Class Title: Park Services Supervisor

Class Code: PRK SVC SUPV

Hourly: $31.22 - $42.15 | Monthly: $5412.26 - $7306.85 | Annually: $64947.22 - $87682.28

Benefits: Full-time


This classification is responsible for managing specialized properties and supervising crews or contractors in the areas of horticulture, arbor culture, irrigation, forestry, grounds maintenance, turf management and trails construction.


Works under the general supervision of a Manager.  Follows standard processes and procedures without supervision but confirms changes to standard practices and significant decisions in advance.


Direct supervision is exercised over a crew of both full-time and part-time staff, including hiring, training, managing and evaluating performance, developing goals, disciplining, responding to grievances, and effectively recommending termination.


The information provided below encompasses the typical duties and capabilities linked with this classification.  Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manages specialized program areas, including scheduling and completing projects and work, identifying the weekly and annual maintenance needs of assigned park facilities, and establishing daily and weekly priorities for crew and adjusting schedules as needed based on priorities or climatic conditions.
  • Recruits, trains, schedules, supervises and evaluates landscape staff.  Identifies and provides technical and safety training for staff.  Conducts coaching, conflict resolution and team building for crew.
  • Assists crew in identifying, diagnosing and resolving program related problems with turf, plant material, irrigation, trail maintenance and other landscape needs of the District; coordinates with other agencies as needed.
  • Assists crew in performing grounds and trails maintenance.
  • Constructs, remodels, and maintains park facilities, grounds and trails.
  • Operates and transports equipment and vehicles as needed; operates equipment safely and with care at all times.
  • Oversees contractors for the duration of a project.
  • Orders materials and supplies necessary to complete jobs efficiently in the field.
  • Reviews and provides input on plans and specifications for new park construction and renovation projects, including the selection of various turf, landscape, or natural area components and materials used in park construction.
  • Prepares reports; conducts analysis, makes recommendations related to work plan, equipment and budget.  Maintains records on work activities of assigned crew.
  • Prepares estimates for projects and solicits bids from contractors and vendors.
  • Identifies safety-related issues and ensures that safe conditions prevail in all park facilities.
  • Acts as a Mandatory Reporter; reports incidents of child abuse/neglect.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


The individual in this classification is expected to possess and exhibit the following knowledge, skills and abilities.

Strong Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices and methods used in irrigation, horticulture, arbor culture, forestry, resource, and weed management;
  • Principles and practices of parks maintenance management;
  • Supervisory principles, practices and techniques;
  • Project management techniques and methods;
  • Principles and practices of customer service;
  • Principles, practices and methods of parks maintenance administration;
  • Occupational hazards and related safety precautions and practices; and
  • Maintenance and safe operation of powered equipment and hand tools.

Skill and Ability to:

  • Effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing, including by phone, e-mail, or in person;
  • Strong planning, organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Effectively supervise a diverse crew;
  • Correctly calculate and apply mathematical formulas;
  • Operate global positioning system unit;
  • Effectively supervise and motivate staff, including plan and direct activities of subordinate employees;
  • Exercise initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities;
  • Train park maintenance personnel;
  • Determine appropriate materials and supplies required for work assignments;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, staff, other departments, contractors and suppliers;
  • Proficiently use specialized software application and keep current with new computer programs, applications, and upgrades, and operate a variety of office equipment including computers;
  • Work independently with minimal supervision; and
  • Read and interpret construction drawings


The following are minimum qualifications for this classification.

Education, Experience, and Training:

  1. Associate’s degree or equivalent two years of college coursework; AND
  2. Three (3) years of experience in area of responsibility and/or performing similar tasks in park services, maintenance, or related field, with emphasis on specialized trade (turf management, irrigation, arbor culture, horticulture, forestry, trails, etc.); AND
  3. One year of supervisory experience preferred; OR
  4. Any satisfactory combination of education, experience and training.

Licenses and Certifications:

  1. Possession of, or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid Oregon driver’s license.
  2. May require possession of, or ability to obtain within six months of hire, a valid Public Pesticide Application license depending on assigned area.
  3. May require possession of, or ability to obtain within six months of hire, a valid International Society of Arbor Culture certification depending on assigned area.
  4. May require possession of, or ability to obtain within six months of hire, a valid Water Auditor certification depending on assigned area.
  5. May require possession of, or ability to obtain within six months of hire, a valid Playground Inspection certification depending on assigned area.
  6. May require possession of, or ability to obtain within six months of hire, a valid Backflow Inspection certification depending on assigned area.
  7. May require possession of, or ability to obtain within six months of hire, a valid Computer Central Control Irrigation System certification depending on assigned area.
  8. May require possession of, or ability to obtain within six months of hire, a valid Certified Landscape Technician certification (CLT) depending on assigned area.


The following are working conditions, including environmental and physical demands, required for this classification. 

  • Duties are primarily performed outdoors with exposure to inclement weather, including heat, cold, humidity, wind, snow, and rain.
  • Daily standing and walking over uneven terrain, such as parks and trails, with up/down inclines, paved and unpaved surfaces for sustained periods of time.
  • Frequent crouching, crawling, bending, kneeling, climbing or balancing.
  • Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other works accurately, loudly or quickly.
  • Regular exposure to hazardous chemicals, vibration, fumes and high noise levels.
  • Daily operation of a motor vehicle on public roadways.
  • Must be able to travel to locations in, around, or outside the greater Bend area.
  • Requires wearing District supplied safety equipment/clothing.
  • Exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects, including to lift, move, drag, push, and carry objects.
  • Ability to work a rotating on-call schedule and may require working during off duty hours for emergency call outs.




Benefits: Full-time

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