Facilities & Grounds Superintendent


DATE: 4-7-15

JOB TITLE: Facilities & Grounds Superintendent
DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation
DIVISION: Building Maintenance


DIRECTION OF OTHERS: Building Maintenance Employees

NATURE OF WORK: Responsible to direct, supervise, coordinate and participate in building construction and maintenance, electrical, plumbing, and procurement functions for all city buildings. Assigns personnel to some snow removal and grounds maintenance functions.

Duties / Responsibilities:


I. Assigns personnel to building maintenance and construction functions for all city buildings:
A. Capable of effective communication.
B. Ability to take written or oral directions and complete a work assignment by using personal or other employees’ knowledge.
C. Insures production of quality work.
D. Completes tasks within an acceptable time frame.
E. Provides or seeks guidance for employees when confronted with technical matters.

II. Procures proper materials and supplies to insure compliance with various codes and regulations:
A. Stays abreast of building and repair techniques.
B. Recommends the use of new materials when appropriate.
C. Responsible for the proper choice of materials unless otherwise instructed.
D. Make recommendations to the Park Director on the purchase or replacement of major equipment.

III. Submits reports as required:
A. Provides Park Director with reports as requested.
B. Maintains personal records and calendars for annual maintenance requirements.
C. Insures personnel maintain appropriate and accurate records.
D. Attends and participates in the West Hills Commission, Orphanage Museum, Parks and Recreation Board, staff meetings and others as directed by the Park Director.

VI. Operates light and heavy equipment when required:
A. Operates and/or assigns the use of snow removal equipment at West Hills and the airport.

V. Participates in building construction, maintenance, or equipment operation functions:
A. Works with regular and seasonal employees in completing job tasks.

VI. Supervises and instructs employees:
A. Shall demonstrate and effectively communicate the safe operation of equipment and tools to employees.
B. Documents and reports employee problems and employee successes to the Park Director.
C. Responsible for safety measures in and around job sites so as to provide employees and the general public with protection.

VII. Performs all other duties as assigned.

EXTENT AND TYPE OF INTERACTION WITH THE PUBLIC: Answers questions of the general public when in the field or directs public to the proper employee.


EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: High School graduate with minimum five years of building construction and maintenance experience. Knowledge of some electrical, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, painting, mechanical, irrigation and landscape construction skills are desirable. Some experience in operation of light and heavy equipment.

I. Possession of a valid Class A Minnesota Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
II. Boiler license

EQUIPMENT AND TOOL OPERATION: Employee must be capable of operating a variety of equipment relative to this position which shall include but may not be limited to: boom trucks, pay loader, fork lift, skid loader, mowers, trucks, tractors, tree spade, wood chippers, snow blowers, sweepers, general turf equipment, air tools, electric power tools, hand tools, carpentry tools, ladders, lazer level, radios, telephones, computer, copy machines, and fax machine.

Hours of Work/Physical and Mental Demands:

I. Generally 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Occasional evening, weekend, or holiday work is required. This is an exempt position.
II. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently be exposed to outside weather conditions including extreme heat and humidity, extreme cold, as well as wet and slippery conditions. While outside the employee is occasionally exposed to direct sunlight, dust, pollen, and equipment exhaust fumes. The employee may need to traverse rough and uneven terrain and paved and unpaved trails. The employee occasionally works with toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when around machinery or equipment.

In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical and Environmental Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employees is regularly required to walk on uneven and rough terrain as well as paved and unpaved trails, use hands and arms to handle and manipulate objects, tools or controls; and operate foot controls on equipment. The employees frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear. When operating or training others in equipment operation the employee is frequently exposed to bouncing, jostling, twisting, and turning of the upper body. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally must lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.