CPRS Job Listing
Chief Parks & Grounds Worker
This is the advanced journey level, lead class in the Parks and Grounds Worker series that performs the most complex technical duties related to the City's parks and grounds and recreational facilities. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Responsibilities include inspecting and attending to the assigned areas in a timely manner, performing a wide variety of tasks in the maintenance and repair of City parks and grounds, and providing technical and functional direction over assigned staff. This class is distinguished from the Parks and Grounds Superintendent in that the latter is the full supervisory/management level class responsible for organizing, assigning, supervising and reviewing the work of assigned staff involved in parks and grounds maintenance operations.
- Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Illustrative Only): Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
- Assists the Parks and Grounds Superintendent in implementing goals, objectives, policies and priorities.
- Plans, prioritizes, leads and reviews the work of crews engaged in parks and recreational grounds maintenance, repair and construction.
- Assigns and performs and supervises various landscape maintenance activities.
- Supervises the preparation and application of chemicals and fertilizers which may require the use of air purifying respirators.
- Prepares and maintains records and reports including work schedules, payroll records, and preventive maintenance schedules.
- Supervises the planting and care of plants, trees, shrubs, and lawn areas.
- Assists with budget preparation and control.
- Provides or coordinates staff training.
- Provides input on the evaluation of assigned staff.
- Ensures adherence to proper safety precautions related to all work performed.
- Responds to requests and inquiries from the general public.
- Attends meetings as required.
- Works directly with vendors.
- Maintains, repairs, and inventories park equipment.
- Assigns and performs overall supervision during the Superintendent's absence.
- Minimum qualifications & Requirements
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skill. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:
Education: High school diploma or equivalent. College level coursework in forestry, horticulture, landscaping or construction is highly desirable.
Experience: Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in park operations, maintenance and construction. Previous supervisory experience is desirable.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES: Possession of a valid California driver's license; possession of a pesticide application certificate issued by the State of California Department of Pesticide Regulation is desirable.