The City of Lake Wales is hiring a Parks Superintendent to performs a variety of supervisory and semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance and operation of buildings, grounds, parks and open spaces. Be part of the team tasked with evolving a series of parks and trails surrounded by lush vegetation. The City has embarked upon a multiyear redevelopment plan (known as the Lake Wales Connected Plan) to create A City in a Garden. The Lake Wales Connected Plan builds off the permanent imprint that the Olmsted Brothers left upon Lake Wales in the 1920s. The City now has the opportunity to pick back up on the Olmstead legacy and realize their vision, and make public space landscapes a spectacular and defining feature of the Lake Wales community.
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Performs a variety of supervisory and semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance and operation of buildings, grounds, parks and open spaces.
Works under the general supervision of the Parks and Recreation Manager.
Supervises parks maintenance workers, assigned community service workers, and temporary employees as required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists in planning and organizing workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
Assists in coordinating division activities with other departments and agencies as needed.
Participates in determining work procedures, work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of division.
Working supervisor that participates in maintenance and manual activities.
Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances.
Lays out daily work schedules and assigns tasks to appropriate individuals, crews or combination of crews, and coordinates the completion of the same.
Develops and maintains a park and open space maintenance management system. Develops park maintenance and operating procedures and methods within limits of departmental policies and procedures.
Provides necessary supervision, direction, and assistance to crews at work sites. Enforces policies, regulations, and safety and health standards.
Determines, calculates and secures the appropriate materials and supplies for a specific project.
Inspects park and open space services provided by contractors or vendors for compliance with performance standards.
Improves work methods to accomplish assigned work.
Assists in projecting needs for equipment, materials and supplies. Assists in the preparation of specifications, estimates, and bids for machinery, equipment, and contractor services.
Assures that tools and equipment are properly maintained and kept in proper working condition.
Assigns, supervises and evaluates park maintenance workers, temporary employees, or community service workers.
Prepares and maintains daily, monthly, and annual reports and records, as assigned.
Responds to public inquiries; provides information within scope of knowledge and position.
Oversees and coordinates athletic field maintenance and preparation. Coordinates usage and maintenance schedules of athletic fields and facilities.
Oversees and assists in the mowing and maintenance of park and open space areas such as baseball and soccer fields; mows weeds; cleans and maintains tennis courts and nets; oversees and assists in the maintenance of sprinkler systems and the repair and installation of sprinkler lines and heads.
Oversees the seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, soil conditioning, watering, and the pest and weed control of the City's parks and open spaces.
Operates tractors, mowers, jack hammers, welders, trucks, steam cleaners, buffers, washers, and other listed equipment as needed.
Opens and closes, locks and unlocks City facilities as needed.
Assists in the construction of new parks facilities, including clearing, grading, drainage, and foundation work.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:
(A) Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, and
(B) Five years’ experience in repair and maintenance work, at least two of which have been with a park system, or
(C) Any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(A) Knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in building and grounds maintenance; Working knowledge of equipment and supplies used to do minor repairs; Working knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions.
(B) Skilled in the operation of tools and equipment.
(C) Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule; Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time, and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions; Ability to communicate orally and in writing; (G) Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely; Ability to understand, follow, and transmit written and oral instructions; Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, and the public.