Athletic Field Renovation and Construction Supervisor; The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

31 Jan 2018 6:09 PM | Ben Ellis (Administrator)

Athletic Field Renovation and 

Construction Supervisor (14763, 

Grade 22)


Salary 

$52,480.00 - $89,803.00 Annually

Location 

Montgomery County, MD

Job Type

Career Full-Time

Department

REGION SOUTH - CABIN JOHN MAINTENANCE

Job Number

14763

Closing

3/8/2018 11:59 PM Eastern

Description

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, a six-time National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner, is seeking an Athletic Field Renovation and Construction Supervisor for the Southern Parks Division, Montgomery County Department of Parks located in Chevy Chase, Maryland.  The Montgomery County Department of Parks serves a diverse population of over one million residents in Montgomery County, Maryland, by managing more than 419 parks on approximately 37,000 acres of parkland.  The Department serves an estimated 14 million visitors per year, with an annual operating budget of about $100 million, and a career staff of nearly 800 employees.


Athletic Field Renovation and Construction Supervisor coordinates daily activities of a crew or crews of full-time and part-time athletic field staff to perform a wide range of highly specialized and technical assignments. This position will possess the ability to evaluate present on-site grading and develop plans to increase positive drainage while matching surrounding existing grades. Incumbents may provide direction to lead the work of crew leaders or related crew members engaged in project work. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Examples of Important Duties
  • Plans, schedules, and assigns the work of athletic field operations staff (Leaders, park workers, temporary employees, volunteers). Recruits, selects, and trains staff. Evaluates work and counsels/coaches staff for improvement. Approves time cards and leave requests. Documents employee accidents and injuries.
  • Provides input and makes recommendations concerning major renovation or park development projects, park master plans, CIP projects, etc. as requested for geographical area. Works with other Commission divisions to ensure that plans and specifications meet athletic field program goals and objectives.
  • Conducts meetings with community and user groups within geographical area to plan programs, identify needs, resolve problems, promote customer service, etc. Develops strategies, action plans, and coordinates the necessary resources to accomplish objectives.
  • Coordinates and facilitates special programs and events within geographical area (Equipment expos, tours, tournaments, etc.). Develops publicity materials to promote activity. Allocates necessary resources (personnel and budget) to achieve a successful program or event.
  • Researches technical publications, professional organizations, or other government agencies to identify trends or seek information that would be useful to develop programs, solve problems, or enhance Montgomery Parks athletic fields.
  • Researches technical publications, professional organizations, or other government agencies to identify trends or seek information that would be useful to develop programs, solve problems, or enhance Montgomery Parks athletic fields.
  • Responsibilities include advanced skills and knowledge in pesticide application, soils, turf grass, and athletic field management to include soil textures, compaction, grading, construction, native, modified, and sand based systems; turf grass varieties in establishment and maintenance, plant identification, disease and insect identification; athletic field design, layout, and drainage.
  • On-site field inspections, project management which will require advanced knowledge of specialized machinery and techniques. Inspects and identifies athletic field safety issues, estimates staff and equipment requirements for projects, obtains construction and sediment control permits, coordinates projects and activities with other commission units.
  • Ability to understand laser transit operations, solve complex issues with advance laser technology, and modify grades to produce positive drainage.
  • Plans work, an extreme attention to detail in daily activities to ensure successful projects and writing reports and instructions.
  • Writes, designs, and interprets specifications for projects and contract supervision for athletic field construction, renovation, and maintenance.
  • Manages annual budget and ongoing project budgets, controls expenditures in accordance with approved budget. Obtains bids and price quotes, and initiates purchase requisitions and check requests. Approves payment within budget.
  • Manages multiple work units, assigns and evaluates unit's accomplishments and work program, evaluates work, counsels/coaches staff for improvement.
  • Prepares records and reports. Maintains budgetary and personnel records. Develops and writes memoranda, publicity materials, financial reports, activity reports, etc. Oversees inventory of supplies and materials. Issues permits, licenses, etc. as appropriate.
  • Must have excellent communication skills to respond to both external and internal inquires and provide training and technical instructions as needed.
