City of Snoqualmie

The City of Snoqualmie, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is located about 30 miles east of Seattle, and less than 25 minutes travel time from the suburban centers and amenities of the Puget Sound’s Eastside communities. The City is graced by Snoqualmie Falls, a natural landmark well known for its spectacular 270-foot cascade located near the Salish Lodge and Spa that attracts nearly 2.2 million visitors each year. The City is also home for a historic train depot, managed and operated by the Puget Sound Railway Historic Association. While City government is focused on protecting the unique character of Snoqualmie and its surrounding environment, economic development initiatives are vigorous. To build economic sustainability, city staff and commissions, residents, community businesses and consultants are working together for thoughtful and measured city planning. Snoqualmie is dedicated to making this community a leader in small city livability and business growth. The City operates under a Mayor/ Council form of government, with the City Administrator serving as the Chief Administrative Officer.
Parks/Streets Maintenance Superintendent

$6,778 - $8,083 per month plus benefits

The Parks/Streets Maintenance Superintendent is a union position in the Parks & Public Works classification. The Parks/Streets Maintenance Superintendent, directs, leads, and supervises all work in the operation and maintenance of streets, parks, and other municipal infrastructure, on an assigned shift and during emergency situations under the direction of the Director of Parks and Public Works. The Parks/Streets Maintenance Superintendent also serves as a member of the senior management team of the Parks & Public Works Department. The senior management team advises the Director in the overall operational functioning of assigned work in the Parks & Public Works Department.

Essential Functions
•Responsible for assisting with planning, organizing, and directing the activities & management of the City parks, trails, open spaces, & streets. Participate in short-term and long-range planning for the department and responsible for day-to-day field supervision of assigned employees to make the most effective and efficient use of skills, facilities, and equipment available.
•Participate in planning, organizing, scheduling, directing & monitoring all activities of the Parks & Public Works Department, including the planning, design, acquisition, construction, & maintenance of City parks, streets, trails, other recreational sites & open spaces. Assist the Parks & Recreation Manager to plan, organize, control & direct programs, projects & activities related to recreational programs including soccer, tennis & baseball.
•Develop and implement short- and long-range maintenance and repair schedules; develop supporting capital improvement plans. Identify quality, cost-effective resources for construction and maintenance projects either utilizing in-house staff or by selecting and administering the work of consultants.
•Develop division goals and objectives; communicate and represent division goals and philosophies to other departments, agencies, and the public.
•Direct the preparation of engineering and construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates for maintenance projects; review and approve final plans and specifications; direct and coordinate projects and staff as required. Administer maintenance and construction contracts ensuring project/program quality, fiscal control and other parameters required by specific funding sources. Analyze operating and maintenance costs and reports, develop recommendations for modifications and/or enhancements to existing systems and facilities. Develop and implement policies and procedures relating division functions and personnel.
Essential Functions (Cont.)
•Plan, initiate and oversee personnel actions including ensuring appropriate communication and coordination of affected work groups. Communicate management decisions and programs to employees and direct work to be performed; hire, train, supervise, evaluate, coach, and discipline a diverse staff of employees. Directly or indirectly supervise all staff assigned to the division.
•Field supervises assigned staff; full time, part-time, seasonal employees, community service workers, & volunteers performing maintenance of parks & streets repair of related equipment. Field supervises the application of fertilizers, insecticides, and other chemicals. Make sure all work is performed in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations for safety standards. Stay informed on changing products and technology and make recommendations. Participate in interviewing & selecting employees & recommend transfers, reassignment, termination & disciplinary actions; plan, coordinate & arrange for appropriate training of subordinates.
•Coordinate with Engineering and Community Development or other associated Municipal Departments to advance CIP programing for operational safety and cost efficiency.
•Provide technical and administrative direction to division staff including budget preparation and project/program planning and reporting.
•Prepare work plans, division goals, and develop and review staff performance throughout the division.
•Perform related work and special projects as assigned.
•The Parks and Public Works Department has a team approach to its maintenance activities. While this position is primarily in parks & street maintenance, the overall maintenance priorities will provide the opportunity to participate in other maintenance function at times.

Employment Standards:
Education and Experience:
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Requires twelve (12) years’ experience in street, storm, park, irrigation, or landscape maintenance
Any combination of related education and experience may be considered that demonstrates the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Licensing and Certification
•Valid Washington State Driver’s License with driving record free of serious or frequent violations. CDL with minimum Class B endorsement.
•WSDA pesticide license certification.

Ability to acquire and maintain the following certifications within (1) year of hire is required:
•Washington State Traffic Control Flagger.
•First Aid CPR/AED.
•24-hour HAZWOPER.
•Forklift operator certification in accordance with (DOSH) rules.
•FEMA ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800.
All applicants are required to possess a valid certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 and are subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol tests.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of:
•Knowledge of the principles, practices, materials, and operating procedures pertinent to the operation and maintenance of a municipal infrastructure, including legal, technical, and organizational aspects, as well as sources of current knowledge of the field.
•Planning, organization & direction of a comprehensive parks & streets function, principles of landscape design & maintenance.
•Municipal government procedures, budget preparation & control.
•Communicate and carry out both verbal and written instructions.
•Excellent communication skills to direct employees, coordinate with other departments, answer public inquiries, enforce park facilities rules tactfully but firmly.
•Establish & maintain effective working relationships with Mayor, City Council, City Administrator, Department Heads, fellow employees, property owners, the public, City Boards & Commissions.
•Occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to municipal maintenance and operations work.
•Maintains knowledge of APWA and other applicable standard specifications as it relates to treatment practices.

Skill and Ability to:
•Maintain a safe and clean work area; clean and maintain tools and equipment used in the performance of duties.
•Safely and efficiently operate and utilize with skill all tools and equipment associated with the corrective and preventative maintenance activities in parks & street operations.
•Use computer terminals, software programs, and computer systems standard to the area of assignment, including programmable logic controllers and data-acquisition programs.
•Read and interpret plans, schematics, wiring diagrams, work orders, flow charts, and technical manuals.
•Add, subtract, multiply, divide, and perform basic algebra; demonstrate knowledge of basic physics and science.
•Prepare written reports and communicate technical information clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
•Analyze operations and maintenance problems and develop and implement appropriate procedures for correction
•Work safely with electrical equipment, toxic chemicals, and unpleasant and/or dangerous conditions.
•Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City staff, and the public.
•Relate to others in a courteous and respectful manner, work in a team atmosphere. Maintain a work environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Skill and Ability to (Cont.):
•Work safely and in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and with City laws, policies, and standards.
•Support diversity and multi-cultural understanding in the workplace.
•Apply interpersonal skills using tact, patience, courtesy, and good judgment.
•Train and supervise subordinate employees.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Working conditions will vary depending upon assignment. The Parks/Streets Maintenance Superintendent may be assigned to hazardous work areas such as street surfaces, right of ways, medians, in ditches, pits and underground vaults, confined spaces, around heavy equipment and operating potentially dangerous tools. Typical assignments are out of doors, occasionally requiring work in inclement weather at dirty, wet, noisy, or cramped work sites. The work involves strenuous physical labor, requiring physical dexterity and mechanical aptitude. This position can be required to participate in a weekly rotating 24-hour on-call duty after the successful completion of probation period. This position is also required to respond in the event of local emergencies if requested.

Benefits Include:

100% Paid Medical/Dental

Paid Vacations

Membership in state retirement PERS program 

Deferred compensation with City match

Paid holidays & sick time

Job posted 7/29/2022

Hiring Manager

Kim Johnson

Phone: 425-888-8004

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