Building & Grounds Maintenance Supervisor
City of Wadsworth
Salary: $26.7274 - $36.1605/hr
To Apply: submit a detailed resume to Tara McCulloch, Human Resources Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to apply: Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 4:00 PM.
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Job Summary: Under the direction of the Public Works Manager, the Supervisor ensures the functionality and attractiveness of City-owned Parks and Buildings. The Supervisor plans and directs the day to-day-work of personnel in the repair, installation, and maintenance of park grounds and buildings. The Supervisor will direct and coordinate staff, but also participate in activities on a daily basis. While coordinating the construction of features in the parks, the Supervisor will be able to independently make decisions and ensure successful completion within budget and timelines.
Parks Department Overview: The City of Wadsworth’s Parks Department is crucial to providing enjoyable recreational opportunities to the community. The Department provides functions including lawn mowing, mulching, trash removal, leaf cleanup, ballfield prep, watering, planting, decorating during holidays, event prep, construction and snow and ice for the parks in the City. Also assists in maintaining buildings, park restrooms, and equipment. This is all accomplished by the supervisor overseeing a staff of 7.
Wadsworth’s Park System provides over 200 acres of parks, creating a healthy and fun atmosphere for recreation, competition, and relaxation. Park users can hike trails, use playground equipment, rent shelters, go fishing, bike or walk the 2 mile long Interurban Trail, go sled riding, and play basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis, pickleball and disc golf. The City provides fields for baseball / softball little league and travel team use, as well as fields for lacrosse and football leagues.
Wadsworth is a unique city in today’s world, embracing our history and looking ahead to the future, making it a great place to live and work. An updated parks and trail master plan is being completed with large scale renovations and upgrades planned for the next 10 years to modernize our system and improve the quality to the standards that the community deserves. Those improvements are beginning in 2023 to two of our premier parks Memorial and Durling.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The following duties and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following duties:
- Plans, schedules and implements repair, construction and maintenance operations designed to provide quality facilities and parks for the City.
- Ensures the safe and productive use of equipment utilized in associated repair, construction, and maintenance work.
- Ensures proper maintenance of tools and equipment and participants in maintenance and cleaning of tools and equipment.
- Oversees and inspects construction and maintenance work to ensure all crews performance adheres to established safety standards, construction standards, and legal guidelines, where applicable.
- Inspects and evaluates the deterioration, repair and maintenance of buildings and parks and makes recommendations for corrective measures.
- Coordinates the efficient use of workers, supplies and equipment to meet demands and work schedules.
- Maintains inventory and submits requisitions for materials and supplies for all projects. Supervises the storage of materials, supplies and equipment to minimize/eliminate loss, theft or damage.
- Communicates daily with the Public Works Manager to review work progress and schedules, establish priorities and discuss work issues.
- Performs administrative duties including the preparation of reports, work orders, purchase orders, payroll, etc.
- Prepares and recommends an annual department budget to the Public Works Manager, and evaluates and monitors the status of the budget throughout year and takes necessary actions to remain compliant with budgetary constraints.
- Plans, coordinates and supervises the removal of snow and ice from sidewalks, parking lots, drives, and roads to ensure safe passage of city employees and residents.
- Conducts research and provides input and recommendations towards the purchase of replacement vehicles and equipment.
- Participates in the interview and selection process for new employees.
- Conducts annual employee performance evaluations with assigned staff. Ensures that all departmental employees are evaluated in a timely manner.
- Initiates and administers reprimands and recommends corrective action involving suspensions and terminations.
- Reviews and responds to employee requests for leave (i.e., sick, vacation, personal and compensatory).
- Receives, responds and attempts to resolve inquires and complaints from the general public pertaining to park and building conditions, snow removal, mowing, and maintenance operations.
- Provides assistance and consults with other City departments and divisions.
- Operates a variety of dump trucks, mowers, loaders, backhoes, skid steers, construction equipment and tools; various standard hand-held manual, electrical, and gas powered tools and equipment; and a variety of specialized trade-specific tools and equipment.
- Responds to and presents information to the Shade Tree Commission.
- Secures bids for various projects pertaining to Parks and Building facilities.
- Coordinates staffing and makes sure facilities are prepped, clean, and operational for weeknight and weekend ballfield and/or Park reservations.
- Communicates effectively with the public and educates citizens on department procedures and practices.
- Promotes and encourages a safe, efficient, respectful, and productive work environment.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Considerable knowledge of methods, tools and equipment used in the maintenance and construction of public parks and buildings.
- Considerable knowledge of the common hazards to this type of work and the methods used to protect employees from work-related injuries.
- Thorough knowledge of snow and ice removal and control procedures.
Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to operate equipment such as dump trucks, front-end loaders, mowers, ball field maintenance equipment, and hand held gas & electric equipment and power tools.
- Ability to plan work projects and to make daily work assignments.
- Skills to supervise others and promote a positive work environment.
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, co-workers, the general public and City officials.
- Ability to understand, follow and provide written and oral instructions.
- Ability to perform basic arithmetic.
- Ability to operate basic office equipment.
- Skill in the operation of a personal computer and proficient in various operating software including Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Ability to work in inclement weather for extended periods including wind, snow, ice, rain. Cold and hot temperatures.
- Ability to plan future work projects and to make daily work assignments.
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, co-workers, the general public and City officials.
- Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
- Ability to lift and/or move up to one hundred (100) pounds.
- Ability to embrace change and adapt quickly to ever-changing workload.
Minimum Qualifications for Employment:
- Possession of a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).
- Five (5) years of progressively responsible training and/or experience in the maintenance, repair and construction of parks and buildings or other public works activities.
- Obtain, possess, and maintain a Herbicide/Pesticide License within one (1) year of appointment to the position.
- Obtain, possess, and maintain an Arborist License within one (1) year of appointment to the position.
Preferred Qualifications for Employment:
- Possession of an Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in a related field
- Possession of a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License.
- Possession of Herbicide/Pesticide License.
- Possession of Arborist License.
- Prior public sector employment and supervisory experience.
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check, employment reference checks, a physical examination and a pre-employment drug screen. The final applicant will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to the appointment to test for illegal drug use. An applicant with a positive test will not be appointed to the position.
Interested candidates should submit a detailed resume reflecting the nature of the work performed in both current and prior employment. Emphasis should be given to work experience, training and/or duties performed that are relevant to this position and its minimum qualifications and requirements. Resumes may be submitted in the following manner:
E-Mail: Tara McCulloch, Human Resources Director at email@example.com
Posting Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Posting Deadline: Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 4:00 PM*
* Resumes must be received in Human Resources by 4:00 P.M. on the deadline date, regardless of the method of submission. Late submissions will not be considered. If submitting by email, please submit resume in Word (.doc/.docx) or PDF format.