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Park Operations Coordinator

City of Powder Springs

Posted: Jun. 27, 2019

End Date: Jul. 31, 2019

City of Powder Springs
Employment Opportunity
Job Title:  Park Operations Coordinator- Parks & Rec Dept.
FLSA STATUS: NE                                 Grade 63
Job Summary: 
The purpose of this classification is to manage the day-to-day operations and staff involved in the maintenance of city parks and facilities. This position reports to the Director of the Parks, Recreation, & Cultural department.
Major Duties:
  • Supervises the daily maintenance of city owned parks, facilities, trails, properties etc. and determines maintenance and repair needs.
  • Ensures that all parks and facilities meet requirements of all applicable codes, laws, rules and regulations.
  • Supervises the performance of a variety of landscaping duties, such as mowing grass, planting flowers and shrubs, weed eating around signs and fence lines, edging curb lines, clearing leaves, tree limbs and other debris from city parks and properties.
  • Manages City’s maintenance contracts and recommends revisions to the director.
  • Manages the playground inspection program and maintains records of inspections and repairs.
  • Acts as staff liaison for the Keep Powder Springs Beautiful program, including attending all meetings.
  • Maintains current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures; maintains an awareness of new equipment, procedures, trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; participates in continuing education activities; attends meetings, workshops and seminars as applicable.
  • Oversees all community events in the promotion of beautification of the city to include the Pick it Up Powder Springs day.
  • Serves as team member of all other community programs implemented by the Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Affairs Department.
  • Works with contractors to ensure City projects are completed on time, within code, and on budget. 
  • Confers with the director to keep him/her informed of key issues and progress toward goals and objectives, and to garner or ensure continued support and approval for strategic initiatives.
  • Operates a personal computer or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, or other system software.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.
Knowledge Required by the Position:
  • Knowledge and application of City and department policies, procedures and equipment.
  • Knowledge of City limits.
  • Knowledge of City, county, state and federal environmental codes, ordinances and regulations pertaining to park facilities and operations.
  • Knowledge and application of computer operating system and other hardware used to complete job duties.
  • Skill in maintaining accurate records and preparing reports.
  • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations. 
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
  • Ability to supervise other employees/contractors in completing a wide range of tasks.
  • Ability to work well with the public and address their questions courteously and tactfully.
  • Knowledge of buildings, facilities and the development of parks maintenance and design standards, work control and quality control processes.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.
  • Skill in conducting project management.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to work with other city departments in the completion of maintenance tasks.
  • Ability to maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Supervisory Controls:  Work is performed under the supervision of the Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Affairs Director.
Guidelines:  Guidelines include City and departmental ordinances, policies and procedures.  These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation.
Personal Contacts:  Contacts are typically with supervisor, co-workers, City employees, and the general public.
Physical Demands:  The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focusTasks require the ability to exert physical effort in light work and also involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of up to 50 pounds. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation and field work to ensure compliance with departmental programs.
Work Environment:  The successful candidate must be available to work a flexible schedule to include nights, weekends, and some holidays in support of city programs and events.
Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as heat/cold, dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, hazardous materials, unsafe structures, heights, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, animal/wildlife attacks, or animal/human bites.
Supervisory and Management Responsibility:  This position will supervise assigned personnel in park maintenance and beautification.
Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation, Landscape Management, Horticulture, or related field; supplemented by two years of experience in parks maintenance to include lead or supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. A valid driver’s license is required.
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
  • Possess and maintain a valid Commercial Driver’s license with passenger endorsement.
  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector
  • Certified Parks & Recreation Professional
All applicants must complete a City of Powder Springs employment application.  Applications may be down loaded and printed from the website at www.cityofpowdersprings.org or you may receive an application at City Hall located at 4484 Marietta Street, Powder Springs, GA 30127.
Submit completed application to:
City of Powder Springs,
Rosalyn Nealy, Human Resources Director
P. O. BOX 46
Powder Springs, GA 30127
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled