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Job Title: Parks and Facilities Manager

Opening Date/Time:  Thu. 07/02/15 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Salary: $5,471.00 – $6,665.00 Monthly
Job Type:Full-time

Location: Tumwater Facilities Building, 7007 Capitol Blvd., Washington

Department: Parks and Recreation

Serves as division manager of the Parks Division and the Facilities Division within the Parks and Recreation Department.  Day to day parks responsibilities include managing the maintenance of City parks, athletic fields, open space, trails and grounds.  Facilities responsibilities include maintenance management of all City buildings and their systems.  Assists in park planning, construction and the development and implementation of standards, procedures, goals, and priorities within both divisions.  Directs personnel of both divisions, makes recommendations for division budgets, and presents oral and written reports.

Supervision: Supervision is received from the department director through establishment of long term work plans and general review of accomplishments.  Daily supervision is normally limited to emergent or precedent setting matters.  Supervision is exercised by the Parks and Facilities Manager over skilled building and grounds maintenance workers, clerical staff, temporary seasonal employees, community service workers, and volunteer groups.

Essential Job Duties:Assesses and prioritizes maintenance needs, plans, budgets and schedules; assigns and evaluates regular and on-time maintenance projects and work related to City owned buildings, grounds and parks.

Manages division personnel by assigning work and effectively coordinating daily, weekly, and monthly work programs.

Responsible for hiring , discipline, training, recommending for promotion, and giving performance evaluations to division staff.

Assists in assessment of immediate and long range needs and makes recommendations for parks and facilities development and improvement.  Participates in all phases of park or facility renovation or development.

Develops and monitors the annual maintenance program for City Parks, sports facilities and grounds including schedules for mowing, aerification, top dressing, fertilization, herbicides/fungicides, trail maintenance, landscape care and special projects.

Determines needs, and/or assists in designing and recommending improvements to City owned facilities to include major and minor repair work, proposed remodeling, critical design elements of new or remodeled facilities, and redecorating; recommends, purchases and installs new playground equipment or other capital improvements to City Parks.

Performs administrative work, such as procuring equipment and supplies for daily operation of parks, grounds and facilities; documenting and maintaining inventories; and assuring compliance with rules and laws governing safety in all operations.

Establishes and administers contracted custodial services, fire and security alarm monitoring, lease agreements, use agreements, and other service contracts.

Assesses accessibility of City facilities and recommends modifications to reasonably accommodate differently abled persons in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act.

Attends meetings of the City Council, Parks Board, Tree Board, Library Board, Historical Commission or other bodies to act as a technical adviser and staff representative; presents oral reports and recommendations.

Prepares, justifies and administers the annual budget relevant to assigned responsibilities in concert with the director.

Provides planned project management services to other departments within the City.

Conducts approved research and evaluation services for other departments, the City Council, and the City’s advisory boards.

Determines and implements action to remedy emergency situations related to City owned buildings and parks.

Initiates and/or approves requests for procurement of supplies and equipment related to the ongoing operations and maintenance of buildings and grounds.

Develops short and long range maintenance programs.

Prepares reports, memoranda, and correspondence related to the operation and maintenance programs  administered by the division.

Acts as property manager for all City owned property other than the Tumwater Valley Municipal Golf Course.

Perform other essential job duties as required.

Working Conditions: Positions in this class perform work predominately under normal office working conditions.  Considerable time working at a computer station is a regular part of the job.  Field trips, site inspections, and project management/evaluation require the ability to be mobile on various surfaces including loose, uneven, steep, elevated or slippery surfaces.  May lift items up to 50 pounds.

Selection Criteria:

Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of the modern philosophy, principles and practices of parks and facilities management.  Thorough knowledge of principles, methods and practices of management of park maintenance, facilities, equipment and up to date technology; current and future planning and design, horticultural practices and plant identification, safe, efficient and effective maintenance techniques related to parks and facilities; of legal compliant public contracting laws, rules and procedures; of modern principles and methods of public administration; of effective and legal methods of personnel management.

Abilities:  Ability to design and promote the development and use of the City’s parks and facilities; to administer assigned areas efficiently; to supervise others effectively; to maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, community groups, the school districts, and the public; to communicate effectively orally and in writing with individuals and in groups.

Minimum Qualifications:  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in park management, landscape horticulture, forestry, public administration or closely related field and three years related experience, of which at least two years were in a responsible supervisory/management role in a related parks or facilities management position.  Equivalent combinations of education and related experience may be substituted for part of the required qualifications.

Special Qualifications:  A valid Washington State Driver’s License and the eligibility to drive City vehicles are required.

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