The City of Chula Vista is seeking a highly motivated Parks Manager to plan, organize, manage and direct the activities of the Parks Section within the Community Services Department; including the maintenance and care of parks and park facilities, playground areas, athletic fields and other related facilities: provide input on park development; administer contract maintenance services; and to provide highly responsible and technical staff assistance to the Parks and Recreation Administrator.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general direction from the Parks and Recreation Administrator. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – Functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Plan, develop, evaluate and oversee the work of the Parks Section of Community Services Department in the care, maintenance and monitoring of all City grounds including parks, parkways, recreational facilities, playground areas, athletic fields, and other park facilities in accordance with City standards for appearance, quality and cost effectiveness; provide technical assistance to staff; prepare daily schedule of assigned personnel; review and evaluate employees work performance; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures as required.
Evaluate operations and activities of assigned section including long- and short-range planning, budget development, policy/procedure development, and acting on all complaints related to the Parks Section; implement improvements and modifications.
Prepare various technical and administrative reports on operations and activities including city council agenda items, reports, proposals, contracts, publication, correspondence, charts and tables.
Oversee the City's Proactive Asset Management Program as it relates to park maintenance management and other areas of assignment; implement and maintain a comprehensive condition assessment strategy; determine the condition of parks, park facilities, playground areas, athletic fields and other related facilities citywide; establish and implement long-term preservation and rehabilitation plans for these assets; project asset condition/life cycle and maintenance costs for City assets; perform risk assessments; and adjust maintenance plans in accordance with current asset condition/risks.
Attend Parks and Recreation Commission meetings; prepare presentations and present to other City departments, City boards and commissions, community groups, or City Council as requested.
Prepare the Parks Maintenance budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; administer the approved budget.
Direct the requisitioning of materials, supplies and equipment for the section.
Oversee and participate in the selection of staff; coordinate or provide staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed.
Manage and monitor the City's Central Control Irrigation systems; direct the installation and maintenance of landscape and irrigation systems; review water usage and manage watering schedules for efficiency.
Monitor staff involved with Parks reservations; review parks special events requests and delegate staff accordingly.
Participate in developing and administering parks and landscape maintenance related contracts and monitor activities to ensure conformance to contract requirements, specifications and standards; ensure compliance with contract terms and conditions including prevailing wages and compliance with the Department of Labor Relations; prepare budget estimates and contract documents; review and select consultants and contractors; administer contracts; meet with contractors on improvement plans.
Monitor the annual renewal of permits and conduct on-site inspection with the County of San Diego Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures; report the City's chemical use to the department and set up continuing education classes for license holders; submit pesticide use reports to the Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures as needed.
Manage the City's playground equipment and make recommendations for inspection, purchase, repair and/or replacement. Oversee the installation of new playground equipment.
May inspect the Chula Vista Municipal Golf Course and Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center and monitor related lease agreements.
Instruct and enforce City policies and procedures; ensure staff compliance with State and Federal safety laws.
Represent the division and department to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; serves as resource to City on park related issues and provide technical assistance to City staff as necessary.
Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Any combination of education and/or experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: five years of increasingly responsible experience in the operations and maintenance of parks and recreation facilities, including two years of supervisory experience; and training equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, horticulture, natural resource management, or a closely related field.
License or Certificate
Possession of a valid California's Driver's license.
Possession of a valid State of California Class "B" Pesticide Applicator's license is desirable. (PLEASE NOTE: Maintenance of a Class "B" pesticide applicator's license requires attendance at classes and seminars to obtain the 20 units required by the State every two years.)
Possession of a Playground Inspectors Certificate is highly desirable.
About City of Chula Vista
The City of Chula Vista is located at the center of one of the richest cultural, economic and environmentally diverse zones in the United States. It is the second-largest City in San Diego County with a population of 268,000. Chula Vista boasts more than 52 square miles of coastal landscape, canyons, rolling hills, mountains, quality parks, and miles of trails. Chula Vista is a leader in conservation and renewable energy, has outstanding public schools, and has been named one of the top safest cities in the country.