Grounds Operations Supervisor

  • 006108

SUMMARY: Under limited direction, performs duties associated with supervising the maintenance of City parks, amenities, athletic fields and irrigation systems; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics). This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Supervises the maintenance, construction and repairs of the parks’ amenities, including turf, irrigation systems, playgrounds, and athletic fields.
  2. Supervises the activities of employees such as parks and grounds maintenance workers, groundskeepers and others assigned to area of responsibility.
  3. Trains employees, writes and conducts evaluations, and recommends, prepares and/or takes disciplinary action.
  4. Schedules employees, assigns work and monitors its progress.
  5. Coordinates repair of park grounds and athletic fields with other departments or outside agencies.
  6. Oversees chemical spray program for controlling insects and weeds.
  7. Oversees the removal of trash from parks and athletic fields.
  8. Sets up and maintains a variety of records related to area of responsibility.
  9. Reviews and approves requests to purchase parts and supplies prior to submitting for final approval.
  10. Inspects park grounds and athletic fields for safety hazards, insect or weed related problems. Takes corrective action.
  11. Responds to requests, complaints or inquiries from the public regarding athletic fields or parks ground maintenance.
  12. Maintains athletic fields to include mowing, seeding, replacing or repairing sod, spraying, lining and mounding.
  13. Provides input during budget preparation.
  • Knowledge of tools and equipment used in the maintenance of athletic fields and parks.
  • Knowledge of principles of effective supervision.
  • Knowledge of chemicals used to control insects and weeds.
  • Knowledge of athletic field construction and maintenance principles.
  • Skill in assigning and evaluating the work of others.
  • Skill in operating equipment such as hand tools, blowers, mowers, tractors, hedge trimmers, and bobcats.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining records.
  • Skill in dealing effectively with the general public to respond to inquiries or to resolve complaints.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves considerable physical activity in an outdoor setting. There is frequent need to walk, stand, sit, talk or hear, reach with hands and arms, use the hands to finger, handle or feel, and lift moderately heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED, and five (5) years experience in commercial grounds maintenance, building/facility maintenance, maintenance of athletic fields, and/or irrigation systems, including 1 year of supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience is required. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

FLSA Code: Non Exempt
Last revision date: October 2001
Overtime: Yes
← Back