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Somerville is a city that upholds progressive principles for both employees and residents. The City of Somerville embraces and encourages an innovative, empowering, and collaborative workplace culture in a fast-paced, challenging environment. The City also offers a generous benefits package that embodies a strong work-life balance. Not only is Somerville a “Model City,” as termed by The Boston Globe, but it is also a model employer.
Statement of Duties
The Director of Parks & Recreation Operations (OD) has responsibility for managing operations and implementing maintenance policies through oversight of the Fields Division, development of operational procedures, and management of personnel and budget matters for the City of Somerville Parks and Recreation. The Director of Parks & Recreation Operations assists the Director of Parks & Recreation in the administration of the operations of the department.
· Directly, and through subordinates, the OD is responsible for the condition of the City’s natural and artificial turf athletic fields. He/She manages a team of laborers focused on the upkeep of the City’s fields including: developing and implementing the City’s Fields maintenance plan, conducting inspections of fields recreational areas; recommending and implementing new field projects and improvements; and researching necessary resources and recommending systems and procedures to carry out projects.
· The OD is required to have expertise and experience in the maintenance of natural and artificial turf grass sports fields.
· Develops a maintenance work plan and schedule in collaboration with Parks and Recreation foreman and Office of Strategic Planning & Community Development (OSPCD). Collaboratively, this team directs the grounds maintenance, horticultural, arboricultural, landscape and turf maintenance, and custodial activities within multiple City fields.
· Set standards for acceptable levels and methods of facility operations.
· Administers the budget for Veterans/Founders Ice Rink including monitoring and approving budget expenditures, and making revenue and expenditure adjustments to stay within budget; provides recommendations for the budget based on analysis of various regional park needs such as position allocation and equipment needs.
· Provides recommendations for and ensures compliance with operational policies, priorities, and standards relating to field/facilities operations in order to achieve long and short-term program objectives; establishes systems for monitoring programs; develops long-term work plans; develops goals and objectives for assigned area; and participates in developing department wide goals and objectives.
· Interviews and selects candidates for employment; supervises and trains staff; recommends and takes action on personnel matters; evaluates subordinate staff; and interprets and ensures compliance with MOU's and State contracts.
· Manages difficult situations and unusual problems involving interpretation of department policies and reviews complaints from patrons and recommends solutions to supervisors.Acts as liaison with the Recreation Commission, other City departments and contractors; coordinates special events held at City fields/facilities; and ensures that new construction and fields/facilities improvement projects coordinate with department operations as a whole.
· Oversees adherence to Parks and Recreation rules and regulations; notifies vendors and users of violations; takes steps to seek compliance; contacts police and/or License and Inspections to enforce rules and regulations.
· Participates in the interviewing, selection, orientation and training of new employees by subordinate supervisors; reviews recommendations for disciplinary actions; mediates problems that arise between supervisors and employees; acts as liaison with Human Resources to ensure compliance with civil service regulations; stays abreast of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and responds to requests for reasonable accommodation at parks and recreation facilities.
· Submits regular and special reports on field/facilities operations; gathers and analyzes information for these reports; organizes and prepares reports.
· Interacts with the public and represents the City’s Parks & Recreation Department.
· Performs related work as required.
Safety Sensitive Position.
Recommended Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and five to seven (5-7) years of related experience and or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities.Special Requirements:
Valid Massachusetts Class C Driver's License is required.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skill
Knowledge: Expertise and experience of athletic fields maintenance and knowledge of principles and practices of field/facilities operations management; City, State and Federal regulations concerning field/facilities operations; laws, ordinances and principles of field/facilities safety and enforcement activity; fiscal management and budget administration; project management, including the preparation of estimates and bid specifications; performance measurement; current management theory and practices; principles and practices of effective supervision and personnel management; and standard English grammar and usage. Knowledge of emergency procedures, First Aid, and CPR.
Ability: Ability to apply the principles, practices, and current trends in the field of athletic field/facility planning and operations; develop and implement program goals, objectives, policies, and procedures. Ensure program operations integrate with department operations as a whole; formulate long range work plans; implement programs directly and through subordinates; manage competing priorities effectively; discuss and resolve differences among multiple parties.
