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The Town of Brookline, a culturally diverse community of 60,000 surrounded on three sides by Boston, is accepting applications for the Director of Parks and Open Space position. The Town of Brookline has an exceptional network of historically significant, well-maintained, and beautifully designed parks and open spaces that are highly valued community assets critical to our residents' quality of life. The Director reports to the Public Works Commissioner and is responsible for managing, organizing, and directing all activities of the Parks and Open Space Division, including the planning, design, acquisition, construction, and maintenance of Town parks, playgrounds, cemeteries, street and park trees, school grounds, town grounds, athletic fields, conservation areas, and small green open spaces. The Division administers environmental laws and policies, open space protection and management, water resources management, and open space planning initiatives and is responsible for weather-related emergency response operations, including snow, ice, forestry and severe storm events. A demonstrated leadership role that prioritizes diversity and inclusion; the Director coordinates park and open space projects and operations with all Public Works Divisions, other Town Departments, boards, commissions, and outside agencies to ensure the professional and timely completion of Division goals and initiatives.
The Director of Parks and Open Space oversees the management of fifty (50) full and part-time technical, operations, labor and administrative staff, maintains labor relations, and monitors the tracking/reporting of all work functions. The Director assures the Division has adequate resources to fulfill its mission through proper budgeting, planning, partnerships, grants, contractual services, personnel selection, training, and development. The Director is responsible for preparing and updating the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget, successful execution of projects and providing oversight of expenditures. The Park and Open Space Division CIP's 6- year budget through FY 2027 is estimated at over $20 million.
The Director plans the Division's seasonal and long-range work program, facilitates extensive public review processes, oversees the development of stewardship and maintenance plans for the care of open space, and acts as a technical advisor and liaison to several Town agencies and boards. The Director researches, develops, and implements policies, procedures, and practices to accomplish objectives, provides best in class services and programs; prepares reports, and makes appropriate recommendations. The Director presents projects, interprets policies, and addresses issues and concerns at meetings, often outside regular working hours during evenings and weekends, and provides staff support for the Town's Park and Recreation Commission, Conservation Commission, Cemetery Trustees, Tree Planting Committee; and acts as a liaison with the Brookline Greenspace Alliance and others as appropriate.
This position requires a Master’s Degree in horticulture, planning, engineering, natural resource management, forestry or related field; with at least ten years of experience designing, planning, and directing the operation and maintenance of public lands and forestry at the management level; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. The job requires an individual who:
• Has exceptional management abilities, values teamwork and staff development;
• Is creative, has excellent organizational skills and flexibility to perform a wide variety of tasks;
• Works collaboratively and strategically towards providing services to the community;
• Demonstrates strong capital improvement program experience and success in delivering projects on time and on budget in a hands-on environment;
• Successfully prepares, receives and administers State and Federal grants;
• Has extensive knowledge of principles, methods and practices as applied to public parks, open space and civic projects, maintenance activities, planning, development, design and construction;
• Understands Federal, State, and local laws or regulations, including OSHA and EPA, and Town procedures affecting land development, management and protection;
• Demonstrates experience in leading environmentally proactive practices and technologies to reduce the Town's impact on climate change;
• Values and supports a diverse and inclusive work environment;
• Understands the principles and practices of policy development and implementation;
• Possesses outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write extensive reports and to provide effective presentations to small and large groups;
• Manages professional, labor and support staff to ensure that work products are completed to a high standard and on schedule;
• Is an exceptional and proactive communicator, both internally and externally, who thrives in a high touch customer service environment with demonstrated experience with community engagement including web and social media;
• Effective leadership and vision for long range planning and policy development; and,
• Understands the principles of human resource management, supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
The Ideal Candidate
In addition to the technical requirements of the job, the ideal candidate:
• Is comfortable working in a Town with significant public process, that demands sophistication, sensitivity, accountability, and high-quality work;
• Will quickly grasp and embrace the values of the Town of Brookline;
• Understands the needs and abilities of staff and employs strategies to build a strong team;
• Is forward-thinking and can use this skill in developing a detailed long-term capital asset plan and strategy for the six-year Capital Improvement Program;
• Will effectively drive the successful completion of the Town's scheduled capital improvement projects;
• Adeptly manages a well-functioning Parks and Open Space services team;
• Is a proactive, innovative, and practical problem solver;
• Models behavior expected throughout the Department, including a strong work ethic, high level of motivation and initiative, commitment to quality, dedication to diversity and inclusion and uncompromising integrity;
• Has a strong customer service orientation and will take extra steps whenever possible to actively problem-solve with stakeholders
Understands the recreational, social, and cultural needs of the community
• Excellent management and leadership skills; and,
• Will be a trusted, valued and productive member of the senior leadership team of the Department of Public Works.
