Under the general supervision of the City Administrator, plan,
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive. Other duties may be assigned.
• Responsible for ensuring that the City's parks, trails, streetscapes, building grounds, and open space are maintained in excellent condition.
• Responsible for directing and managing maintenance of all physical facilities and properties; includes daily physical repair, maintenance and operational needs of all support and administrative functions related to facilities units.
• Directs grounds division staff in turf and landscape maintenance, sports field preparation, landscape construction, irrigation, playground repair and maintenance, mowing, trail maintenance, horticulture, snow removal, and other operations as required.
• Directs buildings division staff in facility maintenance, preventative maintenance, facility modifications and other operations as required.
• Monitors and evaluates the quantity and quality of work performed, and holds staff accountable for their performance.
• Assists in developing short and long-range work plans.
• Coordinates sports events, athletic field usage, park reservations, and special events with the Recreation Department.
• Coordinates facility needs and special events with the entirety of City staff.
• Addresses resident and customer concerns.
• Responds to complaints and mediates discussions between the public, other City employees, and staff as necessary.
• Performs field, park and playground inspections.
• Performs building and facility inspections.
• Documents and reports the activities and accomplishments of the Buildings and Grounds Division.
• Supervises and guides designated staff. Plans workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed. Adjusts schedules and work routines to cover workloads.
• Makes recommendations for expansion of services and the resources needed to accomplish those objectives.
• May be required to work irregular hours, weekends, evenings, holidays, and/or in emergency situations. Often serves as a City liaison for various Special Events.
• Provides safety training and monitors activities to ensure adherence to safe working procedures and environments.
• Assists in the development and implementation of programs, policies and procedures.
• Ensures compliance with all City and departmental values, policies, procedures and philosophies and federal, state and local laws and industry regulations.
• Monitors, controls and reviews Buildings and Grounds budgets; requests adjustments as needed; and analyzes expenditures items for purchasing authority and for conformity with department needs.
• Prepares, submits and makes recommendations to the City Administrator and City Council regarding the annual fiscal year operating budget of the department and Six Year Capital Improvements Program.
• Attends City Council workshops and meetings as directed by the City Administrator and/or appropriate committees to present budgets, programs, services and facilities activity reports, studies, analyses, and plans for present and future activities; maintains records, files and maps.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Extensive knowledge of equipment, materials, techniques and supplies used in the maintenance of parks, trails and open space.
• Extensive knowledge of best practices with building maintenance and repair.
• Knowledge of management principles and leadership methods and the ability to instill the focus on teamwork in the performance of duties to subordinates.
• Basic ability to operate computers and understand general computer programs. In addition the ability to operate office equipment such as copy machines, fax machines, etc.
• Ability to supervise a diverse group of employees; quantify and evaluate their performance and implement actions designed to facilitate effective performance by the work group.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form.
• Ability to identify and implement risk management techniques.
• Ability to coordinate activities with other agencies, organizations, and individuals.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
• High School diploma or equivalent. Bachelor's Degree in Parks Management, Horticulture, Urban Forestry, Construction Management or related field desired.
• Three to five (3-5) years of increasingly responsible experience in Parks or Building Maintenance with at least two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience to provide for the following knowledge, skills and abilities.
• Colorado operator's license for the type of City owned vehicle which the employee may operate in the scope of employment, or obtainable within 90 days.
• Pesticide Regulation Qualified Applicator Certificate, or attainable within 180 days of hire.
• Playground Safety Certificate, or attainable within 180 days of hire.
• CPR, First Aid and AED Certificates or attainable within 180 days of hire.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed, and are in no way construed or perceived to be exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and humid conditions, hot and/or cold conditions, or airborne particles. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat and vibration.
The employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms; required to stand and walk; use hands, fingers, handle, feel or operate objects, tools and controls; required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, sit, stand on a ladder; pinch or grip objects; talk and hear. Also, have the ability to operate a vehicle. The employee must regularly carry, pull, push or lift up to 50 pounds and occasionally carry, pull, push or lift more than 100 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required include close and distance vision acuity, night vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust his or her focus, allowing a broad field of vision. It is essential that the employee be physically able to operate a variety of computer, associated software and office equipment, hand tools, various electric and gas-operated tools and equipment used in the maintenance and operation of parks including, but not limited to, various trucks, tractors, loaders, backhoes, trenchers, snow removal equipment, personal computer, first aid equipment and other equipment as assigned.
To apply for this position, you may reply to this ad or complete an online application at www.fortlupton.org.
The City of Fort Lupton is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, age, national origin or disability.