Park Maintenance Supervisor - Mary Carter Greenway

    • Job Tracking ID: 513080-836750
    • Job Location: Centennial, CO
      Lone Tree,
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 10, 2022
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Park Maintenance Supervisor - Mary Carter Greenway

(Full Time, Non-Exempt)

$57,340 - $69,325 per year

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Parks Maintenance Manager, this position is responsible for the supervision and direction of the daily activities of a park maintenance crew including full-time, part-time, and seasonal staff. The Park Maintenance Supervisor oversees the operation, maintenance, repair and performance of daily inspections to assigned District maintained Parks. Is responsible for identifying, planning, prioritizing, scheduling, coordinating, assigning and evaluating projects and personnel associated with all aspects of park maintenance, including turf, irrigation, shrub and tree care, and facility maintenance.

Essential Duties:

  • Plans, prioritizes, schedules, assigns and dispatches crews and equipment to maintain District parks to respective locations on a daily basis.
  • Identify, plan, prioritize, schedule, assign, supervise and evaluate turf, shrub, and annual plantings and establishment programs.
  • Regularly inspect Recreation Facility and Park turf, shrub, and annual beds as well as foliage plants throughout the District. Initiate proper maintenance activities, maintain accurate planting, maintenance and removal records and provide regular status and needs reports to the Manager.
  • Responsible for the planting and establishment of trees, which includes planting/transplanting, watering, fertilizing, weeding, staking, structural pruning, fruit production pruning, clearance pruning, health treatments, tree protection and tree removal.
  • Ensures the safety of users of District properties by keeping District liability risks at a minimum by properly maintaining assigned Park Maintenance District.
  • Hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate assigned staff; provide or coordinate staff training; and work with employees to correct deficiencies.
  • Assists the Park Maintenance Manager in developing division goals and objectives and the annual budget of assigned divisions.
  • Assist in preparing, enforcing, maintaining and modifying policies and procedures manuals; conduct periodic staff meetings to provide and gather information, answer questions and respond to complaints and concerns, both internally and externally.
  • Performs periodic inspections of all grounds to ensure proper maintenance.
  • Conducts and documents training of personnel in techniques for safe and efficient operation of equipment, tools, machinery, work methods and chemical applications.
  • Maintains and cares for assigned hand tools and equipment including trenchers, pickup truck, trailer, compressor, etc. Maintains and routinely inventories parts and materials used while performing maintenance duties.
  • Exercises good judgment and proper safety precautions and practices at all times.
  • Reads water meters, activates irrigation systems and fountains at the beginning of the season and winterizes all systems, fountains, and shelters at the end of the season.
  • Designs, plans and oversees the installation of new irrigation systems and the extension of existing systems.
  • Install, troubleshoot, repair, maintain, and implement watering schedule using Computer Centralized irrigation controllers.
  • Performs daily maintenance on parks’ drinking and ornamental water fountains as assigned including filter cleanings and repairs to timers, pumps, lights, nozzles and liners.
  • Must have the ability to read and understand irrigation blueprints and instructional materials.
  • Keeps accurate records of daily activities and provides lists of materials for cost tracking. Responsible for providing accurate information for preparing purchase orders.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with District employees, vendors, and various outside user groups to coordinate their programs and special events.
  • Responds tactfully, respectfully and in a timely fashion to inquiries and problems in person, by email, phone and mail providing helpful information and explanations in-line with District policies and procedures. Thoughtfully handles confrontational or stressful interactions.
  • In the absence of the Manager, may be asked to assume his duties and responsibilities.
  • Responds to emergency callbacks on a 24-hour basis.
  • Oversight of snow removal in your assigned area.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, trainings, and orientations.
  • Attend work on a regular, reliable and punctual basis.
  • May be required to work weekends, evenings, holidays, and be on snow watch as well as work shifts deviating from this position’s normal work days and/or with other work groups.
  • Conduct tree, shrub, and annual inventories, planting location inventories and other inventories as needed.
  • Prior to scheduling pruning work, establish pruning objectives and pruning prescriptions to protect the health, vigor and structural development of shrubs and trees. Prune certain species to avoid the spread of disease, excessive sap bleeding and to enhance flowering.

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive duties of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age with a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of Parks Maintenance including the knowledge, methods, materials and equipment used in the care and maintenance of parks, athletic fields, including welding, fabrication and proper use of chemicals and their applications. And/or experience in urban forestry, arboriculture, horticulture, landscape maintenance with a focus on tree planting and transplanting, tree nursery maintenance, young tree structure pruning, Emerald Ash Borer sampling/treatment, pest control strategies and tree inventorying.
  • Snow and ice removal experience preferred.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • A combination of experience and education may be considered.

