• General Superintendent (Parks/Turf Maintenance)

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Req ID
    Parks Department
    Regular Full-Time
    Parks Franklin Park
    Salary Min
    Salary Max
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  • Overview:

    This is a provisional appointment.

    Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):

    Under general direction of the Parks Commissioner and close coordination with the Director of Maintenance, performs administrative and supervisory duties in the daily operation of the Parks Maintenance Division. The General Superintendent manages and supervises the operations and activities of the Parks Department Maintenance Division. The General Superintendent also implements and monitors a comprehensive, long range Park Maintenance Master Plan for the Parks Department.

    The General Superintendent is responsible for the effectiveness and productivity of the Maintenance Division.


    Responsibilities include:

    • Manages job and work order cue; schedules, assigns, supervises, inspects and evaluates work of subordinate personnel; delegates field responsibilities and functions to subordinate staff; conducts regular staff meetings; manages and approves time sheets, including overtime.
    • Maintains records, collects data and prepares reports of maintenance staff work activities.
    • Recommends best practice work plan improvements, modifications, policies and department goals; keeps abreast of and maintains knowledge of the latest industry trends and technology.
    • Coordinates inventory management and approval of materials and supplies; recommends equipment for purchase and assists in development of specifications. Prepares job cost estimates, coordinates oversight and inspect work of private contractors.
    • Recommends and coordinates professional development and training opportunities to staff to further enhance the work skills and safety of the Parks Maintenance Division.
    • Conducts employee performance evaluations as required, reports work place claims; recommends employee actions, including performance improvements.
    • Serves as a liaison to outside user groups, friends groups and other city departments.
    • Performs related work as required.

    Required to work emergencies as directed by the Commissioner of the Parks and Recreation Department.

    Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

    • Applicant must have five (5) years’ of increasingly responsible experience in administration, park management, maintenance operations in a large-scale commercial or government maintenance facility.
    • Applicant must have three (3) years of supervisory experience in a large-scale commercial or government maintenance facility. Experience working in a union environment is a plus.
    • Candidates with demonstrated knowledge of urban forestry and park system operations will be given preference.
    • Demonstrated ability with software such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Microsoft Office Work and Excel.
    • Demonstrated analytical, oral and written communication skills.



    • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B or higher.
    • Prior experience with inventory management and financial software programs or related computerized systems
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus, but not required.
    • Hoisting license preferred

    A bachelor’s degree in agriculture, landscape management, business administration, facility management, public administration, urban forestry, or a relevant field of study may be substituted for two years (2) of the required experience.

    City of Boston residency required upon hire

    CORI Check required. 


    Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  SENA/MM4-10

    Hours Per Week:  40


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