The fundamental reason this classification exists is to perform general maintenance work and supervise Parks and Recreation Department crews and maintenance/construction projects which include public right-of-ways, parks, ball fields, playgrounds, neighborhoods, and City-owned buildings. The major work duties include planning for an assignment, directing activities on a work site, documenting project activities, and supervising a work crew. The distinguishing characteristics of this classification include responsibility for field supervision of work crews engaged in manual non-skilled to semi-skilled labor performing a variety of maintenance and construction duties. Incumbents work under general direction. They are generally in charge of the crew, plan and carry out assignments with considerable independence, and have some latitude in developing procedures and methods. Assignments are received at the beginning of the shift and the foreman typically prioritizes the assignments. Supervisors are contacted for guidance in cases of unexpected occurrences or unanticipated situations. Errors made during the performance of tasks can result in safety hazards to the general public and the work crew. Supervision is received by the District Parks Maintenance Superintendent.
One year of experience as a lead worker on a construction or maintenance crew involved in utility services such as irrigation, grass cutting, and horticulture work.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
Must have a valid Alabama's Driver's License.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Must be willing to work outside which includes traveling over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces and working in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements; moving objects weighing from 50-70 pounds with assistance; bending or stooping repeatedly over time; and working with cleaning fluids, chemicals, pesticides, insecticides, paints, cleaning agents, or similar solutions. Must be willing to work weekends and longer than normal work hours during peak seasons or prior to and after special city events to ensure projects are completed in a timely manner.