Park Field Technician Supervisor

$56,035 - $81,269 yearly
  • City of Plano
  • 1520 K Avenue, Plano, TX, USA
  • Mar 30, 2021
Full time

Job Description

At the City of Plano, our values make us who we are and guide us as we SERVE our city.  As members of Team Plano, our organizational Values (what is most important to us) make up the acronym, SERVE (Stewardship Engaged Respectful Visionary Excellence). 

Summary of Duties:  Under general supervision, the Park Field Technician Supervisor is responsible for overseeing and participating in operations and maintenance work associated with park maintenance, and provides supervision and direction to assigned personnel. Depending on division assignment, the focus of an individual supervisor may include irrigation, mechanical and/or utility systems.


Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Provides general supervision to assigned staff and contractual services; performs payroll entry for assigned staff; recommends as well as issues corrective and disciplinary actions; completes performance evaluations for assigned staff.
  • Supervises all in-house construction and renovation projects; manages, directs, and coordinates multiple contractors and staff; evaluates the quality, responsiveness, effectiveness, and efficiency of services, projects, an operations.
  • Coordinates projects with other park staff and City departments to effectively organize scheduled work activities.
  • Provides performance standards feedback and safety compliance requirements to multiple contractors, field supervisors, and work groups involved in a variety of parks maintenance and construction operations.
  • Coordinates with Purchasing as needed to enforce contract terms and conditions, drafts written warnings and language to be used in violation notices; recommends contract renewal, termination, or re-bids, provides justification as needed.
  • Procures all necessary supplies and equipment needed to complete projects.
  • Assists in the design, review, and inspection of park related projects to ensure compliance with department specification and guidelines.
  • Supervises and participates in maintaining the record-keeping of work orders, part assets, and project inspections.
  • Maintains daily work reports; enters data into the departmental service request work management system.
  • Collects field data and conducts inspections in support of the department’s asset management program.
  • Responds to customer concerns and inquiries.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work schedule is essential.
  • Supervises staff involved in the diagnosis, maintenance, repair, and field testing of irrigation systems and associated components such as piping, mechanical joints, heads, valves, Arads, pumps, controllers, and associated wiring.
  • Assists in the review of irrigation designs and construction documents and makes recommendations for compliance with departmental specifications and guidelines.
  • Communicates with others as required to effectively coordinate ICC operations with grounds maintenance activities, special events, water restriction requirements, and water conservation efforts.

Marginal Duties:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Typical Decisions: This position determines work priorities and schedules maintenance and construction projects. Determines proper equipment, methods of performance, construction procedures, and material selections for projects. The incumbent must accurately evaluate on-site risks and determine appropriate course of action to resolve and/or secure situations. The incumbent assists at determining the functionality of plans and drawings, and makes recommendations for compliance with departmental specifications.

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of:  The diagnosis and repair of irrigation components such as heads and nozzles, section valves, Arad master valves, pumps and controllers. Knowledge in proper water use calculations and scheduling. Knowledge of ICC Pro water management platform, including system programming, and knowledge of water auditing and conservation practices.

Skill in:  Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing, analyzing and diagnosing irrigation systems, water auditing, supervision and providing direction to subordinate staff in irrigation diagnosis and repair, evaluating the performance of subordinate staff, reading and interpreting irrigation and landscape plans, and ability to provide direction and input for such plans.

Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent.

Experience: Four (4) years of experience in irrigation diagnosis and repair of small to large irrigation systems, including experience in the ICC Pro platform. One (1) year of supervisory experience.

Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.

Licenses and Certifications:  State of Texas Class C Driver’s License (must obtain within 30 days of hire per state law) (required); TCEQ Irrigator License (required); Certified Water Auditor (preferred); Certified Professional Turf Manager certification (preferred).

Conditions of Employment:   Must pass a drug test, driver license check, criminal history background check, periodic CJIS background check (for positions requiring access into Police buildings) and social security number verification check.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Must possess mobility to work in and around City buildings, parks, medians & rights of way, to operate equipment and motor vehicles on terrain and streets; to operate equipment and motor vehicles around bystanders and dense crowds; strength, stamina and mobility to perform light to medium physical work and around machines, and to operate varied hand and power tools and specialized equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, and reach when completing maintenance, repairs, and various daily tasks. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull and pull materials and objects weighing up to 80 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.

Employees work in and around buildings and facilities and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, dust, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required. The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the Physical Demands and Working Conditions, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE/M/F/V/D

Open positions are subject to close without notice.