Compensation & Benefits
The annual salary range for this position is $114,000 - $134,000. The Town of Brookline offers an attractive compensation and benefit package.
Please apply @ https://www.brooklinema.gov/1415/Job-Opportunities-NEW
Applications will be accepted until Oct. 16, 2020.
The Town of Brookline, a culturally diverse community of 60,000 surrounded on three sides by Boston, is accepting applications for the Director of Engineering & Transportation position. The Director reports to the Public Works Commissioner and is responsible for planning, directing, and managing the Town's Engineering and Transportation Division. This position performs senior level administrative, supervisory, and professional civil engineering work relating to the design, construction, and maintenance of Town engineering projects, public works construction, surveying and mapping efforts. A demonstrated leadership role that values diversity and inclusion; the Director coordinates engineering activities with all Public Works Divisions, other Town Departments and outside agencies to ensure the efficient and timely completion of projects related to the Town's infrastructure and development.
The Director of Engineering and Transportation oversees a staff of over fourteen full and part-time employees, including engineers, inspectors, project managers, and support staff. The Director presents projects, interprets policies, and addresses issues and concerns at meetings involving the Town Administrator, Select Board, Commissions, Committees, Boards, stakeholders, and community groups. The Director leads the Capital Improvement Program, including assessing, analyzing, and developing the Town's short and long-range capital needs and developing specific proposals to meet them. Under general direction, the Director is responsible for preparing and updating the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget, life cycle assessment, capital asset management, project design, engineering, construction management and oversight of expenditures. The DPW CIP's 6- year budget through FY 2027 is over $50 million.
The Town has adopted a Complete Street Prioritization Plan and Green Routes Network Plan 2020 and embarked upon several multi-modal improvement studies. The Director executes the transportation program as defined by the Transportation Board; administers and implements work related to the Town's traffic rules and regulations and oversees the transportation system's operation, including traffic signal locations, public transportation (MBTA), and taxicabs.
Similarly, the Division is responsible for the engineering review and public improvement portion of private developments. This portion of the work often occurs in projects with high visibility and public interest. The Director must be astute in assessing and implementing the direction of the Select Board, Town Meeting, and pertinent Boards and Commissions.
The Director has in depth knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering and land surveying as they relate to public works projects; federal and state laws, materials and standard construction practices, including safety procedures, industry standards, legal requirements and practices of public bidding. Basic skill in operating surveying equipment, computer modeling, and other related engineering software applications is required.
This position requires a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a certificate of registration as a Professional Civil Engineer issued by the Massachusetts State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, with at least ten years of experience designing, planning, and directing complex engineering projects at the management level. The job requires an individual who:
• Values and supports teamwork and staff development;
• Demonstrates exceptional capital improvement program experience and success in delivering projects in a hands-on environment, especially in multi-modal projects;
• Has experience with State and Federal grants processes;
• Has extensive knowledge of engineering principles, methods and practices as applied to public works, parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, cemeteries and civic projects, traffic, maintenance activities and utilities, including planning and development, design and construction;
• Is knowledgeable in land development, particularly as it relates to Federal, State, and local laws or regulations and Town procedures affecting engineering activities;
• Understands and applies principles and laws governing public works contract administration, land use, public safety, and land division;
• Demonstrated experience in leading environmentally proactive practices and technologies to reduce the Town's impact on climate change;
• Experience building a diverse and inclusive work environment;
• Knows how to manage professional engineering and support staff and ensure that work products are completed to a high professional standard and on schedule; and
• Is an exceptional and proactive communicator, both internally and externally, who thrives in a high touch customer service environment with demonstrated experience with community engagement. The Ideal Candidate In addition to the technical requirements of the job, the ideal candidate:
• Is forward-thinking and can use this skill in developing a detailed long-term capital asset plan and supporting the six-year Capital Improvement Program;
• Will effectively drive the completion of the Town's scheduled capital improvement projects;
• Adeptly manages a well-functioning Engineering and Transportation services team;
• Is innovative, and a proactive, practical problem solver;
• Has a strong customer service orientation and will take extra steps whenever possible to actively problem-solve with stakeholders; and,
The salary range for this position is $114,000-$134,000. The Town of Brookline offers an attractive compensation and benefit package.