  • Inspect and approve materials, install approved materials to very specific specifications with advanced techniques used in the athletic field renovation and construction industry.
  • Ability to understand grading plans and specifications to work with architects and engineers for new construction and progress meetings.
  • Ability to apply research and recommendations into application to improve soil and turf grass quality.
  • Must calculate and make analytical decisions about moisture levels on a daily basis to modify the current project plans.
  • Ability to adhere and document IPM policies and make information based decisions for pest pressures.
  • Ability to maintain records of expenditures, time cards, inventory, pesticide use, nutrient applications, accidents, and injuries. 
  • Responsibilities include advanced skills and knowledge in pesticide application, soils, turf grass, and athletic field management to include soil textures, compaction, grading, construction, native, modified, and sand based systems; turf grass varieties in establishment and maintenance, plant identification, disease and insect identification; athletic field design, layout, and drainage.
  • On-site field inspections, project management which will require advanced knowledge of specialized machinery and techniques. Inspects and identifies athletic field safety issues, estimates staff and equipment requirements for projects, obtains construction and sediment control permits, coordinates projects and activities with other commission units.
  • Ability to understand laser transit operations, solve complex issues with advance laser technology, and modify grades to produce positive drainage.
  • Plans work, an extreme attention to detail in daily activities to ensure successful projects and writing reports and instructions.
  • Writes, designs, and interprets specifications for projects and contract supervision for athletic field construction, renovation, and maintenance.
  • Manages annual budget and ongoing project budgets, controls expenditures in accordance with approved budget. Obtains bids and price quotes, and initiates purchase requisitions and check requests. Approves payment within budget.
  • Manages multiple work units, assigns and evaluates unit's accomplishments and work program, evaluates work, counsels/coaches staff for improvement.
  • Prepares records and reports. Maintains budgetary and personnel records. Develops and writes memoranda, publicity materials, financial reports, activity reports, etc. Oversees inventory of supplies and materials. Issues permits, licenses, etc. as appropriate.
  • Must have excellent communication skills to respond to both external and internal inquires and provide training and technical instructions as needed.
  • Inspect and approve materials, install approved materials to very specific specifications with advanced techniques used in the athletic field renovation and construction industry.
  • Ability to understand grading plans and specifications to work with architects and engineers for new construction and progress meetings.
  • Ability to apply research and recommendations into application to improve soil and turf grass quality.
  • Must calculate and make analytical decisions about moisture levels on a daily basis to modify the current project plans.
  • Ability to adhere and document IPM policies and make information based decisions for pest pressures.
  • Ability to maintain records of expenditures, time cards, inventory, pesticide use, nutrient applications, accidents, and injuries.
  • Skilled with large heavy specialty soil and turf grass improvement 

Working Conditions:
Primarily works outdoors' work conditions may include exposure to dust, vibration, noise, and chemicals, as well as exposure to adverse weather conditions (heat, cold, snow, rain, etc.). The work may require the use of protective devices such as masks, googles, gloves, or full personal protection equipment. Work requires constant bending, lifting, and carrying of heavy objects of up to 100 pounds. On-call 24 hours for emergencies.
 
Bilingual encouraged to apply.
 Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor's degree in park management/administration, outdoor recreation, natural sciences, or related field, and two years of progressively responsible experience which includes park operations program planning and development and supervision of staff; or

2. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

3. Valid driver's license.

4. Additionally, contingent upon area of assignment, some positions in this class may require:

a. Commercial Driver's License with appropriate endorsements upon appointment, or the ability to acquire one within six months.
b. Maryland Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator's certification in the categories appropriate to the work assignment.
c. Certification by the National Playground Safety Institute.

AgencyThe Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission

Address6611 Kenilworth Avenue
Suite 103 
Riverdale, Maryland, 20737.

Phone301-454-1411 

Websitehttp://www.mncppc.org/jobs



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