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Crew Leader

City of Stonecrest

Listing Summary


Under the general direction of the Park Operations Manager, the employee will direct a limited number of unskilled, semi-skilled, and/or skilled manual workers in the construction, maintenance, landscape, beautification and repair of City buildings, streets, grounds, and facilities. Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under general supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its emphasis on knowledge and abilities in skilled work and from lower classes by its supervisory responsibilities.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Supervises, plans, and coordinates work of Crew Leaders and/or crews of primarily skilled workers, or of a larger-sized crew (2 to 4) of primarily service workers performing a variety of maintenance, landscape and construction activities
  • Supervises construction of new facilities and major renovations to existing facilities
  • Assign 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
  • Conducts regular and periodic performance reviews of subordinates
  • Provides significant input in all decisions affecting hiring, firing, and disciplining of subordinates
  • Inspects project work for compliance with plans, performance standards, and all applicable federal, state, local, and department safety regulations
  • Estimates and orders materials for work
  • Oversees planting, propagation, maintenance, and care of lawns, shrubbery, trees, and flowers
  • Supervises and assists in maintenance and cleaning of buildings
  • Supervises maintenance, lining, and policing of athletic fields
  • Conducts accident investigations
  • Provides training and instruction to subordinates
  • Keeps records of labor and materials
  • Tracks, verifies, and approves subordinate time worked to supervisor
  • Required to respond under emergency conditions
  • Prepares work plans for crews
  • Consults with others on complex problem situations and provides technical expertise;
  • Provides progress and activity reports to senior management; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate;
  • Performs related duties as assigned


Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma, and three (3) years’ experience in public works and/or recreation and parks maintenance and repair activities involving more than one trade skill, two years of which involve supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required knowledge, ability, and skills. 

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Certification in basic first-aid/CPR/AED, and certification as a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) or Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) are preferred, or must obtain both within one year of employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of principles, practices, methods, and materials and theories of landscaping, turf management, playground safety and equipment maintenance.
  • Considerable knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Knowledge of tools and materials used in park & recreation maintenance.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the activities in the areas of responsibility and anticipate their impact on city government as well as the general public.
  • Ability to plan, direct and coordinate the work of supervisory and professional personnel.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with subordinates, community agencies and the general public.
  • Ability to analyze problems and exercise sound professional judgment and make logical and valid conclusions.
  • Ability to plan, lay out and supervise a work program involving public work employees.
  • Ability to use personal computer and related software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively with coworkers and the general public.
  • Prioritizes and plans work activities and use time efficiently
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work to ensure quality and applies feedback to improve performance
  • Interacts and communicates clearly with coworkers, citizens and vendors in a courteous, friendly matter
  • Manages difficult situations, responds promptly to needs, solicits consultant feedback to improve service, responds to requests for service and assistance and meets commitments
  • Exhibits tact, consideration, and patience in difficult situations
  • Approaches sudden, unexpected challenges effectively with confidence
  • Punctual, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems time efficiently; Gathers and analyzes information; Develops solutions; Uses reason.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Organizes or schedules other tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively; Listens and gets clarification when necessary; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and concisely; Edits work; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.


  • Performs or assists in performing more difficult or skilled tasks.
  • Operates heavy maintenance and construction equipment in the absence of supporting equipment operators. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Uses and maintains hand tools needed for manual labor tasks.
  • May be required to transport, mix, handle or use hazardous materials (other than a can of gasoline, batteries, pumping fuel or access to janitorial chemicals) or may be responsible for facilities or equipment carrying fluids, gas or chemicals that could endanger the public or other employees.
  • Exposure to all types of weather and will work around light and heavy equipment.

May work an adjusted schedule for assisting in events occurring after 5:00 p.m. such as meetings, or planned events.



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