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|Organization:||City of Encinitas||Job Category:||Other||Job Type:||Full Time||Country:||USA||State/Province:||California (CA)||City:||Encinitas||Post Code:||CA||Salary and Benefits:||$54,932.80 - $80,932.80 Annually||Post Date:||07/16/2014||
Incumbents are responsible for monitoring and inspecting new construction, improvements, and maintenance activities related to municipal property, including parks, beaches, trails, open spaces, and streetscapes to ensure compliance with standards. Incumbents are also responsible for developing standards and specifications, and performing plan checks.
Essential Duties: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)
Plans, develops, supervises, evaluates, and inspects a variety of improvements, renovations, and repair projects, which includes: landscaping, irrigation, park and beach buildings, courts, paving and facility appurtenances, and other related projects.
Develops and administers contracts of external vendors for maintenance work; Evaluates contract compliance, coordinates schedules with city events; renewals, and modifications of contracts.
Develops, and administers assigned operational budgets and capital improvement budgets; Monitors expenditures and prepares related budget reports; forecasts, purchases, and payments.
Prepares staff reports and presentations for City Council, commissions, and Board meetings; drafts letters, memorandums, and other related written documents and correspondence.
Prepares, evaluates, reviews and initiates corrections to plans for the construction of new parks, trails, streetscapes, playgrounds and other Citywide improvement projects. Develops and prepares specifications for bids on the above projects; initiates change orders, and approves requests for payments.
Develops, implements, and administers water conservation program; manages irrigation water use for parks, beaches, centers, and streetscapes; evaluates and inspects irrigation systems and prescribes corrective measures, replacements and improvements.
Properly manage reclaimed water systems operation, construction, maintenance, and safety per San Diego Water Authority Regulations.
Performs facility and playground safety inspections; evaluates compliance with applicable regulations; determines level of risk and appropriate corrective action.
Develops and administers the tree maintenance program for parks, beaches, centers, and streetscapes; performs inspections and evaluates health and safety of City trees; evaluates, determines and prescribes corrective actions. Supervises and coordinates tree trimming, removal, spraying, and planting operations.
Develops and administers project specifications and contract documents for Capital Improvement Projects; administers, oversees, and manages Capital Improvement projects.
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
Applicable Federal, State, and Local laws, rules, regulations, and codes;
Basic budgeting principles;
Construction principles and practices;
Structural building construction and operations;
Park and public facilities management principles and practices;
Landscape maintenance and horticultural methods;
Landscape materials common to the local area;
Public relations principles and techniques;
Irrigation, plumbing, and electrical components, systems, and operation;
Appropriate pest control methods to include Integrated Pest Management
Arboriculture principles and practices;
Irrigation water management principles and practices;
San Diego Water Authority regulations for reclaimed water systems;
Project management techniques.
Using computers and related software applications;
Identifying plants, trees, shrubs, turf, and other landscape materials;
Composing written documents;
Identifying tree hazards and deficiencies;
Detecting diagnosing, and describing deficiencies and conditions in landscapes, parks, beaches, trails, open spaces, public facilities, and irrigation systems;
Programming and operating irrigation control systems;
Basic drafting skills and ability to communicate ideas through drawings;
Read and interpret construction drawings;
Construction project management;
Developing and administering contracts;
Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Training and Experience(position requirements at entry):
A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Park Administration or Horticulture or a related field, and two years of progressively responsible full-time experience related to park maintenance including budgeting and supervision.
Ability to obtain within six months of hire date:
o Arborist Certification by the International Society of Arboriculture;
o Pest Control Advisor License and/or Qualified Applicator’s Certification;
o National Playground Safety Institute Playground Safety Inspector Certification;
o San Diego Water Authority Reclaimed Water Inspector Certification
Completed City application is required and must be received on-line at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/encinitasca/default.cfm by 12:00pm (noon) on Monday, August 11, 2014. Paper applications and/or resumes received in lieu of on-line applications will not be considered.
PLEASE NOTE: The City of Encinitas and the SDWD provide equal opportunity employment for all persons without regard to race, color, age, disability, medical condition, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, marital status or sexual orientation, and work environments free from discrimination in accordance with applicable federal and state law, executive orders and guidelines. The City and Water District encourage minorities, disabled persons and women to apply. Qualified applicants who move to the next level of the selection process must notify the HR Office if accommodation is needed. This recruitment will create an eligibility list that maybe used to fill vacancies within the classification for the next 6 to 12 months. The post contingent job offer pre-placement process consists of fingerprinting, background check, and a physical examination, which includes a drug and alcohol screening. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.