Parks, Recreation and Libraries Planning and Design Supervisor

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Parks, Recreation and Libraries Planning and Design Supervisor

  • Full Time
  • Westminster, CO
  • $95,800.00 – $119,738.00 Annually USD / Year
  • Salary: $95,800.00 – $119,738.00 Annually

City of Westminster

This is a highly responsible supervisory position that manages and directs the design and construction management of capital improvement projects and programs related to planning, acquisition and development of parks, open space, recreational facilities, trails and other projects, and the activities of the parks and open space master planning process. The Planning and Design Superintendent works with independence within their assigned sections and delegate responsibilities as deemed necessary. Goals and objectives for this position are established with a team approach and are evaluated by the PRL Operations Manager for accomplishment of desired objectives and results.

The full salary range for this position is stated above. The starting range of pay is dependent on qualifications and experience of each individual candidate. The City of Westminster has a Multilingual Stipend Program to encourage and reward benefited employees who are conversationally fluent in languages other than English. Benefited employees have the opportunity to test their language proficiency skills and qualify for a bi-weekly stipend that will vary based on the employee’s level of proficiency and usage.

The City’s work culture encourages passionate, positive and enthusiastic employees who, along with our City Council and City Manager, are strong supporters of our mission: Westminster’s purpose is to provide core services and foster economic resilience to give our community the opportunity to thrive. Westminster is a city of beautiful, safe, well-maintained neighborhoods and destinations with a vibrant, diverse economy, rich and resilient environment and a strong sense of community belonging. Our core values are embodied in our SPIRIT (Service – Pride – Integrity – Responsibility – Innovation – Teamwork).

This position supports the goals of the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department, which enhances the quality of life for all Westminster citizens by providing diverse leisure, recreational and informational services and resources; and acquiring, developing and maintaining first-class parks, facilities, open space and trails. This position works towards the accomplishment of the Department’s mission: “Together we create exceptional opportunities for a vibrant community with a commitment to nature, wellness and literacy.”

Every employee is accountable to:

Demonstrate a high level of customer service; encourage others to focus on the customer; foster an environment where customer service is a priority
Communicate with customers to ensure that, where possible, they are satisfied, and that their needs are being addressed; solicit and evaluate customer feedback
Act as an ambassador by understanding and fostering the organization’s mission and vision
Exhibit pride in self, the department, the city, and the community; conduct self in a professional manner
Demonstrate integrity and build trust through credibility, reliability, commitment, loyalty, and ethical behavior
Address difficult or contentious issues in a constructive manner
Support/promote change; demonstrate flexibility, and take calculated risks when appropriate
Participate in personal growth opportunities, and attend trainings designed to enhance capacity to bring new skills and ideas to the job and the organization
Work to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the service or product being delivered
Demonstrate support for team efforts by accepting new roles and responsibilities, and helping others achieve objectives
Value diversity; demonstrate an awareness of differences; demonstrate sensitivity, and adapt behaviors and communication to accommodate these differences

Citywide – Every employee in this position is accountable to:
Establish effective interpersonal relationships through honest, open communication and follow-through on commitments
Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses, and target areas for personal self-development
Demonstrate initiative in performing job tasks
Exhibit problem-solving skills leading to sound judgment and quality decisions
Achieve goals, and handle assigned workload and new assignments effectively; demonstrate an ability to work independently
Communicate effectively with individuals and groups using clear and concise verbal and written communications
Demonstrate accountability for work, and take ownership in job performance
Demonstrate concern for the accuracy and quality of work; take steps to correct mistakes and improve the overall product
Job Specific – Every employee in this position must be able to:
Supervise a diverse group of professional employees working on multiple assignments concurrently
Effectively communicate and collaborate internally and externally within the Division, Department and Citywide
Serves as a professional ambassador of the department and City by maintaining a professional image, exceptional customer service skills with a creative and energetic approach; this includes representation at council sessions, conference, and public meetings
Ability to be a “team player” and to establish and maintain an effective and responsive working relationship with peers, subordinates, supervisors, City officials and the public
Must possess the technical knowledge to supervise skilled professional staff during complex projects
Ability to plan, develop, monitor and maintain budgets
Ability to understand and follow detailed written and oral instructions
Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously
Leadership/Supervisory – Every employee in this position is accountable to:
Foster a participatory organizational climate that is open, positive, reinforcing, and supportive
Effectively hire, promote, and on-board staff for a variety of positions
Encourage employees to be accountable for their work and take ownership in what they do
Demonstrate leadership and courage by making or supporting decisions that reflect the organizational mission and goals even when the decision may be unpopular to some
Demonstrate collaboration and conflict resolution skills with other departments and employees
Help employees to see the value of developing their skills, and assist them in eliminating barriers to their development; encourage employees to step outside of their comfort zone to develop their skills
Provide meaningful, timely employee feedback and appraisals, and effectively address employee performance problems
Effectively supervise, mentor, and motivate in a team environment
Forecast future staffing needs and requirements for Departmental growth
Essential Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks
1.   Manages, administers, coordinates and directs the planning, design and construction management of capital improvement projects:

