GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Superintendent of Parks & Planning is responsible for the general maintenance, upkeep and record keeping for all grounds, buildings and properties of the district. The Superintendent will contribute to the master plan, comprehensive plan and capital repair and replacement schedule. The Superintendent will represent the Executive Director when required. The Superintendent will supervise a staff of full and part-time employees. The Superintendent will be an integral part of the district’s administrative team. The Superintendent serves as a member of the Safety Committee.
SITTING: Some, including driving
WALKING: Extended periods of time
LIFTING: Must be able to lift 50 lbs / 75 lbs with assistance
VERBAL: Must be able to communicate one on one and in a group setting
VISION: Must be able to read, write and use computer
COGNITIVE SKILLS REQUIRED:
•Must be able to read, write and organize materials.
•Must have the ability to plan, direct and supervise staff.
•Must be able to work with people and to solve problems.
•Must be a self-starter willing to work with minimal supervision.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIRED:
•Principles, practices and objectives of park and recreation administration.
•Construction management and the construction trades.
•Proficient in construction, landscape and architectural terminology.
•Complete understanding of park maintenance operations, including bidding procedures.
•Landscape architectural theories, practices and principles.
•Turf, tree and shrub care and maintenance.
•Principles of financial management.
•Pertinent safety precautions and personal protective equipment.
•Knowledge of the American with Disabilities Act and implementation process.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
•BA/BS in park management, landscape architecture, engineering, turf grass management, forestry, horticulture, or related field.
•Minimum five years of responsible administrative or supervisory experience in building and grounds management.
•Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred.
•Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
•Valid driver’s license required.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (DUTIES):
•Evaluate staffing needs (including recruitment, hiring, evaluation and training) and make adjustments within the department.
•Responsible for loss prevention, employee safety training and for enforcement of safety standards in department.
•Prepare and administer annual budget for maintenance and capital improvements for buildings, equipment and properties of the district.
•Coordinate work with outside contractors.
•Prepare bids for projects not done by department personnel and private architects and consultants.
•Develop plans, architectural drawings and cost analysis for the development and improvement of parks.
•Prepare long-range plans for park acquisition, park development, equipment needs, swimming pool maintenance and renovation, building
construction, building management, turf management, tree management, parking lot maintenance, athletic fields and facilities.
•Work closely with facility managers on matters of construction, renovation and maintenance.
•Responsible for the district’s capital improvement and development projects, and the capital asset replacement program.
•Prepare and/or direct the preparation of board summaries, monthly reports, and periodic and special reports.
•Maintain required records of departmental activities, inspections, preventive maintenance, vehicles, services, personnel and property.
•Coordinate and work with community agencies and groups on park related projects and planning where needed.
•Supervise major park development projects and report to the Director on their status.
•Serve as a member of the Safety Committee performing certain risk management duties.
•Perform other duties and functions as directed.
•Adhere to all policies and procedures outlined in the Policy and Procedure Manual, Personnel Policy Manual, and Safety Manual.
•Assist with and/or attend park district special events.
•Work with schools, sports leagues and other organizations on special projects.
•Attend meetings and participate in IPRA, and PDRMA, local community agencies, associations and organizations.
•Attend professional conferences and workshops.
•Coordinate the installation, repair and maintenance of the fire and burglar alarm systems for the district’s buildings.
•Responsible for the district’s tree planting and forestry program.
•On call at all times and as needed.
The Superintendent of Parks and Planning has no established hours, yet is required to invest the time necessary to produce exceptional results. It is essential to be regularly available during standard business hours to meet with staff, vendors and other businesses and government agencies.
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