Seattle Parks and Recreation
Seattle, WA, USA
Want to join an employer whose sole purpose is to improve the lives of Seattle-ites? Look no further than Seattle Parks and Recreation. With more than 6,400 acres of parks, 45 community centers, pools, and other facilities, and thousands of programs and courses, Seattle Parks and Recreation touches the lives of every resident of the city. To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, visit our website , Facebook page, Twitter account or Parkways Blog .
Seattle Parks and Recreation is committed to utilizing our resources and programming to promote racial equity and social justice for Seattle and its citizens.
We're looking for someone who loves Seattle Parks and Recreation as much as we do, and can evangelize about how our parks, programs, services and facilities play an integral role in residents' quality of life. We need a bright, creative, curious and hardworking mind to support our Communications Unit.
This position supports the Communications Unit, a component of SPR's Superintendent's Office. The Communications Unit is responsible for external and internal communications for a large City of Seattle department including management of media relations, public website, blog, social media, publications, employee communications, Mayor's Office communications, communications support for the SPR Superintendent and more.
The successful candidate will coordinate the department's phone services (50% of the position's duties), serve as a back-up to our front desk reception and phone line, and support for the Communications Unit through writing, editing, responding to requests for information, supporting public events, and supporting staff with social media, blog, and website updates.
Regular duties include:
Track and fulfill staff requests for new and existing landlines and cellphones
Maximize resources by reassigning phones; document changes
Help users troubleshoot devices; and update City-wide database and directory regularly
Provides support for front desk receptionist, duties include; answer calls and handle basic information inquires
Research facts and information requested by the public, media or staff.
Assist with updates to our web and social media platforms (website management training will be offered).
Support our team in writing, posting, and editing blog posts for our Parkways Blog.
Write posts and post pictures to our Facebook pages and Twitter feed.
Cultivate relationships with staff that assist you in developing stories for our blog and social media outlets.
Support our team in writing, editing and posting content to our blog, newsletter, website and social media channels.
Continually seek ways to improve customer service to both internal and external customers.
Assist Communications Manager and Strategic Communications Advisor with communications-related issues and assignments.
Assist Communications Manager and Strategic Communications Advisor with events and appearances involving the Mayor or Superintendent and other public events.
Other communications-related duties and tasks as assigned
Strong organization skills.
Highly developed research skills. You know where to look for answers and what to ask.
The ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
A familiarity and comfort with web-based communication tools, social media, and analytics.
A commitment to race and social justice.
A willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
A strong work ethic.
The ability to multi-task.
Pride in providing great customer service--both to the public and to internal staff.
The ability to notice when little things can be improved. You make suggestions and float ideas about how to improve customer service and the user experience.
Required Qualifications: Requires two years of clerical support experience (or a combination of education, training and/or experience which provides evidence of the ability to perform work of the class.) Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality Desired Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field, or 3 years of equivalent experience.
Strong computer skills, in both digital and online communication tools.
Detail oriented, with strong organizational, time-management and customer service skills.
Intermediate-level skills in Microsoft Office products Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills.
Basic knowledge of Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and WordPress and Google Analytics.
Basic graphic design skills
ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST II-BU WBAPPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.seattle.gov/jobs
Job #2018-00917 Careers@seattle.gov
Who May Apply: This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, veterans and those with diverse life experiences.
Accommodations for people with disabilities are provided on request.
The City is a Drug Free Workplace.
Seattle Parks and Recreation
Seattle, WA, USA
Support Seattle's efforts to keep our green spaces green! Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is seeking an experienced and dedicated Manager 2 for Encampment and Enhanced Park Maintenance! This position reports to the Parks and Environment Division Director for SPR and is a member of the senior management team. The Manager 2 will manage the work of the Special Maintenance Crew and the Evening/Weekend Crew in the Parks and Environment Division. These specialty crews assist with projects in the six Park Maintenance Districts and provide support to the Seattle Navigation Team, with the planning and undertaking of homeless encampment clean-ups. The majority of this group's activities relate to keeping the parks and Right of Way (ROW) areas free of obstructions, hazards and garbage from encampments and RV's. In addition, this position works with other city and state departments in the development of policies and protocols related to moving and cleaning encampments, and the planning, strategy, and logistics of encampment cleaning efforts.