Ensuring the projects are constructed within budget, on schedule and meet or exceed the standard specifications outlined by the contract
Ensuring conformance with applicable city, state and federal standards and guidelines
Developing and managing technical resources for Department standards, construction details, specifications and guidelines
2.   Manages the activities of all Parks Recreation & Libraries (PRL) master and area planning process including:Developing and recommending changes regarding Capital Improvement Project budgets along with planning, design, and constructions guidelines
Developing and updating the PRL Vision plan, making sure the goals and objectives of the Westminster Comprehensive Plan are met with regards to parks, recreation, open space, trails, community connections and engagement
Conducting strategic planning activities to identify and address long-term park and open space needs within the city
Assisting in the development and implementation of policies and procedures
3.   Manages, supervises and directs the activities of assigned staff and functionsProvides consistent feedback to staff based on goals and objectives set forth in annual appraisal process
Provides support to the Director and Division Manager by preparing staff reports, technical reports, memos, letters, and/or emails and researching special issues and projects
Makes recommendations regarding hiring (including selections to hire consultants), discipline, termination, or advancement of employees
Schedules employees, assigns work and monitor’s progress
Guides, trains and develops employees in the accomplishment of their duties and professional growth
4.   Serves as a liaison, representing PR&L with citizens, peer agencies and other City Departments Providing professional level staff assistance and support to engineering, economic
Advocate on behalf of PR&L for issues within the City and in the community
5.   Other Departmentwide responsibilities: Supports special projects relating to land acquisition of open space including appraisals, surveys, environmental assessments, and associated contracts
Oversees the review of planning documents and submittals and attends technical review meetings to represent and address PR&L related issues
Answers questions from the public regarding park and open space properties
6.   Supervises the development and implementation of Division strategic plan goals and objectives, tracking Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and making revisions and adjustments annually through an inclusive process
7.   Serves as an advocate on behalf of Parks Recreation & Library issues in the city and community
8.   Maintains regular and punctual attendance
Incumbent is accountable for all duties of this job, and other projects and responsibilities that may be added at the City’s discretion.

Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses, and Certifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a Planning and Design discipline, such as urban design, architecture, or landscape architecture combined with at least ten (10) years of directly related experience
Three (3) years of supervisory experience of both professional and technical staff
At least five (5) years of experience working for a public agency
Landscape Architect licensure or ability to obtain licensure within two (2) years of employment – training provided by the City
Proficiency using AutoCAD, GIS, SketchUp and Microsoft Office products
Valid driver’s license and safe driving record
Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Urban, Environmental or Regional Planning or a closely related field from an accredited college or university
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
Certification through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
Physical Requirements
This position includes bending, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, and sitting. Sufficient physical strength, stamina, conditioning, and freedom from disabling effects to work continuously throughout the day under outside weather conditions which may exceed 95 plus degrees to subzero weather. Ability to lift and move heavy objects (40 plus pounds), remove snow in subzero weather, work with chemicals and allergy-producing grasses and work under all weather conditions for an extended period of time.

Work is constantly performed indoors. This is primarily sedentary office work with occasional site visits a field work outdoors. Must demonstrate the ability to meet the physical demands of the job, including the ability to retrieve information from various locations in the office when needed. Exposure to periods of high activity and stress under demanding conditions. The position requires a great deal of communication with City employees, the public, and outside agencies.
Required Materials and Equipment
Computer terminals, printers, typewriter, telephone, fax machine, photocopy machine, digital camera, blue-print machine and other standard office equipment.

Background checks will include employment references and criminal history, and when applicable, credit check, driver license record, and education verification
Drug screen
Must be legally entitled to work in the United States
Valid driver’s license and safe driving record

Closing Date 2/19/2024 8:30 AM Mountain

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