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Parks, Streets And Public Facilities Maintenance Superintendent


Under general direction, the Parks, Streets, and Public Facilities Superintendent is responsible, to plan, organize, promote, budget, schedule, direct, evaluate and coordinate through subordinate supervisors the activities and operations of the Parks, Streets and Public Facilities Maintenance Division including streets, parks, airport, public facilities, landscape assessments, and storm basins;, as well as the design, construction, maintenance, and acquisition of all parks, parkways, landscape areas, and related facilities and buildings; to coordinate assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Deputy Public Works Director or designee.

This position is assigned to the Management Bargaining Unit for labor relations purposes and is considered exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


General direction is provided by the Deputy Public Works Director. The incumbent directly supervises and trains full-time, part-time, seasonal and volunteer staff responsible for parks, streets, public facilities, and related program areas.


This is a superintendent classification responsible for the oversight of a discrete divisional organizational component and programs/functions in the areas of the parks, streets, and public facilities maintenance. Duties and responsibilities are performed in accordance with municipal codes, laws, ordinances, City policy, federal, and state regulating entities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Recommend and administer policies and procedures.
  • Participate in the development of the Divisionís work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  • Assist with the planning and development of new parks, facilities, and improvements to existing facilities.
  • Research and prepare applications for funding alternatives such as those obtained through grants and state programs; identify long-term financing alternatives.
  • Assist with the development and administration of joint use and funding agreements and contracts with public and private agencies.
  • Prepare and submit reports, make recommendations and presentations, and provide technical advice to the Deputy Director, Department Director, City Manager, City Council, and Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission. Make presentations to various service clubs.
  • Coordinate Division activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations; provide staff assistance to the Deputy Director; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  • Respond to citizen service and facility use related complaints and requests.
  • Participate in the development and administration of the Parks, Streets and Public Facilities Maintenance Division budget; forecast additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor expenditures and inform the Deputy Director of any budget related issues.
  • Organize available resources for acquisition, maintenance, improvement and repair of parks and recreation facilities.
  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies
  • Oversee the establishment and maintenance of files and records of the Divisionís activities.
  • Assist in the development, implementation and administration of the Cityís capital improvement program as it relates to parks, streets, and recreation facilities.
  • Write, administer, and oversee contracts with the City of Turlock in the landscaping areas.
  • Oversee maintenance of all landscape assessment districts and storm basins.
  • Administer, and oversee the functions of the street maintenance division including but not limited to the sidewalk repair program, street signage repairs, pothole repair program, street striping and legend painting, sand bagging program, tree pruning and planting programs.
  • Plan, organize, and oversee the annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration.
  • Administrate the Tree City USA program for the City.
  • Assist with the ongoing evaluation of programs, staff and facilities.
  • Responsible for payroll and time record forms for all full-time, part-time and seasonal employees.
  • Determines and recommends program and activity fees as directed.
  • Audit part-time employees payroll accounts on a continuing basis.
  • Tracks and monitors full-time and part-time employees hours and performance.
  • Performs various office functions as needed.
  • Recommends and monitors program budgets.
  • Create community partnerships to leverage existing resources.
  • As assigned, supervises organized community groups and committees in the promotion and organization of parks, and other community programs and use of City facilities.
  • Assist with the administration and oversight of the Turlock Municipal Airport.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Modern highly complex principles and practices of parks and streets program development and administration, and park facility design and use.
  • Volunteer commissions and laws and regulations related to their administration
  • Occupational hazard and standard safety precautions necessary to maintain safe work practices.
  • All phases of turf and landscape maintenance, sprinkler system installation, operation and repair, weed and insect detection and control methods and plant disease detection and control.
  • The installation/removal and maintenance of all City trees, including leaf clean-up programs and mistletoe removal programs.
  • Materials, methods, tools and equipment used in the maintenance, repair and construction of various City facilities.
  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, polices and operational needs.
  • Pertinent State, Federal, and local laws, codes, and regulations, Grants and Foundations.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.

Ability to:

  • Organize, supervise and coordinate the activities of the division in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
  • Understand and implement the park and streets needs of the community and recommend facilities and programs to meet those needs.
  • Prepare and present complex reports.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Interpret and apply City policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain liaison with various private and public agencies and deal successfully with the public and other interested groups.
  • Prepare and administer a budget.
  • Develop, implement, and administer a variety of maintenance programs and activities.
  • Research, write, oversee and monitor grants.
  • Forecast and plan for future needs.
  • Effectively and fairly negotiate appropriate solutions and contracts.
  • Manage resources within budget and policy parameters.
  • Plan, organize, and supervise the work of professional, technical and office support staff.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with elected officials, City personnel, consultants, commission and board members, representatives of outside agencies, youth organizations and groups and members of the public.
  • Present ideas effectively orally and in writing.
  • Prepare a variety of complex and comprehensive reports and documents.
  • Prepare speeches, articles and letters for publications.
  • Read and comprehend complex laws and regulations and initiate policies and procedures for their implementation.
  • Organize, implement and supervise Divisionís goals and City objectives. Lead, manage, evaluate and train personnel effectively and maintain discipline.
  • Make presentations before groups and represent the City in public forums. Use computer and needed programs effectively.


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Possession of a Bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, park administration, ornamental horticulture, business or a related field.


Four years of increasingly responsible technical, administrative or analytical experience in a public agency in related function areas or any experience that would have provided the opportunity to develop the required skills, knowledge and abilities. One of the four years of experience shall be in a supervisory capacity.

Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.


Possession of a valid California Driverís License in the category necessary to perform essential duties of the position will be required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be considered for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

Maintenance of a valid California Driverís license and proof of automobile liability insurance thereafter is a condition of continued employment.


Maintain the required physical abilities: See well enough to drive a vehicle; hear and speak well enough to converse on the telephone and in person; communicate clearly without amplification; bodily mobility to move rapidly from one area to another sometimes over rough terrain; climb stairs or ladders; use of hands and fingers to write; operate a computer keyboard and handle plans and documents; stamina to work long hours and attend night meetings several times a week.

        For questions about City employment, please contact:

        Human Relations
        156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
        Turlock, CA 95380-5454
        (209) 668-5150
        Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

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