Placer County

Parks & Grounds Worker - Supervising - Senior (#13108)

$31.78-$39.70 Hourly / $5,508.53-$6,881.33 Monthly / $66,102.40-$82,576.00 Yearly


To plan, organize, and direct assigned parks and grounds maintenance activities within the Parks and Grounds Maintenance Division of the Facilities Services Department; to coordinate assigned activities with other divisions or departments; and to provide highly responsibility technical support to the Parks and Grounds Superintendent.


The Senior Supervisor level recognizes positions that provide full second-line, direct supervision to employees within a work section and/or assumes substantive and significant programmatic responsibility in a defined area or specialty.


Receives general direction from the Parks and Grounds Superintendent or management and supervisory staff.

Exercises direct supervision over assigned supervisory personnel.


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

  • Participate in and perform parks and grounds maintenance duties of a complex or difficult nature, including landscaping, gardening, and associated basic building trades work such as plumbing, painting, masonry, carpentry, and electrical.
  • Recommend and implement section goals and objectives for assigned areas of parks and grounds maintenance responsibility; establish performance standards and methods for parks and grounds maintenance activities; develop and implement policies and procedures.
  • Plan, develop and oversee the work of staff involved in parks and grounds maintenance activities.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; implement 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 staff, 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.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve.
  • 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: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in groundskeeping or park maintenance, including two years of supervisory responsibility.

Training: Equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college with major 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 may be required.
  • 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.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and rules.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations.
  • Principles of budget monitoring.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.

Ability to:

  • Organize, implement and direct assigned areas of parks and grounds maintenance.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at a desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and communicate through written means; regularly lift very heavy weight.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Interpret and explain pertinent County and Department policies and procedures.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Interpret and apply County and department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Prepare and administer a budget.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate personnel.
  • 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.

CLASS: 13108; EST: 9/2/1995; REV: ;