Swing Shift Park Maintenance Supervisor

  • Full-Time
  • Portland, OR
  • Applications have closed

Website Portland Parks & Recreation

This position is responsible for supervising a team of full-time and seasonal employees who provide general park maintenance to keep parks clean and safe for the public to enjoy. This team works a “swing shift”, providing maintenance coverage for parks that host a lot of special events or see heavy use later in the day. Current parks that are serviced by swing-shift staff are Washington Park, Gateway Discovery Park, and the majority of parks located in downtown Portland.

The schedule for this position is Thursday – Sunday, year-round, with shifts as early as 8:00AM-4:30PM in the fall/winter months, and as late as 1:00PM–9:30PM in the spring/summer. The schedules may change as seasonal needs dictate.

As a Parks Maintenance Supervisor, you will:

Use City Core Values of Anti-racism, Equity, Transparency, Communication, Collaboration, and Fiscal Responsibility to guide all decisions.
Recruit, hire, train, and mentor employees reflective of the diverse communities in Portland and foster a culture of inclusivity and belonging in the workplace.
Supervise a skilled team that includes full time and seasonal employees. There are currently 5 full-time positions, as well as up to 5 Seasonal Maintenance Workers that will report directly to this supervisor.
Provide day to day coordination and support for staff, so they can complete their work safely and effectively.
Create, edit, and monitor team schedules and ensure accurate time entry.
Answer questions and concerns from the public providing strong customer service and a solutions-oriented approach.
Work to fulfill Parks Levy goals to enhance park maintenance to keep parks clean and safe, including litter and hazardous waste removal, restroom cleaning, and playground safety.
Collaborate with Park Rangers and City-contracted services to work with local houseless populations compassionately and effectively.
Develop and manage the program budget of assigned portfolio.
Review and comment on proposed park improvements and development from a maintenance perspective.

As a person, you are:

Collaborative: An outgoing professional who values partnership and develops and supports relationships to get things done.
Solutions Oriented: Uses strong communication to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to solve problems and create, implement, and document solutions.
Someone who Values Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): Embrace anti-racism through intentional partnership, self-awareness, and action, showing cultural humility, advocacy, and mindfulness. Use DEI concepts to guide and inform your work.
An Equitable Leader: Experience leading and mentoring people and creating and maintaining an inclusive, respectful, and culturally responsive workplace.
Safety Conscious: Incorporate safety into all your decisions.
Emotionally Intelligent: Motivated, team-oriented, and empathetic.

Although not required, you may have: one or more of these desirable skills/degrees/experience.
Degree in horticulture or landscape management, or equivalent work experience in these areas.
Experience providing supervision for a similar maintenance program.
Ability to effectively communicate with team members in Spanish and English.

About the Bureau

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is committed to the overall Citywide vision that race will have no detrimental effect on people of color, refugee, and immigrant communities in accessing our parks and natural areas, or from the benefit of our services. We recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to PP&R’s ideals and values. The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 650,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their resume. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position: Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their supplemental question responses and resume how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:
Ability to supervise a multicultural workforce, promote an equitable workplace environment, and apply equitable program practices to City services.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, staff, members of the community, and others encountered in the course of work.
Knowledge of the best practices of landscape maintenance, repair, and operation of park utilities and amenities.
Experience applying safe working practices, training staff on safety and proper use of equipment, and ensuring staff follow city, state, and OSHA standards.
Ability to make independent decisions within established policies and procedures that influence the daily operations of the organizational unit and work of staff.
Ability to utilize technology and general office software.
Applicants must also possess:
Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by date of hire.

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