Superintendent of Public Services - Building and Grounds


Van Buren Township, MI

Van Buren Township

<p><strong>Human Resources instrumentally progresses the Township culturally and competitively to create a modern form of municipal government by developing expert knowledge of HR trends. From four-day work&nbsp;<span class="bx-messenger-ajax bx-messenger-ajax-black" data-entity="date" data-messageid="139446" data-ts="1675951200">weeks</span>&nbsp;(4DWW&rsquo;s) to mitigating unconscious bias in employment decisions and talent practices, we create redefining engagement. Always fostering a diverse representation and inclusive environment within our teams promoting true equality.</strong></p>

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Full Time

Overview: <p class="p1"><strong>Description :</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Salary Range:</strong>&nbsp;$73,000- $75,190 DOQ</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Excellent Benefit Package</strong>: Employer Paid %</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">4 Day Work Week Mon-Thurs&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">The Blues of Michigan Medical/Dental (90%)</p> <p class="p1">Vision (100%)</p> <p class="p1">Defined Contribution (12%), Vested after First Contribution</p> <p class="p1">Life Insurance $100,000 (100%)</p> <p class="p1">Generous PTO Banks</p> <p class="p1">Education Tuition Assistant Plan</p> <p class="p1">HCSP of $2500 annually (After 2080 hours of employment)&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Under the supervision of the DPS Director, this employee is responsible for administrative and supervisory work overseeing the field activities and personnel of the Department of Public Services. This individual will plan in the areas of safety and organize all function of the Township facilities maintenance including but not limited to installation of utility related equipment, the parks, the Township Fleet, cemeteries and custodial operations. &nbsp;The employee is expected to cooperatively participate in project and operational activities with the Director of DPS, the Township Engineer and other Township management, contractors or consultants. Significant emphasis is placed on maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of all related duties. Although general direction is received from the Director, considerable independent judgment and initiative is a must.</p>
Responsibilities: <p class="p1">An employee in this position may be called upon to perform any or all of the following essential job functions, duties and responsibilities. &nbsp;These examples are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by an employee assigned this classification and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed in this position.</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1">Supervises the cleaning, maintenance, and repair work of township building and grounds including parks, cemeteries, and burial activities. This includes documentation of work efforts into CITYWORKS database</li> <li class="li1">Supervises, directs, assigns, and evaluates the daily activities of skilled and semi-skilled workers.&nbsp;</li> <li class="li1">Trains employees in work procedures standards and safety practices, interviews and recommends selection of job applicants, evaluates employee performance, and prepares improvement plans for corrective and disciplinary actions as needed.</li> <li class="li1">Recommends new policies to improve efficiency.&nbsp;</li> <li class="li1">Communicates matters involving personnel and facilities in a timely manner with the Director.&nbsp;</li> <li class="li1">Evaluates operational needs of manpower, parts, materials, and equipment to perform day-to-day activities.&nbsp;</li> <li class="li1">Provides professional leadership including effective project management, procurement, assist Director in budget development and control, analytical and accountability analysis, equipment and/or fleet replacement planning. &nbsp;</li> <li class="li1">Performs liaison duties with other divisions, departments, external agencies, and other communities; represents the operations at meetings as assigned.&nbsp;</li> <li class="li1">Required to be available to perform duties for operations problems, equipment emergencies, storms, power outages, and other emergencies deemed necessary by management after normal working hours, weekends and holidays.&nbsp;</li> <li class="li1">Required to work in and adapt to office and field environments such as construction sites with all the associated hazards as needed. The Superintendent is expected to adhere to common safety practices, wear proper personal protection gear and work during inclement weather conditions. &nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p class="p1"><strong>Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Minimum Qualifications:</strong></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions, duties, and responsibilities of the position.</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1">Supervisory experience in municipal facilities and grounds management</li> <li class="li1">Knowledge of the basic principles of municipal organization and management</li> <li class="li1">Ability to maintain electronic records and reporting using work order software.&nbsp;</li> <li class="li1">Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.</li> <li class="li1">Valid State of Michigan driver&rsquo;s license with no major traffic convictions.</li> <li class="li1">Ability to operate an automobile or pick-up truck and obey all motor vehicle laws and safety requirements as well as Township regulations.</li> <li class="li1">Competence in basic mathematical calculations including algebra and geometry.</li> <li class="li1">Ability to use deductive reasoning and logic in job-related problem-solving and to deal with problems involving several variables.</li> <li class="li1">Skill in verbal and written communication as well as effectively communicating oral presentations. &nbsp;</li> <li class="li1">Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, supervisors, and the general public.</li> <li class="li1">Must be reliable, demonstrate regular and predictable attendance, and work cooperatively as part of a team.</li> <li class="li1">Ability to use various job-related electronic equipment such as computers, scanners, and fax machines for communication, record keeping, and data updating.&nbsp;</li> <li class="li1">Must be willing to work overtime, evenings, and/or weekends to accommodate the needs of the Township.</li> </ul> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Additional Qualifications are a way to combine education and experience as an equivalent to the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties successfully.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1">A bachelor&rsquo;s degree in a related field such as Facilities Management or a related field that would be necessary to professionally maintain a large municipality. An engineering/architectural or facilities management area background is desirable; equivalent work experience in municipal maintenance and operations may be substituted for the degree requirement.&nbsp;</li> <li class="li1">Progressively responsible professional experience pertaining to being an effective Leader or Assistant Superintendent for a Department of Public Services division. Experience with bargaining units is a must.&nbsp;</li> <li class="li1">Playground Equipment Safety Certification</li> </ul> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Physical Abilities and Work Environment:</strong></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Environment:</strong>&nbsp;Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with some travel to different sites; when visiting parks or construction sites the incumbent may be required to walk on uneven and slippery surfaces, be exposed to all weather conditions, dust and pollen, and mechanical hazards such as construction equipment; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends and may be required to travel outside Township boundaries to attend meetings.</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Physical:</strong>&nbsp;Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Vision:</strong>&nbsp;See in the normal visual range with or without correction.<br /> <br /> <strong>Hearing:</strong>&nbsp;Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Contact :&nbsp;</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Deadline for Applying :&nbsp;</strong>Open until filled</p>