Salary: $74,189 – $105,635 annually (DOQ)
Work Period: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, some Holidays and Weekends
Education and Experience: Four year degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Recreation or Parks, Agronomy, Landscape Architecture or related field. Four years progressively responsible experience in park or grounds maintenance including three years supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Licenses and Certifications: Must possess or acquire a valid Oklahoma driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record. Chemical Applicator’s Certification or equivalent training in use of chemicals. Knowledge: Management theory and supervisory methods and techniques. Parks administration practices and methodologies. Current technologies, methods, tools, equipment and materials used in park or grounds maintenance. Occupational hazards and safety rules and regulations. Skills: Planning, organizing, assigning, directing, and reviewing work. Supervising, motivating, and evaluating staff to obtain effective results and meet established time frames. Communicating both orally and in writing. Interpersonal skills necessary to provide effective leadership to subordinates, maintain a variety of internal and external contacts, and work cooperatively with superior and subordinate staff. Mental and Physical Abilities: Analytical skills necessary to evaluate delivery of services, respond to deficiencies by identifying and implementing appropriate corrective actions, develop and administer sound policies, procedures and budgets, and oversee the work of others. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when preparing and reading reports, preparing budgets, or investigating citizen complaints. Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, and lifting and carrying moderately heavy (25-50 lb.) objects approximately (5-10%) of work time. Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance. Additional Information: Selected applicant must pass a background investigation, physical examination, and drug screen.
Supervises skilled, maintenance, and administrative personnel; interviews and hires personnel; plans, schedules, and assigns work; ensures workers are instructed in correct methods and procedures and trained in safe operation of equipment; reviews and evaluates employee performance; administers disciplinary action when necessary. Supervises and participates in the planning of long and short range goals related to the division; develops implements, and monitors policies and procedures; develops new programs and schedules; establishes project priorities. Plans, allocates, and monitors time, people, equipment, and other resources to ensure efficient organization and operation, satisfactory work quality, safety, and timely completion of work; ensures all work is performed in conformance with appropriate standards and specifications. Prepares and presents annual and capital budget for division; administers funds for division; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with budget. Researches and develops specifications; prepares bids; meets with vendors to evaluate products and services; recommends and requisitions equipment and supplies. Approves contracted services; monitors and ensures contract compliance. Manage or supervise capital improvement projects for park system. Meets with the public to respond to questions and resolve problems concerning the division; investigates, documents, and resolves complaints. Provides information, advice, feedback, or assistance to supervisors within the division. Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with other City divisions and departments, outside vendors, and general public; assists other divisions/departments as needed. Supervises the preparation of or prepares reports, papers, and other documents appropriate to the department; maintains and updates records and manuals. Keeps Director informed of division’s activities and problems; provides technical advice to Director in area of park maintenance. Presents exhibits and recommendations to various committees; commissions, and groups; including City Council, City Council committees, Park Board, Park Board committees and civic groups. Represents the City at meetings and through correspondence with county, state, and federal agencies. Supervises and monitors in-house and contracted capital project installations throughout the City park system. Maintains and upgrades professional knowledge, skills, and development. Performs other related duties as required.

Works primarily in an office environment; however, time is spent outside (approximately 25% to 50% of the time) exposed to temperature extremes, dirt, dust, noise, etc. On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies. Work also includes attending special events that may take place on holidays and/or weekends.

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