Trains new employees and coordinates cross-training opportunities. Coaches and mentors staff to meet goals and maintain motivation.
Schedules daily work assignments. Reprioritizes assignments as needed. Monitors assigned duties to ensure timely completion of work. Completes time sheets and completes schedule to accommodate approved time off. Prepare documents to record daily work activities.
Organizes, leads, and oversees building repairs, property maintenance and cleaning projects; ensures appropriate equipment and supplies are available. Directs and guides other assigned department staff to assist in the completion of the scheduled project accurately and on time.
Monitors the outcomes of work performed by other department personnel and contract service providers.
Oversees and directs the proper methods and procedures of performing maintenance duties.
Routinely inspects facilities, parks, athletic fields, and recreation equipment to ensure quality and maintenance.
Responds to call-ins or project changes and modifies schedule as needed to meet work demands and to fill in for employee absences.
Ensures proper care and maintenance of tools and equipment. Coordinates maintenance as needed.
Prepares performance evaluations.
Receives and investigates accident reports.
Responds to customer service inquires, providing appropriate follow-up, referral or resolution.
Assists with snow removal operations.
Assembles and disassembles equipment for special events.
Prepares cost estimates, maintenance, supply requisitions and inventory reports.
Provides input to Parks Manager on related bid specifications and budget needs.
Performs all duties of the crew as needed.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of principles, practices and methods of parks maintenance, repair and construction.
Knowledge of principles and techniques of horticulture and grounds maintenance including pesticide and herbicide use.
Knowledge of equipment and tools utilized in parks maintenance and repair.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions and measures.
Knowledge of insect/disease problems of trees and makes recommendations for treatment or removal.
Knowledge of ASTM, CPSC and ADA safety regulations and requirements for facility safety.
Knowledge of irrigation troubleshooting and repairs.
Skill in operating a variety of equipment and machinery related to parks maintenance, grounds maintenance and related.
Ability to prioritize duties to accomplish a high volume of work product while adapting to constant changes in priority.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; take responsibility for quality and timeliness of work; respond to unplanned requests; complete assigned tasks and report progress; demonstrate behavior consistent with Department direction.
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with the public.
Ability to work the allocated hours of the position and ability to work flexible hours to include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays due to adverse weather conditions, construction projects, or other emergency service.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Associates Degree in Recreation, Horticulture or other related trade with five (5) years of experience working in facility maintenance/construction.
Must the following certifications, or obtain within the timeframe specified by the City:
State Pesticide certification - Category 3 Turf and Ornamental;
Confined Space certification;
Playground Safety Inspector certification; and
Certification in irrigation installation and repair.
Must have a Tennessee Commercial Driver’s License or obtain in the timeframe specified by the City.
Tree climbing and rigging certification preferred.
Individuals interested in applying for this position must apply online before12:00 noon, Thursday, July 22, 2021.
THE CITY OF OAK RIDGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
INCLUDING THE DISABLED
About City of Oak Ridge
The City of Oak Ridge is located in the eastern part of the state, approximately 22 miles northwest of Knoxville. The City occupies a southern portion of Anderson County and an eastern portion of Roane County. Oak Ridge borders the Clinch River's navigable waterway for 42 miles along the shores of Watts Bar and Melton Hill Lake.
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