Under the general supervision of the Parks Superintendent, provides oversight, landscaping design and maintenance to upkeep Town of Oro Valley property. This is an advanced field level position which provides a support and coordination function required for the delivery of approved maintenance services. This position is responsible for coordinating annual work plans. This classification differs from other classifications in that it deals with planning, coordination and delivery of maintenance service activities.
Meets on a regular basis with the Parks Superintendent to discuss any pertinent issues and review goals regarding current project status.
Plans and coordinates preventive and corrective maintenance for parks, facility grounds and associated equipment; inspects and evaluates physical condition; establishes priorities and prepares detailed maintenance and repair schedules; coordinates projects with Superintendent; coordinates the purchase of project materials.
Establishes work schedules and assignments for personnel and/or ADC crews involved in performing park maintenance; performs on-site supervision of work crews; conducts work site inspections visits to ensure work is being assessed; plans and implements safety training programs; ensures compliance with safety procedures.
Supervise Park Maintenance Workers I, II and III to include job evaluations, training and safety procedures.
Oversees and utilizes an Arizona Department of Correction (ADC) inmate crew in the delivery of services, maintenance of grounds, parks and general labor of various job tasks.
Participates in special projects and studies as requested/required.
Responds to request for information from citizens, community groups, and other departments and outside agencies regarding park improvements.
Recommends design and specification criteria to the Parks Superintendent to resolve landscaping and other maintenance problems encountered by routine grounds maintenance inspection which could include large capital projects for annual budget consideration.
Maintains a file on specifications, working drawings, as-built drawings and construction history on all park construction projects.
Estimates, orders, and schedules supplies and equipment necessary to complete the work in accordance with the Town of Oro Valley's finance department requirements and procedures. Maintains accurate inventory records and ensures internal control of resources.
Promotes the goals and objectives of the department through public contact and establishing professional, courteous and respectful relationships with park patrons.
Performs technically skilled work in the cultivation of grass, trees, and other plants, and in the control of fungi, weeds, insects, and rodents.
Operates hand tools, power tools, vehicles and other machinery related to park maintenance.
Utilizes computer software to develop work orders, track progress, plan tasks and coordinate maintenance associated with day to day operations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of Town and Department policies and procedures.
Knowledge of park maintenance and beautification methods and techniques.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety guidelines.
Knowledge of all aspects of grounds maintenance to include irrigation, sports field maintenance, landscape maintenance, playground maintenance and building maintenance.
Skill in creating work plans and scheduling tasks and supervising crews.
Skill in prioritizing and monitoring park maintenance activities.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Ability to operate a personal computer to produce and distribute correspondence, prepare and analyze necessary reports, documents, financial data, databases, etc.
Must secure an NRPA Certified Playground Safety Inspector program certification.
Ability to operate machinery and power tools.
Ability to work independently with little direct supervision.
Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks.
The employee must have all of the minimum qualifications of the Maintenance Worker I, II & III and in addition:
Associate's degree in parks management, horticulture, resources management, landscape horticulture or related field;
Five years' experience in the design, landscaping, irrigation, turf landscape management, repair of parks, large outdoor athletic complexes, construction coordination or the inspection of buildings or site development OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Considerable knowledge in reading and interpreting construction plans (blue prints).
Considerable knowledge of applicable Town, State and Federal statutes, ordinances, codes, rules and regulations pertaining to public park maintenance.
Must possess at time of employment and maintain an Arizona driver's license. In addition, the employee must be able to operate medium tractors equipped with various powered equipment; skip loaders and backhoes; motor grader; water truck.
Must obtain an Arizona (Class B) commercial driver license (CDL) with tanker endorsement within 6 months of hire.
Must possess or acquire a Certified Pesticide Applicator license for the State of Arizona.
Must possesses or obtain within 6 months of hire an Irrigation Technician Certificate. Highly desirable, Irrigation Designer Certification.
Must obtain Arizona Department of Correction certification of inmate supervision.