Fremont is a well-managed and innovative city, and has recently generated national attention by placing in Money Magazine’s top 50 “Best Places to Live 2016” in the country, and ranking 4th on the “Most Family Friendly” list of California cities by Estately. Located in the heart of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Fremont prides itself on innovation, green technology, a low crime rate, great schools, a low unemployment rate, quality parks and nearby open space, and an incredibly diverse population of over 231,664 residents. As a full service city, Fremont employs over 915 regular employees and has an annual operating budget of approximately $190 million.
Fremont is an employer that values its people, creativity, quality service, integrity, open communication, collaboration, mutual respect, and diversity. Employees find their work challenging, yet rewarding, and most importantly, enjoy the chance to make a difference through public service.
As an essential member of the Community Services Department, the Park Field Supervisor supervises and participates in the activities of crews that perform maintenance, construction, and repair work of landscaped median, park, and recreation areas, and city trees. As a Park Field Supervisor, you will plan, organize, schedule, assign, evaluate, and direct the work of subordinate personnel and/or work crews.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
All Assignments- Participate in the recruitment, examination and hiring process. - Evaluate and discipline assigned staff. - Provide technical training. - Organize, schedule, and supervise the work of crews assigned to maintain trees, medians and backups, Central Park and Sports Complex, outlying parks or special crews.- Maintain work records, review operations, field developments and productivity records.- Monitor work for adherence to professional and mandated standards, completeness, accuracy and timeliness.
Trees Assignment- Prune and trim designated street trees to shape and improve growth.- Operate an aerial pruning platform, brush chipper, chain saw, stump grinder, leaf blower, and pole saw.- Drive a one-ton chipper truck.
Central Parks and Sport Complex Assignment- Maintain lawns, trees, shrubs, ground cover, picnic tables, benches, and sprinkler systems. - Maintain and make minor repairs to playground/picnic equipment and playground/picnic areas, athletic fields, and playing courts. - Irrigate, cultivate, prune, plant, and transplant a variety of turf, shrubs, trees and plants.- Operate mowing equipment in parks and athletic fields.
Outlying Parks Assignment- Maintain lawns, trees, shrubs, ground cover, picnic tables, benches, and sprinkler systems.- Maintain and make minor repairs to playground/picnic equipment, picnic areas and athletic fields.- Irrigate, cultivate, prune, plant and transplant a variety of turf, shrubs, trees and plants.- Operate mowing equipment in parks and athletic fields.
Special Assignments- Perform skilled plumbing and semi-skilled carpentry and painting. - Maintain, repair and renovate irrigation system controllers, valves, pipes, and related components.
The successful candidate will have any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skills would be: Five years of journey level experience in parks, grounds, landscape maintenance and repair, including at least two years managing/leading the work of a crew. Park maintenance work experience in a municipal organization and high school diploma or equivalent are highly desirable.
A valid Class C California Driver’s License and clean driving record is required at time of hire. A current DMV driving history printout (dated within the last 30 days) must be submitted at the time of interview. A valid Class B California Driver's License must be obtained prior to completion of probation.
The ideal candidate will:- Exhibit exceptional customer service skills.- Possess thorough knowledge of: the methods, materials, and equipment used in gardening; common names and requirements of plants, trees and shrubs; characteristics of plant pests and disease and techniques for their control; operation of variety of grounds and park power equipment; safety practices and precautions to be used in work. - Have the ability to: Plan, organize, supervise, and coordinate the work of assigned crews; recommend, sign and implement discipline; train subordinate staff; read and interpret plans and specifications; keep accurate material and labor cost records; prepare required work and time reports.- Build and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff and the public.