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Douglas County  5880
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Pay Range GC18


This classification has supervisory responsibility and coordination for corrective and preventative maintenance staff and functions of the County park system; assess maintenance and development need of the park system, jointly determines priorities and assigns employees to projects; establish and maintain maintenance recordkeeping.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Inspect park areas; assess needs. Jointly with park management staff, identify and prioritize work projects; evaluate needed materials and equipment; assign employees to project.

2. Supervise park maintenance support staff; set regular and routine work schedules; review daily progress work activity; offer technical and physical assistance as needed, and determine best solution when problems arise. Ensure work is in compliance to Oregon specialty code specifications, when applicable. Assume final accountability for work performed within the unit. Participate in selection, training, and evaluation of park maintenance staff. Coordinate work of volunteer organizations involved in park maintenance. Interpret policy and procedure.

3. Assure seasonal tasks accomplished, which include irrigation pumps in and out, winterizing of water systems, fertilizers applied, etc.

4.  Establish and maintain park maintenance record keeeping.

5.  Transport supplies and materials to park caretakers. Assist as needed.

6. Determine future needs for equipment and supplies; obtain quotes, prices and general information.


Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of grounds maintenance, irrigation systems, building and facility construction and maintenance methods, principles, practices, equipment and materials as applied to corrective and preventative park maintenance and development; considerable knowledge of value of new and obsolete park maintenance equipment; reasonable knowledge of Oregon specialty codes that govern building and plumbing construction; reasonable knowledge of safety management and OSHA standards; reasonable knowledge of herbicide application. Skill in: Safe operation of power tools and equipment. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; read blueprints and layout sketches; determine time and materials for a given project; supervise park maintenance functions and support staff and to establish and direct approved work and safety standards; make decisions independently in accordance with established policy and procedure, establish new policies when applicable, and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, other agency representatives, contractors, vendors, and the public.

Education, experience and training: Five years progressively responsible work experience in park maintenance, building construction, or groundskeeping which includes two year supervisory experience OR any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training. At time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver's license.

Must complete State Department of Agriculture examination for Government Pesticide Applicator License within six months of appointment or at earliest opportunity thereafter when the exam is administered.


Work is performed under the guidance of the park director. The employee works independently in administering a complex area of responsibility and confers with supervisor for professional advice. Discretion is required in applying general goal and policy statements, in development of recommendations, policies and procedures and in resolving program problems. Work is accomplished within a broad framework, with authority and responsibility in area of service. Periodic reviews of work performance are conducted in terms of expected results.


Work is performed within established park policy and procedures, park maintenance and construction reference materials, equipment and supply manufacturer reference materials, state specialty code materials, OSHA standards. Employee uses seasoned judgment in interpreting guidelines and contributes to modification of existing guidelines by recommending changes or adapting guidelines to problems encountered.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  This work is performed both in the office and in county parks and may require bending, hearing alarms and voice conversation, kneeling, lifting up to 60 pounds, sitting, standing and walking uneven terrain. Work is performed in an environment which involves everyday risks or discomforts and sometime adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions. A considerable amount of driving is required.

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