Analyze and project needs and costs; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling; collect and analyze data; make recommendations and independent decision and project consequences of decisions. Evaluate service levels and performance; develop and administer operating budgets. Read and interpret City, State and Federal laws and regulations; access and use personal computer applications including word-processing; perform basic mathematical calculations; work independently; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; review, evaluate, and modify work methods; select, train, supervise, and evaluate staff; and plan, organize, and prioritize staff work assignments.
Ability to meet and deal with the public effectively and appropriately; ability to handle problems effectively; ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing; ability to operate a computer; ability to maintain confidential information; ability to maintain, manage, and organize records; ability to deal appropriately with employees, officials and members of the general public.
Skill: Excellent organizational skills; excellent data processing skill in the use of personal computers and office software including word, excel, and spreadsheet applications.
The work environment involves everyday discomforts typical of offices, with occasional exposure to outside elements. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but conditions are generally not unpleasant. Employee may be required to work beyond normal business hours in response to attend evening meetings, events, or complete work assignments. Work in the field involves regular exposure to outside elements.
Physical and Mental Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions.
Minimal physical demands are required to perform the work. Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods of stooping, walking, and standing. Work requires some agility such as moving in or about athletic fields, ice rinks, or over rough terrain. There may also be some occasional lifting of objects such as recreational equipment, office equipment or photocopy paper (up to 30 lbs).
Sport and recreation are very important to the residents. The Director of Parks & Recreation Operations will have to manage a number of requests and projects at one time. He/she must be aware of all recreation programs in the community and any and all relevant legislation, policies and procedures. He/she may have to complete a number of tasks and responsibilities at one time, and must be prepared to deal with emergencies and stressful situations at any time.
The Director of Parks & Recreation Operations may work in a number of facilities and outdoor locations and may have to manage a number of people and projects at one time. They may be interrupted frequently to meet the needs and requests of residents. The Director of Parks & Recreation Operations may find the environments to be busy, noisy and will need excellent organizational and time and stress management skills to complete the required tasks. The Director of Parks & Recreation Operationsmust be prepared to deal with injuries and accidents as a result of recreational and sport events.
Sensory demands can include reading and use of the computer, which may cause eye strain and occasional headaches. The situations and programs may be noisy and busy making it difficult for the Director of Parks & Recreation Operationsto concentrate.
Duties are both mental and physical, the job may occasionally require motor skills for activities such as moving objects, interacting in recreational activities, operating a telephone, personal computer and/or most other office equipment including word processing, excel, filing and sorting of papers.
Visual demands require constantly reading documents for general understanding and analytical purposes.
Send your resume and cover letter by March 29, 2019 to:
City Hall Personnel Office93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.
The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.
Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hours: Full Time
Salary: $81,600.00 a year plus benefits
We are looking for a knowledgeable, thorough Agronomist who will specialize in consulting with our existing and potential customers. The ideal candidate will be able to assist sports turf managers in the implementation of cultural and IPM practices. The Agronomist will also conduct research, root zone analysis, identify and solve problems related to plant or soil nutrition, damage from insects or wildlife, weather or climate changes, or the use of specialized products, such as pesticides, fertilizers, etc. Using this information, you will also help sports turf managers develop techniques to increase the performance of their athletic fields.
This is a full-time position, year-round, with competitive wages based on experience and full benefits available.
Researching, developing, and promoting turfgrass maintenance programs for existing clients and potential customers.
Visiting sports fields and construction sites to collect plant and soil samples.
Assisting with the turf grass selection process and the development of planting and
irrigation schedules, budgets, and timelines.
Keeping detailed records regarding fields, customers, grasses, and samples.
Generating reports and presenting findings to management, clients, or other
Promoting products and techniques through educational presentations.
Selling personalized consultation services to clients.
Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Agriculture, or Turfgrass Science.
Additional certifications, such as Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM), may be
A working knowledge of sports field construction principles, practices and methods;
and a thorough understanding of the sport’s governing bodies’ requirements for field layout and marking.
Location – Rockland, MA
About R.A.D Sports:
R.A.D. Sports specializes in the construction of high-quality athletic and recreational facilities.
Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel throughout New England and Mid- Atlantic regions.
Ability to work outside, stand, walk, kneel, and stoop for extended periods.
Proficiency with computers, especially MS Office and diagnostic scientific software.
Exceptional active listening and verbal and written communication skills.
Strong research, decision making, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
Awareness of industry trends, technology, and developments.
Sales and presentation skills are also a major plus.
R.A.D. Sports is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply for this position please send your resume to Rob Delmonico at email@example.com.
The Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsboro is a private, Catholic school, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and is based on the educational philosophy of their foundress, St. Julie Billiart. The Academy offers co-educational programming from Pre-K through 8th grade in the Lower School, and a college-preparatory Upper School for young women. Our mission focuses on educating the whole person for life through a curriculum rooted in spiritual formation and academic excellence. We nurture a belief in the goodness of God and the dignity of each person. We are committed to community-building, diversity, global justice and service to those in need.
The Academy seeks a Groundskeeper/Maintenance Worker to work in consultation with the Director of Facilities to maintain grounds and athletic fields and to ensure safety and attractive appearance. This position will assist the Director of Facilities in resolving immediate operational and/or safety concerns. This is a day position with occasional night and weekend hours required.
Interested candidates please forward a resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Academy of Notre Dame, please see www.ndatyngsboro.org.
Are you a supervisor or manager looking for the next challenge in your career? The Concord Public Works Highway & Grounds Division, a recognized leader in the industry, is seeking an energetic & innovative professional to join our progressive management team. The ideal candidate will have experience leading a high performing team in a fast-paced environment with background in a field such as public works, construction, arboriculture, landscaping or a similar field. This position requires strong organizational, planning, decision making and supervisory/leadership skills & exp. w/construction and public works maintenance equipment. If you have the needed skills, our team-based, collaborative environment will allow you to gain job-specific knowledge to succeed. Salary up to $98,966 + winter emergency storm response pay, excellent benefits, pension & a healthy work-life balance. Application deadline: 3/8/19.
For more information or to apply, visit www.concordma.gov/jobs or contact Human Resources at 978-318-3025. EOE
Responsible for the management of the Campus Grounds landscape, ornamental trees, flower beds athletic fields and sports turf. Performs all aspects of landscape and athletic field maintenance work. Uses ladders, lifts, and hand power tools, such as lawnmowers, trimmers, blowers, chainsaws, and heavy equipment. Works in collaboration with School Athletic Director.
Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Campus Grounds and Maintenance:
This position required 5 to 10 years of experience in landscape management, including hands on experience in planning, design and maintenance of sports turf. Professional Turf Management Certificate preferred. Experience with fertilization, aeration, and the application of pesticides, insecticides, or fungicides is strongly preferred.
Brewster Academy is an academically challenging and intellectually diverse college preparatory community that nurtures curiosity, confidence, collaboration, and character in preparation for lives of meaning and accomplishment. Learn more about Brewster Academy at www.brewsteracademy.org
Interested candidates should submit a resume to Maryann Biedak, Human Director at email@example.com or mail to 80 Academy Drive, Wolfeboro, NH 03894
The Town of Shrewsbury Parks & Cemetery Department is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Maintenance Craftsman to perform athletic field mowing, landscaping, ball field and playground maintenance, snow & ice removal, and preventative maintenance duties.
Applicants must have a valid CDL B Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and a Hydraulic Hoisting License minimum of 2B, or the ability to obtain the Hoisting License within 6 months of employment. Applicant must be a High School graduate with at least one year experience in the landscape industry; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Salary range is $22.07 - $25.08 per hour with an attractive benefit package. Applications & CORI form can be picked up in the Town Manager’s Office, 100 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury, MA 01545, during normal business hours or downloaded off town website under employment opportunities. www.shrewsburyma.gov/jobs
You may also request and submit this information to Kristina Anderson, Human Resources Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org. The position is open until filled. Preference to applications received by 10/25/18.
The Town of Shrewsbury is AA/EO Employer.
Drug/alcohol screening is a condition of employment.
