Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EST)
*Hours may vary due to work assignments or projects.*
FLSA Status: This is an Exempt position.
Department: Parks & Outdoors
Incumbents in this classification are responsible for providing stewardship of the City's park system. Duties include hiring, training and evaluating staff; coordinating projects and work activities; supervising investigation of accidents or incidents; developing and administering the division budget; representing the Department of Parks & Outdoors with the public and City; set goals and to identify funding availability; developing and administering policies and procedures. Collaborate with fellow Parks & Outdoors team leads to deliver parks, recreation, event, conversation, and art amenities and programs. Work is performed with general direction, working from broad goals and policies.
SERIES LEVEL: The Director Park Stewardship & Maintenance Director is a stand-alone position in the Parks management series.
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities.
Supervises staff to include prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.
Directs and oversees the day-to-day operations and functions of all units within the City's park system, includes planning, coordinating, administering and evaluating maintenance programs, projects, processes, procedures, internal controls, quality initiatives, systems, standards and/or service offerings; ensuring compliance with federal, state and local laws, regulations, codes and/or standards; coordinating activities between multiple service areas and working to integrate and coordinate service areas.
Directs and oversees the maintenance and repair of facilities; reviews work requests; inspects sites to determine needs and initiates appropriate action; monitors work in progress and inspects completed work.
Supervises investigations of accidents or incidents involving employees, vehicles, property and/or facilities.
Reviews and manages the analysis of management information; formulates recommendations based on findings; manages priorities, work processes and procedures; ensures adherence and compatibility with organizational goals, objectives and strategic initiatives.
Reviews, manages and participates in the preparation, review and submittal of a variety of reports, reconciliations, work papers, promotional efforts, communications, schedules, tables and/or statements to and from internal departments, financial institutions, governmental entities and external agencies.
Participates in/on a variety of task forces, meetings, committees and/or training sessions in order to receive and convey information.
Responds to requests for information and provides subject-matter-expert guidance to other departments, patrons, the general public and/or outside agencies.
Develops and administers budgets, including being part of the capital improvement team; approves expenditures; reviews financial statements; manages financial operations.
Uses, carries and answers their cell phone for business purposes as determined by the assigned job duties and the department head.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Landscape, Architecture, Horticulture, or a related field and eight (8) years related parks maintenance experience; or a Master's Degree preferred in a related field and six (6) years of related parks maintenance experience. Related experience must include three (3) years managing maintenance staff, budgets, contracts, and projects. Experience and education in management of turf grass, landscaping and facilities is preferred.
Chattanooga, the 4th largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. The city boasts the most productive affordable housing program in the nation, and is notable for leveraging development funds through effective public/private partnerships, with significant civic involvement on the part of private foundations. Chattanooga was one of the first US cities to effectively use a citizen visioning process to set specific long-range goals to enrich the lives of residents and visitors.
The Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center is solidly booked by groups who return to the city year after year for a good time and a great facility that has recently been expanded. Public entities and private citizens worked together to build the 20,000 seat Max Finley Stadium completed in 1998. The city and county have developed an extensive greenway system which includes 5 miles of constructed riverwalk beginning downtown and meandering through the historic art district and several parks. The cit...y supports a downtown shuttle fleet of zero-emission electric buses - manufactured here in Chattanooga - for commuters and visitors wishing to park-and-ride.
looking at lookout Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Bessie Smith Strut, Fall Color Cruise, the Creative Discovery Museum for children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home of NCAA Division I-AA national football championships and hosts the national softball championships every year.
People who love the out-of-doors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the verdant Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River watershed support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States.
The local economy includes a diversified mix of manufacturing and service industries, four colleges, and several preparatory schools known throughout the South. "Sustainability" is a key concept for industry and government working together for enlightened development.
With its scenic beauty, stable population and economy, civic vitality and cross-sector partnerships, fiscal integrity, and strategic location, Chattanooga enters the 21st century as one of the most progressive and livable mid-size cities in the US. In this decade the city has won 3 national awards for outstanding "livability", and 9 Gunther Blue Ribbon Awards for excellence in housing and consolidated planning.