athletic fields and sport courts;
Oversees and participates as needed in the preparation and cleanup of athletic fields for sports activities;
Coordinates ball field maintenance schedules around tournaments and flood irrigation by working with the Recreation Division;
Oversees and participates in measuring and laying out field lines, bases and goal nets; replacing nets and shade guards;
Completes monthly field audits;
Orders and completes winter rye grass seeding schedule; schedules aeration and verticut practices on sports fields;
Develops yearly field improvement schedules;
Meets quarterly with Chandler Youth Sports Association (CYSA) groups to coordinate field maintenance needs;
Horticulture Specialty duties include:
Plans, oversees and supervises plant care, plant selection, planting and pruning schedules, evaluating tree health, and disease eradication;
Plans, schedules and oversees the pesticide and herbicide application for all city parks and related grounds including purchasing all pesticide and herbicides;
Reviews development plans for city-owned property landscape plans; performs compliance checks to ensure compliance with city ordinance and standards;
Serves as information resource to the public and other city employees; responsible for public education programs and training staff and the public on industry standards for horticulture, arboriculture, and tree care operations; Supervises operation of demonstration garden;
Develops specifications for tree planting, pruning, and species recommendations;
Researches, develops and implements control methods for pest and disease management;
Recruits, coordinates and supervises volunteers;
Performs the duties of urban forester, including inventory and evaluation of existing stock, supervising the mulch program, and reviewing construction and landscape landscaping proposals;
Associate's Degree in Parks Management, Horticulture, Resources Management, Landscape Horticulture or a related field; and
Five (5) years’ experience in construction maintenance including repair of parks facilities, turf landscape management, recreation areas, or large outdoor athletic complexes; and
Two years lead or supervisory experience; and
Valid Arizona Driver’s License with acceptable driving record; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Arizona Landscape Association Landscape Professional Certificate (ACLP);
State of Arizona Office of Pest Management Ornamental and Turf Application Certification;
Sports Field Manager Certification.
The City of Chandler will conduct a pre-employment drug/alcohol test and a MVRRS (Motor Vehicle Record Request System) check as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon acceptable results.
The City of Chandler will conduct a pre-employment MVRRS (Motor Vehicle Record Request System) check as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon acceptable results.
The position available is regular full-time position and is subject to a six (6) month probationary period. A register of qualified candidates will be active for four (4) months should another position become available.
The City of Chandler fingerprints all applicants, 18 years of age and older, selected for hire to evaluate the fitness of prospective employees. The examination process may vary if determined necessary.
Applicants for employment and volunteer opportunities should be aware of the City of Chandler’s policies concerning the use of drugs and alcohol. These policies have not been altered by the passage of Proposition 207. The use of recreational marijuana is a violation of the City’s Drug Free Workplace Policy. Certain positions within the City are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test. A positive result for drugs tested under the policy, including recreational marijuana, may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or volunteer opportunity.
The City of Chandler is an equal employment opportunity and reasonable accommodation employer.
Internal Number: 2100157
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