Park Maintenance Assistant Supervisor - Irrigation

$42,010 - $60,919 yearly
  • City of Plano
  • 1520 K Avenue, Plano, TX, USA
  • Aug 28, 2020
Full time Government Management

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). 


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.

  • Monitors data provided daily by the Motorola ICC program to determine effectiveness of City Wide Parks irrigation systems.
  • Creates workload for irrigation staff for daily maintenance and repair of Parks and public building.
  • Monitors and provides appropriate documentation of subordinates’ performance; assists in the preparation of written performance evaluations.
  • Plans and monitors the status of the daily and weekly work activities of subordinates; documents work activities in the City’s management software system.
  • Secures necessary supplies and equipment for specific projects and assists in purchasing responsibilities.
  • Maintains appropriate written records of labor, materials, and equipment.
  • Assists in the investigation of and response to citizen complaints/inquiries.
  • May be subject to on-call duty.
  • Supervises crews involved in maintaining irrigation at athletic fields and public grounds. Essential job functions include irrigation programming, irrigation repairs, horticultural activities, tournament/special event support, and renovation projects.
  • Programs and coordinates the computerized irrigation system with scheduled athletic games and activities and other maintenance work.
  • Oversees preventive maintenance and minor repairs of assigned irrigation related equipment and vehicles.
  • Participates in and leads the work of a specific functional area of irrigation and/or sports field establishment and preparation.
  • Assist in the development of watering programs to provide appropriate level of precipitation to a variety of plant materials.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work schedule is essential.

Marginal Duties:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Typical Decisions: The incumbent must determine work priorities and oversee the work of assigned personnel and evaluate employee performance against established standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of: Grounds, landscape and sports field maintenance methods and procedures; equipment used in grounds maintenance; irrigation system programming, maintenance and installation; chemical application techniques; work safety standards, policies, and practices.

Skill in: Communicating clearly both verbally and in writing; operating a personal computer using Microsoft Office applications.  Must have skill in irrigation programming software (Motorola, hunter, RainBird, Irritrol, etc.).  Skill in completing preventive maintenance and minor repairs on common grounds maintenance tools, implements and equipment; training and leading the work of others; reading and interpreting blueprints and schematics.

Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent.

Experience: Three (5) years of experience in grounds maintenance and irrigation maintenance/repair, which includes six (6) months, experience leading the work 

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: Texas Irrigation License required (prior to employment).  Texas Class C Driver License required (prior to employment). Landscape Irrigation Auditing Certificate required or can obtain within one year of employment.  Texas Turfgrass Association CPTM 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; 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 50 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.