Maintenance Supervisor-Parks Department

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POSITION:   Maintenance Supervisor

DEPARTMENT:   Parks and Recreation

SALARY RANGE: $38,290-$49,770 annually

WORK SCHEDULE:        7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., M-F

JOB CATEGORY: LTC (Labor, Trades, Crafts)

STATUS:                         Full-time

FLSA STATUS:               Non-exempt


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  The City of Richmond provides reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would cause an undue hardship.

Incumbent serves as Maintenance Supervisor for the Parks and Recreation department, responsible for overseeing and performing general upkeep, maintenance and beautification at City parks, facilities and grounds providing proper training and direction for new hires and assisting existing staff in proper procedures in the work environment.


Supervises Maintenance and Floral Divisions providing adequate support and management.

Ensures the most efficient means and methods, cost effective projects and effective maintenance in each area to establish best practice and workflow.

Inspects projects, park facilities and equipment making plans for repairs/renovations as necessary.

Performs extensive plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and carpentry skills as well as light landscaping and urban forestry knowledge.

Conducts Training and Hiring of new staff in the daily operations of the Divisions while instructing existing staff with proper techniques in carpentry, electrical, plumbing and HVAC.

Assists and provides adequate operational checks on opening and closing of all irrigation systems and restroom facilities at beginning and end of season.  Including knowledge of backflow preventers and overall understanding of park winterization and dewinterization of mechanicals systems.

Determines monthly, weekly, daily task needs for teams that need to be defined while checking status, acquiring materials and project quotes for jobs to be on time, efficient, and on budget.

Keeps all parks looking beautiful with all mowing crews managed properly daily through inspections and incentives.  This includes keeping all playgrounds inspected, repaired, updated, clean as well as sewers and storm lines clear, and trees pruned as needed.

Keep all park streets and thoroughfares essential for travel for all seasons which will include patching potholes, assisting maintaining safety in ice and snow, including clearing snow and applying salt to sidewalks/roadways in winter.  

Oversees and Directs the Departments Snow Crew during the winter months under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent.

Oversees the Floral Division and beautification needs of the entire city. This can include but not limited to the City Building, Loop Cycle Track, all landscaping beds, and the weed project.

Continues to prioritize proper maintenance and upkeep duties in the Uptown area and at the City Building to be appropriate for out of town guests or potential development opportunities.

Regularly operates and trains others within the department on various trucks/equipment/tools in the performance of duties, including trailers, backhoe, bobcat, dump truck, ditch witch, gator, stump grinder, chipper, bucket truck, snow plow, tractors, mowers, weed eaters, hedgers, trimmers, pruners, tiller, edger, leaf blower, chain saws, pole saws, power drills, paint sprayers, billy goat and pool vacuum, and other hand/power tools as needed.

Assists the Assistant Superintendent with planning and implementing on-site programs and park projects, including developing work plans, cost estimates, and material lists to complete assigned projects and working within established budget allocations.  

Ensures all department trucks, mowers, tractors and equipment, including records, inspections sheets, inventory needs, equipment maintenance plan, fluids and other preventive maintenance is conducted as needed and in a timely manner.

Completes and files maintenance records and maintains equipment service records as required while ensuring all department trucks, mowers, tractors and equipment when down are turned around in a timely manner.

Understands the required maintenance needs of buildings, grounds, athletic fields, pool operations, landscaping, trees, and other park related needs.

Leads efforts, along with working alongside, the teams including but not limited to painting, projects, repairs or improvements, mowing grass, trimming/cutting shrubs and trees, landscaping, seeding/planting/mulching, spraying, raking leaves, and removing trash and debris.  

Attends department meetings and training workshops as required.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Ability to operate a variety of trucks/equipment/tools as assigned, including trailers, backhoe, bobcat, dump truck, ditch witch, gator, stump grinder, chipper, bucket truck, snow plow, tractors, mowers, weed eaters, hedgers, trimmers, pruners, tiller, edger, leaf blower, chain saws, pole saws, power drills, paint sprayers, billy goat and pool vacuum, and other hand/power tools as needed.

Possession of a valid driver’s license and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or ability to obtain CDL within six (6) months of hiring.

Certifications or Extensive experience in Building Trades, including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and HVAC.

Knowledge and experience in Landscaping and Urban Forestry.


Bachelor's Degree preferred, High school diploma or GED required. Certifications considered a positive.

Possession of or ability to obtain CPR/First Aid certification.

Working knowledge of and ability to make practical application of department policies and procedures and applicable OSHA safety policies and procedures.

Working knowledge of methods, practices, and materials used in grounds and facility maintenance, with ability to maintain park grounds and complete repairs on park facilities and equipment as needed.

Knowledge of safety precautions and practices applicable to working with heavy equipment, vehicles, and a variety of pesticides and herbicides, with ability to assure safety of self and others at all times.

Working knowledge of methods, practices, and materials used in irrigation systems, including, but not limited to, pumps, controllers, and sprinkler heads.  Ability to maintain and troubleshoot irrigation systems.

Working knowledge of methods, practices, and materials used in swimming pool operations, including, but not limited to, pool heaters, chemical pumps, chemical controllers, flow meter, vacuum/pressure gauges, circulation pumps/motors.  

Ability to maintain and troubleshoot pool equipment and splash pad systems.

Ability to meet all hiring requirements, including passage of a medical exam and a drug test.

Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other City departments, vendors, contractors, City inspectors and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities.

Ability to provide access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to state requirements.

Ability to understand project needs, materials requirements, building code requirements, and permit needs and how to obtain.

Ability to supervise assigned work crews.

Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carry out verbal or written instructions.

Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and with others in a team environment, often under time pressure, and on several tasks at the same time.

Ability to perform arithmetic calculations and read/interpret detailed blueprints, sketches,   specifications, technical manuals, instruments, gauges and dials.

Ability to complete and maintain accurate records of maintenance and repair activity.

Ability to occasionally work flexible hours and occasionally respond to emergency situations as needed.


Incumbent performs specific park ground and building repair/maintenance duties with work priorities determined by supervisor and seasonal deadlines.  Assignments are guided by broad policies and/or general objectives, with the incumbent referring to the supervisor when interpretations of departmental policies and/or expenditures are thought necessary.  Errors in work are primarily detected or prevented through procedural safeguards and/or notification from other departments or the public.  

Incumbent reports directly to Assistant Superintendent.


Incumbents duties may involve continuous physical exertion, driving for long periods, lifting/carrying objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds, pushing/pulling objects, bending, crouching/kneeling, reaching, sitting/walking at will, standing/walking for long periods, walking on uneven terrain, close/far vision, depth perception, hearing sounds/communication and handling/grasping/fingering objects.


Incumbent performs a majority of duties outdoors and is frequently exposed to normal hazards associated with park/building maintenance, including heavy machinery, excessive noise, traffic, moving parts, toxic chemicals, dust, dirt, fumes, slippery surfaces, working in high places, such as bucket trucks, extreme temperatures and wet/icy conditions.  Incumbents may be required to wear protective clothing and/or equipment.  In responding to emergency situations, incumbents may be exposed to downed power lines and/or fallen trees. Safety precautions must be followed at all times to avoid injury to self and others.  Incumbent occasionally works flexible hours and occasionally responds to emergency situations as needed.

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