City of University City
  • 09-Feb-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • University City, MO, USA
  • $32.73 - $50.77
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The Deputy Director of Parks Maintenance is a key component to managing the infrastructure and natural assets of the parks, recreation and forestry system, as well as other public spaces. This position works under the general direction of the Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, and provides technical administration in all aspects of parks, golf, aquatics, urban forestry, and fleet operations and maintenance. Works with staff, contractors, boards, athletic groups, civic groups, schools, community partners and other departments to provide quality public green spaces, safe, healthy and beautiful public parks and trees, and a rich diversity of facilities and recreational opportunities for the community.

Directs the planning, coordinating, and supervising work of the Maintenance Division(s) (Parks, Forestry, Golf, and Fleet) within the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department; maintains the City's parks, greenways, urban forest, landscaped areas, golf course, aquatic facility, fleet, public spaces and construction services. May serve as staff liaison to the Urban Forestry Commission. Direct subordinants may include Fleet Manager, Golf Superintendant, Forestry Supervisor, Park Supervisor, contractors and volunteers. May serve in the capacity of Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry in his/her absence.

Essential Functions

  • Prioritizes, assigns, schedules, and oversees the operation of parks, golf, aquatic, urban forestry and fleet maintenance and operational tasks.
  • Supervises, trains, schedules, evaluates, and disciplines subordinate staff, as required.
  • Serves as Project/Construction Manager for all park related projects.
  • May serve as staff liaison to the Urban Forestry Commission.
  • Assist in the development and oversight of all park related grants.
  • Recommends additions and modifications of park facilities.
  • Prioritizes, schedules, and delegates work assignments and determines work procedures.
  • Monitors progress, efficiency, and quality of work activities.
  • Monitors operating budget and plans annual budget.
  • Prepares and maintains records.
  • Tracks and completes maintenance and/or injury reports.
  • Monitors parks and other facilities to identify and correct safety hazards or concerns.
  • Initiates preventive maintenance measures.
  • Analyzes organization and community needs, reviews current trends, and reviews statistical reports to look for opportunities of improvement.
  • Organizes special projects.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Prepares and writes specifications for new supplies and equipment requisitions.
  • Recommends appointments, discharges, promotions, and demotions of personnel.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with employees, other department supervisors, superiors, and members of the public.
  • Provides excellent customer service to the public.
  • Ensures that operations adhere to local, state, and federal governmental regulations and other applicable rules and requirements.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • A Bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation Management, Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Horticulture, or related industry field with five (5) years of directly related maintenance operations experience, of which three (3) years are at a high supervisory level.

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