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City of Reno, NV Park Maintenance Supervisor in Reno, Nevada

Park Maintenance Supervisor


Class Title

Park Maintenance Supervisor

Class Code



$73,694.40 - $94,087.86 Annually

  • Definition

  • Benefits

Classification Description Summary

Under general direction, supervises assigns, and reviews the work of staff responsible for the maintenance and repair of City-owned parks and landscaped areas, inspection of new construction projects, and development of new landscape or construction ideas; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and performs a variety of technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, and review the work of assigned staff responsible for the repair and maintenance of assigned park grounds and facilities, inspection of new construction projects, and development of new landscape or construction ideas.

Establish schedules and methods for providing park maintenance and repair services; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly.

Participate in the development of goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies, and procedures; participate in the implementation of approved policies and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.

Participate in the selection, motivation, and evaluation of park maintenance personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.

Participate in the preparation and administration of assigned program budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures.

Oversee the installation and maintenance of parks landscaping including flower beds, turf, ground cover, shrubs and trees; assess and correct horticultural problems; identify turf and plant diseases, weeds and pests; instruct staff in proper pest and disease abatement and control procedures.

Determine needs for the application of agricultural chemicals, pesticides, and fertilizers; select proper chemical agents and application techniques according to established procedures.

Estimate water needs of landscaped areas based on soil and climactic factors; schedule irrigation within appropriate parameters.

Review park development, construction, and landscape plans for compliance with established standards and specifications; advise, consult, and monitor the work of contractors; inspect and evaluate completion of projects.

Participate in the evaluation of designs from architects; recommend changes and modifications as appropriate; attend bid openings and work closely with architects, engineers, and park planners in the design of new parks facilities.

Conduct inspections of assigned park areas; ensure adherence to established maintenance procedures, safety of playground and recreational equipment, and identify needed facilities repairs; assess and correct hazardous situations.

Select, install and inspect park amenities including playground equipment, exercise stations, picnic tables and benches, and barbecue pits.

Operate a computer for communication and data compilation; maintain accurate and detailed records and files of maintenance work performed; prepare loss statements and estimates, monthly parks and recreation reports, and progress reports on new construction.

Locate and establish vendor and product manufacturer contacts; research and prepare purchase requisitions; prepare formal and informal bid specifications; coordinate the purchase of parks maintenance supplies with appropriate City departments.

Coordinate various City sponsored special events with staff from other divisions and other City departments; respond to questions and inquiries from the general public.

Participate in overseeing and administering park maintenance contracts; ensure adherence to specifications.

Prepare specifications for and meet with contractors to collect bids for park facility renovations, repairs, and/or improvements.

Coordinate and oversee the maintenance of City-owned open space including wildland weed abatement, fire fuels reduction, erosion control, litter and trash removal, and other safety related issues.

Respond to service requests generated by the public or City personnel for items needing or viewed to need service or attention.

Coordinate and implement various park clean-ups with community groups and other agencies.

Estimate time, materials, and equipment required for jobs assigned; requisition or purchase materials as required.

Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of park maintenance and landscaping; incorporate new developments as appropriate into programs.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a park maintenance program.

Principles, practices, tools, and equipment used in landscape design, installation and maintenance.

Horticultural techniques and applications including identification of trees, shrubs, flowers and turf.

Principles of integrated pest management including chemical, biological and cultural control of weeds, insects and diseases.

Fertilization and irrigation requirements of various vegetation.

Public health and safety standards affecting use of City parks and recreational facilities.

Modern and complex principles and practices of purchasing.

Principles and practices of mechanical/electrical systems and computerized irrigation control systems.

Basic construction standards and codes.

Principles and practices of contract administration.

Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.

Basic principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.

Principles and procedures of record keeping.

Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations including those regulating the use of reclaimed water.

Ability to:

Coordinate and direct a park maintenance program.

Supervise, organize, and review the work of lower level staff.

Select, train, and evaluate staff.

Recommend and implement goals, objectives, policies and procedures for providing maintenance services and activities.

Understand the organization and operation of the City and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.

Understand, interpret, and apply general and specific administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.

Prepare clear and concise reports.

Participate in the preparation and administration of assigned budgets.

Oversee the maintenance and upkeep of assigned City parks and facilities.

Coordinate and supervise new parks construction and landscaping activities.

Read and interpret blue prints and schematics.

Ensure proper and safe handling and application of pesticides and fertilizers.

Coordinate the use of City parks for special events.

Assess and correct safety, maintenance and repair needs at City parks and related facilities.

Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.

Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.

Effectively represent the City to outside individuals and agencies to accomplish the goals and objectives of the unit.

Work cooperatively with other departments, City officials, and outside agencies.

Respond tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately to inquiries from the public, City staff, or other agencies on sensitive issues in area of responsibility.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in horticulture, agriculture, turf/plant science, or a related field.


Four years of responsible park maintenance, landscaping or horticultural design experience including one year of administrative and/or lead supervisory experience.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Office and field setting; travel from site to site; incumbents may be exposed to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, potentially toxic chemicals, and inclement weather conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office and field setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements



Last Update: 09/2018

JD 11/2018

**Existing benefit package is currently under review. Benefits are subject to change.

No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation, but Medicare deduction required (1.45%).

City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage; paid 100% for employee and 55% for dependents.

City paid life insurance and long term disability insurance.

Twelve paid holidays.

Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available, with up to a 5% City match.

Vacation leave accrued at 5 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.


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