Title: Park Operations Supervisor
Department: Parks & Recreation Updated: 01/2018
Division: Parks & Recreation FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit: CANUE Wage Range: Not Available

Plans, directs and supervises maintenance, custodial and operational services for County parks and recreation buildings, grounds and facilities.  Maintains a central supply of cleaning and maintenance material.  Does related work as required including hands on work.


·         Organize and supervise and participate in the work of a group of full time and part time employees, contractors, and volunteers engaged in the maintenance, cleaning, use, or improvement of County Parks buildings, grounds, and facilities.

·         Provide employee evaluations and make recommendations for disciplinary actions.

·         Prepare daily and weekly work schedules and inspect work in progress and upon completion.

·         Plan and supervise and participate in preventative maintenance programs.

·         Prepare and maintain work, supply and time records and reports in conjunction with the Administrative staff.

·         Investigate, order, maintain and issue buildings and grounds supplies in compliance the County policies.

·         Supervise and participate in buildings and grounds maintenance, repair and improvements involving painting, plumbing, carpentry, electrical, locksmith, HVAC, or other services.

·         Supervise and participate in the proper operation of power tools and equipment.

·         Work with the administrative staff in the ongoing training of personnel and the initial training of new personnel including full time and seasonal employees, and volunteers.

·         Work with the administrative staff in maintaining employee and other records.

·         Maintain an inventory of equipment, building contents, and other supplies.

·         Supervise safety measures for County employees and volunteers, and security measures for County Parks facilities and grounds.

·         Coordinate and oversee contractors performing work on County Parks facilities and grounds.

·         Conduct water sampling and other tests as required by the County Health Department or other regulatory agencies.

·         Make regular inspections of grounds and facilities to insure the safety of employees, volunteers and facility users.

·         Advise the County Parks and Recreation Director on needed park improvements, acquisition of equipment and supplies, staffing, maintenance and use policies, and budgets.

·         Responsible for hiring, retaining, disciplining, terminating of park staff.

·         Coordinate and supervise Court Community Service workers.

·         Coordinate set up, facility use, clean up, billing and evaluation, of events and individuals, groups and events using County Parks facilities and grounds.

·         Responsible for enforcing park rules and regulations.

·         Other duties as assigned.


Work is performed under the general supervision of the County Parks and Recreation Director.


Supervision is exercised over all full time maintenance and operations workers, seasonal park rangers, contractors performing duties for the County Parks and volunteers.  Also coordinates the working hours of the Marketing, Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator.


·         A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and three years of progressively more responsible experience in building and grounds maintenance, repair, cleaning, or related work.


·         An Associate’s Degree in a related field and five years of progressively more responsible experience in building and grounds maintenance, repair, cleaning, or related work


·         Graduation from an accredited high school and seven years of progressively more responsible experience in building and grounds maintenance, repair, cleaning, or related work, supplemented by training in grounds management, parks management, construction management or parks and recreation administration.

·         Must be available evenings, weekends and holidays.

·         Manage and direct departmental operations, including budgeting, strategic planning. Knowledge of and interpret applicable federal, state and local regulations. Develop, apply and explain department and County procedure and policies. Plan and coordinate work staff activities, prioritize, instruct, set deadlines, objectives, measure success, and make recommendations and resolve issues. Methods of research, planning, conducting and implementing major studies or projects. Design and recommend new forms, reports or procedures. Ability to understand and work in complex data processing system, analyze data and exercise sound financial judgment. Analyze administrative problems, evaluate alternatives and implement sound solutions. Prepare and present reports, speeches or training programs to groups. Provide training and guidance in handling difficult or complex problems or resolving escalated complaints or disputes. Work independently with limited direct supervision. Coordinate activities with other departments.  

·         Writing, reading, mathematical principles; proficient computer skills-Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook; exercise sound judgment and decision making in accordance with policies and procedures; ability to research and problem solve independently; knowledge of County operations and functions; ability to prioritize and time manage; handle stressful situations, provide effective and friendly customer service; support the County's mission and values; ability to think critically where necessary.             

·         Knowledge or understanding of basic administrative tasks: operate standard office equipment; document management; prepare and maintain records, various correspondences and reports; answer general inquiries and refer as necessary; answer telephone calls, process mail, order supplies/equipment; prepare meeting agendas, attend meetings, record/transcribe/distribute minutes; entering, transcribing, recording, storing or maintaining information in written or electronic form with speed and accuracy; maintain calendars, arrange meetings, schedule rooms and equipment as necessary.    

·         Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with management, co-workers and clients; obtain and communicate accurate information; apply common sense understanding to complex instructions and respond accordingly;  communicate complex ideas through graphs, charts, presentations, reports or other professional correspondence.


·         Ability to demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.                

·         Ability to read, write & communicate in English; follow written and verbal instruction and understand basic mathematics and figure checking.              

·         Ability to interpret and apply procedures, rules, technical information, instructions, manuals to complete tasks accurately and on schedule.                                     

·         Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes; and apply procedures using good judgment.                                                                        

·         Ability to use discretion and maintain sensitive and confidential information.     

·         Ability to work independently or part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others such as County officials, employees, vendors and the general public.

·         Ability to work under supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline.                                             

·         Adaptability to change in the work environment, managing competing demands and ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.

·         Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction

·         Proficient skills using Microsoft Office programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook required.  Proficiency may be tested.

  • Prior to starting employment, the candidate must complete a satisfactory background check.  The background check is understood to encompass all forms of pre-employment screening, including but not limited to: drug screen, physical, criminal background, driving record, sex offender registry, education, training and licensing verification, employment history, credit check, and professional and personal references.

·         Possessions of a valid State of Michigan Commercial Driver’s License or successfully complete the training within ninety (90) days of employment in the position, and maintain eligibility to drive as per the County’s vehicle policy throughout employment in this position.

·         Must be available evenings, weekends and holidays.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

·         Hear and understand information presented through spoken words and sentences.

·         Read, interpret and understand procedures, rules, technical information, instructions and manuals.

·         Speak to others to convey information effectively.

·         Sit, bend, stoop, crouch, crawl and kneel.

·         Reach with hands and arms.

·         Stand and walk for significant periods of time; travel over uneven terrain.

·         Climb stairs.

·         See details in color, at close range and at a distance.

·         Lift, move, push, pull or carry objects and equipment weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.

·         Use hands to operate a computer, handle materials and operate equipment.

·         This position may require irregular hours and work schedules will include nights, weekends, holidays and overtime.  May require occasional travel to various County parks.

·         Position may occasionally work in an office setting; frequently works in an outdoor environment with exposure to weather-related heat and cold, rain, wind and varying weather conditions.

·         Park properties are natural areas that risk exposure to various plants, insects, snakes, environmental allergens, etc.

·         Operating park maintenance equipment exposes personnel to moderate levels of noise, fumes, airborne particles and vibrations on a regular basis.

·         The employee occasionally works in areas requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves, safety glasses or hearing protection.



Disclaimer: The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.




It is the policy of St. Clair County not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability that does not prevent performing essential job functions or because he or she is a protected veteran.