City of Pearland, TX
  • 09-Jan-2018 to 04-Feb-2018 (CST)
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pearland, TX, USA
  • $58k - 65k DOQ
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Exempt

The City of Pearland offers an excellent benefits package including a voluntary ICMA 457 deferred compensation program, as well as membership in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) with a 2:1 employer match. The City of Pearland pays all premiums for the employee’s dental, long-term disability protection, and life insurance and the City pays the majority portion of the medical premium for employees and dependents.


Job Summary

Position is responsible for the direction, coordination and evaluation of the development, operations, maintenance and beautification of parks and recreation facilities and amenities, including the urban forestry program. The position represents the Parks & Recreation frequently with other City departments, outside governmental agencies and the public.

Supervisory Functions

Receives administrative direction from the Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation and exercises direct supervision over assigned professional and technical staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of assigned units. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Essential Functions

Provides leadership and supervision to the Parks Maintenance operations and ensure parks are maintained to established department standards through the development/sustaining of successful management plans and maintenance programs and personnel.

Participate in guiding the City's park planning and development by involvement in all aspects of strategic and long range planning, development and management of and urban beautification projects.

Develops specifications; works with purchasing officer to write purchasing specifications for equipment and materials used in the maintenance of City Parks.

Develop accurate and thorough project descriptions, scope etc. and guide consultants to develop plans based on guiding principles, public input, master plans and scope of work

Participate in preparation of RFP/RFQ's, consultant interviews, consultant selection, programming, schematic design, and design development phases for all parks-related CIP projects to ensure Parks design goals and standards are met.

Develop and manages annual budget for Park Maintenance Divisions and assist the Assistant Director on all Parks CIP and O&M budgeted construction and rehabilitation

Work with various city departments and outside public agencies to ensure sound planning and community wide support and cooperation.

Review, analyze and recommend acquisition targets identified in Parks & Recreation Master Plan or brought forward as a donation

Research and prepare agenda items and presentations for City Council and Parks, Recreation and Beautification Board, as well as public presentations to other community and area civic organizations/groups.

Prepares reports of area activities; establishes and follows service level plan and standards and maintains records of maintenance, budget, personnel, attendance, etc.

Coordination of assigned Emergency Management Annex operations for the Parks & Recreation Department and serves as "essential personnel" and remains available for immediate call-in due to any natural or man-made disaster, or any other event the Director of Parks and Recreation and/or City Manager deem necessary.

Contributes to team effort by performing other related duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Licenses

Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Forestry or a related field from an accredited school or university.

Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a parks, recreation or related field and previous experience in a municipal, state or local government is preferred.

Landscape Architecture License renewed annually but the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners affiliation preferred.

Valid, Class "C" Texas Driver's License required. Or, the ability to obtain within 90 days of hire date.

Texas Department of Agriculture Certified Non-Commercial Chemical Applicator License. Licensed playground Certification, preferred, or the ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire date.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Ability to operate a City vehicle for business use, cell phone, telephone, radio, calculator, Mars engineering scale, and ruler.

Ability to make presentations to the public and answer questions at City Council Meeting(s) regarding the Park Maintenance Division

Ability to perform computer skills using Microsoft Word, and Excel email, and learn other technologies.

Ability to provide quality customer service to both external and internal customers and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to understand and exhibit the City of Pearland's Core Beliefs.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee in this position will be required to remain available for immediate call-in due to any natural or man made disaster, or any other event the Director of Parks and Recreation and/or the City Manager deem necessary.

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