Grounds Operations Supervisor
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)
- Supervises the maintenance, construction and repairs of the parks’ amenities, including turf, irrigation systems, playgrounds, and athletic fields.
- Supervises the activities of employees such as parks and grounds maintenance workers, groundskeepers and others assigned to area of responsibility.
- Trains employees, writes and conducts evaluations, and recommends, prepares and/or takes disciplinary action.
- Schedules employees, assigns work and monitors its progress.
- Coordinates repair of park grounds and athletic fields with other departments or outside agencies.
- Oversees chemical spray program for controlling insects and weeds.
- Oversees the removal of trash from parks and athletic fields.
- Sets up and maintains a variety of records related to area of responsibility.
- Reviews and approves requests to purchase parts and supplies prior to submitting for final approval.
- Inspects park grounds and athletic fields for safety hazards, insect or weed related problems. Takes corrective action.
- Responds to requests, complaints or inquiries from the public regarding athletic fields or parks ground maintenance.
- Maintains athletic fields to include mowing, seeding, replacing or repairing sod, spraying, lining and mounding.
- 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.
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.
Last revision date: October 2001