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Parks Foreman

City of Box Elder

Job Title: Parks Foreman

Closing Date:  Position Open Until Filled

Pay Range: $19.38 to $26.88 per hour, dependent upon experience

New employees typically start at the low end of the pay range.

This is a full-time position located in the Public Works Building; normal schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; working some evenings and weekends.

Responsible for the improvement, inspection, maintenance, and operation of City parks, joint use facilities, and landscape areas, including oversight of park and landscape maintenance contracts and special events. Performs related work as required


PURPOSE OF JOB

  • Plan and coordinates maintenance and operation of City parks, joint use facilities, and landscape areas, appurtenant facilities and playgrounds, including inspection and maintenance; evaluates maintenance issues and recommends and implements solutions to provide safe, clean and aesthetically pleasing park facilities
  • Coordinate and supervise contract landscape maintenance personnel regarding parks, medians, and landscape areas, and other areas under contract
  • Coordinate and supervise janitorial services contract to ensure proper maintenance of public restroom facilities
  • Reconcile differences of interpretation between City contract requirements and services rendered by landscape contractor
  • Conduct field inspections of park, landscaped areas, playground equipment, BBQ areas and other park facilities; evaluate field problems; authorize changes or repairs as required
  • Conduct weekly meetings with landscape contractors to discuss schedules, problems, and progress of contracted services
  • Prepare and maintain records related to park and landscape maintenance activities
  • Confer with contractors, outside agencies, and the general public; interpret and explain City policies, requirements, and restrictions
  • Direct and set priorities for on-going landscape contract
  • Investigate and respond to citizen complaints and inquiries regarding the maintenance of parks and landscaped areas
  • Prepare cost estimates; submit justifications for budget items; monitor and track program expenditures
  • Ensure grounds and facilities are clean and safe, collecting and removing trash and debris in public areas
  • Inventory and procure supplies for parks, landscape and restroom facilities as required
  • Plan and coordinate special events for City and Private events
  • Monitor work sites to assure that safety rules and regulations are adhered to, and that work areas and all equipment are in safe operating condition
  • Lead, coordinate and train seasonal, volunteer groups, and workers from community service programs when available
  • Perform related duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Either: (a) Bachelor’s degree* in Landscape Architecture, Horticulture or related field; or (b) Associate’s degree* in Landscape Architecture, Horticulture or related field and two (2) years of experience in the maintenance of parks, park areas or grounds, including the operation of mechanical grounds equipment; or (c) graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four (4) years of experience as described in (b); or (d) eight (8) years of work experience as described in (b) above.

knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Principles of park and landscape maintenance and design
  • Terminology, methods, practices, materials, and techniques related to park construction and maintenance, and landscape maintenance
  • Principles and practices of pesticide/herbicide application
  • Proper use and storage of chemicals, including OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for hazardous chemicals used in the workplace
  • Laws, ordinances, policies, and rules governing the conduct and safety of municipal parks
  • Occupational hazards and Safe work practices
  • Modern office methods, procedures, and computer equipment
  • Apply technical knowledge to assure compliance with proper inspection techniques to examine workmanship and materials; detect deviations from plans, regulations, and standard landscape practices and troubleshooting repairs
  • Read and interpret landscape plans
  • Operate and maintain all types of power tools
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines
  • Assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with City employees, officials, and representatives from local, state, and Federal agencies
  • Work from oral and written directions
  • Speak and write effectively and clearly, prepare reports and keep records or work completed, time, parts, material and supplies utilized in operations
  • Train personnel on activities, procedures and practices
  • Use computer hardware and software, including standard word processing, spreadsheet, calendar, email, electronic timesheet, and internet software
  • Work independently without supervision

OTHER INFORMATION:

Applicants selected for interviews may be subjected to an appropriate background check. 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit a complete application, letter of interest resume and transcripts to the following address:

City of Box Elder
Personnel Department
420 Villa Drive
Box Elder, SD 57719

Please note: Applications are available here. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.  Resumes are required and are not reviewed in lieu of your application; therefore, ensure your application is complete.

MAJOR BENEFITS FOR FULL-TIME REGULAR EMPLOYEES:

Five (5) days’ vacation; Six (6) days of personal paid time off; ten ½ paid holidays; Employee Health (includes Dental) and Life Insurance; Short Term Disability; Long Term Disability and Retirement benefits; Social Security contributions; other optional benefits. PROBATION: An established probationary period must be satisfactorily served by each employee. NOTE: When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made for an “otherwise qualified applicant” with a disability to participate in any phase of the selection process.



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