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Company: City of Greenville
Location: Greenville
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

PARKS & GROUNDS SUPERVISOR - 0522 Salary $40,747.20 - $61,131.20 Annually Location 206 S. Main Street - Greenville, SC Job Type Full Time Department PARKS, RECREATION & TOURISM (PRT) Job Number 00752 Division PARKS & GROUNDS Brief Description Brief Description of the Job
Under regular direction and in compliance with standard operating procedures and policies, oversees and participates in day-to-day operations for an assigned crew performing maintenance related to the Citys, green spaces, playgrounds, cemeteries, facilities, equipment, parks, and amenities. Performs inspection, maintenance, grounds-keeping, installation, service, and repair of assigned area, facilities, and equipment. Assists in the planning and supervision of construction projects, as well as, crew support for special events. Ensures personnel comply with City, State, and Federal safety procedures and protocols in the performance of job duties. Assists during storm/weather clean-up events and emergencies. Utilizes heavy equipment, including dump trucks, in the performance of job duties. Must maintain a Class B CDL and a Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicators License.
Job Duties Essential Functions
Oversee General Property Maintenance (40%): Oversee and participate in crew operations to maintain parks, playgrounds, cemeteries, trails, shelters, athletic courts and fields, waterways, monuments, and various facilities. Plant and care for trees, shrubs, and grassy areas. Mow, weed eat, over seed, fertilize, apply pesticide, water, mulch, aerate, and sod assigned areas. Install tumble safe playground mulch in designated playground areas. Assist tree crew as directed, by cutting down and removing diseased, dead, or damaged trees and limbs. Assist in preparing athletic fields/courts, playgrounds, and various other recreation sites for events. Operate and monitor crew use of small and large equipment and hand tools in performance of job duties. Supervise and assist crew in routine and preventative maintenance and service of equipment and hand tools by removing dirt, washing and greasing parts, checking oil, changing oil filters, changing blades, and fueling.

Supervise Personnel (25%): Supervise technicians, temporary staff, and volunteers including setting performance expectations and standards; prioritizing and assigning work; and allocating staff according to operational needs. Provide staff with necessary coaching and training. Ensure timely reporting and documentation of all work place accidents/incidents. Participate in the hiring and selection of staff for open positions; and ensure the timely documentation and discipline of employees consistent with Human Resources policies. Write and conduct performance evaluations in a fair, consistent and timely manner.

Assist with Construction/Installation Projects & Special Events (20%): Assist in the planning and supervision of various construction, installation, and special event projects. Prepare construction sites by digging holes; placing and leveling poles, fencing, and railing; mixing, setting, and pouring concrete. Load materials and equipment. Assemble and install signage, picnic tables, benches, bleachers, playground equipment, shade structures, windscreens, special event structures and materials, etc. Supervise and assist crew with the set-up, tear down, and cleanup of permitted special events. Help direct traffic as necessary.

Ensure Safety (10%): Ensure personnel comply with City, State, and Federal safety procedures and protocols in the performance of job duties. Proactively identify, remove and/or report potential hazards such as dead animals, bees, ants, snakes, needles, transient materials, invasive, and noxious plant materials. Ensure equipment and property safety. Conduct scheduled inspections of safety and emergency equipment and document condition.

Assist with Inclement Weather/Emergency Operations (5%): Outside of regular schedule, throughout inclement weather conditions (i.e. snow and ice) lead crew and assist in the Citys emergency response operations. Clear or remove trees, limbs, debris, and other storm or weather damage from assigned areas. Operate sanders, loaders, snowplows, and other specific equipment necessary to clear and maintain roads and walkways.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Job Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent.
Over four years of experience in parks & grounds maintenance, landscaping, horticulture, or related field.
Must have or obtain South Carolina Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicators Category 3 (Ornamental and Turf Pest Control) License within 6 months of hire.
Preferred Qualifications
South Carolina Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicators Category 5 (Aquatic Pest Control) and Category 6 (Right-of-Way Pest Control) Licenses.

