The Grounds Manager, is a lead worker involved in leading, supervising, and performing grounds and basic maintenance around the Parks and Recreational facilities, parks, recreational buildings and athletic fields (turf and grass). This position is responsible for carrying out the work assignments in accordance with instructions, policies and accepted practices in order to ensure that the all parks, and athletic fields are maintained in a healthy, safe and sanitary manner.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Assists in preparation of the Park Operations budget for all areas including personnel, supplies, services and capital improvements.
Directs or conducts the preparation of cost estimates and timetables on maintenance and new construction projects; prepares specifications, authorizes requisition of materials and supplies needed for project completion.
Supervise maintenance of landscape, parks, and athletic field construction projects.
Facilitates the preparation and management of contractual agreements between the city and vendor agencies.
Assigns crews to work projects; transfers workers from one project to another as workload changes, coordinates the use of available equipment, checks each project for conformance to work plans and makes changes when necessary.
Implements innovative beautification projects and activities for citizens.
Conducts inspections of parks and athletic fields and facilities to ensure safety and proper conditions are feasible for public use.
Inspects assigned projects for progress and conformance to work plans.
Inspects and analyzes reported problems to determine extent of maintenance needs
Keeps records of labor and materials.
Prepares detailed records and reports in a timely manner.
Inspect, repair and coordinate repairs for all playground equipment, bathroom fixtures, outdoor park equipment, park buildings, common grounds, and other areas on park property as needed.
Assist in moving supplies, materials and equipment to all work areas.
Clean any and all park facilities, including restrooms, buildings, equipment and athletic areas within City Parks.
Operate equipment and tools as required in all assigned duties and functions.
Participate in the proper application of chemicals such as pesticides, fertilizers and other hazardous chemicals as directed by certified personnel.
Perform minor maintenance on equipment such as oil changes, filters, blades, hydraulic fluids, part replacement, etc.
Adhere to any additional guidance that is provided through Federal, State, and local laws, guidelines, codes, and ordinances, EPA, ADA, and OSHA regulations, training classes and Departmental and City policies and procedures.
Promote, organize and maintain an inclusive work environment
Create annual calendars, communication plans and marketing strategies for the department.
Analyzes community needs, develops action plans to meet the City priorities while using staff, outside agencies and organizations to define and resolve service issues.
Develops, implements and effectively administers and manages operational budgets to include financial report, revenue generation, operational, cost and cost recovery requirements.
Manage all purchases within the department that include: Performing cost analysis, obtaining quotes, evaluating expenses, developing budgets, establishing capital projects and submitting agenda items for board approval.
Adhere to and assist in formulation, updating and enforcement of policies, guidelines, evaluations, goals, and objectives for the department.
Manage employee schedules, time and attendance and process time sheets within the department
Recruit, supervise, train, evaluate and lead staff within the department or as needed
Actively participate in community organizations to foster a positive city image while maintaining a level of customer service standards by investigating and resolving customer complaints.
Identify maintenance concerns, submit work orders, and report monthly on specific maintenance needs
Perform other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Demonstrated knowledge within the activities area to effectively plan, organize, facilitate a comprehensive program.
Ability to deal with a variety of people in structured and unstructured situations.
Ability to work with confidential information while maintaining the highest level of integrity.
Skills to create and analyze budgets with basic accounting principals
Demonstrated computer software proficient and data entry Skill
The ability to organize, analyze issues and communicate in writing or verbally in both small and large groups.
MINIMAL EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Bachelors or Associate Degree in the related field or an Equivalent combination of education and training that provides the requested knowledge, Skills, and abilities for this position.
HIGHLY PREFERRED CANDIDATES:
Master’s Degree in the related field
Executive Certified Parks and Recreation professional/Certified Parks and Recreation professional
5 years of progressive management experience
5 years of relative programming experience
5 years of supervisory experience
5 years of budgeting experience
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
Required to respond under emergency conditions.
Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is Required.
Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
Satisfactorily complete an employment verification.
Must have current health assessment which documents good mental and physical health, freedom from communicable disease, and immunizations.
Satisfactory performance, successful completion of training requirements and demonstrated on the job competency is required.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid state driver's license.
Must be able to obtain CPR/AED and First Aid Certification
Must be able to work alternating shifts, hours and days based on need.
About City of Starkville
Starkville, Mississippi’s College Town! Located in Oktibbeha County and home to Mississippi State University. Starkville, is sure to provide a fun and unique atmosphere. Although a small town, our relaxed atmosphere is complemented with a strong sense of social equity and cultural diversity.
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