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PARK MAINTENANCE CREW LEADER
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for supervising the maintenance and repair of park buildings, grounds and facilities in a Parks and Recreation Department. Under the general supervision of an administrative superior, an employee in this class is responsible for the overall supervision of the maintenance, repair and renovation of parklands, sport and recreation facilities, equipment and buildings. Supervision is exercised over a number of labor and trades crews, each of which is led by a crew leader. Work assignments other than those of a routine nature are received from a supervisor either verbally or in writing and are reviewed by the supervisor upon completion. An employee in this class is distinguished from other crew leaders in that responsibility is for overall supervision of all areas of maintenance and repair within a parks and recreation department. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Supervises labor crews in the repair, renovation and upkeep of public park buildings and facilities.
Supervises grounds crews in the planning, seeding, cutting and upkeep of park lawns, flora and athletic playing fields.
Determines priorities and schedules daily work projects.
Assigns work projects to individual crew leaders and gives special instructions as necessary.
Insures that proper staff, materials and equipment are available for each maintenance project.
Makes periodic field visits to maintenance projects to inspect and evaluate the progress and quality of work performed.
Coordinates and supervises the preparation for and utilization of park facilities for athletic and sporting events, large public gatherings and special events.
Directs work on minor repairs and servicing of power tools and equipment assigned to park.
Requisitions necessary supplies and materials for maintenance as needed.
Receives and investigates public complaints and takes corrective action necessary to remedy the problem.
Assists in the recruitment of line, temporary and seasonal personnel by participating in the securing of applicants and interviewing of same.
Confers with crew leaders and/or individual crew members in the event of disciplinary or morale problems and takes necessary action to resolve the problem.
Maintains daily record of work done and time spent doing it.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of maintenance practices and procedures as applied to park facilities.
Good knowledge of standard equipment, tools and materials used in park maintenance work.
Good knowledge of supervisory techniques.
Some knowledge of park policies, rules, and regulations.
Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinate employees.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to deal tactfully with the public in problem situations.
Ability to keep simple records and make reports.
Three (3) years of full time work experience, or its part time equivalent, in park maintenance or repair or similar work involving construction, maintenance, or repair of buildings and grounds, one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT
When required to operate a motor vehicle, possession of a valid New York State Non-CDL or CDL, including any special endorsements, as required for the type of vehicle being operated.