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Operations Superintendent - Grounds

City of Vancouver, Vancouver, WA

Job - Government

Close Date: 05/01/2019

Supervise, plan and coordinate the activities and operations involved in the installation, construction, and maintenance of the City’s parks, right of ways, trails, special properties, cemeteries and facility landscapes within the Public Works department. Coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies and the general public; and provide highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Operations Manager.

This is a full-time, regular, non-union, exempt position.
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Essential Functions:

Direct, manage, and supervise staff within the Grounds section of the Operations Division of Public Works. Conduct performance evaluations, coordinate training, work with employees to correct deficiencies, and implement hiring, discipline, and termination procedures. Recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels. Ensure the safe operation and utilization of equipment/materials.
Develop, recommend and implement goals, objectives, policies, and priorities; research current practices, analyze data, and present recommendations to increase production and reduce costs; organize staff, work programs, equipment and funding to achieve the goals of the organization and implement the work groups’ business plans.
Prepare and manage budgets; forecast additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, facilities, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures, and implement adjustments as necessary.
Meet constituents and staff in field to review concerns on weekly basis. Drive a city vehicle in a safe and appropriate manner in order to travel between various worksites.
Coordinate the services and activities of both internal and/or external partners/agencies/organizations.
Provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Operations Manager, preparing and presenting staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Experience and Education

Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of grounds, activities including two (2) years of supervisory/management experience. Relevant experience in a public sector, unionized environment is desired.
Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public or business administration, construction technology, or a related field.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Computer Skills

Intermediate skills in electronic database and record-keeping systems; experience preferred with Workday, Hansen and Citrix;
Intermediate skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
Required Licenses and/or Certifications

Possession of a valid driver's license.

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