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Summary To plan, organize, direct and coordinate the Parks and Facilities Maintenance Division within the Public Works and Utilities Department including the repair of City's parks, landscaped, and recreational areas, and City buildings; to coordinate and support standing committee(s) appointed by the Council; and to provide highly complex staff assistance to the Director of Public Works and Utilities.
Class Characteristics General direction is provided by the Director of Public Works and Utilities; responsibilities include the direct supervision of technical positions.
Develop and implement divisional goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the Parks and Facilities Maintenance Division work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures.
Prepare the Parks and Facilities Maintenance Division budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; administer the approved budget.
Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures as required; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the department.
Develop and implement plans related to the maintenance of City parks, recreational facilities, landscaped areas and buildings; implement policies and procedures.
Oversee the maintenance of parks, playground areas, park facilities, and assigned landscaped medians, parkways, and other miscellaneous landscapes, recreational facilities and City buildings.
Participate in the selection and management of outside contractors and consultants to ensure compliance with City standards; research and resolve contractor performance issues.
Manage City landscape assessment districts (LAD's) including annual renewals.
Review plans, drawings, and cost projections for public projects and direct the implementation of changes and construction for new and existing parks, landscape sites, and facilities.
Inspect damaged and diseased trees, shrubs, or turfs on city-owned or landscape assessment district property to determine appropriate corrective action.
Respond to emergencies including fallen trees and park maintenance problems.
Develop and coordinate a volunteer program for the maintenance of City properties.
Attend meetings, including City Council, various boards and commissions and community meetings.
Supervise the City's Integrated Pest Management Program and the application of all pesticides throughout the City.
Prepare a variety of reports, forms, correspondence and related documentation on division operations; ensure all mandated forms and reports are properly completed and filed in a timely manner.
Serve as a member of the department's executive team and participate in discussion and decisions related to department-wide activities impacting personnel, facilities, quality goals and budgets.
Represent the division and department to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of park and landscape maintenance, cultivation and horticulture.
Principles and practices of facilities maintenance management.
Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and rules.
Principles and practices of contract administration.
Modern office procedures and computer equipment including word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, audio-visual aids including Microsoft Word and Excel, computerized asset management systems and public sector financial management programs.
Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.
Budgeting procedures and techniques.
Occupational health and safety standard practices.
Methods and techniques of analyzing and interpreting data and statistics.
Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management. Principles and Practices of effective customer service.
Education and Experience Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities would be:
Education A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in park management, construction management, horticulture, forestry, architecture, engineering, construction management, or a closely related field.
Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible work experience in the maintenance of parks and landscaped areas; at least two of the years must include supervisory experience.
Certifications/Licenses: Possession a valid California Class C Driver's License.
Possession of a valid Pest Control Advisors license (PCA) issued by the State of California, Department of Pesticide Regulation.
Arborist Certification from the International Society of Arboriculture is desirable.
About City of Petaluma
The City of Petaluma is located 40 miles north of San Francisco and enjoys the rural countryside of Northern California’s Sonoma County. Petaluma’s distinctive character is derived from its historical background, its diversity, and its small town atmosphere, combined with its urban sophistication. Although the City population is nearing 60,000, it still maintains a small “hometown” culture. The City is ideally located to experience the many attractions of the pacific coast, the redwoods, the wine country, and the culture and history of California.