City of Ventura
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Job Description

Are you passionate about maintaining vibrant parks and enhancing public spaces? The City of Ventura’s Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of Parks Supervisor. As a key leader within our team, you will oversee the maintenance of 46 park locations, including iconic sites like Ventura Community Park and the Ventura Aquatic Center.

What You’ll Do

In this role, you will lead our Parks Facilities Maintenance team, directing maintenance projects for various park amenities such as basketball courts, tennis courts, BBQ & picnic areas, and more. Reporting to the Parks Manager, you will supervise a dedicated team of full-time employees and extra-help team members, ensuring the quality and efficiency of all maintenance activities. Additionally, you will be responsible for creating scopes of work for contracted projects and overseeing their execution.

Who You Are:

If you are someone who thrives in a leadership role, excels at clear communication, and can effectively manage multiple tasks with sound judgment, then we want to hear from you.

The ideal candidate will be able to:

  • Communicate Clearly: Articulate directions effectively and ensure workloads are distributed efficiently among team members.
  • Adaptability: Demonstrate flexibility in day-to-day operations, seamlessly adjusting to shifting priorities as needed.
  • Team Motivation: Inspire and motivate team members to maintain coordinated efforts toward achieving shared goals.
  • Sound Judgment: Exercise discernment and good judgment while handling multiple tasks simultaneously, ensuring optimal outcomes.
  • Problem Solving: Take initiative to identify and address challenges, resolving them promptly and appropriately to keep operations running smoothly.

In addition to the above qualities, the ideal candidate should possess:

  • Trade Skills: Proficiency in various trades, including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and concrete work, enabling effective oversight and troubleshooting in these areas.
  • Pool Operations Expertise: Experience with pool operations and mechanics, including pumps, heaters, chemical controls, and water chemistry, ensuring the proper functioning and maintenance of pool facilities.
  • Procurement Knowledge: Familiarity with purchasing and procurement processes, including running requests for proposals/bids and overseeing contracted work projects to manage resources and projects efficiently.
  • Asset Management: Familiarity with asset management plans and work order systems.

Why Join Us?

By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to positively impact our community by ensuring the upkeep and maintenance of our parks and public spaces. We offer competitive benefits and a supportive work environment where your contributions are valued and recognized.

If you are ready to take on this exciting opportunity and lead a dedicated team committed to enhancing our city's parks and recreational facilities, apply now!

Note: The Department may rotate or cross-train supervisors between sections. Stand-by and callback duties may be required on a rotational basis with a response time of within 45 minutes.

Position Qualifications

A combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to completion of a bachelor's degree in a related area and two years of responsible experience in park maintenance or landscape construction, OR a related Associate's degree and four years of experience, OR six years of experience.  One year of lead or supervisory experience is required. 

License: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver license may be required.

Certificates: Depending on assignment, possession of, or the ability to obtain a California pesticide applicators certificate within six months of employment is required.  A California pest control advisors license may also be required. An Aquatic Facility Operator certificate is desirable.

Salary and Benefits

The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary and other benefits!

  • SALARY: $80,014.48 - $107,220.88 Annually DOQ
  • BENEFITS: Refer to the benefits tab on the job posting for specific information on City benefits.

How to Apply

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline, Thursday, March 14, 2024, at 5:30 p.m.

Go to www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs and Apply!  EEO/ADA 

salary plus 6 Medical options, CalPers Retirement, Dental, Vision, FSA, 457