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Assistant Superintendent - ParksCITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description J o b C l a s s # 2 7 - 2 4 F L S A E x e m p t C i v i l S e r v i c e Identification Position Title: Assistant Superintendent of Parks Department: Parks and Recreation Division: Parks Administration Supervisor: Superintendent of Parks & Forestry Job Summary Assists with organizing, directing and supervising the operational, financial and personnel activities involved in the maintenance and development of City parks, open space, natural areas, forestry/horticultural services and other related Parks and Recreation areas and facilities. Job Scope Directly or indirectly supervises divisional staff, volunteers and work groups. Assists in the development of the budget and makes recommendations for purchases, capital items or additional employees during the annual budget process. Monitors expenditures during the year. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Assists in estimating and coordinating labor, equipment and materials for the Parks, Forestry, Horticulture, Athletic Facilities and Natural Areas operations. Maintains work records of activities for Parks, Forestry, Horticulture, Athletic Facilities and Natural Areas operations. Plans, assigns and reviews the work of staff in the construction and maintenance of Parks, Forestry, Horticulture, Athletic Facilities and Natural Areas operations. Monitors equipment conditions and coordinates repair activities. Assists in the development of budget requests and division goals. Monitors budget expenditures. Participates in the interview, selection and evaluation of support staff for the Parks, Forestry, Horticulture, Athletic Facilities and Natural Areas operations. Reviews and approves staff time entry in time and attendance system. Investigates misconduct and recommends action to be taken. Assists in issuing the required press releases for the Parks, Forestry, Horticulture, Athletic Facilities and Natural Areas operations activities. Job Class #27-24 Parks Administration Page 2 Updated 11/02/2018 Orders and coordinates the payment of various supplies within budget. Accesses appropriate computer software, including word processing, email and calendar software. Listens and responds to complaints, suggestions and ideas from the general public regarding division activities. Monitors completion of job assignments to ensure compliance with standards and instructions and revises instructions and time frames as necessary. Performs staff evaluations and reviews division safety checklist for each member and completes incident reports for on-the-job incidents/injuries. Participates in planning of new park facilities, including plans related to design layout and equipment. Assists in directing and supervising the implementation and maintenance of all sectors of the division. Assists with oversight and scheduling of various contracts and contracted work within the division and serves as department liaison to assigned construction projects. Assists with overseeing inter-division/department coordination. Serves as acting Parks Superintendent when assigned. Compiles and monitors on-going safety related agenda and issues for monthly meetings as well as required certifications and compliance to OSHA regulations. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance, and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and vibration. Job Class #27-24 Parks Administration Page 3 Updated 11/02/2018 The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification High school degree or equivalent and five years of progressively responsible experience in park maintenance or an Associate’s degree from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body. Or equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Bachelor degree from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body preferred. Certified Parks and Recreation Professional preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of park and community resources and the administration of principles, techniques, and methods of providing park facilities. Skills in effective oral and written communication. Skills in planning, implementation, and technical knowledge of park management and maintaining positive public relations. Ability to make analytical decisions based on department policy statements. Ability to read and understand technical materials, reports and journals. Ability to use a computer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.