Parks Superintendent

Department: Leisure Services

Division: Operations

Effective Date: 01/08/2020 | Closing Date: 01/21/2020

Salary Range: $46,437 - 67,334 (DOE)

General Purpose:

Performs a variety of general administrative and supervisoryduties related to planning, coordinating and directing all phases of park turf management and beautification, buildings and facilities maintenance, construction & repair.

Supervision Received:

Works under the general supervision of the Assistant Leisure Services Director.

Supervision Exercised:

Provides general supervision to Parks Floreman, Maintenance Worker(s) II, I, part-time and seasonal laborers.

Essential Functions:

Manages the day-to-day operations of the city parks, and sports field maintenance; determines parks project priorities; specifies work schedules and deadlines, determines materials needed to complete specific objectives; allocates personnel and equipment resources as needed to assure timely project completion.

Reviews performance and makes decisions affecting job retention, advancement and discipline; initiates and participates in the recruitment and selection of personnel; develops and conducts training.

Performs general administrative duties; maintains comprehensive work records, maintenance records, accident records, vehicle maintenance records, equipment and labor costs; collects information and data for various reports; prepares reports and statistical analyses to aid and plan an evaluation of park maintenance programs.

Prepares budget recommendations, makes cost projections, drafts bid specifications and reviews proposals; reviews billings for accuracy; monitors inventory of parts and equipment; assures compliance with established budget limitations and allocations.

Plans, designs and directs the construction of various park facilities such as pavilions, shelters, picnic areas, play equipment, benches, bleachers, ball fields and other facilities, etc.; directs the set up of special displays for Christmas and other events.

Monitors the need for applications of fertilizer, herbicide, pesticide, soil conditioner, and other turf maintenance procedures; supervises and performs spraying of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and pesticides to control undesirable growth, rodents, and pests; calibrates and operates spraying equipment in applying fertilizers and other growth agents to stimulate growth and beautification of grass and other greenery.

Performs and/or coordinates field supervisory duties to carry out tree and shrub planting program; coordinates and participates in planting of lawns, trees, shrubs and other greenery; supervises pruning and trimming projects; assures adherence to watering schedules; monitors health condition of trees, shrubs and other horticulture; evaluates diseases and analyzes and makes decisions for the treatment of unhealthy trees, shrubs and related greenery.

Directs the installation maintenance and repair program of water sprinkler system for all parks and cemetery; supervises and directs mowing, watering and aeration of parks turf; carries out supplemental irrigation to sustain or force growth; assures operation and maintenance of automated sprinkler systems and water pumps; monitors projects to determine work progress and general condition of grounds.

Responds to public questions, explains park procedures and policies, and resolves disputes among citizens utilizing parks facilities.

Directs the training of laborers in equipment usage such as backhoe, gang lawn mowers, and landscape equipment.

Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:


1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school; plus two (2) years of specialized training in park management, recreation resources, landscaping, turf management or related field;


B. Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the maintenance, upkeep, and beautification of turf, parks, facilities and related environs;


C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledgeof maintenance equipment such as backhoe, loader, dump truck, mowers, tractor, power overseeders, aerators, thatchers, trimmers, etc.; landscape and sprinkler system design; flow pumps; of hazards and related safety precautions associated with equipment operations; of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and pesticides, and proper application of the same; of turf and greens management; of interpersonal communication skills.

Skill inthe operation of various types of light equipment such as gang mower, backhoe, etc., basic mechanics, basic electrical and plumbing operations, basic carpentry.

Ability torecognize and identify common weeds and pests; recognize and identify diseases common to turf and greenery; effectively apply chemicals for the abatement and eradication of noxious weeds and insects; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with supervisor, subordinates, and the public.

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid Utah State Drivers License. Certification through the National Arborist Association is desirable. May be required to possess a Commercial Drivers License (CDL).

4. Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position generally performs in an outdoor setting and is subject to seasonal weather conditions. Tasks require a variety of physical activities, generally involving some muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, lifting, etc. Talking, hearing and seeing are essential to the performance of the job. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity needed in job performance. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Frequent local travel is required in normal course of job performance.


Washington City provides full time employees with an excellent benefit package including a healthcare plan (no out of pocket expense for employee/dependent coverage), dental plan (no out of pocket expense for employee, out of pocket expense for dependents only), and a vision plan (no out of pocket expense for employee/dependent coverage). In addition, the City provides a $50,000 life insurance policy, AD&D, LTD, and an impressive retirement plan. Washington City also contributes 4.5% into a 401(K) plan for all eligible employees that are in the public employee fun. All benefits are effective on the1st day of work. The City also provides 12 paid holidays, 12 paid sick days per year plus vacation accruals.

It is the policy of Washington City to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity standards in all phases of personnel administration: job structuring, recruitment, examination, selection, appointment, placement, training, upward mobility, discipline, discharge, etc, without unlawful regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin or veteran status.

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