Plan, prioritize and direct the activities of approximately 20 full-time and part-time employees and additional peak season temporary staff through subordinate supervisory staff.
Responsible for ensuring that Staff are trained in all Safety precautions and hazardous training, and instituting those practices in the daily work.
Manage staff in the enhanced management of turf, shrub beds, play areas, beaches, athletic fields, comfort stations, and other assets to provide a safe and welcoming experience for park users.
Respond to concerns, questions and requests from both internal (Parks and other City personnel) and citizen inquiries in a timely manner.
Manage and monitor the budget, exercising sound fiduciary responsibility for a $3 million budget, assuring accurate record keeping, expense distribution and revenue recovery as dictated by the annual budget.
For specialty crews, the Manager oversees and directs personnel hiring processes for the unit; safety training, employee development, disciplinary review and other associated personnel issues.
Leads strategic efforts within the district and represent the Department at events and meetings, multi-department task forces, or committees related to encampments and homeless issues
Build community relationships within the districts, and play a significant role in the overall leadership of the Division as a member of the senior management team.
Coordinate maintenance programs and activities with the Park Resources Manager 2-3 days a week (who is responsible for routine maintenance of all Seattle Parks).
Coordinate work with other PE Managers; local and regional community based agencies, Seattle School District, and Citizen groups to ensure that programs and activities meet the needs of our diverse communities.
Develops partnerships and collaborate to maximize resources and program efforts with other agencies such as Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT); Seattle Public Utilities (SPU); Seattle City Light; Human Services Department (HSD); other City agencies; and Advisory Councils, neighborhood associations, businesses, and volunteer groups, other community groups.
Maintain a customer service philosophy that is responsive and strives to improve park and ROW safety, security and accessibility.
Engage in strategic thinking to analyze and evaluate the present and future division needs.
Promote and follow the Parks, and City of Seattle mission statements, values, and expectations.
A bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation Management, public or nonprofit administration (including social work), horticulture, business, operations or a related field.
A minimum of four years professional experience in any of the above fields, with two years managing a large section, unit or division, related to the duties outlined above in a large multi-level public or private sector organization, facilitating diverse groups and interests.
Direct experience supervising park maintenance employees and/or working for a landscape, tree, urban forest management, garbage or refuse company directing or leading maintenance crews.
Experience managing, regulating and carrying out safety measures and/or OSHA related safety rules
Working with maintenance Crews; experience in the removal and managing the cleanup of encampments in urban cities, and forested areas, or any related Park, or landscape maintenance crew
Qualifications and experience may substitute for education (Combinations of education, training and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability).
Master's degree in Parks and Recreation Management, Public or non-profit Administration, Horticulture, Social Work, Business, or a related field
Experience planning and/or managing and directing large, and/or specialized parks or land maintenance or cleaning crews to perform routine and enhanced parks maintenance for landscapes, turf, comfort stations, athletic fields, etc.
Experience managing and directing a multi-skilled, and specialized crew of bio-hazard workers, laborers, heavy equipment operators, and have an understanding of heavy equipment
Well versed in the assessment of homeless encampment situations and needs, and the planning logistics for removal of encampments and cleaning.
Community involvement on a local and regional basis
Be receptive to new ideas and represent a commitment to civic minded values
Ability to build public and private partnerships
experience creating innovative solutions to complex problems
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong motivation, delegation and decision-making skills
Ability to provide effective leadership
Work under pressure with multiple deadlines to work with minimal guidelines or supervision
Experience dealing with a variety of personnel issues and working with bargaining unit contracts.
Manage the division's budget and to develop biennial budget submittals.
The ability to be flexible and comfortable with people at all levels of City government, on local and regional issues.
Able to work with elected officials, advocacy groups, and the community.
Dynamic and flexible with a broad range of experience and skills such as:
experience working in a Parks and Recreation environment
understanding, developing and implementing policy
have effective management skills.
strong analytical skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks while changing priorities swiftly.
ability to work collaboratively and successfully with a wide variety of department staff, citizens, and stakeholders
experience in developing and applying problem solving strategies to Parks and ROW issues
ability to work as part of a team within Parks, and with multi-department teams in completing the work
Experience with Microsoft Windows.
MANAGER 2-ENCAMPMENT AND ENHANCED PARK MAINTENANCE CJAPPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.seattle.gov/jobs Job #2018-00831