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  • Missoula

Website Missoula Parks and Recreation

Job Overview:

The City of Missoula, and Parks and Recreation is hiring a Developed Parks and Trails Superintendent. The successful candidate will have a proven commitment to the citizens of Missoula and surrounding community that enjoy the parklands, recreation facilities and trail systems. They will direct, organize, oversee and manage the maintenance division including the Develop Parks, Athletic Facilities, Commuter and Recreation Trails, and public right-of-way Medians.

For more information on Parks & Recreation at the City, view the Department website.

Core duties and responsibilities to include:

Oversee and implements delivery of service within city developed parkland, landscaped areas, trails and recreation facility maintenance, development, review, and construction projects
Develop, oversee, and administers the park maintenance operating and capital budgets, forecasts and analyzes funds needed for staffing, overtime, equipment, materials and supplies
Oversee the monitoring and approval of expenditures and recommends adjustments as necessary
Create, develop, implement, and administer operational policies established by the Parks Department and the City of Missoula
Recommend levels of staff, equipment, and other resources needed to effectively and safely maintain parks, lands and recreational facilities
Supervise employees including hiring, training, evaluating, disciplining, and dismissing employees
Ensure response to citizen requests and complaints
Conduct long range planning for the maintenance and development of parklands, irrigation systems, buildings, and structures
Represent the developed parks and trails operational division to the City of Missoula elected officials, public agencies, businesses, and citizens
Coordinate with other agencies and groups to implement parks, lands and recreational facilities plans
Ensures the safety of park facilities, vehicles, and equipment
Assist with strategic planning for department; prepares a variety of reports and planning documents
Performs other duties as assigned
Requirements for this job include:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to seven (7) years’ experience in grounds and facility maintenance and development, natural resource management, landscape architect experience, or another relevant field, including two (2) years of supervisory and budgeting experience.
Must obtain USDA Pesticide Applicator’s License, Certified Playground Safety Inspector Certification, and Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor Certification within 1 year of employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of principles and practices of strategic planning, budget preparation and administration and capital improvement plans
Knowledge of park maintenance and development principles and practices, park design, park and trail construction, turf management, horticulture, irrigation, landscaping, resource management, vehicle and equipment use, and maintenance and construction related trades – electrical, carpentry, hardscapes, concrete, asphalt
Knowledge of turf science and management
Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee supervision and training, including managing subordinate union and non-union staff
Knowledge of the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) normative and industry standards
Knowledge of City of Missoula Parks and Open Space Comprehensive Plan, Non-motorized Transportation Plan, and Parks Department Master Fee Schedule
Knowledge of parks and recreation risk management, including OSHA, Safety and liability and related rules, regulations and policies
Knowledge of plant material and ability to review and analyze landscaping plans
Skill in developing and evaluating park facilities and recreation programs including fiscal analysis, funding, revenue generation and operation efficiencies
Skill in building and developing functional work teams to efficiently deliver services to customers
Skill in citizen involvement techniques and processes
Skill in understanding, interpreting, and implementing complex laws, regulation, collective bargaining agreements, policies and procedures, and guidelines
Skill in planning and implementing parks and recreation facilities maintenance
Skill in promoting safe work practices and ensuring compliance with City safety policies
Skill in using Microsoft software, Teams/Zoom and other video conferencing platforms
Skill in preparing and making public presentations to governing entities
Skill in communicating clearly and concisely, in person and writing, with the proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals
Ability to provide effective client/customer service, including dealing with difficult situations
Ability to resolve conflicts and facilitate positive outcomes while maintaining a calm demeanor

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