The normal starting salary for this position is $84,459.60/annually. A higher salary may be considered, dependent on the qualifications and experience of the selected applicant and/or the City’s step placement policy.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 202300651
This position is located in the Grounds Management Division of the Parks and Recreation Department with the City of Oklahoma City and is under the direction of the department director. The employee is primarily responsible for managing and directing the activities of a large, complex division consisting of clerical, technical and/or professional staff. The position requires previous experience in various areas including: park construction; horticulture; landscape management; chemical applications; irrigation; and associated activities. Essential job functions include: assigning, prioritizing, and monitoring work projects; developing and evaluating divisional budgets, goals, and objectives; assisting in the development of departmental goals and objectives; reviewing work products and improving work methods and procedures; analyzing bids from contractors to determine the best supplier; reviewing federal, state, and local standards and regulations to ensure divisional compliance with various legal and policy guidelines; monitoring operational expenditures; developing and implementing divisional productivity improvement measures; and preparing complex technical reports for submission to City officials, federal and state agencies, etc. The employee has frequent contact with other City employees, contractors, citizens, outside agencies, etc., to exchange information or provide technical assistance regarding divisional activities. The instructions received define program objectives, as well as personnel and budgetary limitations. Work is reviewed by the department director for program accomplishments; management effectiveness; and adherence to policies, procedures, and directives.
Please be sure to answer the supplemental questions.
Knowledge of and skill in applying administrative and managerial principles and practices.
Skill in communicating in verbal and written form.
Skill in coordinating and supervising activities of professional, technical and clerical staff.
Ability to assess project needs, calculate quantities, and prepare cost estimates related to divisional operations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, public officials, citizens, and various outside agency representatives.
Ability to plan, design and implement system improvements and evaluate current systems.
Willingness to assume responsibility for operations of a division.