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Park Supervisor - East Bay Regional Parks District

  • 23 Sep 2020 8:18 PM
    Message # 9261285

    The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful parklands and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The District is currently seeking passionate individuals to join and become part of this great organization. The Park Supervisor supervises staff in the maintenance and operation of an assigned area of the East Bay Regional Park District’s (Park District) regional parks and trails, and ensures a safe, positive experience for the public while preserving and enhancing the area’s natural resources; and performs related duties as assigned.

    What You’ll Be Doing
    Under general supervision, you’ll supervise staff in the maintenance and operation of an assigned area of the Park’s District’s regional parks and trails; and ensure a safe, positive experience for the public while preserving and enhancing the area’s natural resources.

    Vacancy Situation
    The District currently has two (2) vacancies located at Roberts Park in Oakland, CA, and Del Valle, in Livermore, CA. The hiring pools established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and additional vacancies that may occur during the one-year life of the hiring pools.

    We Are Looking for Someone Who
    Effective communicators, both orally and in writing;
    Excellent at motivating, developing, and directing staff;
    Critical thinkers capable of finding creative solutions;
    Committed to providing the best park experience to the communities we serve.

    Park Supervisors are classified into four levels (I, II, III, and IV) based on the Park Classification Systems utilized by the Park District which considers park facilities, size, staffing, and other inventory items identified by the Park District.

    -Hires, trains, schedules, motivates, develops, and evaluates staff; prioritizes and monitors work assignments;
    -Establishes goals and standards;
    -Works with employees to promote good performance, correct deficiencies, and implement discipline procedures if necessary; trains volunteers and seasonal staff;
    -Plans, arranges, schedules, and monitors projects for special crews and volunteers;
    -Develops and adheres to safety programs; reports workers’ compensation claims and
    -Coordinates alternate work assignments, as necessary; monitors neighbors, outside agencies, operating agreements, and contractors;
    -Participates in the development of standards and guidelines for park residents;
    -Monitors park residents and concessionaires to ensure compliance with the guidelines/contract and responds to their equipment and maintenance needs;
    -Develops, coordinates monitors, and evaluates special events;
    -Ensures adequate training and development of staff for the operation of tools and equipment, administrative responsibilities, knowledge of Park District protocols, performance of physical skills, and responding to and handling emergency situations.

    -Writes reports, letters, and memos;
    -Prioritizes planned and unplanned work;
    -Compiles statistics, keep logs and records; develops, prepares, administers and monitors budget;
    -Prepares and writes specifications;
    -Administers, negotiates, and monitors contracts, leases, and agreements;
    -Reviews and approves staff timecards and purchase cards; drafts and reviews requests for proposals, drawings, and engineering specifications for construction projects for park roads, facilities, infrastructure, and other restoration projects, as needed;
    -Participates in the development and negotiations of operating agreements and ensures adherence to these agreements; develops and maintains park operating guide;
    -Purchases equipment, materials, and supplies.

    Operations & Maintenance:
    -Plans, prioritizes, and implements maintenance operations;
    -Oversees the direct maintenance of multiple facilities, structures, alarm systems, and utilities;
    -Recognizes, protects, monitors, and enhances the Park District’s natural resources, including advising of Ordinance 38;
    -Analyzes situations and solves problems; inspects Park District facilities;
    -Performs physical labor relating to projects and maintenance functions, as necessary;
    -Manages various resources and recreation features, as necessary;
    -Installs and maintains the remote surveillance camera systems and trail counters;
    -Monitors and troubleshoots minor utility problems;
    -Assists with the administration of the Integrated Pest Management Program at the park to ensure compliance with Park District procedures;
    -Performs all functions of support staff, as necessary;
    -Oversees vehicle and equipment maintenance;
    -Responds and acts upon emergency situations.

    -Coordinates the activities of assigned area and maintains open communication with supervisor, other departments within division (i.e., Interpretive & Recreation, Maintenance & Skilled Trades), other Park District Divisions, other public and private agencies, neighbors, and the general public;
    -Coordinates with contractors for job scheduling, preparation, and planning; responds to inquiries, concerns, complaints;
    -Collaborates with the management to develop long term goals and strategies to improve the public’s experience and the park’s natural resources; coordinates with Park Police to investigate and track incidents and implement preventative plans to reduce crime;
    -Participates in acquisition, planning, and design processes when necessary; attends, prepares, and conducts meetings and presentations to the Park District Board of Directors, Board committees, Park District staff, public, outside agencies, neighborhood associations, etc.;
    Performs related duties as assigned.


    Education: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade,


    Experience: Four (4) years of experience in the East Bay Regional Park District classification of Park Ranger or Park Craft Specialist.


    Six (6) years of recent experience in landscape/park facility maintenance, construction, or related field, which demonstrates the ability to provide effective supervision and quality customer service.


