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 57,042.60 BASE SALARY (Educational Salary Incentives Available)

The City of Fairview Heights is accepting applications for a full-time Parks Supervisor position in the Parks & Recreation Department. The annual base salary associated with this position is $57,042.60, however - educational salary incentives are available, up to 10% above the base salary. Excellent benefits, vacation and sick leave, and IMRF pension are associated with this position. Basic job qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Park Administration, Landscape Architecture, Ornamental Horticulture, or related field, a Class B CDL, five years of experience in parks landscape and parks-related building maintenance, and three years of progressive, increasingly responsible supervisory experience. Applications may be obtained online at the City's website at this link: and returned by e-mail to or mailed to 10025 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights, IL 62208.

The City of Fairview Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F/D/V

POSITION Parks Supervisor

DEPARTMENT Parks and Recreation

STATUS Full-Time (Non-Exempt)


REPORTS DIRECTLY TO Director of Parks and Recreation

SUMMARY OF POSITION Position involves the responsibility for the general supervision, organization and planning of the operations of the parks, including regular maintenance of city parks, park facilities, lawns, grounds and other cultivated areas in the City, and assures that safe and clean park facilities are provided for residents. Position has considerable responsibility in recommending and overseeing the upkeep, upgrade, construction, and/or renovation of parks facilities. Employee works with a high degree of independence and initiative; however, confers with the Parks and Recreation Director as well as with Public Works Director, Supervisor, and crew.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

• Plans, coordinates and supervises the maintenance of landscape and grounds in City parks, facilities and playgrounds, including inspection, maintenance, management and improvement; evaluates maintenance issues and recommends and implements solutions to provide safe, clean, and aesthetically pleasing parks facilities. • Coordinates and supervises the daily activities of parks maintenance staff, vehicles, and equipment to assure the work quality, appropriate work delegation, and timely accomplishment of responsibilities. • Meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve special projects and workload issues, provides assistance and training in technical issues and responsibilities, corrects performance deficiencies, and timely responds to work requests and complaints. • Supervises maintenance operations and resource allocation; prioritizes projects and inspects jobsites to assure quality work products and effective use of resources; oversees the maintenance of irrigation systems; plans and directs the application of pesticide and herbicide materials to assure their safe and effective application. • Supervises special projects; identifies problem areas and implements solutions; oversees setup and teardown and other tasks for special City events as directed; orders and stages materials for special projects and assures projects meet goals and standards. • Supervises a variety of administrative activities including records management, employee scheduling, work activity reports, and assesses inventories to assure that adequate materials are available. • Monitors work sites to assure that safety rules and regulations are adhered to, and that the work zones and all equipment are in safe operational condition; recognizes and reports unsafe acts, conditions, accidents and injuries. • Develops and coordinates training programs for personnel, encourages cross-training opportunities for employees, coordinates safety meetings, and enforces all safety rules and regulations to ensure compliance with OSHA standards.

QUALIFICATIONS The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of: • City policies and procedures. • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. • Principles and practices of budget development. • Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in parks maintenance. • Landscape and irrigation design and maintenance practices and standards. • Principles and practices of pesticide/herbicide application and plant disease identification and treatment. • Proper use and storage of chemicals, including OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for hazardous chemicals used in the workplace. • Federal, state and city safety rules and regulations. • Occupational hazards and safety precautions.

Ability to: • Use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines. • Supervise staff, delegate tasks, manage and resolve conflicts, and evaluate staff performance. • Assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands. • Safely and efficiently oversee the operation and maintenance of equipment according to standard operating and safety procedures. • Safely use chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and cleaning compounds. • Troubleshoot repairs on irrigation systems and equipment. • Promote and enforce safe work practices. • Operate a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software. • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff, the general public, vendors, and contractors. • Communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing. • Create reports, RFP's, manage contracts and review proposals. • Prepare cost and materials estimates and administer a budget.

EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree required with preferred education in Park Administration, Ornamental Horticulture, Landscape Architecture or related field. Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in landscape and building maintenance including at least three (3) years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: • Class B - CDL Driver’s License • Sprayers License from the State of Illinois • CPRP - Certified Parks and Recreation Professional Certificate preferred • First Aid, CPR and AED Certifications

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily outdoors; travel to different locations; employees may be exposed to inclement weather conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces; employee may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.

Physical: The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and is required to perform moderate physical work. Employee must also have the ability to bend, stretch and maneuver objects weighing up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk; sit; use hands and fingers, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb and balance.

Technology: Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite is necessary, in addition to communicating effectively and in a timely manner via e-mail, and the ability to use a smartphone.

Vision: Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

 City of Fairview Heights


Amanda Bushnell
(618) 489-2013

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