Facilities Management: Groundskeeper
Job Code: 199128 and 199366
Full-time, hourly, 40 hours per week
Clark University’s Facilities Management division seeks to fill two Groundskeeper Positions. Reporting to the Superintendent of Grounds, the successful candidate is responsible for providing a safe and productive environment for all students, faculty and staff; responsible for all phases of landscape, hardscape, municipal and athletic maintenance.
Duties and Responsibilities:
This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 12 month position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks’ vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.
Review of applications will begin [two weeks after position is approved for posting]. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please email résumé and cover letter to <email@example.com> . Applicants must reference Job code 199128 and 199366 in the subject line to be considered for this position.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Superintendent of Parks and Open Space
City of Lowell
NESTMA- New England Sports Turf Mangers Association
The City of Lowell is seeking qualified, experienced, and energetic candidates for the position of Superintendent of Parks and Open Space within the Department of Public Works- Parks and Cemetery Division. This position reports to the DPW Commissioner and is responsible for coordinating activities of the Park and Cemeteries Division and the workers engaged in development, protection, and utilization of local parks and open space areas. The salary range is $40.4350/hr (min) to $45.6730/hr (max); 40hr/week. A full description is available on the City of Lowell’s website:http://www.lowellma.gov/Jobs.aspx. Qualified individuals should send application/resume with cover letter to Mary Callery, HR Director, Human Relations Office, Room 19, 375 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852 by Deadline: 12PM on September 14, 2018 EOE/AA/504 Employer.
The Town of Wellesley DPW is seeking an Assistant Superintendent for the Park and Tree Division of the Department of Public Works. Under the direction of the Superintendent of the Park and Highway Division, the Assistant Superintendent is responsible for the management and implementation of the Park and Tree Program. The successful candidate plans, schedules and directs the day to day operations of the Park and Tree Program of the Park and Highway Division and serves as advisor and liaison in coordinating programs with other Town boards and commissions, and members of the public. The incumbent also serves as Town Arborist and Deputy Tree Warden for the Natural Resources Commission and is responsible for the administration of MGL Chapters 45, 87 & 132.
Requirements: BS degree in Arboriculture, Urban Forestry, Park Administration or equivalent; a minimum of five (5) years experience in Arboriculture and Landscape Management or equivalent; Massachusetts Pesticide License for Right of Ways Category #40; Massachusetts Certified Arborist or Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional; training and/or experience in hazard tree identification and training and/or experience in electric distribution tree clearance programs. A working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, email and Internet, along with effective leadership skills, experience in dealing with the public, the ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing and strong time management and organizational skills are also required. Preferred: Valid MA Class B CDL, hoisting engineer’s license, knowledge of GIS, knowledge in lake management and treatment techniques, experience in dealing with the media, making technical presentations at professional and public meetings and testifying as an expert witness.
The annual salary range for this position is $62,600 - $95,800. To apply, submit a Town job application or a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or email as a Word or PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, August 24, 2018.
Reports To: Executive Director of Facilities Management
The Gardener / Arborist is responsible for working with the team to plan and implement the planting, cultivation, propagation and care of turf, trees, shrubbery, groundcover and flowering plants; installation and care of ponds and landscape features such as stone walls and landscape furnishings.
Duties and responsibilities also include all work related to the maintenance and repair of lawns, roads, parking lots, gardens, and other grounds. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: routine cleaning of grounds, shoveling snow, operating trucks and power equipment, leveling off ground, hauling and spreading topsoil, felling and removing trees, branches, etc.; digging ditches with pick and shovel, moving furniture and equipment, loading and unloading trucks and trailers, assisting trades-people in their duties, performing minor painting, and other duties as assigned.
Position requires exposure to discomfort arising from having to work for long hours in the sun and heat, dampness, snow and cold. Position also includes the handling and applying of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.
Regular attendance at assigned job site and the ability to work collaboratively with co-workers and constituents are essential functions of this position.
Position requires considerable physical effort in lifting and swinging an axe, pick, and shovel; pushing lawn mowers and other grounds-related equipment; lifting, moving and swinging dead weight when necessary, and carrying supplies and materials. Assignments may require climbing ladders, staging and working from heights.
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Licenses and Certifications
HR Contact Email Address: email@example.com
HR Contact Phone Number: 401-232-6010
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