    Substitutions: College level education in park maintenance, administration or management, resource management or a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. One (1) full year of college education is equivalent to six (6) months experience.


    License or Certificate: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License is a condition of initial and continued employment in this classification.

    Knowledge of:
    Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluation;
    Safe work practices in order to ensure a safe working environment;
    Materials, methods, techniques, tools, and equipment used in park maintenance and repair; trail maintenance and erosion control measures;
    Horticultural planting techniques and methods, pruning techniques, fertilizing requirements, irrigation needs, and other plant care techniques;
    Different aspects of individual parks, including, but not limited to, infrastructure, utilities, reservations administration, kiosk operations, and grazing operations;
    Budget and general administrative procedures; basic trades knowledge;
    Skills required in the care, operation, and maintenance of park equipment, tools and supplies; best practices of resource protection;
    Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access;
    Park District's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy objectives; a supervisor's role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy objectives and the processes available to meet objectives.

    Ability to:
    Understand and apply Park District and departmental policies and procedures;
    Think clearly and apply logic and common sense to problem solving; supervise various concurrent projects;
    Oversee and manage a park budget; exercise physical strength and agility to perform manual labor;
    Learn basic wildlife, vegetation, and geographic features found within the Park District’s regional parks;
    Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications;
    Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
    Establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work at all levels, including a culturally diverse general public, with a focus on quality service to internal staff and external customers.
    Conditions of Employment:
    Must pass a Level 1 Background Check.
    May be required to work unusual hours, nights, weekends, holidays, and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
    Depending on work location and assignment, ability to use a respirator in the performance of work. In accordance with CAL OSHA respirator regulations, Title 8, 5144 (c) (g) (l) (A) (l.), incumbents shall not wear facial hair (e.g. beards, long sideburns, etc.) that impedes the effectiveness of the respirator.
    Must wear a Park District Uniform.
    Union Affiliation: East Bay Regional Parks Employees, Local 2428, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, represents this classification. Wages, hours, and other terms of conditions of employment are covered in an agreement between the Park District and Local 2428.

    Application materials for this position consist of two (2) required parts:

    1. East Bay Regional Park District application submitted on online, and
    2. Completion of the supplemental questions.

    Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least an hour to submit your application if you are a new user on the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying online, please contact the Help Desk toll-free at (855) 524-5627.

    Notification: All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application via email, generally within two to three weeks after the closing date. You may also sign into your account to view your current application status and notifications.

    Selection Process: The application material for all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed by a screening panel to select the best qualified for interview or testing. The Park District reserves the right to set up a written test, performance test, and/or other assessment procedures before or after the interview process. Possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview or invitation to test. Pursuant to the Federal Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, all applicants who are hired will be required to provide proof of identity and appropriate work authorization documents prior to commencement of employment. The individual chosen for hire must be able to pass a fingerprint background check prior to employment. The probationary period for this classification is nine (9) months.

    Special Testing Arrangements: If you require special arrangements due to a verified disability or medical condition, please contact the Human Resources Department at (510) 544-2154.

    Tentative Date of Examinations*:
    Oral Interview Panel: Late October 2020

    *This is a tentative timeline and subject to change based on the current COVID-19 pandemic and the Shelter In Place Orders mandated by Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, and the State of California

    The East Bay Regional Park District, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


    2950 Peralta Oaks Court
    Oakland, CA 94605
    (510) 544-2154

    Park Supervisor Supplemental Questionnaire

    * 1. Be sure to answer the supplemental questions thoroughly and accurately. Applicants are responsible for clearly, completely, and accurately identifying their qualifications. The supplemental questions may determine your application status and eligibility to continue to the next step. Please indicate whether you have read and understood the statement above concerning submission of supplemental responses.
    Yes Yes No No

    * 2. Summarize the scope of your supervisory experience, including any acting experience. Describe two specific examples from your experience which best illustrates your ability to supervise the work of others. Include the nature of the work, the number of people you supervised, their job titles, and your specific role.

    * 3. Please describe your experience in developing an annual park budget and tracking its accuracy.

    * 4. Describe your background and skills related to the handling of administrative tasks and responsibilities. Include your experience reviewing and analyzing documents, writing and editing reports, recordkeeping and managing data. Indicate your length of relative experience, as well as the types of computer programs you used for these tasks.

    * 5. Describe your knowledge, skills, and abilities in park maintenance functions (e.g. construction work, horticulture, grounds/facilities maintenance, trail work, tree work, turf management, resource protection and management, etc.).

    * 6. Current Alternative Work Program Supervisors with a minimum of one-year seniority who meet the minimum qualifications for Park Supervisor may be placed in a separate hiring pool. Would you like to be placed in a separate promotional in-house hiring pool?
    Checkbox Yes, Please placed me in the promotional in-house pool for Park Supervisor.
    Checkbox No, I would like to go through the exam process.
    Checkbox This questions does not apple to me.
    * Required Question


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