External Candidates are eligible for a $2,500 Sign On Bonus for a 2-year commitment. Bonus payments to be paid in three installments over the two year commitment.
The City of Portland, Maine seeks a dynamic, experienced leader in the Athletic Facilities Division for the Department of Parks, Recreation & Facilities. This is a working supervisory position that directs and coordinates the construction, maintenance and management of City owned grass, synthetic turf athletic fields and surrounding facilities throughout the City. This position’s assignments involve specific areas of expertise and knowledge of turf management, construction, and operations of the City’s athletic facilities, as well as, supervising permanent and seasonal employees and working with private contractors working on City properties as needed.
Extensive experience with preventive maintenance on specialized turf equipment by establishing and managing standard and non-standard turf management practices. Supervises the application of all synthetic and organic herbicides and pesticides; waters and fertilizes grounds; maintains records on work activities and written records of pesticide applications to comply with the Maine Department of Agriculture, the Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department’s Integrated Pest Management plan and the City of Portland’s Pesticide Ordinance.
Graduation from high school with a college degree preferred with emphasis in Turf Management or a related area or any equivalent combination of education and experience which would provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in this position; minimum 3-years working and experience in Sports Field/Turf Management; thorough knowledge and experience working on natural athletic fields: turf maintenance, cutting infields, core and tine aeration, overseeding, topdressing, squaring and lining fields, base replacement, mound building, field leveling and mowing techniques; thorough knowledge and experience working on synthetic athletic fields: sweeping, lining, disinfecting, general cleaning, equipment placement, seam repairs, turf replacement, compaction relief and snow removal.
Necessary Special Requirements: Must possess a valid Maine Commercial Pesticide License in Turf (3B) and Utility Right of Way Vegetation Management (6A) or another state’s equivalent which must be transferred to a State of Maine License within the probationary period and/or within (6) months of appointment to the position. Accredited Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP) within the probationary period and/or within (6) months of appointment to the position. Must possess a valid Class C driver's license and have a good driving record. Must pass a criminal conviction background check and be First Aid & CPR certified.
The City of Portland’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities department consists of three major divisions: Parks, Recreation, and Public Assembly Facilities. The department also manages Portland's Troubh Ice Arena and Riverside Golf and Grill.
The Portland Parks Division manages a parks system that includes over 60 parks and playgrounds, 7.5 miles of multi-use trails, 10 community gardens, 2 stadiums, 16 cemeteries, dozens of athletic fields and courts, all spread across 1,000+ acres of land. The Parks Division also stewards an urban forest of 20,000 inventoried trees, and maintains flowerbeds, meadows, and natural open spaces throughout the city. Our Park Rangers make sure our parks are safe for all, and our hard working maintenance crews keep our parks beautiful in the summer, and plow our city sidewalks and trails in the winter. The Parks Division aims to provide outdoor recreational opportunities for everyone, during all four seasons of the year: from the Portland Skatepark, to 4 splash pads and wading pools, 2 dog parks, 4 maintained ice skating ponds, a sledding hill and miles of groomed XC ski track.
The Recreation Division offers a vast array of recreation programs and cl...inics for preschool, youth, family, teens, adults, and senior adults at its five community centers. This includes but is not limited to the before and after school programs in Portland's nine elementary schools, a 62+ program for seniors, aquatics programs, therapeutic and inclusion programs, and basketball for K-6th grade students.
The Public Assembly Facilities Division is responsible for the scheduling and management of Merrill Auditorium, Portland Exposition Building, Hadlock Field, Ocean Gateway and Maine State Pier. This division provides all event services including front of house and backstage operations as well as security, concessions and custodial services. Prime Tenant contracts include Portland Symphony Orchestra, Portland Ovations, Portland Sea Dogs, Maine Red Claws and the Portland School Department. In addition, this division oversees the permitting of events in the City’s parks, open spaces and streets and manages large scale outdoor events including the annual July 4th celebration on the Eastern Prom. This past year, the division was responsible for over 1,100 events with over 400,000 attendees.