CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
Performs and/or oversees a wide variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks related to equipment operation, repair and maintenance of park and recreation facilities, tree trimming and removal, irrigation, right-of-ways, and grounds. Assists with training and field supervision of personnel, and coordination and monitoring of city contracts. Keeps abreast of current methods, techniques, and procedures covering park maintenance. Assists with special events as needed. Assists in emergency operations, including snow removal and storm clean up as required.
Assists in supervision and training of park maintenance crews. Oversees crews, assists in planning, prioritizing, and organizing of daily tasks; provides input regarding employee's performance; assists or presents safety meetings; and ensures safe and productive procedures are followed.
Maintains and repairs equipment to ensure proper, safe and efficient operation. Performs routine and scheduled maintenance on all assigned equipment. Inspects field equipment, reports and performs repairs as needed. Keeps accurate and up-to-date records of all equipment repairs (routine and emergency) and associated costs.
Assists other work crews with ground maintenance, construction, and landscaping work.
Oversees Park Attendants and Laborers while working in the field on certain projects. Assign daily tasks to Park Attendants.
Assists Supervisor with budget administration, purchasing/quotes, record keeping, preparing specifications for equipment/material purchases and special projects.
Assists Supervisor in arranging for and monitoring work of contractors on special projects.
Keeps abreast of current methods, techniques, and procedures covering park maintenance, including landscaping, horticulture, chemical applications, mechanical repairs, and troubleshooting through professional publications, workshops, and seminars.
Creates work orders, tracks time, equipment and supplies utilizing productivity software.
Assists in emergency operations, including snow removal.
Acts as supervisor during his/her absence.
Establishes and maintains quality turf in administrative sites parks, and right-of-way areas. Mows, fertilizes, edges, trims, aerates, over seeds, sods, and irrigates turf areas.
Follow turf maintenance programs by applying appropriate applications in a timely manner throughout the season.
Assists in the daily maintenance of all parks, including trash removal.
Participates in athletic field setup for softball, baseball and soccer including grading, dragging, chalking, setting bases/plates/boxes, goal placement, mowing and painting foul lines.
Assists with setup and cleanup of special events such as July 4th Fireworks and Fall Festival.
Assists in coordination of and tracking mowing of unimproved rural roadways.
Assists with construction projects involving pouring and finishing concrete, surveying, staking, grading, roofing, irrigation repair, carpentry and fence repair.
Oversees Park Attendants and laborers performing daily mowing operations
EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATIONS:
Basic education or additional equivalent experience.
Requires a valid class A or B commercial driver's license with air brake endorsement.
Must maintain an insurable driving record.
Employees are required to have Commercial Pesticide Applicators License in Category 3b & Category 5.
Two to three years experience as Park Attendant II.
Good oral communications skills.
Attention to details.
Project management skills, including organization, coordination of duties, and/or accomplishment of goals
Time management skills, including the ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines.
Ability to work in a hectic environment with many interruptions.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
Ability to read and comprehend basic landscape plans and/or technical manuals.
Ability to analyze safety situations.
Ability to carry out assignments through oral and written instructions.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to train and guide others.
Ability to assess situations and recommend possible solutions.
Alpha and numeric recognition.
Ability to travel and tour City facilities and parks in adverse conditions.
Ability to traverse rough terrain.
Ability to operate power and hand tools.
Ability to operate City vehicles.
Ability to work in confined spaces.
Hand and eye coordination adequate to input computer.
Exposure to chemicals, fumes, dust, sprays, fogs, mists.
Exposure to heights, vibrations, high voltage and loud noises.
Ability to work in adverse and extreme weather and environmental conditions.
Ability to make and receive phone calls.
Ability to distinguish smells and colors.
SEE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ATTACHED FOR ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect):
Indirect - Temporary Laborers.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.