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Director Park Stewardship and Maintenance
Salary: $72,108.00 - $90,135.00 Annually (GS.14)
Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EST)
*Hours may vary due to work assignments or projects.*
FLSA Status: This is an Exempt position.
Department: Parks & Outdoors
Incumbents in this classification are responsible for providing stewardship of the City's park system. Duties include hiring, training and evaluating staff; coordinating projects and work activities; supervising investigation of accidents or incidents; developing and administering the division budget; representing the Department of Parks & Outdoors with the public and City;  set goals and to identify funding availability; developing and administering policies and procedures. Collaborate with fellow Parks & Outdoors team leads to deliver parks, recreation, event, conversation, and art amenities and programs. Work is performed with general direction, working from broad goals and policies.
SERIES LEVEL: The Director Park Stewardship & Maintenance Director is a stand-alone position in the Parks management series. 
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities.
Supervises staff to include prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations. 
Directs and oversees the day-to-day operations and functions of all units within the City's park system, includes planning, coordinating, administering and evaluating maintenance programs, projects, processes, procedures, internal controls, quality initiatives, systems, standards  and/or service offerings; ensuring compliance with federal, state and local laws, regulations, codes and/or standards; coordinating activities between multiple service areas and working to integrate and coordinate service areas.
Directs and oversees the maintenance and repair of facilities; reviews work requests; inspects sites to determine needs and initiates appropriate action; monitors work in progress and inspects completed work. 
Supervises investigations of accidents or incidents involving employees, vehicles, property and/or facilities. 
Reviews and manages the analysis of management information; formulates recommendations based on findings; manages priorities, work processes and procedures; ensures adherence and compatibility with organizational goals, objectives and strategic initiatives. 
Reviews, manages and participates in the preparation, review and submittal of a variety of reports, reconciliations, work papers, promotional efforts, communications, schedules, tables and/or statements to and from internal departments, financial institutions, governmental entities and external agencies. 
Participates in/on a variety of task forces, meetings, committees and/or training sessions in order to receive and convey information. 
Responds to requests for information and provides subject-matter-expert guidance to other departments, patrons, the general public and/or outside agencies. 
Manages agreements, contracts, grants and/or regulatory compliance issues. 
Develops and administers budgets, including being part of the capital improvement team; approves expenditures; reviews financial statements; manages financial operations. 
Uses, carries and answers their cell phone for business purposes as determined by the assigned job duties and the department head. 
Performs other duties as assigned. 
Position: Director Park Stewardship and Maintenance
Organization: City of Chattanooga
Location: Chattanooga,  TN 
United States
Salary: 72,108.00 - $90,135.00
Posting Start Date: 5/22/2023
Date Posted: 5/22/2023

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Landscape, Architecture, Horticulture, or a related field and eight (8) years related parks maintenance experience; or a Master's Degree preferred in a related field and six (6) years of related parks maintenance experience.  Related experience must include three (3) years managing maintenance staff, budgets, contracts, and projects.  Experience and education in management of turf grass, landscaping and facilities is preferred. 



Knowledge of managerial principles; parks management principles and practices; applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, codes and/or statutes; policy and procedure development practices; financial accounting principles; budgeting principles; mathematical concepts; principles and practices of grant and/or contracts administration. 

Skill in monitoring and evaluating the work of subordinate staff; prioritizing, delegating and assigning work; preparing reports; using computers and related software applications; performing mathematical calculations; directing and overseeing facilities maintenance activities; reading, comprehending and reviewing financial information; making program decisions based on financial considerations; adapting to rapidly changing environments; solving problems; mediating and resolving conflict; conducting negotiations; developing and implementing strategic plans; developing, implementing and applying policies and procedures; preparing and administering budgets; analyzing processes and making recommendations for improvement; excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Status: This listing expires on: 6/21/2023
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City of Chattanooga

Chattanooga,  TN 37405
United States
Joseph Sanders