The Parks/Urban Landscape Manager will manage park staff and contractors in the care and upkeep of parks, municipal landscape and hardscape, trails and open space. This includes assisting the Park Superintendent with administrative duties, short and long term planning, organizing and supervising park maintenance operations and functions.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plan, schedule, organize, manage and assign work within sections of the Park Maintenance Division.
Supervise employees performing park maintenance activities.
Assign, train, direct, evaluate and assist in selecting subordinate staff.
Monitor and prepare employee performance evaluations and plan staff development.
Determine the needs and direct the development of staff training in work techniques, safety and other work-related matters.
With assistance from the Park Superintendent, review, mediate and resolve personnel problems, and administer discipline.
Meet regularly with Park Superintendent to discuss program issues and receive input and/or direction on pertinent issues. When required, develop related recommendations to resolve problems.
Develop and maintain work productivity measures and direct operational changes.
Review field activities, confer with staff and direct the corrections of any noted deficiencies or deviations from accepted practices.
Design and implement systems to encourage productive behavior and recognize exceptional performance.
Interpret and communicate appropriate application of policy and operational procedures.
Provide input for operating and capital improvement plan budget development.
Prepare estimate of maintenance impacts due to park or landscape improvements.
Monitor expenditures to ensure conformance with the Division’s budget.
Prepare bid materials, contracts and specifications for the maintenance of City owned landscaped areas.
Assists with consultants’ selection, contract administration and inspection of the work of contractors.
Determine the type of work to be done , and the personnel and equipment required to complete the work.
Confer with staff to review and monitor operations and program implementation.
Coordinate activities of the Parks and Urban Landscape functions with those of other City units and outside agencies.
Maintain records; prepare a variety of complex reports and memoranda on every aspect of the section including maintenance reports on proposed landscape development projects and chemical reports for the County Agricultural Commissioner.
The successful candidate will have any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skills would be: An Associate’s degree or higher in horticulture, recreation, business administration or a related field, and 3 years progressively responsible experience in park operations, park maintenance and/or park construction. At least 2 years of experience must be at the supervisory level. A Master’s degree in one of the fields listed above may be substituted for 1 year of experience.
A valid Class C California Driver’s License is required at time of appointment.
Incumbents must obtain a California Qualified Applicator Certificate (Pest Control) within 6 months of date of hire.
The following are highly desirable:
Certification as a Playground Safety Inspector.
Certification as an International Society of Arboriculture Arborist.
The ideal candidate will:
Demonstrate exceptional leadership skills.
Possess knowledge of: the use of tools, equipment, supplies and methods used in the maintenance of parks, landscaped areas and related facilities; principles of supervision and work management; public agency budgeting and using budget information.
Have the ability to: maintain effective working relations with park users, the public, City divisions and departments and outside agencies; prepare and present complex information to Boards, Commissions and City Council.
To be considered for this position, apply online by submitting a completed City application and resume through our on line application system: www.fremont.gov/cityjobs
Additional Salary Information: Salary depending on qualifications
Fremont is a well-managed and innovative city, and has recently generated national attention by placing in Money Magazine’s top 50 “Best Places to Live 2016” in the country, and ranking 4th on the “Most Family Friendly” list of California cities by Estately. Located in the heart of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Fremont prides itself on innovation, green technology, a low crime rate, great scho...ols, a low unemployment rate, quality parks and nearby open space, and an incredibly diverse population of over 229,324 residents. As a full service city, Fremont employs over 900 regular employees and has an annual operating budget of approximately $190 million. Fremont is an employer that values its people, creativity, quality service, integrity, open communication, collaboration, mutual respect, and diversity. Employees find their work challenging, yet rewarding, and most importantly, enjoy the chance to make a difference through public service. Think Fremont!
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