Park District Maintenance Coordinator - Special Duty Assignment

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on May 6, 2022
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Summary

The Parks Operations Section is filling a Special Duty opportunity for a Park District Maintenance Coordinator as a temporary backfill for the Five Mile District Crew. The Park District Maintenance Coordinator position oversees and supports the work program of an assigned maintenance crew. Responsibilities include developing work plans, scheduling and assigning work, monitoring budget expenditures, completing work orders, ordering equipment and supplies, resolving complaints, performing maintenance and repair work, and overseeing and evaluating the work of subordinates at assigned parks, public grounds and/or facilities.

Individuals interested in joining our team must be committed to racial, social and economic equality for ALL people in King County. We welcome applications from people who will help us consistently demonstrate the values of equity, respect and partnership.
 
Duration: The special duty opportunity is expected to last 6 months.
 
Who is Eligible: King County Parks Division Career Service Employees only.
 
Work Location: This position works at the Five Mile District located at 36429 44th Ave S, auburn WA 98001.  

Work Schedule: This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible. This full-time position works a 40-hour work week. 

Job Duties

  • Oversee and work with/lead assigned maintenance staff and apply performance and safety standards. Evaluate work performance; identify need for performance improvement. 
  • Develop, schedule, monitor and evaluate work plans and programs. Initiate personnel actions involving Parks Specialists; recommend personnel action on other positions. 
  • Provide input for budget planning; monitor expenditures for assigned work unit. 
  • Provide excellent customer service to all park and trail users. Respond to public inquiries; investigate and resolve complaints. Promote good relationships with the public and user groups.  
  • Order supplies, materials, services, equipment and machinery. Research, request and complete purchase orders, work requests and other forms. 
  • Coordinate activities with other sections or agencies. Attend and facilitate meetings. 
  • Coordinate procurement of contract services, materials and lease equipment. Coordinate and inspect activities of external contractors. 
  • Perform routine maintenance and minor repairs while operating trucks, tractors, riding mowers, power equipment and tools. 
  • Coordinate or apply herbicides; maintain appropriate records in accordance with established policy and procedure. Establish and maintain inventory of trees and plants. 
  • Monitor natural resource lands for habitat and wildlife protection. 
  • Coordinate the construction, renovation and repairs of back country trails, trail structures and bridges. 
  • Initiate and coordinate appropriate permit applications. 
  • Represent Parks and Recreation Division as first contact to businesses, to develop community partnerships, alliances, and sponsorships, involving park lands, maintenance and physical site improvements. 
  • Plan, direct and perform the maintenance and repair of turf and landscaped areas, athletic fields, building facilities, trails, or greenhouse and nursery. 
  • Identify and coordinate the removal, repair and/or elimination of known hazards on parks grounds and facilities.
 
 

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Required Qualifications:
 

  • At least four years of full-time park maintenance work experience or similar general maintenance experience requiring independent responsibility for completion of work assignments.  The candidate will also have:
  • Knowledge of and experience in parks maintenance operations and procedures including trail maintenance and construction, landscaping and grounds-keeping, natural resource restoration practices, and facilities maintenance. 
  • Basic knowledge of building craft and mechanical trades. 
  • Basic mathematics skills. 
  • Proven ability to apply exceptional customer service skills both orally and in writing, including the ability to provide professional and courteous service to the public and the ability to handle difficult situations in an effective and positive manner on a daily basis. 
  • Demonstrated ability in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and communications with supervisors, parks staff and the public.
  • Experience in leading, directing and training others is highly desirable. 
 The Successful Candidate Will Have the Following Competencies: 
  • Makes good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward. 
  • Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
  • Ensures Accountability by holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.
  • Collaborates by building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Values Differences and recognizes what different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
  Necessary Special Requirements:
  • A valid driver's license at the time of appointment required.
  • Work includes indoor and outdoor settings. May be exposed to drafts, pollens, inclement weather, and uneven surfaces. 
  • This position involves heavy physical labor and use of power tools and equipment.
  • Requires ability to perform duties including bending, kneeling, standing, reaching, climbing, stooping, squatting, pushing, twisting and repetitively lifting 50 lbs.
  • An offer of employment will be contingent on successfully passing a pre-employment physical and criminal and driving history background checks.

Supplemental Information

Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position.

  • King County application.
  • Cover Letter detailing your background and what you can bring to this position.
  • Responses to supplemental questions. 
 Union Representation: S.E.I.U. Local 925 represents positions in this classification.

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Patty Jurgens at patty.jurgens@kingcounty.gov or 206-477-4572

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:
  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

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To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
 
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
 
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

01
Are you a current career service employee with the King County Parks and Recreation Division?
  • Yes
  • No
02
Do you have at least four years of full-time park maintenance work experience or similar general maintenance experience requiring independent responsibility for completion of work assignments?
  • Yes
  • No
03
If you answered YES to the previous question, please describe your experience. Be specific, include length of experience, and indicate the employer and your job title. If you do not have this experience, indicate "N/A".
04
Please describe your experience in parks maintenance operations including trail maintenance and construction, landscaping and grounds-keeping and facilities. If you do not have this type of experience, indicate "N/A".
05
Do you have experience in leading, directing and/or training others?
  • Yes
  • No
06
If you answered YES to the previous question, please describe your experience. Be specific, include length of experience, and indicate the employer and your job title. If you do not have this type of experience, indicate "NA".

Required Question