For more information and / or to apply, please visit our website at: www.elkgroveparks.org
JOB SUMMARY Under general direction by the Executive Director, is responsible for maintenance and improvements of all Park District grounds, facilities and planning. Responsible for planning long-term capital investments, preventative maintenance schedules, and internal work order system for Park District. Member of the Senior Management Team of the Elk Grove Park District.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Provides direction for facilities maintenance, park maintenance and planning operations. • Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of resources with respect to objectives. • Assesses community needs and level of satisfaction, and directs department planning and maintenance of parks and facilities in response to those needs. • Provides leadership to departmental staff, providing vision, direction, growth and effective feedback. • Develops park and facility maintenance and operational standards. • Plans, promotes and implements good safety practices. • Stays abreast of new developments in park and facility maintenance. • Performs the job safely and in compliance with district policies, procedures, work and safety rules. • Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS • Plans, prepares and administers capital improvement and operating budgets. • Manages contract administration which includes selection and hiring of consultants, monitoring of work progress, and assuring compliance with governmental rules and regulations. • Directs and monitors grounds maintenance and facility maintenance activities which include the planning and implementing of long range maintenance projects. • Develops, implements, and reviews plans for the construction of new facilities and parks as well as the renovation of existing facilities to invite technical assistance and ensure maintenance feasibility. • Documents and improves department and district processes, such as work order systems. • Guides land acquisition activities for district. • Reviews development projects for consistency with Park District Master Plan objectives. • Reviews bids and proposals to make recommendations on awarding of contracts. • Participates on various district and department teams. • Develops excellence in internal and external customer satisfaction. • Attends Parks & Planning Department Meetings. • Attends Park Board Meetings. • Works as a member of the Senior Management Team. Attends Management Team Meetings.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS • Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. • Physical agility to maintain mobility from site to site. • Manual dexterity required for frequent manipulation of trade tools such as but not limited to computer keyboards and drafting equipment. • Subject to modified/flexible work schedule.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Knowledge of planning and development of park and recreation facilities. Skill in landscape architectural design. • Knowledge of landscaping, turf maintenance, athletic field maintenance, chemical application, plant material, soil preparation, and fertilization. • Knowledge of plant materials, insects, diseases, herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. • Knowledge of grounds maintenance procedures. • General knowledge of facility maintenance. • General knowledge of fleet maintenance. • Skill in analyzing and evaluating policies, procedures, services, and facilities in order to develop recommendations for improvement. • Skill in annual budget preparation. • Ability to select from possible alternative methods the method of processing information that leads to the potentially best answer or solution to a problem. • Ability to generate or conceive new or innovative ideas or solution to a problem. • Builds and maintains positive working relationship with co-workers, other departments and the public using principles of good customer service. • Knowledge of technology applications with a means to improving resource allocation. • Leadership abilities that include employee participation and involvement. • Ability to work in a team-based environment. • Effective interpersonal skills. • Skill in written and verbal communication. • Ability to think beyond traditional paradigms. • Ability to learn basic statistical process control skills. • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions. • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE The above knowledge, skills, and abilities may be demonstrated by a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration, Landscape Architecture or related field, plus five years experience in a general management position involving park maintenance, park planning, and park construction. Any equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the above.
For more information and / or to apply, please visit our website at www.elkgroveparks.org