Parks/Community Services Manager

Close Date: Oct 24, 2014
Salary: $6,561.00 – $7,975.00 Monthly

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and enthusiastic experienced manager with strong collaborative skills. A “can-do” attitude with the ability to focus on business operations and have a strong understanding of the relationship between facility operations/park maintenance and the user end needs. This person will be comfortable working in a professional fast paced environment with the ability to engage staff and promote development. The new Park/CS Manager will have the ability to balance the primary administrative and managerial duties in the office with continued oversight of field operations. Although physically located at the City’s Parks Yard, the Parks/CS Manager will work closely with the Director and represent the department and City at various meetings.




Under general direction of the Community Services Director, the Parks/Community Services Manager performs a critical managerial role within the Community Services Department. The CS Department administers programming for Parks, Recreation and Human Services. The Parks/CS Manager is primarily responsible for management and oversight of staff and contracted services for Park Maintenance, Street Trees, Open Space and Trails, Sports Fields, Buildings, Assessment Districts, and Glen Oaks Golf Course. This position directly manages two full time Supervisors who oversee work teams comprised of approximately 11 full and part time staff.




The new Parks/CS Manager will have an exciting opportunity to play a key role in not only the operations cited above, but in the administrative and professional operations of the department in support of the Community Services Director. This position will play a vital role on the department’s management team and may act in the Director’s absence.




Some of the typical duties of the Parks/Community Services Manager include, but are not limited to, the following:


• Participates in park planning activities; conducts studies and/or develops comprehensive plans to satisfy future needs for department services

• Assists in the planning, organization and implementation of parks and facilities goals and objectives; assists in the formulation of division policies and procedures

• Prepares studies and/or plans for the development of parks and related facilities and the acquisition of land for future parks and facilities; inspects park sites and work in progress

• Plans, prioritizes, and implements parks maintenance, repair and development activities; coordinates renovation, construction and development projects

• Advises and meets with members of the community, commissions, other agencies, and organizations; participates in discussions regarding park development, street trees, and other related activities and/or issues

• Participates in the selection of employees; supervises and schedules assigned parks and grounds crew personnel and supervisory staff; plans and implements employee training; evaluates employee performance; initiates disciplinary action

• Assists in developing and administering the division budget

• Manages assigned parks and facilities and ensures the safety and cleanliness of parks equipment; inspects park grounds and facilities, and submits recommendations on the upkeep, upgrade, construction and/or renovation of parks

• Manages, through subordinate supervisors and technical contract consultants, the development and maintenance of City street trees, parks, golf course, and all other City owned landscaped areas

• Participates in the development and implementation of city-wide special events

• Receives inquiries and provides information regarding parks activities; interprets and explains policies and procedures; responds to complaints; investigates and resolves service problems

• Performs public relations functions between the city, community and various civic agencies and groups

• Performs administrative and accounting duties; purchases new equipment, materials and supplies necessary to maintain park grounds, facilities, and programs; generates and submits reports and documentation regarding materials, supplies, and equipment used in the completion of projects; researches special projects and issues; assists with grant preparation; maintains receipts and budgetary expenditures

• Serves as project supervisor for parks projects and monitors facilities improvements and consults with contractors to ensure safety, cost effectiveness, aesthetics and compliance with City policies

• Schedules and supervises the work of crews engaged in: mowing and maintaining parks; trimming and pruning trees and shrubs, using power tools and boom truck; repairing sprinkler systems; replanting and removing trees, shrubs and hedges; applying pesticides and herbicides

• Researches and evaluates existing facilities and park grounds to ensure the safety, general welfare and enjoyment of the general public

• Evaluates service needs and work methods; establishes and enforces operating and safety procedures; investigates service requests and complaints made by the public; as necessary, explains priorities, programs, and policies

• Acts for the Community Services Director in the Director’s absence




Knowledge and Skill Level:


The successfull candidate must have thorough knowledge of urban forestry and current industry standards and practices along with considerable knowledge of turf management, irrigation programs, median maintenance, and tree trimming. Knowledge of organization principles, administration, supervision, budget, and personnel management; federal and state regulations including grant proposals and safe working practices; methods and techniques of administrative analysis and problem solving.




Thorough knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices, and sound judgment and leadership skills. Well developed verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with divergent groups are also required. Skill in the operation of a computer and designated computer software programs.




Special Requirements:


Possession of or ability to obtain a Class C California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. Playground Inpector, Certified Arborist and/or Certified Tree Certifications are desirable.



