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Missoula Parks & Recreation

The City of Missoula Parks and Recreation Department is seeking candidates who are committed to a challenging opportunity to serve the citizens of Missoula. The Program Manager – Developed Parks & Trails Maintenance position oversees the maintenance team and maintenance of a broad range of public parks and green spaces, trails, medians, and major recreation facilities and parks, including competition level sports complexes and events.

Details: Priority screening will begin on Monday, November 7, 2022. It is in your best interest to apply by this date. Applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Essential Functions
Provide support, leadership, and training for assigned work teams, including conducting regular staff meetings, evaluating performance, and guidance on ways to correct deficiencies while building strengths.
Schedule and supervise maintenance activities and field crews performing repairs and maintenance of developed and undeveloped parks, trails, medians, recreation facilities, and sports turf complexes.
Oversee and assist in coordinating Parks & Recreation maintenance and facility development projects.
Conduct facility maintenance assessments to ensure accountability towards a safe work culture.
Provide support with design and development review of construction and renovation projects in accordance with the established budget and policies.
Assist with strategic planning for the department.
Prepare proposed operating and capital project budgets for specific work units; approve and monitor budget expenditures within designated authority.
Create and edit written communications such as letters, memoranda, reports, and brochures.
Prepare and present various reports and projects to governing entities such as: Park Board, Neighborhood Councils, local and regional committees, and partners.
Review personnel time sheets and leave requests for accuracy and proper coverage, approve, or deny, as necessary.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of principles and practices of construction and maintenance projects, including recordkeeping, inventories, techniques, operation procedures for vehicles and equipment, and working in the right-of-way and medians.
Knowledge of and ability to promote department safety considerations and City safety policies.
Knowledge of project/program management principles and practices, including, public relations, staff management, training, budgeting, capital improvement plans, and policy/program development.
Skill in operating office equipment, using various computer software and databases, including Microsoft 365, and the ability to learn job-specific applications and equipment.
Skill in reading and interpreting maps, construction plans, blueprints, and work orders.
Skill in operating vehicles and various power equipment, tools, and light to heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner.
Skill in managing multiple projects with the ability to prioritize tasks with shifting priorities and timeline demands.
Skill in public speaking, with the ability to present data, reports, and other findings to a variety of diverse groups and individuals.
Skill in negotiating and communicating, in person and writing, with the proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of diverse identities, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds.
Ability to resolve conflicts with facilitating outcomes while maintaining a calm demeanor.
Ability to analyze and implement various projects and programs in collaboration with multiple organizations and agencies.
Ability to learn departmental and City of Missoula policies, practices, and procedures, including the ability to interpret local, state, and federal regulations and standards related to construction, repair, and maintenance of various public parks, landscaped areas, recreation facilities, trails, medians, etc.
Working Conditions:

Work environment may include exposure to unavoidable weather conditions, occupational hazards, chemicals, biohazards, construction hazards, and physical risks, including working in high traffic areas, which require following basic safety precautions.
Qualifications and Additional Application Materials
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to seven (7) years of program management experience, or another relevant field, including two (2) years of supervisory experience.
Must have a valid Montana driver’s license with a verified acceptable driving record, or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.
Must be able to acquire USDA applicators license, become a Certified Playground Safety Inspector, and Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor.
State of Montana pesticide license, and completion of Maintenance Management School, preferred.

To Apply: All applicants must submit the City of Missoula application and cover letter that addresses how your education and experience relate to the Program Manager – Developed Parks and Trail Maintenance position.

Failure to attach the cover letter will result in your application being incomplete and therefore, not reviewed by the hiring manager.

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