Seasonal Assistant Manager


General Summary
Under the supervision of the Parks and Recreation Director, trains and supervises seasonal staff on tasks related to maintaining and operating the County parks, and performs those tasks as necessary. Enforces established park rules and regulations. Installs and maintains park equipment. Monitors and manages pool safety, concession stand, and staff in the absence of the Facility Manager.

Essential Functions

  1. Supervises temporary and seasonal maintenance training. Participates and directs staff in the following tasks to maintain the County parks:
    1. Operates tractors with mowers, riding mowers and power mower to cut grass in the County Parks.
    2. Trims grass, trees and shrubs with power and hand equipment.
    3. Removes brush, dead trees and other debris from parks.
    4. Constructs equipment and facilities, includes assembling and maintaining playground equipment, signs, parking barriers, picnic tables and grills, building equipment and structures. Utilizes a variety of power tools.
    5. Cleans pavilions, restrooms and other facilities and replenished supplies.
    6. Maintain Disc Golf Course- Keep fairways clean, inspect baskets, and tee pads.
  2. In the absence of, or as delegated by the Facility Manager, responsible for the management of summer revenue producing facilities, including supervision of lifeguards and concession staff, water slides, pools, and concession operations.
  3. Performs a variety of repairs to equipment and facilities, includes replacing electrical switches and outlets, replacing washers, faucets and related plumbing repairs, replacing plumbing fixtures and making other related repairs to facilities and equipment. Performs preventative maintenance and repairs to all park equipment.
  4. Regularly inspects parks and facilities in order to evaluate parks operations and work performed. Compiles accurate logs for safety related equipment including amusement rides, pools, pool filters, pumps, mechanical devises for operation of rides.
  5. Regularly add and maintain pool chemicals daily.
  6. Performs public water testing for all parks in compliance with Michigan Health Department requirements.
  7. Maintains written records of all inspections and maintenance, vandalism incidents, and various other records.
  8. Maintains all equipment including keeping accurate logs. Insures the following equipment is operated to protect park facilities, staff, and visitors; playground equipment, amusement ride equipment, grounds care equipment, and all buildings.
  9. Responds to complaints related to park safety and operations, such as facilities out of order or other maintenance problems, as well as issues related to park rules and regulations and emergency situations.
  10. Prepares and paints equipment, structures, signs and other items.
  11. Trains seasonal and temporary workers on safety procedures. Performs daily safety inspections and maintain logs as required by state and local permits.
  12. Maintains a daily log of task related to a specific project or general operations and prepares records of parks usage.
  13. Performs maintenance on departmental vehicles and equipment, includes changing oil, changing filters, lubricating, tune-ups, brake repairs, changing fluids, sharpening blades and wiring trailers. Performs preventative maintenance and routine repairs on hand and power mowers and power tools.

Other Functions
None Listed
This list may not be inclusive of the total scope of job functions to be performed. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or modified at any time.

Employment Qualifications
Education: High School graduation or equivalent. Completion of one or more technical programs in electrical, plumbing, carpentry, or other construction trades preferred.
Experience: Two years of experience in grounds maintenance including the operation of equipment similar to that used in the parks department and experience in basic electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and small engine repair. Prior supervisory experience preferred.

Other requirements: Valid Michigan Driver’s License.
The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, nut as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
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Physical Requirements [This job requires the ability to perform the essential functions contained in this description. These include, but are not limited to, the following requirements and working conditions. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements]:
Walks over uneven terrain to maintain lawns and grounds and perform maintenance tasks.
Squatting, stooping, kneeling to maintain and repair facilities and equipment.
Climbing ladders in order to paint walls and ceilings, prune trees, and reach areas needing repairs.
Climbing into trucks and onto other equipment.
Lifting ability to remove trucks and onto other equipment.
Lifting ability to remove trash and debris, tree limbs and other items.
Ability to lift trash barrels and load into truck
Ability to reach all areas of buildings and facilities in order to perform maintenance tasks.
Ability to operate chain saws, tree trimming equipment and mowers.
Ability to operate light trucks, tractors, and riding mowers for extended periods of time.

Working Conditions:
Works in confined spaces.
Works outside in varying weather conditions.
Exposure to various cutting tools and equipment such as mowers, chain saws, and other power saws.
Works in all areas of Parks Department.
Works in cramped body positions to perform maintenance and repairs.
Works in areas with loud noise.
Exposure to equipment where risk exists of getting burned, bruised or scraped.
Exposure to environmental allergens such as grass, weeds and pollens.
Exposure to water purifying chemicals.
Contact with oil and petroleum products.
Exposure to solvents, degreasers, pesticides and herbicides.
Exposure to gases and fumes.
Works in elevated areas to trim trees and make water slide repairs.
Works in cramped positions to perform some repair tasks.