Placer County

Parks & Grounds Worker - Supervising (#11465)

$32.44-$40.51 Hourly / $5,622.93-$7,021.73 Monthly / $67,475.20-$84,260.80 Yearly


To plan, organize, direct and supervise parks and grounds maintenance operations within the Parks and Grounds Maintenance Division of the Facilities Services Department; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.


The Supervisor level recognizes positions that perform full, first-line supervisory responsibilities including planning, assigning, and evaluating the work of subordinates and is responsible for a program area within a work unit or department.


Receives general direction from a Senior Supervising Parks and Grounds Worker or management and supervisory staff.

Exercises direct supervision over assigned maintenance personnel.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Participate in and perform parks and grounds maintenance duties requiring a high level of skill and independent judgement including landscaping, gardening, and associated basic building and mechanical trades work such as plumbing, painting, masonry, carpentry, and electrical.
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of unit goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for parks and grounds maintenance activities; implement policies and procedures.
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff involved in parks and grounds maintenance work crew activities.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for personnel, supplies, materials, and equipment; monitor and control expenditures. 
  • Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible experience in groundskeeping or park maintenance.

Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college course work in arboriculture, horticulture, forestry, park management or a related field.

Required License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a Qualified Applicator Certificate from California Department of Food and Agriculture is desired.
  • May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of landscape design and layout, grounds maintenance, and basic building trades.
  • Equipment, tools and materials used in parks and grounds maintenance.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations.
  • Principles of budget monitoring.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and rules.

Ability to:

  • Organize, implement and direct parks and grounds maintenance operations/activities.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand parks and grounds maintenance operations, and observe safety rules.  Intermittently analyze problem equipment; identify safety hazards; locate equipment and tools; interpret work orders; remember equipment and tool location.
  • Intermittently, sit while completing forms or reports or operating a piece of equipment; stand, walk, bend, squat, climb, kneel, twist, and reach while mowing, trimming, pruning, spraying, clearing, or performing a variety of building trades activities; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; visual acuity sufficient to review and assess vegetation conditions and inspect in-progress and completed building trades work; regularly lift very heavy weight.
  • Perform heavy manual labor and operate a variety of hand and power tools used in parks and grounds maintenance activities.
  • Work assigned shift, including weekends, holidays and odd or irregular hours.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Interpret and explain pertinent County and Department policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including volunteer groups that assist in parks and grounds maintenance activities.

CLASS: 11465; EST: 9/2/1995;