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Foreperson


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Job Summary:
The Foreperson assists supervisor in supervising section staff in performing ballfield maintenance, horticulture tasks and maintenance duties.

Job Description:

Reports to: Assistant Manager

Department: Park Maintenance

Status: Full-time, Non-exempt

Position: 6020

 

About the Park and the Central Park Conservancy

Built between the years 1858 and 1873, Central Park is almost entirely man-made and considered to be a single work of art. Composed of natural elements – turf, woodlands, and water bodies, along with architectural elements, this 843-acre National Historic Landmark requires a unique set of skills to maintain these features to the highest standards. Founded in 1980, the mission of the Central Park Conservancy is to restore, manage and enhance Central Park in partnership with the public.

 

Job Summary:

Working under the general supervision of the Manager of Park Maintenance, the Foreperson is responsible for the daily direction of staff working at a pre-determined maintenance schedule and ensuring all work meets acceptable organizational practice of an assigned section. It is expected that the Foreperson will work across departments and with other staff in Park Operations to perform their primary tasks.

 

Essential Duties:

  •    Working alongside and providing direction to Park and Facility Maintainers, provide all manner of custodial maintenance of all landscapes, hardscapes, gardens, perimeter, playgrounds, restrooms, visitor centers, and facilities within Central Park
  •     Provide instruction to and guides Park and Facility Maintainers in the proper techniques of custodial management and in the proper use and care of tools, equipment and materials
  •     Monitor and ensure employee engagement, productivity, compliance and status of work assignments; Park Maintenance staff work two shifts, seven days per week
  •     Ensures all work is in accordance with established annual work plan
  •     Inspects and ensures all work is performed to meet organizational standards of methods and practices, safety and other established requirements
  •     Perform cleaning of all staff and public restrooms and facilities and carry out other cleaning duties
  •     Remove all litter from designated areas including empty trash and recycling cans
  •     Sweep hard surface areas with landscapes and facilities
  •     Open and clean playgrounds and ensures water features are turned on
  •     Install and repair fence as needed
  •     Supervise the snow removal program and perform duties of snow removal, with machines and physical labor
  •     Maintain tools and equipment in good working order and report items that require repair
  •     Operate various types of equipment including light or medium weight trucks and tractors

 

Collaboration

  •      Cooperate with other staff within the department and other department personnel in completing assigned tasks
  •      Assist in the preparation of special events as needed
  •      Interact with Park patrons in a professional manner
  •      Daily reports of malfunction infrastructure, furnishings, safety hazards, quality of life issues

 

Related Work

  •        Respond to emergency situations including, but not limited to, storms and snow events
  •        Keep simple records and make written reports
  •        Perform related work as assigned 

 

Minimum Requirements:

  •     Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college in a related field; 3 years of increasingly responsible experience in maintenance work in the field of Landscape, facilities, building or custodial management; or
  •     Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above. However, all candidates must have demonstrated the ability to work well and collaborate with others
  •     Valid Drivers’ License that must be maintained for duration of employment
  •     Possess a fundamental understanding and knowledge of urban park, custodial/facility maintenance using modern practices

Abilities Required:

  •    Ability to provide both oral and written communication that is easily understood and direct in its content
  •    Ability to engage in critical thinking skills that allow for prioritizing issues, coordinating multiple projects and problem solve
  •    Knowledge of computer equipment and Microsoft Office applications
  •    Ability to work overtime, weekends and holidays as needed

                     Ability to lift 50 lbs. and perform heavy physical labor on a daily basis in all weather conditions 



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CPC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in its work and on its staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations and communities to apply.


Safety Requirements
Establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment is the shared responsibility of this organization and employees at every level. The Conservancy will make every effort to assure a safe environment and be in compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations.  Employees are expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all their work activities.  Accordingly, employees should be aware of any hazards, which could cause an injury or accident (e.g., spills, obstacles in walkways).  If an employee discovers a potential dangerous condition, he/she should alert other employees and notify his/her supervisor immediately.


Disclaimer
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed