Parks Maintenance Supervisor - $39,655-41,000

Parks Maintenance Supervisor - $39,655-41,000

            Supervision Received:  Receives general supervision from Director of Parks and Recreation with considerable latitude for independent action.


            Supervision Exercised:  First line supervisory position responsible for managing, directing and monitoring the daily activities of entry maintenance and skilled workers assigned to specific crew(s) or task(s).


            Responsibilities:  Evaluate equipment needs and recommendations for maintenance, operation, cand capital improvement expenditures. Assists the Director in preparing the budget. Prepares bid specifications for all equipment, including trucks, tractors, mowers, and other equipment or park amenities. Generates job plans, schedules, estimates, and monthly activity maintenance or other reports as required. Serves with Street, Building Maintenance Supervisors as an emergency contact person in overtime saturations. Responsible for preparation of performance appraisals for Entry Maintenance and Skilled Workers assigned to Park Division. Must become familiar with and understand City wide personnel and purchasing policies and procedures. Must practice budgetary awareness and control.  May be required to perform other duties as assigned including working any Parks and Recreation special event.


            Plans, organizes, directs, and assists with carpentry plumbing, electrical, HVAC, fabrication, painting, concrete, welding, and mechanical projects. Sets up equipment and any needed items for Parks and recreation programs, leagues, special events, and other City functions. 

            Oversees gravel work, concrete, and asphalt related projects for park facilities.  Oversees and assists with snow and ice removal.


            Parks Maintenance Supervisor: Supervises and ensures quality work from contractors who mow and weed trim the parks.


            Recreation Complex Supervisor: Oversees the day-to-day operations of the recreation Complex. More specifically, responsible for the maintenance and oversight of sports fields, playground equipment, buildings, parking lots, and other amenities at the Recreation Complex. Required to work or designate someone within the Parks Division as the head groundskeeper for any scheduled soccer, baseball, or softball tournament held at the Complex. 


            Essential Functions of the Job:  Must be creative, organized, and a self-starter. Ability to perform work out-of-doors in all weather conditions with temperatures ranging from below freezing to above 100 F; ability to sit, stand, crawl, kneel, twist, stoop and climb for extended periods of time; ability to push pull, lift and/or carry objects weighing up to 80 lbs.; ability to use and/or operate hand-held motorized tools or machinery; ability to hear standard equipment alarms (buzzers, beepers, etc.); ability to use and/or operate hand-held motorized tools or machinery; ability to hear standard equipment alarms (buzzers, beepers, etc.); ability to work in confined spaces; ability to communicate verbally and in writing.  Must possess ability to work in an environment containing dust, pollen and chemicals.


           Knowledge, Skills and Other Requirements:  Minimum three (3) years related experience or training; or a bachelor’s degree in Natural resources, Parks and Recreation, or similar field from a college or university; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Supervisory Experience. Experience in grounds and facilities maintenance including sports turf and ballfield maintenance. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to operate welder, mower, bobcat, backhoe, dump truck, etc. Must exhibit proficiency in landscaping/forestry practices and procedures.  Must possess basic knowledge of fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals and their application.  Must exhibit proficiency in communicating directions/ instructions both verbally and in writing; must possess the ability to generate formal written reports and bid specifications.  Must exhibit tact and courtesy when dealing with public and co-workers.  Must possess valid Class B Commercial Drivers License with air brake and tanker qualifications. Must reside within a thirty (30) mile radius of Sikeston City Limits. Must obtain Certified Playground Safety Instructor Certification May be required to work irregular hours as needed.  Must maintain active landline or cellular telephone.


            Equipment Used or Operated:  Communication radios, general hand tools, power tools, motorized and automotive equipment such as trucks, tractors, and mowers.  Light and heavy construction equipment such as, but not limited to, backhoe, road grader, and street sweeper.  Operates street repair equipment such as asphalt roller and crack sealing machinery, and other equipment as required.


            Employment Preconditions: Applicant shall be required to submit to drug and alcohol screening prior to employment and at any time during employment.


The undersigned, before assignment to an employment position as described in the foregoing job description, herewith, acknowledges he/she has read said job descriptions and each subpart thereof and consents to its content.  Additionally, applicant indicates his/her consent to any testing provided for in the written job description and authorizes the City of Sikeston to conduct background checks, such as, but not limited to, prior employment, driving violation and criminal histories, as may be required for said position.