THE CITY OF GLENDORA:  Glendora, “Pride of the Foothills,” (pop. 50,000+) is nestled at the base of the scenic San Gabriel Mountains, in Los Angeles County. Located approximately 27 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Glendora offers convenient access to major commercial, cultural, educational and recreational areas in Southern California.  The City boasts excellent public and private schools, lush parks, comprehensive community services and one of the lowest crime rates in Los Angeles County.  Glendora’s diversified business community ranges from the downtown “Village” to corporate headquarters of major companies.  Glendora is also one of Southern California’s most attractive residential communities, with a variety of homes, from cozy turn-of-the-century cottages to prestigious executive hillside estates.  From tree-lined neighborhood streets and quaint downtown Village shops to the modern architecture of the City’s business center, Glendora is a haven from the fast pace of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  This is an Open/Promotional Recruitment.  Only those candidates who appear best qualified, based on the requirements listed on the front of this flyer and review of all submitted applications, resumes and supplemental materials for background, experience and training, will be invited to any combination of written, performance or oral appraisals to further evaluate their job related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.  It is the candidate’s responsibility to accurately provide all pertinent information on the application.  The City of Glendora will NOT accept any additions, corrections or revisions to candidate’s applications after the eligibility determination has been made.  Candidates will be notified of all times and dates of examinations.  Probationary work test period is one year.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE:  For non-executive Open Recruitments, three additional points will be added to the passing score of veterans who are honorably discharged with one year or more of active military duty.  The DD-214 form must be submitted at time of application.

SALARIES:  All stated salaries are based on present information, subject to change.  Appointments are generally made at the first step of a five step pay plan.  All salaries are subject to statutory payroll deductions.  Federal law requires that all new employees contribute 1.45% of their monthly salary to the Medicare system.  All City employees are paid on a biweekly basis, for a total of 26 pay periods per year.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS:  Applicants must be free from conditions that would preclude satisfactory performance of the essential functions of the job applied for.  Subsequent to a job offer, the City of Glendora requires a pre-employment physical examination.  Candidates will be examined by a City physician, at City expense, before the appointment is approved.  Candidates are cautioned not to resign or give notice to present employers until they qualify on the medical examination.  The City of Glendora conforms to State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and workers with disabilities.  Please notify the Human Resources & Risk Management Department in advance if you require special accommodations to participate in any phase of the selection process.

RETIREMENT:  Retirement benefits for all full-time employees are provided by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).  An employee who is hired by the City from another CalPERS agency or an agency with CalPERS reciprocity, or with a break in service 6 months or less, (aka “Classic” member) shall receive the CalPERS benefit formula of 2% at 60 and pay the 7% member contribution.  An employee who is a new enrollment in CalPERS, is not coming from an agency with CalPERS reciprocity, or has a break in service greater than 6 months (aka “New” member), shall be enrolled in the CalPERS benefit formula of 2% at 62 and pay the 6.25% member contribution.  No contributions are paid by the City or employee into the Social Security system.

INSURANCE:  The City provides a flexible benefit plan amount of $820 per month, from which employees pay their medical, dental, dependent vision insurance and half of the LTD insurance premiums.  The City pays the employee’s vision insurance premium, half of the LTD insurance premium, and provides a $50,000 life insurance policy.

VACATION:  Vacation for employees with less than 5 years of service is 10 working days per year.  Employees earn longevity vacation credit at the rate of 1 additional working day per year after 5 years service to a maximum of 18 working days.

HOLIDAYS:  Glendora Management Association employees receive 12 City holidays (96 hours) each calendar year (subject to the provisions in the MOU), and one floating holiday (8 hours) each fiscal year.

SICK LEAVE:  Sick leave is accumulated at the rate of 3.69 hours per pay period with unlimited accumulation.  Sick leave is converted to service credit upon retirement when retirement date is within four months of employment separation.

EMERGENCY SERVICE:  In accordance with California Government Code 3100, all City of Glendora employees are disaster service workers and may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty, in the event of an emergency or disaster.

EDUCATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM:  A tuition only reimbursement program for approved courses is offered to permanent employees to encourage increased knowledge and work proficiency.

IMMIGRATION AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986:  In compliance with the Immigration and Control Act of 1986, all new employees must verify identity and provide evidence of entitlement to work in the United States.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT:  All Glendora Management Association employees must have and maintain a permanent primary residence within 65 miles or less of Glendora City Hall.

The level and type of benefits provided by the City of Glendora to employees are subject to change as a result of periodic contract amendments between recognized employee associations and the City.

The City of Glendora is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The City does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, marital status, medical condition or disability.

Glendora Management Association employees are subject to an agency shop fee or service fee upon commencement of City employment.





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