Maintenance Leader

  • 005530

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, schedules and leads workers in the maintenance of the City’s parks, facilities, and equipment, or the City’s renovated downtown area; 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. Interviews, trains, motivates, assigns and evaluates work, and recommends disciplinary action according to established City procedures. Provides input on performance appraisals.
  2. Supports and actively promotes the City’s safety programs.
  3. Performs regular site inspections in City Parks to avoid incidents or injuries.
  4. Leads work crews in day and evening maintenance work for the downtown area and parks.
  5. Performs a variety of parks or ground maintenance duties to include planting, weeding, mowing, pruning, hedge trimming, tree removal, edging, trash pickup and disposal, plant removal, and tree watering.
  6. Leads work crews in the repair and installation of park amenities throughout the City and assists with repairs as necessary.
  7. Plans, schedules, selects or approves, and requisitions necessary equipment and related supplies.
  8. Oversees all work in progress to ensure quality, timeliness and safety.
  9. Schedules preventive maintenance on a regular schedule.
  10. Maintains inspection and repair records.
  11. Provides input during the budget process and monitors the operating budget for area of responsibility.
  12. Maintains inventory of necessary parts and equipment.
  13. Investigates and coordinates a response to citizen questions and complaints.
  14. Assists or participates in performing maintenance and repair work as necessary.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, statutes, regulations, rules, policies and procedures related to area of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of grounds, parks and facilities maintenance.
  • Knowledge of supervisory methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of personnel principles and practices.
  • Skill in supervising, evaluating, training and motivating employees.
  • Skill in scheduling and prioritizing manpower and projects.
  • Skill in researching and gathering information related to vendors, contractors, equipment and supplies.
  • Skill in resolving day-to-day questions and problems regarding equipment, materials, methods, and procedures needed to complete projects.
  • Skill in analyzing information of considerable difficulty and drawing valid conclusions.
  • Skill in maintaining inspection records.
  • Skills in proper use of tools, chemicals, and lawn maintenance equipment.
  • Skill in operating equipment such as gas powered and manual hand tools, blowers, mowers, tractors, hedge trimmers, trucks and bobcats.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the public.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves supervising or performing moderate to heavy work in all types of weather. There is occasional need to stand, stoop, walk, lift 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 three (3) years experience in ground maintenance including one (1) year of lead or supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. An appropriate valid Florida driver’s license is required. Class B, depending on the assignment.

Last revision date: October 2001
Overtime: Yes
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