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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3165 - Grounds Supervisor

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Exempt
GRADE: 213

POSITION SUMMARY
Under direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in planning and directing the grounds maintenance program for County complexes; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class is directly responsible for the development and maintenance of all County grounds. An employee in this class spends a substantial amount of time supervising the work of subordinate personnel. Initiative is required in developing work plans and maintaining an efficient maintenance program. Direction is received from the Manager of Highway Operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Supervises the work of subordinate personnel engaged in grounds maintenance.
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs, evaluates, and appeals of employment decisions for all assigned positions.
• Supervises the care and maintenance of lawns, shrubbery, flower gardens, trees, roads and parking lots by issuing work orders, assigning tasks and inspects work on completion.
• Requisitions materials, supplies and equipment used in grounds maintenance; plans and outlines work for subordinates.
• Prepares reports of activities.
• Patrols parking lot areas.
• Supervises landscaping activities.
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Techniques and methods used in estimating manpower
• Installation and maintenance of drip and large turf irrigation systems
• Proper handling of herbicides, fertilizers, fuel, paints and other materials used in maintenance work
• Operating characteristics of tractors, mowers, rollers, utility vehicles and power hand tools
• Recordkeeping principles
• Procurement principles
• Project management techniques and methods
• Reading blueprints, schematic drawings, and/or construction drawings
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
• Purchasing materials, equipment and supplies
• Interpreting and applying policies, procedures, codes, laws and regulations
• Analyzing situations, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of actions, and implementing recommendations
• Troubleshooting systems
• Preparing and maintaining a variety of maintenance records
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, analyze and evaluate programs and services, operational needs and fiscal constraints
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent; Five years’ experience in grounds maintenance activities; including two years of which were at the supervisory level; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk, and occasionally required to climb, use hands and arms to operate tools and equipment, crouch or stoop, and lift and carry a minimum of 50 lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment for this position occasionally includes working near moving mechanical parts, in outside weather conditions, with hazardous materials, and with fumes or airborne particles.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
This position requires a valid Illinois commercial driver’s license (CDL).
Must possess the State of Illinois Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator License in good standing, or be enrolled to complete the exam to renew this license.