Licenses, Certifications, and Other Requirements:

  • Colorado Pesticide Applicator’s License as a Certified Operator or Qualified Supervisor in the Turf and ornamental categories or the ability to obtain within one (1) year from the date of hire.
  • Certification by the American Society of Sanitary Engineering as a Cross Connection Control Technician or the ability to obtain within twelve (12) months.
  • Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener Certification or Association of Landscape Contractors of Colorado™ Landscape Industry Certified Technician is desirable.
  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver License or the ability to obtain upon hire and maintain an acceptable driving record.
  • Any related certifications.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • The ability to provide outstanding customer service and get along with coworkers, patrons, and supervisors, and effectively manage and prioritize situations and goals to maximize available resources and problem solving skills in order to analyze complex problems and implement appropriate corrective actions.
  • Frequently works without supervision within established organizational values, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to train and supervise subordinate employees, community service workers, and volunteers.
  • Skilled in the use of maintenance equipment; understand oral and written instructions; and operate or receive training on various types of maintenance and construction equipment.
  • Must be highly motivated and take direction well with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbally.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service and get along with coworkers, patrons, and supervisors and interact with employees and vendors in a professional manner.

Material and Equipment Used :

Pick-up trucks with manual or automatic transmissions; snow plow trucks, ATV's or out-front mowers with snow plows; trailers for towing equipment or materials; tractors, skid steers with various implements, mower, trimmer, various hand tools, trencher, tractor and implements, gas torch, irrigation pipe and fittings, electronic testing, locating equipment, Pesticide Application equipment including high or low pressure sprayers and backpack sprayers, Pesticides, fertilizers, and De-Icing salts, personal computer and other standard office equipment. This position will drive a District vehicle and/or a personal vehicle for business purposes.

Working Environment :

Regularly requires strenuous work outdoors with exposure to a variety of weather conditions, ecosystems, and landscapes; regular exposure to adverse conditions such as dust, noise, chemicals, and extremes in temperature, ultra-violet radiation exposure, and precipitation, including unlit or low light night-time activities.

Physical Requirements :

Stand, walk, sit, manually manipulate, reach outward, reach above shoulder, bend, lift up to 50 pounds. May occasionally climb, crawl, squat, kneel and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull/drag objects weighing up to 75 pounds unassisted; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles while exercising good hand/eye and foot/eye coordination; occasionally climb stairs and ladders; work in uncomfortable positions for short periods of time. Ability to tolerate exposure to dust, fumes, and odors. The employee must communicate clearly and effectively, must understand and be understood. The employee must be able to see close up and at a distance with vision acuity and the ability to adjust focus allowing a broad field of vision.

This list is not all-inclusive and represents examples of the work environment and physical demands.

We’ve Got You Covered!

South Suburban pays:

  • 90% of the employee-only medical insurance cost
  • 68% of dental & vision insurance cost
  • 100% short-term & long-term disability cost
  • 100% life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance cost

South Suburban offers:

  • FSA options for additional medical expenses

Happy Employees Are the Best Employees

  • South Suburban provides an employee assistance program at no cost that includes: counseling, financial planning, legal assistance, and much more!
  • Our Employee Wellness Program gives covered staff the ability to reduce their medical premium by $360 annually

Take Time Away to Do What You Enjoy

  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • 4 personal days per year
  • Earn 11.5 paid vacation days per year
  • Paid sick leave to rest, recover, and take care of yourself

We’ve Got Your Back

  • Up to 8% 401(a) Employer contribution/match that vests after 3 years of service
  • Diverse trainings to grow your professional and personal skillset
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program that covers up to $1,800 per year

Play Where You Work

  • Employee engagement is a priority at South Suburban. Staff gatherings have included: pictures with the Stanley Cup, Chili Cook-Off, Ice Cream Social, Shuffleboard Tournament, Employee Appreciation Luncheon, just to name a few
  • Monthly wellness challenge opportunities and staff recognition honors

We LOVE Our Facilities and So Will You:

  • Free daily admission to recreation centers, tennis courts, ice rinks and swimming pools
  • 50% off food at South Suburban restaurants
  • $5 to $10 for nine holes of golf at four different courses

To view a complete listing of the District’s most current benefit package, please visit

About Us

Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space by providing recreational services and programs.

We serve residents in Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial west of I-25, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan and unincorporated portions of Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe counties. We operate four full-service recreation centers, golf courses, outdoor pools and restaurants, two ice centers and miniature golf courses, and a BMX track, a sports dome, batting cages, an entertainment center, a hotel and a nature center. In addition, we maintain nearly 3,800 acres of developed and open space land, including 119 multi-purpose athletic fields, more than 100 parks, nearly 80 miles of trails, 60 playgrounds, 56 tennis courts, and the 880-acre South Platte Park.