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The current annual salary for the Parks & Facilities Maintenance Superintendent is $57,686 to $81,219 plus an excellent benefits package which includes, but is not limited to education/certification incentive program, merit program, 9/80 work schedule, and city paid State Disability Insurance (SDI). Placement within this range is dependent on qualifications. With proper training, this position is eligible for additional compensation for standby duties and overtime. Salary to increase 3% July 1, 2024 per employee bargaining contract.

The City provides the following benefits:

General Leave:

· Vacation: 12 days of paid vacation leave during year one, increasing to 15 days in year two and increasing based on years of service thereafter

· Sick Leave: 12 days of paid sick leave per year

Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance: The City of Susanville offers excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance. Employee currently pays $30 per month and receives medical, dental, and vision coverage for employee, spouse, and eligible dependents. Medical insurance is currently a 90/10 plan, with annual deductible of $150 (individual) and $450 (family), annual maximum out of pocket is $3,000 (individual) and $6,000 (family).

Retirement: The City participates in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). For legacy members, the benefit level is 3% @60, employee share is 8%, paid by employees. For new members, the benefit level is 2% @62 , employee share is 6.75%, paid by the employee.

Holidays: 13 paid holidays and 1 floating holiday per year

IRS Section 125 Flexible Benefit Plan available

$50,000 Life Insurance policy ($25,000 AD&D and $25,000 Life Insurance)

This is an advanced journey level position.  Employees at this level perform the most difficult and responsible duties assigned within the Parks/Building Maintenance Division.  Employees at this level are responsible for lead supervision of assigned staff and are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to the assigned areas of responsibility and must work with minimal supervision. Responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating all activities within the Parks/Building Maintenance Division of the Public Works Department of the City of Susanville, and assist in the maintenance and repair of other City-owned buildings, grounds, equipment, and facilities.


·         Receive direction from the Public Works Assistant Director of Operations

·         Exercise supervision over assigned maintenance staff and prison inmate personnel assigned to the department.


·         Manage, direct, and organize maintenance and custodial activities of all City parks and recreation facilities and other City-owned grounds and facilities as assigned.

·         Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the Parks Maintenance and Work Plan; assign work activities, projects, and programs, monitor workflow, review, and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.

·         Provide lead supervision over assigned maintenance personnel and prison inmate personnel, review work and control quality of work in Parks and /or City projects; assist in completing employee evaluations.

·         Provide primary direction and task supervision for Department of Corrections inmate crews working on City maintenance projects.

·         Assist in the development of the Parks operating budget, assist in budget implementation.

·         Order supplies and equipment for work projects; maintain accurate records of purchases and comply with budget and purchasing policies.

·         Participate in recommending the appointment of Parks/Building Maintenance personnel; coordinate appropriate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures; recommend employee terminations.

·         Perform skilled maintenance, repair and installation work related to assigned City facilities.  Required skills could include plumbing, electrical, carpentry, masonry and concrete work.

·         Perform emergency repairs; establish proper safety procedures and devices in doing such work.

·         Operates a variety of heavy equipment such as: dump truck, front-end loader, and various size tractors.

·         Performs duties related to herbicide and pesticide control, maintain accurate and updated MSDS records on these and all other hazardous chemicals used by the Parks/Building Maintenance Division.

·         Maintain logs of daily activities.

·         Other duties as assigned.

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

·                     Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in parks, grounds, or facility maintenance, including one year of lead or supervisory responsibility.

·                     Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by technical courses in parks and facilities maintenance.

License/Certificate Requirement:

·                     Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Class C Driver’s License.

·                     Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Qualified Applicator’s Certificate.

·                     Possession of, or ability to obtain, First Aid and CPR certifications.

Additional Experience with or Ability to:

·         Organize, direct, and implement a comprehensive facility and park maintenance program.

·         Operate specialized job-related equipment.

·         Perform skilled maintenance activities related to buildings and grounds maintenance.

·         Physically bend, squat, climb, kneel, and move in order to maintain City facilities and related equipment.

·         Lift various weights up to 100 pounds on occasion

·         Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

·         Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

·         Principles and practices of maintenance and repair activities and procedures related to buildings and grounds maintenance.

·         Principles and practices of policy development and implementation

·         Pertinent local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations.

·         Budget management procedures and techniques.

·         Principles and practices of supervision, training, and personnel management.


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 this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. The employee has to walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to hot and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 48
Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Minimum Hourly Wage: 27.73
Maximum Hourly Wage: 39.05