This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and supervising staff in landscape activities, defining and adhering to fertilization requirements, conducting inspections of grounds, and responding to resident concerns.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The intent of these job duties and responsibilities is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this announcement.
Supervises the work of assigned personnel, including assigning and reviewing work, providing guidance, and conducting performance evaluations.
Conducts inspections of park grounds to determine maintenance and structural deficiencies.
Confers and meets with all parties connected to the Parks Maintenance Division.
Responds to and resolves residents’ concerns and questions.
Generates a variety of reports and correspondence related to Park amenities and functions.
Performs job functions in a departmental head supervisory role as requested by the General Manager or their designee when needed.
Performs related work as required.
Work requires supervising and monitoring performance for a regular group of employees (1 or more full-time employees) including providing input on hiring/disciplinary actions and work objectives/ effectiveness, performance evaluations, and realigning work as needed.
HUMAN COLLABORATION & JOB IMPACT
This area describes the personal interaction with others outside direct reporting relationships as well as the impact the job has on GVRD, the department or unit objectives, the output of services, or employee or public satisfaction.
Interactions may result in decisions regarding implementation of policies. Contact may involve support of controversial positions or the negotiation of sensitive issues or important presentations. Contacts may involve stressful, negative interactions with the public requiring high levels of tact and the ability to respond to aggressive interpersonal interactions. The impact the job has on GVRD is limited in terms of time, money, or public/employee relations.
This section describes the accountability and participation if any, as it relates to the fiscal accountability within department or assigned area(s) of responsibility.
Position has limited fiscal responsibility. May assist in the collection of data in support of recommendations for departmental budget allocations. May monitor division or program/promotional level budget and expenditures.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree from a four year accredited college or university with major course work in park/landscape maintenance (or related major area of study).
Four (4) to six (6) years' experience in landscaping, park maintenance and operations
Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities
Required Licenses or Certifications
California Department of Pesticide Regulations Qualified Applicator’s Certificate (QAC), International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Arborist Certificate, Playground Safety Inspector Certificate (CPSI), Certified Irrigation Auditor through the Irrigation Association (IA)
Possession of a valid driver’s license and maintenance of an acceptable driving record while employed
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Community CPR/First Aid Basics certificate.
COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF JOB DUTIES
English grammar, spelling, and punctuation
Principles and practices of basic bookkeeping
Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment, including applicable software
Principles and practices of employee supervision
Landscape equipment and tools
Ornamental horticulture, planting mixtures, fertilization requirements, and plant pest diseases
Seasonal park and landscape maintenance
Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships
Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature
Performing basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, and ratios
Organization and time management
Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus
Meet schedules and deadlines of the work
Understand and carry out oral and written directions
Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files
Maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Determine course of action with regard to repairs of park amenities
Prepare clear and concise reports and correspondence
About The Greater Vallejo Recreation District
The Greater Vallejo Recreation District is a Special Service District that has been serving area residents for over sixty years. As a Special Service District, GVRD operates as a separate government agency from the City of Vallejo. GVRD manages 407 acres of public park space including 20 neighborhood parks, 10 community parks, 6 special purpose parks, and Olympic-size swimming pool and 4 community centers. GVRD maintains over 1,000 acres of public land.
GVRD is governed by a five-member Board of Directors. With 30 plus full time and approximately 155 part-time and seasonal employees, GVRD operates on a 2018-2019 fiscal year budget of $7.9 million for general fund operations and Measure K funding amounting to $2.2 million. The Measure K funding is being utilized to purchase necessary equipment, improve parks, facilities.