Parks Foreman- Landscape Construction
Company: City of Farmington
Posted on: November 14, 2021
CITY OF FARMINGTON
JOB POSTING #67: PARKS FOREMAN - LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION
NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 1
DEPARTMENT: Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs
WORK LOCATION: 901 Fairgrounds Road
PAY GRADE: J
HIRING RANGE: $18.8863 - $29.3683 per hour
DAYS WORKED: Varied
HOURS WORKED: 40 Hours/Week
TYPE OF POSITION: Regular, Full-Time
APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL: Open Until Filled
This is an executive position working with the nationally
Accredited Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs department. The
department has twelve (12) diverse divisions that are committed to
growing a happy, healthy community for all, and enriching community
quality of life through exceptional parks, programs, cultural
experiences, and customer focus.
Requires 24 hour on call availability to include weekends, nights,
holidays, during and after adverse weather conditions and emergency
situations as required. Must be at Parks Operations 30 min. after
receiving the phone call.
Performs a variety of administrative, supervisory and skilled tasks
in the maintenance and construction of buildings, grounds, parks,
and recreation structures.
Works under the Administrative supervision of the Parks
Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent.
Supervises parks maintenance workers, assigned community service
workers, and temporary employees as required.
Manages and supervises a construction crew responsible for an
assigned number of construction projects; plans and organizes
workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates
assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and
long range plans; coordinates department activities with other
departments and agencies as needed.
Provides advice to supervisors; communicates official plans,
policies and procedures to staff and the Administrative public in
assigned area of responsibility.
Oversees the maintenance, scheduling, PM scheduling and training of
parks operations fleet of tractors, trailers, dump trucks,
forklifts, skid steer, backhoes, and specialty equipment used by
Performs installation, and safety inspections of playgrounds and
makes repairs as needed. The ability to record completed work on
the web based program for playgrounds. The ability to obtain a CPSI
Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within
budget; assures effective and efficient use of personnel,
materials, facilities, and time.
Prepares annual evaluations for assigned Worker I and Worker II
Monitors and evaluates performance by assigned seasonal and
Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites
work flow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve
efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines
work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and
Maintains harmony among workers and may deal with grievances.
Performs or assists subordinates in performing duties; addresses
errors and complaints.
Lays out daily work schedules and assigns tasks to appropriate
individuals and coordinates the completion of the same.
Provides necessary supervision, direction, and assistance to crews
at work sites. Enforces policies, regulations, and safety and
Determines, calculates and secures the appropriate materials and
supplies for a specific project.
Studies, interprets and applies blueprints to projects. Assures all
blue-stake materials are available.
Improves work methods to accomplish assigned work.
Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of
the department and the City.
Projects needs for equipment, materials and supplies for assigned
Prepares specifications, estimates, and bids for machinery,
equipment, and contractor services for assigned projects.
Assures that tools and equipment are properly maintained and kept
in proper working condition.
Assists in interviewing and hiring process; assigns, supervises and
evaluates park maintenance workers, temporary employees, or
community service workers.
Prepares and maintains daily, monthly, and annual reports and
records, as assigned.
Responds to public inquiries; provides information within scope of
knowledge and position.
Oversees and coordinates median, athletic field, parks, and
riverine construction and maintenance.
Coordinates maintenance and resurfacing of the tennis courts and
racquet ball courts.
Assists in setting up and taking down equipment for various park
and recreation programs, prepares facilities for park special
events recreation program use.
Opens and closes, locks and unlocks City facilities as needed.
Coordinates and supervises the construction of new parks
facilities, including clearing, grading, drainage, and foundation
Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains
effective working relationships with other employees, officials,
and all members of the general public.
Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.
Basic computer skills.
Inspects park and open space services provided by contractors or
vendors for compliance with performance standards.
Performs all of the duties of a maintenance worker I, II, III, and
IV's as written.
Serves as a member of various employee committees, as assigned.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the
various types of work that may be performed. The omission of
specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the
position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to
This position is subject to the City of Farmington's Drug and
Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy which includes: pre-employment
testing, post-accident testing, random testing, reasonable
suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up
This position requires a baseline audiometric examination.
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, and five years
experience in repair and maintenance work, at least two of which
have been with a park system, or any equivalent combination of
relevant education and experience.
Extensive background checks required.
Must have journeyman irrigation license, or ability to obtain such
within 90 days of employment.
Valid Commercial Drivers License, with acceptable driving record
for past three years, or ability to obtain such within one year of
entry into position.
Segmental Retaining Wall (SRW) Certification or ability to obtain
such within one year of entry into position.
Concrete Paver Installer (CPI) Certification, by Interlocking
Concrete Pavement Institute, or ability to obtain such within one
year of entry into position.
Must be trained on Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP),
or ability to obtain such within one year of entry into
Must complete necessary Continuing Education Units (CEU's) to
maintain certifications after acquired.
Ability to design, install, troubleshoot and repair
Knowledge of codes and regulations pertaining to construction.
Excellent skills in mathematics required.
Ability to calculate and set grades.
Knowledge of erosion control methods, retaining walls, etc.
Knowledge of concrete finishing, framing and reinforcement.
Cultural skills as related to turf, trees, flowers and shrubs.
Extensive knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in
building and grounds construction and maintenance. Considerable
knowledge of equipment and supplies used to do minor and major
Working knowledge of first aid and applicable safety
Skill in the operation of listed tools and equipment and ability to
use equipment and tools safely.
Ability to read blueprints and follow detailed instructions.
Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities
according to work schedule.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to work under stress and handle stressful situations.
Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of
time, and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field
Must have excellent management/supervisory skills.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to
understand, follow, and transmit written and oral instructions.
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with
co-workers, supervisors, other City personnel and the public.
Ability to operate tools and equipment listed.
This position has the responsibility to participate in and comply
with the City's Environmental, Health, and Safety program.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Pickup truck, lawn and landscaping equipment including tractors,
mowers, aerifier, chain saw, edgers, weed trimmers, electric
motors, pumps, sprinklers, irrigation systems, Sand Pro, Truckster,
John Deere ATV, Topdresser, Sprayer, fertilizer hopper, soil
sifter, seeder, sod cutter, string trimmers; front-end
loader/tractor, backhoe, dump truck, skid loader, fork lift,
miscellaneous hand and power tools for turf maintenance, carpentry,
painting, and cement finishing work; jack hammers, welders, steam
cleaners, buffers, washers, swimming pool equipment, pumps, boiler,
valves, filtration devices..... click apply for full job
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