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Employment Opportunities

Grounds Maintenance Supervisor

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$1,837 - $2,533 biweekly
  • Posted Date:05/06/2019
  • Deadline to Apply:05/20/2019 6:00 PM

Parks and Recreation Department
Full-time Regular Position

Posted: May 6, 2019

Essential Duties: This is skilled supervisory work responsible to oversee installation, repair, general upkeep, construction, and maintenance planning for multiple sections of Provo City grounds, parks, trails, open spaces, and recreation areas. The individual appointed to this position will be required to perform the following duties: develop, coordinate, and implement grounds maintenance and construction plans; supervise preventative and scheduled maintenance of assigned facilities, grounds, and equipment; regularly inspect status and assure that conditions of facilities are properly maintained by subordinate staff; receive, assign, and respond to service requests from the public and City departments and determine appropriate course of action; prioritize tasks against demands of previously scheduled items; submit costs and time estimates on maintenance/construction projects; schedule, monitor and supervise the work of contractors; obtain necessary permits; ensure legal compliance in all activities and projects; oversee development of schematics, plans, and project designs; diagnose problems and provide solutions and repairs; enforce facility and operational rules and regulations; oversee and manage the operation of all irrigation and control systems; maintain pumps; provide support for recreation programs and sports events; perform maintenance duties of lower-level positions as needed; supervise, plan, coordinate, and monitor work of assigned grounds maintenance employees; identify, evaluate, and resolve employee concerns; conduct performance evaluations and recommend disciplinary action if needed; inspect facility conditions and make adjustments as needed; maintain appropriate records; inspect playgrounds for safety and make repairs as needed; assist in budget development process including submitting budget proposals; monitor expenditures and approve purchases within assigned budget; maintain statistical reports; prepare periodic written and oral reports; assist other staff members as needed; and perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements: Associate’s degree in Horticulture, Parks and Recreation, Landscape Architecture, or other related field and four (4) years of professional experience performing general parks and grounds maintenance work - two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity OR an equivalent combination of job-related education and experience [substituting each one (1) year of post-secondary training/education for six (6) months of experience]. Maintenance program development/administration experience desired.

License(s)/Certificate(s): A valid, lawful Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-Class B) is required. NRPA/NPSI Playground Safety Inspector Certificate and Utah Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certificate are required.

Selection Factors: Knowledge of modern supervisory techniques; various grounds maintenance and construction equipment; landscape and sprinkler system design and flow pumps; turf management and proper application and storage of chemicals; appropriate safety procedures; operations, functions, and terminology common to the work. Skill in basic mechanics, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and masonry; and properly using and caring for tools and equipment. Ability to recognize and identify common weeds, pests, and diseases; effectively perform various skilled building maintenance functions; evaluate work performance of subordinate employees and take action when needed; schedule workload; prepare clear, concise, and accurate reports; perform duties in a manner that demonstrates respect, integrity, courtesy, and kindness towards fellow workers, customers, and the general public at all times.

Salary: $1,837 - $2,533 biweekly (range 27). Payment will be made by direct deposit and salary will normally begin at the first step of the salary range. Any overtime will normally be accrued as compensatory time. Benefits include: medical, dental, life, and LTD insurance plans, retirement plans, employee assistance and wellness programs, and sick, vacation, and holiday leaves. Optional plans available include: reimbursable medical and child care accounts, a health reimbursement account, a health savings account, vision and AD & D insurance, and deferred compensation (457 & 401k) plans.

Screening: Based on meeting the minimum requirements and job-related experience, skills, knowledge, and education. Selection for this position may be based largely upon an oral interview. Criminal background checks are conducted on all City positions. Non-disclosure may result in dismissal.

Physical/Environmental Factors: Requires physical strength and agility to perform the work which includes sitting, standing, walking, crawling, maneuvering on the ground, reaching, stooping, crouching, pulling and/or pushing, carrying, grasping, lifting, regular work with hands, use of motorized equipment, and other varied physical activities associated with maintenance work. Also requires exposure to adverse weather conditions, prolonged and high noise levels, hazardous conditions, and noxious chemicals. May also involve exposure to heavy traffic and stressful situations or environments, including, contact with the public and other stressful conditions related to the workplace. Note: Employees of this class may be subject to on-call status.

Pre-employment Testing: Prior to appointment, applicant will be required to successfully pass a drug screening and background investigation. Individuals with unsatisfactory drug screening results will be ineligible for appointment or application to any Provo City position for a minimum period of six (6) months.

To Apply: Apply online at www.provocity.jobs or at the Provo City Division of Human Resources located at 351 West Center, Provo, UT before 6:00 PM on the closing date.

Closing Date: Monday, May 20, 2019.

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