Parks Supervisor

City of Boynton Beach, FL
March 9, 2023
Boynton Beach, FL
Job Type


Purpose of Classification The purpose of this classification is to supervise the work of multiple crews of unskilled to semi-skilled workers engaged in maintenance and upkeep functions in Parks and Grounds Division. Employees in this class are responsible for planning, assigning, supervising and inspecting the work of Parks Maintenance Workers.
Essential Functions The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Supervises Park Maintenance Workers; supervisory duties include scheduling; instructing; assigning, reviewing and planning work for others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; acting on employee issues; administers Career Path assessments; participates in the recruitment process; recommends employee discipline and completes performance evaluations.
Trains subordinates in departmental operations and work performed; demonstrates proper work methods and procedures; familiarizes employees with work area, location of supplies, departmental policies; and trains in technical aspects of essential functions.
Collaborates with immediate supervisor to obtain instructions regarding work assignments; determines optimum methods of project completion; organizes, prioritizes and assigns work orders to crews according to available resources and time.
Oversees all activity at the work site, either directly or through subordinate crew leader; ensures that projects proceed according to schedule, working to resolve delays and problems as needed; provides direction, guidance and technical assistance to crew/team members; and monitors status of work in progress.
Assists in developing, scheduling and implementing short-term and long-term plans for the maintenance and improvement of the Parks and Grounds Division.
Coordinates and supervises landscaping, grounds keeping, carpentry, masonry, mechanical work and cleaning restrooms as necessary to maintain Parks Division grounds, structures, equipment and vehicles.
Inspects work sites for proper completion of assigned work; ensures all work conforms to standards for quality, cleanliness, and safety; takes corrective measures as needed; evaluates completed work.
Monitors and maintains supplies, materials, and equipment used to perform essential tasks; makes sure workers have sufficient materials to complete tasks; oversees use of equipment; requisitions new supplies and parts to replenish stock.
Keeps Parks Superintendent informed of all work performed and progress of tasks; reports all problems and concerns regarding staff, projects, equipment, facilities/property, or other items relating to work performed; completes all appropriate paperwork; complies with policies and procedures relating to reporting mechanisms and staffing issues.
Performs administrative tasks; prepares daily logs and tracks project worker-hours; prepares daily work schedules to ensure adequate coverage; reviews employee time cards and submits for processing. Monitors status of projects to ensure timely completion; informs supervisor of status of projects; reports accidents, problems, or concerns regarding staff, projects, equipment, facilities/property, or other issues.
Inspects and monitors grounds, athletic fields, irrigation systems, and park facilities to identify problems, needed repairs, or other situations requiring attention, such as vandalism, inoperative lighting, or broken sprinkler heads and fencing. Submits work orders.
Oversees preventive and routine maintenance and service on vehicles and equipment; repairs field maintenance equipment; changes oil and filters, replaces parts and adjusts as necessary; removes and replaces shafts; ensures proper working condition of all equipment; prepares vehicle and equipment maintenance report.
Operates heavy equipment in the performance of required tasks, including backhoes, bobcats, bucket trucks, ditch witches, dump trucks, fork lifts, front end loaders, stump grinders, tractors, etc.
Performs parks inspections and playground inspections.
Identifies, reports, repairs and prevents possible safety hazards to avoid potential injuries.
Assists assigned crews with work as necessary.
Reports maintenance problems throughout the City to the appropriate departments.
Picks up trash and debris; ensures cleanliness of shop.
Assists in setting up for special events; assists other
Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or valid equivalent; and
  • Must have five (5) years of experience in a supervisory/lead capacity in parks maintenance with proficiency in all of the following specialty areas: Arbor Care, Irrigation, and Parks; and
  • Must possess or obtain a 30-Hour OSHA General Industry Card within three (3) months of hire; and
  • Must possess (or obtain within fourteen (14) days of hire) and maintain a valid Florida Driver's license.

Substitution(s) of Minimum Qualifications:

  • An Associate's degree or sixty (60) college course credits in Parks and Recreation, Horticulture or a closely-related field may substitute for one (1) year of previous experience.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation, Horticulture or a closely-related field may substitute for two (2) years of previous experience.

Minimum Qualifications for education and experience must be met before consideration of the following Preferred Qualifications:

  • Public Pesticide Applicator License (Commercial License will be accepted).
  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI).
  • FNGLA Certified Landscape Maintenance Technician certification.
  • Certified Parks & Recreation Professional (CPRP)
  • Valid Florida Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
  • Experience in Cemetery operations.

Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.
Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction.
Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with supervisor, customers, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public as needed.

Knowledge of all components in Parks and Grounds maintenance.
Ability to understand and follow applicable Occupations Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and departmental safety practices and procedures.
Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods, and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse environmental conditions.
Ability to operate all vehicles and equipment used in the Parks and Grounds Division.
Ability to effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Ability to provide effective leadership and supervision to subordinate staff.
Ability to work as a member of team or individually on assigned projects; complete assigned duties in a productive and efficient manner.
Knowledge of basic rules of safety and ability to enforce applicable rules and regulations.
Must possess excellent customer service skills and be able to establish good customer relations. Must have an ability to deal with people effectively, courteously and enthusiastically.
Physical and Sensory Requirements / Environmental Factors

Physical Ability : Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of objects and materials (50 pounds).

Sensory Requirements : Tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds, depth, and visual cues or signals. Tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors : Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, traffic hazards, and toxic agents.

The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.


Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in the City's hiring process. Additionally, certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements in employment by the City.

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