Please apply @ https://www.brooklinema.gov/1415/Job-Opportunities-NEW
Applications will be accepted until October 16, 2020.
POSITION: Nashua Parks and Recreation Superintendent
DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation
SALARY & GRADE: Grade 18 – Salary dependent upon experience
This position manages an impressive and exciting Parks and Recreation Department with a year-round staff of 25 people, 40 parks, 21 squares and public places, over 900 acres of park land, 151 mowable acres, fence and irrigation systems and recreational programs including 50 summer camps, 3 swimming pools, an innovative summer fun program with 70 free concerts and events, and a total budget of approximately $2.7 million. The Superintendent works closely with all Division of Public Works Senior Staff to ensure that all Public Works projects are completed efficiently and within budget. This position manages all issues related to the Department, works on strategic initiatives and special projects, and reports directly to the Director of Public Works. The Superintendent represents the Parks and Recreation Department at all Board of Public Works, Board of Aldermen, Mine Falls Advisory Committee meetings, is responsible for management and programming of Holman Stadium and Stellos Stadium, and acts as the liaison to the Nashua School District, the Conway Ice Arena, and professional baseball teams. Also performs other duties as assigned and actively participates during winter events and during emergencies.
Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy or Turf Management or Horticulture or Recreational Land Management with coursework in Recreation, Sports Management, and Business is preferred; an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, other software applications related to the position, and have the necessary knowledge of GIS to function effectively. Must have experience in the maintenance of fields, development of recreation programs, and design and installation of playgrounds. Ideal candidate will have a track record of innovation, supervision, and have prepared and managed budgets in a similar size organization. Additional experience as a Tree Warden and in landscaping and horticulture is preferable. Candidate must be knowledgeable in the use and storage of pesticides and fertilizers and possess or acquire a Supervisory Pesticide Applicators License in Categories GI, GII within one year of acceptance of this position.
Submit cover letter, resume, and application at: http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - Recruiting practices shall be consistent with State and Federal Law (09/9/2020)
Lead Groundskeeper Athletic Fields
Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt Staff Appointment
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The position reports to the grounds supervisor and landscape manager and has significant interaction with faculty, staff, students, peers, and the Colby community.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions.
Position is 40 hours per week working in in all weather conditions. Overtime required as needed by College schedule and weather conditions. Incumbent will be required to work holidays, nights, and weekends. This position is designated as “emergency personnel/essential staff” and may be required to report in inclement weather or emergency conditions to continue performance of job responsibilities. Must be able to walk, bend, stoop, lift up to 50 lbs., climb, or crawl as required to ensure completion of the work.
Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:
Lead Groundskeeper Athletic Fields - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855
A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
REPORTS TO: Grounds and Fleet Manager
POSITION PURPOSE / JOB OBJECTIVE:
The primary purpose of this position is to maintain campus grounds, use landscaping material, heavy equipment and accessories, and remove snow and ice from campus facilities.
ESSENTIAL & OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
*This list is representative of those duties and responsibilities that are required of this position. However, the list is not to be considered all inclusive.
Job Qualifications and Requirements
*Minimum requirements: A high school diploma or equivalent plus two years of related experience in general groundskeeping, and a Class II commercial driver’s license, hoisting license (or having the ability to obtain both within 6 months) and a standard driver’s license.
JOB LOCATION (Place(s) where work is performed):
EQUIPMENT (Machine, devices, tools, etc., used in job performance):
• Shovels, rakes, lawn rollers, saws, pruners, hoses, trowels, tamps, hammers, pliers, brooms, mowers, hedge clippers, snow blowers, weeding machines, York rake, overseeder, fertilizer spreaders, trucks, heavy equipment and all snow equipment.
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