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Parks & Right of Way Manager job in Winter Garden

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Organization:  City of Winter Garden
Job Category:  Grounds and Urban Forestry
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Florida (FL)
City:  Winter Garden
Salary and Benefits:  DOQ


Classification Description

Job Code 809

Pay Level: DOQ

CLASSIFICATION TITLE: Parks & Right of Way Manager FLSA Status: E

DEPARTMENT: Public Services Union Status: N/A


“We make every customer feel important and cared for, find creative solutions with a can-do attitude, and follow the Winter Garden Way.”


* Ownership * Responsive * Respectful * Professional

Provide service delivery that will create service wins for both our internal and external customers.

Work Objective

The primary objective of this position is to plan, manage, supervise and evaluate the City’s comprehensive parks program, including the use of City parks facilities. It is a highly responsible position assisting with all administrative and supervisory functions of the department. This position will oversee all full and part time department employees in the delivery of a diverse array of high-quality programs and services in a manner that is consistent with industry standards. The position will create, implement, and continually evaluate long and short term program delivery objectives that are responsive to the leisure service needs of the citizens of Winter Garden. The position reports to the Assistant City Manager – Public Services.

Essential Functions

The list of essential functions is intended to be representative of the work performed. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.

Oversees the operations of all park areas including the maintenance and installation of turf, flower beds, playgrounds, athletic facilities, buildings, walkways, parking lots, trails, lakefronts, row, medians and other city owned property. Supervises all full-time and part-time department staff members to include scheduling, training, evaluations, discipline, professional development, and hiring.Oversees the regular and preventative maintenance and landscaping of municipal facilities, lot grounds, street medians and other land assets in the City of Winter Garden. Plans and directs the application of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers and oversees work to assure safe and effective application of materials. Read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and project specifications applicable to park and landscape systems. Oversees planning and implementation of capital improvement projects.Develops policies, procedures and objectives for all departmental park and public property maintenance functions.Assesses staff work-loads, administrative support systems, and internal working relationships to identify opportunities for improvement.Engages in strategic planning to develop and implement goals, objectives, policies and priorities for departmental functions.Develops, recommends and implements technical and operational procedures and systems to achieve improved economy and efficiency in departmental service delivery.Prepares and monitors compliance with the department budget including maintaining financial records of revenue and fees generated by programs, departmental operational costs, cost projections, and financial analyses of all departmental functions.Makes regular written and oral reports or presentations to city staff, community organizations, or other entities.Supervises implementation and enforcement of risk management and safety policies, regulations, procedures, and reporting.Keeps abreast of current community needs or trends and adjusts program service delivery as needed.Inspects and monitors all major programs, services, staff, and facilities on a regular basis to evaluate quality and efficiency of operations, systems, and compliance with operational standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Possession of a valid Florida Class “E” Drivers License. Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Design, Park Management, Horticulture, Civil Engineering Technology, Landscape Architecture or a closely related field.At least seven years of progressively responsible experience with four or more in a supervisory role.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of the general principles of landscape design, installation and maintenance of turf, flowers, shrubs and trees.Knowledge of the objectives, purposes, philosophy, and implementation of common programs and services of a municipal parks division.Ability to effectively plan and evaluate park and right-of-way areasKnowledge of and experience with multiple personnel to include common human resource requirements, efficiency improvement practices, training and coaching processes, and dynamic leadership techniques.Ability to analyze high-level strategic objectives and implement processes and programs that will lead to the successful obtainment of those objectives.Familiarity with program budgeting, fiscal management, reporting, and accounting.Possession of outstanding written and verbal communication skills.Knowledge of and familiarity with many federal, state and local regulations as they pertain to the safe and effective operation of park and recreation programs and facilities.Ability to prepare and deliver oral and written reports relating to staff performance, financial reporting, program effectiveness, and other departmental functions.

Physical Requirements:

Tasks involve intermittent reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, running, climbing or crouching. May involve lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (up to 40 pounds). Working environments may include prolonged exposure to heat, cold, high humidity, sun, rain and inclement weather.

The City of Winter Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Winter Garden provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

I have read and understand this classification description and hereby certify that I am qualified to perform this job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

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