Under the supervision of the Parks & Recreation Director, the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor coordinates, supervises, and performs various semi-skilled construction, maintenance, and repair activities. The supervisor operates light and heavy equipment and participates in general labor to support of a wide range of maintenance, repair, and construction projects related to City parks, school grounds, athletic fields, and other areas.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Three or more years of progressively more responsible experience in turf management, parks maintenance, or related field is required.
- State of Michigan Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with appropriate endorsement(s), or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire. Satisfactory driving record, and the ability to maintain throughout employment.
- Commercial Pesticide Applicator license and certification as a Playground Safety Inspector or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
- Strong knowledge of the methods, procedures, and tasks associated with construction projects, building and grounds repair and maintenance, and parks and field operations.
- Strong knowledge of construction materials and supplies used in parks maintenance work.
- Knowledge of the safety issues, regulations, and procedures utilized in parks maintenance operations.
- Skill in performing and directing construction, maintenance, repair, and emergency parks maintenance projects.
- Skill in the use of vehicles, light and heavy equipment and tools, and related implements used in parks operations.
- Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including computers and other related software, and the ability to master new technologies.
- Ability to communicate effectively and present ideas and concepts orally and in writing.
- Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness.
- Ability to multi-task, problem-solve, and work effectively under stress, within deadlines and changes in work priorities.
- Defined Contribution Plan (401a)- The City contribution is 15% of wages, the employee contribution is 1% of wages.
- Health Insurance Plan- The employee contribution is 10% of the state's hard cap. The City funds a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) to pay for medical expenses.
- Retiree Health Savings Program (RHSP)- The City contribution is 1.5% of wages, the employee contribution is 1.5% of wages.
- Paid time off- vacation, personal, and sick leave plus holiday pay.
- Refer to the Benefits tab for more information.
The City of East Grand Rapids is an Equal Opportunity Employer