The purpose of this classification is to perform managerial and administrative work functions associated with the directing of activities of the Construction, Facilities and Grounds Department. Work includes responsibility for administering a wide variety of landscape and grounds maintenance operations and activities in city parks, street and highway right-of-ways, and around park facilities and buildings. Work is performed with wide latitude for independent judgment and action and is reviewed by the Executive Director of Construction, Facilities and Grounds

Essential Functions

The following duties are normal for this classification. The omission of specific duties 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. Specific duties listed may not be required for all positions within this classification, but are determined by the normal requirements for the particular position.
Oversees personnel engaged in maintenance, cleaning, and repair of city facilities and buildings, parks, grounds, and landscaping; prepares work schedule; reviews and approves leave time; delegates assignments to subordinate best qualified to perform task; reviews work for accuracy and completeness.

Works with the Executive Director of CFG to develops and establish divisional goals, objectives, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines; plans and organizes departmental projects and workload; assigns work; develops employee work schedules to provide adequate coverage; monitors and reviews status of work activities.

Estimates and tracks job costs; contacts vendors to discuss product quality, views demonstrations, approves product for use, and obtains pricing information; prepares requisitions for parts, materials, and equipment; makes recommendations to committees on special projects.

Monitors inventory of supplies and equipment; orders and maintains sufficient amount to ensure adequate units are available to perform daily tasks.

Composes, prepares, reviews, and/or approves forms, logs, requests, records, reports, correspondence, and documents associated with daily responsibilities of this position; prepares and maintains administrative records and files.

Attends meetings, seminars, workshops, and training sessions.

Must be available for call out 24 hours a day.

Directs through division managers, the programs, operations and activities of right-of-way, landscaping, parks and grounds; formulates and implements operating procedures and reporting systems; determines the overall effectiveness of programs, operations and activities. Supervises and assists in the development and implementation of short and long range goals and objectives, and in the development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures. Supervises, coordinates and evaluates the work of subordinate managers; schedules and attends staff meetings; supervises the development and implementation of staff training and safety programs. Directs studies to determine landscape service needs; directs the planning, design, construction and modification of landscape facilities and grounds. Assists the Executive Director of CFG in the development of the annual department budget; maintains budget controls; directs the purchasing of equipment, materials and supplies.

Answers inquiries regarding departmental programs, operations and activities. Attends conferences and workshops; performs related work as required.

Schedules and attends staff meetings. Interviews candidates for employment and recommends to Human Resource Department.
Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of the methods, procedures and practices of landscape management and parks/grounds maintenance

Recommends policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of quality services by the Department. Incorporates continuous quality improvement principles in day-to-day activities. Must accomplish the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations, in a timely manner. Must meet regular attendance requirements.
Must be able to maintain good interpersonal relationships with staff, co-workers, and managers.
Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Floriculture, or related field preferred. Experience in horticulture or landscaping work; and thorough administrative and managerial experience in the administration of landscape programs; some experience supervising landscape operations and grounds maintenance; or any combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the above listed knowledge, skills and abilities.

Minimum Requirements to Perform Essential Job Functions

The following requirements are normal for this classification. Specific requirements may not apply to all positions within this classification, but are determined by the normal requirements for the particular position.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: * Must be able to operate a variety of automated office equipment including computer, calculator, photocopier, telephone, drafting instruments, measuring wheel, measuring tape, and maintenance/repair machinery, tools, and equipment such as bucket truck, backhoe, dump truck, squad truck, service truck, jack hammer, tamp, lawn mower, jig saw, chain saw, concrete saw, skill saw, air compressor, pipe saw, pipe horn, metal detector, valve box locator, pump, weedeater, concrete finishing tools, shovel, ax, pipe fitting tools, post hole digger, mortar mixer, masonry tools, carpenter tools, and two-way radio as applicable to assigned department. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for heavy work.

DATA COMPREHENSION: * Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things which may include maps, forms, procedural manuals and operational manuals.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: * Requires the ability to speak with and/or signal people to convey or exchange personnel, mechanical and construction-related information, including giving/receiving assignments and/or directions to/from co-workers, assistants, managers, or supervisors as well as communicating with the general public.

LANGUAGE ABILITY: * Requires ability to read a variety of informational, personnel, and maintenance/repair related documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures. Requires the ability to write basic job related documentation and reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and well-modulated voice.

INTELLIGENCE: * Requires the ability to learn and understand relatively basic personnel, engineering, mechanical, and utility construction related principles and techniques, to understand departmental policies and procedures, to make independent judgments in absence of supervision, and to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.

VERBAL APTITUDE: * Requires the ability to record and deliver information, explain procedures, and to follow verbal and written instructions.

NUMERICAL APTITUDE: * Requires the ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide, calculate decimals and percentages, and determine time.

FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE: * Requires the ability to visually inspect items for proper length, width, and shape using job related equipment which may include electronic measuring devices, drafting instruments, tape measure, and other standard measuring devices.

MOTOR COORDINATION: * Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using maintenance/repair tools and equipment, mechanical, construction or other related equipment necessary to accomplish assigned project and to operate a motor vehicle.

MANUAL DEXTERITY: * Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, maintenance/repair tools and equipment, mechanical, construction or other related equipment, motor vehicles, control knobs, switches, etc. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting motion or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have the ability to work and/or walk on rough or uneven ground, slopes and ditches and be able to avoid or work around obstacles. Must have average levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

COLOR DIFFERENTIATION: * Must be able to discern color.

INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT: * Requires the ability to deal with and relate to people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be able to adapt to and perform under minimal stress when confronted with an emergency.

PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION: * Requires the ability to talk, express, or exchange ideas by means of spoken words and/or hear and perceive nature of sounds by ear.

The City of Tuscaloosa offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time permanent employees that includes retirement, vacation and illness leave, paid holidays, medical and dental insurance, flexible spending account, life insurance, and other supplemental insurances and deferred retirement saving plans.

For a more detailed overview of our benefits package, please visit the Employee Benefits Summary within our website or contact the Human Resource Department at (205) 248-5230.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $86,449.87 – $114,714.86 per year