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Park Maintenance Sub Foreman

Company: City of Detroit
Location: Detroit
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:


Under general supervision, supervises a small group of workers engaged in the more skilled ground maintenance activities, or to have charge of a moderately large group of workers maintaining grounds in and around parks and recreation areas and other municipal property.

Examples of Duties

  • Supervises and leads a crew of workers engaged in ground maintenance activities.
  • Assumes the duties of the superior in their absence.
  • Consults with supervisors about crew assignments.
  • Picks up debris and mows lawns.
  • Seeds, sods, fertilizes and waters grass areas.
  • Plants, removes, sprays and mulches trees, shrubs and evergreens.
  • Repairs concrete and asphalt hard surfaces.
  • Coordinates equipment for special events.
  • Prepares, paints and makes minor repairs to park and playground equipment
  • Marks athletic fields.
  • Erects and dismantles structures, bleachers and stands.
  • Cleans catch basins, wading pools and canals.
  • Mixes and applies weed eradication chemicals.
  • Removes snow and salts icy areas.
  • Loads and unloads supplies and equipment.
  • Performs, individually, the more skilled tasks involved in ground maintenance activities.
  • Inspects work in progress and upon completion.
  • Performs minor repairs on equipment and tools as needed.
  • Operates trucks, tractors or similar equipment utilized for moving equipment and personnel to locations.
  • Prepares records on activities.
  • Performs duties in accordance with Departmental safety procedures including, but not limited to, the utilization of designated personal protective equipment and ensures proper safety precautions are taken, in accordance with MIOSHA standards.

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduation or G.E.D.

Two years of experience in ground maintenance work including one year which has been in a supervisory capacity.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of tools, materials, and equipment used in ground maintenance and landscaping work.
  • Knowledge of department work safety standards.
  • Skill in supervising, organizing, and directing the work of others.
  • Skill inmechanical dexterity.
  • Skill inphysical strength and endurance.
  • Skill in tactful interaction with subordinates, the public, and others.
  • Ability to prepare basic reports.
  • Ability to drive and operate trucks and other motorized equipment used in ground maintenance.
  • Ability touse a personal computer and common office software.
  • Ability to display initiative and resourcefulness in the performance of duties.

Licenses, Certifications, and Other Special Requirements:

  • Valid State of Michigan OperatorsLicense.
  • Employees in this class must obtain a valid State of Michigan Commercial Pesticide Applicator

Certification with Category 6 within six months of being hired into the position.

  • Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background Investigation based on the requirements of the position.

Physical Demands

Work involves frequent bending, lifting, and operating of a variety of heavy landscaping and ground maintenance equipment.

Work Environment

Work is typically performed outdoors with exposure to seasonal weather conditions. Employees in this class are required to wear appropriate safety attire in accordance with departmental and MIOSHA safety regulations.

Evaluation Plan

  • Interview:70%
  • Evaluation of Training, Experience &Personal Qualifications:30%
  • Total of Interview and Evaluation T.E.P:100%

Additional points may be awarded for:

  • Veteran Points: 0 - 15 points
  • Detroit Residency Credit: 15 point

Keywords: City of Detroit, Detroit , Park Maintenance Sub Foreman, Other , Detroit, Michigan

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