Supervisor, Parks Maintenance


Manager, Parks and Forestry (174)


Parks and Recreation Services


Parks Services 5120








Assists in the development and renovation of new and existing park facilities. Directly supervise skilled and semi-skilled staff responsible for the general maintenance, repair or construction at City parks, facilities or grounds. Develops work plans and schedules, allocates resources, ensures quality assurance of work completed, and coordinates with other agencies as required. Responds to citizens and other public entities inquiries, complaints and requests. Coordinates maintenance activities with contractors. Plans, directs, and supervises construction, repair, and/or maintenance at City parks, facilities or grounds. Hires and Trains full time and temporary employees. Assists in budget preparation and expense tracking. Assists with special events as needed. Assists with emergency operations including snow removal programs. Facilitates snow and ice removal at City facilities, administrative sites and parks.

Plans, prioritizes, and schedules employees' work assignments. Conducts on-site inspections, reviews work, and resolves problems.

Performs functions of supervisor that include interviewing prospective employees, conducting performance evaluations, providing employee training, making salary recommendations and handling disciplinary actions.

Plans and priorities assignments and schedules employee's daily work assignments. Involves reviewing assignments to be prioritized, taking into consideration the urgency and importance of work, skills required, availability of workers and equipment and weather conditions.

Plans, coordinates, and supervises turf maintenance. Establishes priorities and schedules mowing, fertilization, pesticide applications, and other turf maintenance practices. Keeps abreast of new and existing strategies and products.

Administers contracts for mowing medians, parks, and facilities; chemical applications; aeration and seeding and snow removal. Responsible for project startup, day to day progress, and completion in a timely manner.

Maintains turf and infields at athletic fields for soccer and softball. Coordinates with soccer, softball, lacrosse, and other sporting clubs for athletic field setup and use.

Plans, coordinates, and supervises trash removal and litter pick-up at all park sites. Involves assessing usage and accumulation at each site and developing schedules.

Plans, coordinates and supervises the daily operations of the recycle center, coordinates collections and schedules container pickups with appropriate vendors.

Assists in administering fixed asset systems and supervises asset inventory.

Assists in the development, maintenance and updates facility hazardous chemical and Safety Data Sheets program as facility coordinator.

Approves and monitors purchases by maintenance team members.

Assists with selection of professional services, fee negotiation, plan review, cost estimates, inspections, problem resolution and verifies work for payment.

Develops specifications and initiates contact with contractors for repairs, improvements and/or other maintenance operations. Visits sites and visually inspects work in progress, coordinates contractor's work with public use of facilities.

Receives and processes citizen complaints, concerns and questions. Investigates complaints by visiting the site in question. Contacts other supervisors, managers, divisions, departments, and agencies to assist with complaint resolution when warranted. Contacts citizens by phone or in person to communicate action taken.

Directs division activities in absence of the Manager. Attends various staff meetings.

Directs field operations during major emergencies such as storms, floods, and other natural disasters.

Works with other divisions, departments and other outside agencies and groups in planning and coordinating special events and projects of overlapping responsibility.

Coordinates scheduling of projects with Manager.

Directs and supervises assigned employees through work plan responsibilities and ensures tasks/projects are completed to specifications in a timely manner. Performs on-site supervision, assists in work tasks and on-the job training of employees.

Keeps records, educates employees on safety and works with City Safety Coordinator on all aspects of facility safety.

Plans, coordinates, and supervises snow and ice removal from streets, parking lots, and sidewalks in downtown Overland Park, park areas, and administrative sites. Maintains and recommends purchase of new snow removal equipment, Supervises round-the-clock removal operations when conditions warrant. May serve as Sector supervisor for public works snow removal.

The employee must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with subordinates, supervisors, customers, vendors and any other persons or organization with which interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.

The employee must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.



Basic education with additional courses or training in park facilities repair, maintenance and construction, irrigation, electrical and plumbing, aquatic facilities, fountains, turf care and maintenance, landscaping horticulture or additional equivalent experience.

Requires a valid Class A or B commercial driver's license with air brake endorsements. Employees hired or promoted on or after January 1, 2012, must possess a Class A commercial driver's license with tanker and air brake endorsements or must obtain it within six months of hire date.

Must maintain an insurable driving record.

If assigned to Facility maintenance must have or obtain the Playground Safety Certification, Backflow Certification and Aquatics Operations Certification within 1 year from the date of hire or promotion into position.


Four years of increasingly responsible experience in park operations and maintenance, or an equivalent level of experience.

Experience includes two years in a supervisory or lead position.

Proficiency with Google Office programs.


Good oral and written communications skills.

Basic math and accounting skills.

Manual dexterity.

Basic drafting skills.

Analytical and organizational skills.

Personal computer skills.


Ability to read and comprehend City, state, and federal regulations.

Ability to work on or supervise several projects at once.

Ability to work under distracting conditions.

Ability to prioritize work.

Mechanical aptitude.

Ability to read and understand site plans and blueprints.

Ability to analyze safety situations.

Ability to train and guide others.

Ability to comprehend confidential information.

Ability to analyze complex problems, develop and implement solutions.


Ability to make and receive phone calls.

Ability to lift 100 pounds and transport 20 feet.

Ability to travel and tour City facilities in adverse conditions to include but not limited to construction sites, outdoor sites, remote sites, interior and exterior building inspections.

Ability to traverse rough terrain.

Exposure to extreme environmental conditions.

Ability to operate power and hand tools.

Data entry skills.

Ability to operate motorized City vehicles and equipment.



 - Park Maintenance Specialist, Sr.

 - Park Maintenance Specialist II.

 - Park Maintenance Specialist I.

 - Part-Time Staff as assigned

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.