Under general supervision, is responsible for planning of regular and special municipal park maintenance and development work. Assists in coordinating the activities of a large group of employees engaged in park maintenance and development activities over a city-wide area.
Examples of Duties
Coordinates city wide site construction and maintenance related to park development which includes repair and maintenance of recreational areas and amenities for public use.
Oversees landscape activities of a large group of employees engaged in repair and maintenance of recreational areas and amenities for public use.
Performs field surveys and inspections as an investigational advisor and resolves administrative, operational and public relations problems.
Inspects various projects in process, ensures that they are being carried out according to plans.
Performs final inspection after completion of project or work order.
Advises and trains large groups of people on best practices related to project construction.
Communicates with Park Development Coordinator on special problems.
Develops work orders for the assignment or transfer of workers, material and equipment from one district to another for completion of repair and maintenance of recreational areas and amenities for public use.
Prepares new work schedules and cost estimates.
Evaluates and reports on the performance of material, equipment and personnel.
Ensures that the application of pesticides conforms to pertinent safety regulations.
Develops and implements policies, processes and standardized procedures with Park Development Coordinator and leadership staff.
Consults with divisional staff on the preparation of plans and suggests changes or revisions of such plans.
Recommends purchase of new types of maintenance equipment and prepares specifications for materials and supplies.
Oversees and assists in developing in-service training programs for Park Development employees.
Assists in testing and development of new materials and procedures, and when approved oversees their implementation on city-wide basis.
Assists in budget preparation pertaining to park maintenance activities.
Prepares special reports on work activities, distribution of personnel and equipment.
High school graduation or G.E.D.
Three years of experience in the care and maintenance of grounds including two years which has been in a supervisory capacity, preferred.
Oral and written communication.
Physical and mechanical dexterity.
Interacting effectively with subordinates, department personnel and others with tact and diplomacy.
Plan, organize and direct the work of others.
Display initiate and resourcefulness in handling problems.
LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Employees in this class must possess a valid State of Michigan Chauffer's license.
A Pesticide Certified Applicator License is required within first 6 mos. of employment
Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background Investigation based on the requirements of the position.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: None.
City Of Detroit