Driver`s License Requirements
Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License at hire.
Valid South Carolina Class B Commercial Learner`s Permit (CLP) within 3 weeks of hire.
Valid South Carolina Class B CDL within 3 months of hire.
Performance Requirements
Knowledge of:
Plant material identification and weed identification.
Proper pesticide and herbicide handling, mixing and spraying.
Safety guidelines written in operators manuals for equipment used.
SCDOT Work Zone Safety Guidelines.
Small engines and components.
Regulations related to CDL limitations and requirements.
Playground safety standards.
OSHA regulations and PPE requirements.
Ability to:
Use computer programs and applications to write reports, evaluations and enter information into work management system.
Read Safety Data Sheet (SDS), manuals, policies, and other reference materials to understand and enforce proper use of materials and equipment.
Appropriately mix, measure, and apply pesticides and herbicides by calculating fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions.
Perform regular preventative maintenance on lawn mowers, weed eaters, and other small equipment.
Operate heavy equipment such as a CDL dump trucks and vehicle with trailer if in possession of Class A CDL South Carolina license.
Operate various types of mowers (e.g., push, side mount, embankment, front mount, zero turn, reel, tractor and tractor mounted mowers), utility vehicle, blower, ballfield drag, walk behind edger, aerators, weed eater, air compressor, generators, water pump, hand and power tools, and rakes, backpack sprayer, power washer, water wagon, stump grinder, chain saw, pole saw, backhoe, combo planer, tiller, front end loader, skid steer loader, tamp, excavator, and other various commercial landscape maintenance equipment.
Use a portable radio, phone, or other communication devices. Working ConditionsPrimary Work Location: Outdoors.
Protective Equipment Required: Safety glasses, ear plugs, protective coverings, gloves, steel-toed boots, safety vest, and hard hat.
Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Daily exposure to respiratory, chemical, and fire hazards (e.g., gas fumes, pesticide chemicals, dust and dirt, etc.), noise and vibration, as well as mechanical, electrical, and physical hazards (e.g., high voltage power lines, dangerous machinery, falling tree branches, etc.). Seasonal exposure to extreme temperature and wetness and/or humidity.
Physical Demands: Continuously requires standing, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, vision, foot controls, balancing, hearing, twisting, and talking. Frequently requires climbing. Occasionally requires fine dexterity, sitting, reaching, handling, kneeling, bending, and crouching. Heavy strength demands include exerting up to 20 pounds constantly, 20-50 pounds frequently, and 50-100 pounds occasionally.
Mental Demands: Frequently requires time pressures, frequent change of tasks, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working closely with others as part of a team, tedious or exacting work, and noisy/distracting environment. Occasionally requires irregular schedule/overtime.
Americans with Disabilities Act ComplianceThe City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Prospective and current employees should contact Human Resources to request an ADA accommodation.
DisclaimerThe above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of our employees and their families. View more details about these benefits here: City of Greenville Employee Benefits.


The City offers the following health insurance options to eligible employees:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Term Life
  • Employee Supplemental Life
  • Spouse Term Life
  • Child Term Life
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Care, etc.)All health insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following the employees hire date except for LTD which is effective the 91st day following date of hire.

    • General Leave is earned/accrued biweekly by all regular, full-time and permanent part-time employees as a percentage of normal work hours.
    • The City of Greenville observes 11 paid holidays.RETIREMENT BENEFITS
      The City is a member of the South Carolina State (SCRS) and Police Officers (PORS) defined benefit Retirement Systems.

      • Employee Recognition & Awards Program (ER&A)
      • Employee Service Awards
        • Worker`s Compensation
        • Deferred Compensation
        • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
        • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Agency City of Greenville (SC) Address 206 S. Main St

          Greenville, South Carolina, 29601 Phone 864-467-4530

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