Parks Manager: Manitou Springs, CO

City of Manitou Springs
Manitou Springs, CO
Job Category
Full time Positions
$56,920.00 - $85,380.00
Last Date to Apply
Under the direction of the Parks and Recreation Director, the Parks Manager supervises, plans, organizes, and performs skilled labor involved in parks, trails, open space, and recreation activities to ensure safe, clean, aesthetically pleasing and environmentally well-maintained infrastructure and amenities in Manitou Springs. • Directs the work activities of assigned maintenance personnel; supervises multiple crews, coordinates work assignments, reviews work for accuracy, and establishes, reviews, and modifies work schedules for assigned maintenance, construction, and repair activities; meets daily with crews to review schedules, identifies, and prioritize situations and review progress of existing projects or assignments. • Participates in the selection of assigned personnel; conducts performance assessments of assigned personnel, provides and coordinates staff training and development, implements necessary training activities, and approves and evaluates effectiveness of training programs. • Inspects right of way, drainage systems, trees and plants, parks, trails, and open spaces for needed work, improvements, and repairs; conducts inspections and monitors compliance with procedures and methods. • Coordinates staff and equipment usage with other crew supervisors, managers, or other departments; maintains inventory of parts and supplies and replenishes supplies when necessary; maintains detailed records on tools, material and equipment used. • Supervises and operates various hand and power tools, small equipment, and heavy construction equipment in the performance of assigned functions. • Maintains necessary logs; maintains records of all maintenance performed on equipment and ensures tracking of chemicals and other substances. • Performs chemical application on trees, shrubs, open space, natural areas, shrub and mulched beds, and turf areas; uses high pressured spray equipment and hand sprayers; conducts planting, pruning, health evaluation of plants and shrubs. • Installs, inspects, and repairs irrigation systems related to horticulture and trees; aerates and seeds turf areas and open space land. • Supervises various crews performing a variety of snow removal activities; ensures efficient snow removal activities; performs snow removal and management tasks and operates all equipment adhering to safety protocols and standards. • Provides customer service to staff and the public in person, on the telephone, and through email; responds to and resolves questions ensuring customer satisfaction. • Assists in the preparation and administration of the Parks operating budget; submits budget recommendations; monitors budget to ensure effective expenditure of allocated funds; authorizes purchase of supplies, materials, and equipment; prepares and processes purchase invoices or requisitions. • Manages service contracts for tree maintenance, organic land management applications, gardening services, among other professional services. • Performs all other work as needed or assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - • Must be computer literate with Microsoft Office familiarity. • Must submit to, pass a background check, and drug screen upon offer of employment. • Must pass a motor vehicle record review and a driving evaluation upon offer of employment. • Knowledge of and willingness to comply with all rules and regulations, including the Personnel Manual, the General Safety Procedures, and the Confined Space Program. • Knowledge of safety rules and equipment • Must have some understanding of general construction practices and be proficient with various hand tools. • Must be able to comprehend oral and written instructions and communicate in English orally and in writing. • Must be able to perform basic math such as addition and subtraction. • Ability to work evening, night, weekend, standby shifts, and perform occasional overtime. • Ability to prioritize and be flexible with priority changes. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and the public. • Demonstrate good workmanship in a neat and timely manner while maintaining a clean and orderly environment. • Must be able to complete work in a professional manner utilizing accepted standards and practices. • Ability to perform tasks and assist coworkers with minimal supervision. • Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose problems. • Ability to exercise independent Additional Information EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE • Must have high school diploma or possess a GED. • Must be at least 21 years of age. • Must have at least five (5) years’ experience in parks maintenance or landscaping. • Must have at least two (2) years’ experience in managing one to five employees. Disclaimer All selected candidates are subject to a post-offer, pre-hire background check, including motor vehicle records check and a drug screen.
Contact Person
John Stark
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