SUMMARY The Superintendent of Parks position is performed on a full-time basis and is classified as Management Personnel with exempt status. The function of the position is to manage the maintenance (including repairs and improvements) of all grounds, facilities and equipment of the Norridge Park District. Additionally, the Superintendent of Parks is responsible for coordinating and managing the work activities of the Parks Department staff.
QUALIFICATIONS • Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license. • High school diploma or higher. • 5-8 years of experience at a park district or organization of comparable scope in a supervisory position. • Certification by a related professional association and a record of ongoing participation in continuing education seminars and workshops is preferred. • Knowledge of standard hand and power tools and equipment used in facility and grounds maintenance activities. • Knowledge of minor electrical, carpentry and plumbing maintenance. • Experience with turf, ball field and landscape maintenance. • Ability to lift 100 pounds with or without assistance. • Ability to read, understand and communicate effectively using the English language – applies to spoken, written and electronic media and communications.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Responsible for the landscape operations of Park District grounds, as well as the in-house construction, trades maintenance and care of all the Park District buildings, facilities and equipment.
• Directly hire/supervise all Parks Department – Laborer I/Laborer II.
• Responsible for communicating all policies and procedures within the Personnel Manual to staff and enforcing their adherence to them.
• Prepare work schedules for Laborer I and II positions and submit accompanying payroll information to Business Department for processing.
• Obtain training and certifications for CPR, First Aid, AED and Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI).
• Obtain AFO or CPO certification for pool operations while maintaining ongoing training opportunities and valid certification status.
• Attend seminars/meetings/conferences on issues relevant to job position, as well as PDRMA RMIs.
• Develop and adhere to an annual budget for 1510 (Maintenance).
• Conduct annual performance evaluations for Laborer I and II positions and discuss areas in which to improve.
• Assist in District-wide safety program and comply with all federal, state and local laws.
• Supervise all custodial work and general clean-up of parks and facilities while monitoring the appearance and condition of properties.
• Analyze vehicle and equipment operations and manpower efficiency to determine the most effective use of Park District resources.
• Implement the District’s maintenance program for all parks and equipment.
• Coordinate all Park construction projects with contractors and provide general supervision during construction.
• Maintain records for safety inspections and maintenance of all parks and equipment. • Review all Parks Department invoices and follow expenditure procedures. • Inform the Director and other staff members of all pertinent matters. • Communicate with other departments to assure maximum utilization of available resources and to ensure harmonious working relationships. • Conduct staff meetings with all Parks Department personnel. • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate all Labor I and Labor II personnel for the Parks Department. • Develop and implement a safety training program for all personnel of the Parks Department. • Develop and implement a Park operation and maintenance plan. • Recommend equipment needs and capital improvements to the Director. Prepare specifications and follow through with the bidding process and construction site inspections. • Oversee the start-up and physical operation of the swimming pool, Recreation Center, gymnasium, hockey rinks, NRC East and lighted athletic courts and fields including facilities under contractual agreements.
PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS • Ability to deal well with people under stressful situations (must resolve problems that arise with both patrons and employees). • Ability to prioritize tasks and projects. • Ability to work with co-workers and visitors to the Park in a professional and respectful manner.
• Activities are performed both indoors and outdoors. Indoor environmental conditions will include lighting and temperature. Outdoor environmental conditions will include exposure to weather – ranging from extreme heat to extreme cold – and associated elements like rain, snow, ice, wind, etc.
• Exposure to various chemicals (fertilizers, pool chemicals, cleaning agents, oil fuels, etc.) is to be expected.
COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS • Excellent problem solving ability and good judgment.
BENEFITS Medical Coverage • Dental Coverage • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan (voluntary) • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Personal Days • Other employee membership perks and discounts