Parks Maintenance Supervisor – City of Portland – Portland Parks and Recreation

Job Listing Posted:

$65,811.00 – $109,491.00 Annually
06/21/21 11:59 PM

1120 SW 5th Ave, 404
Portland, OR 97204
Position #2021-00416

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About this position: Portland Parks and Recreation (PP&R) is accepting applications to fill three(3) Park Maintenance Supervisor positions in the Lands Stewardship Division and one (1) Park Maintenance Supervisor in the Assets and Development Division (Professional Repair and Maintenance Services).

About the Divisions:
The Lands Stewardship division of PP&R provides all facets of maintenance and management of developed parks, natural areas, and trails for Portland residents to play and connect to greenspaces through programs and facilities that promote physical, mental and social activity.
Professional Repair and Maintenance Services focuses on the maintenance and care of the built physical infrastructure throughout the park system.

About the work of these positions:
Lands Swing Shift Park Maintenance Supervisor – One (1) position is currently open -Exempt
This position is responsible for overseeing Parks staff that work a “swing-shift” schedule (Start times as late as 1PM, depending on season) across the bureau. There are currently 5 Full-Time positions, as well as up to 5 Seasonal Maintenance Workers that will report directly to this position. Current parks that are serviced by Swing-shift staff are Washington Park, the majority of Downtown Parks, and Gateway Discovery Park.

Land Services Turf Maintenance Supervisor – Exempt
The turf supervisor position is responsible for overseeing all turf maintenance activities through out the entire city. The turf crew is responsible for mowing, renovating, aerating, fertilizing, and leaf removal for all turf areas within Portland parks. This position will supervise all turf maintenance technicians and two general mechanics that perform mechanical work on a variety of equipment.

East Zone Parks Maintenance Supervisor – Exempt
This position will oversee Lands Stewardship staff in East Portland and manage daily care and cleaning of up to 30 parks in East Portland. Zone supervisors and their staff are responsible for day-to-day maintenance of assigned sites, as well as planning, scheduling, coordinating, and tracking of maintenance projects large and small.

Professional Repair and Maintenance Services Supervisor – Non-Exempt
Supervisor will manage the Heavy Equipment Division which includes tall grass mowing, operation of Parks debris collection and mulching program, material delivery, excavation projects, deep can collection, light to medium civil projects, and developing a new maintenance program for pavement and pathways, manages a team of 7 to 10 staff.

As a Parks Maintenance Supervisor, you will:

  • Recruit, hire, train, and mentor employees reflective of the diverse communities in Portland.
  • Supervise a skilled team that includes full time employees and multiple seasonal employees.
  • Provide day to day support and coordination for staff.
  • Create, edit, and monitor crew’s schedules and ensure accurate time entry.
  • Answer questions and concerns from the public providing strong customer service and a solutions-oriented approach.
  • Review and comment on proposed park improvements and development.
  • Partner and resource with community organizations to increase access to nature for BIPOC communities.
  • Contribute to the achievement of PP&R’s Five-Year Racial Equity Plan
  • Develop and manage the program budget of assigned portfolio.

As a person, you are:
An outgoing professional who values partnership and develops and supports relationships to get things done.
Solutions Oriented:
Uses strong communication to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to create, implement, document solutions and problem solve.
Someone who Value Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI):
Embrace anti-racism through intentional partnership, self-awareness, and action, showing cultural humility, advocacy, and mindfulness. Use DEI concepts to guide and inform your work.
An Equitable Leader:
Experience leading and mentoring people and creating and maintaining an inclusive, respectful, and culturally responsive workplace.
Safety Conscious:
Incorporate safety into all your decisions.
Emotionally Intelligent:
Motivated, team-oriented, and empathetic.

Although not required, you may have:

  • one or more of these desirable skills/degrees/experience.
  • Degree in horticulture, or landscape management and design
  • Degree in construction management, or construction technology/engineering, surveying.
  • Degree in turf and irrigation design and management.
  • Experience with recycling, composting, and re-use of materials.
  • Experience with Public Works construction and maintenance.
  • Fire risk reduction management.
  • Experience providing maintenance supervision for a similar Parks program.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English skills.

About the Bureau:
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is committed to the overall Citywide vision that race will have no detrimental effect on people of color, refugee, and immigrant communities in accessing our parks and natural areas, or from the benefit of our services. We recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to PP&R’s ideals and values. The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 650,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their application materials. Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

City of Portland Core Values:
Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility
These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City’s core values, please click here.

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in all people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.
The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System(PERS). For more information on the City of Portland’s benefits please click here.

Work Location
Currently, many positions with the City of Portland are being performed remotely due to COVID-19. In the future, current positions classified as “full-time remote” could: 1) remain full-time remote, 2) become a remote/onsite mix, 3) revert to full-time at a city work location. As the situation evolves, the exact work location of the position in this recruitment may change based upon leadership direction and approval.

The City is offering an optional information meeting for this recruitment. Please see the Additional Information section below for details.

Applicants must provide details in their supplemental question responses and resume that demonstrate how their education, training and/or worked/lived experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:
1. Experience providing parks maintenance and horticultural management including construction knowledge, code compliance, irrigation, pesticide application, and other applicable systems.
2. Experience with workload and project planning, project management, and short to long-term scheduling.
3. Experience supervising field employees from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds including scheduling, training, motivation, and mentoring.
4. Experience applying safe working practices, training staff on safety and proper use of equipment, and ensuring staff follow city, state, and OSHA standards.
5. Experience working independently and collaboratively to problem solve and manage small to large projects while incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion considerations.
6. Experience with budget and cost management/development, timekeeping, workload/staff planning and recordkeeping including the ability to use associated software and hardware.

Applicants must also possess:

  • A valid state driver’s license and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment.
  • Some positions may require you to obtain a Pesticide Applicator license within 6-monthsof hire. For materials and study guide click here.
  • Some position may require other licenses/certifications

An evaluation of each applicant’s training and experience, as demonstrated in their résumé and answers to the supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information.
Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

**PLEASE NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies**
Recruitment Activity Schedule:

  • Job Posting closes: 6/21/2021

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.
Applicant Instructions

Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement in accordance with the following

Application Instructions:

  • Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement.
  • Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
  • If you are requesting Veteran’s Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to the supplemental questions and resume any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the “To Qualify” section above.

Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City’s online application process.
Do not attach materials not requested.
E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

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