Living in the Bay Area can enrich your life. Now it can do the same for your career. As one of Northern California’s most powerful economic forces, the City of Oakland offers an impressive array of career opportunities for visionary people who thrive on open communication and dedicated service. If you'd like to share your talents with our city, Oakland welcomes you.
The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill two Park Supervisor I vacancies within the Oakland Public Works Department. Under general supervision, the incumbent uses a full range of technical, professional and supervisory level skills to organize direct and implement a park maintenance program; prepare work schedules; handle complaints; complete special projects; ensure safe work practices; train and supervise assigned staff; and perform related duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications include four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in gardening or general park maintenance, including one year of lead direction, and equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade, plus the successful completion of a minimum of eighteen (18) semester college-level units in landscape horticulture or botany that cover the required subject areas of introduction to landscape horticulture, plant terminology, weed identification, irrigation, turf management, ornamental plant identification, pruning or related coursework and six (6) units of supervisory courses. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in horticulture or botany may be substituted for two (2) years of work experience. Possession of a Bay-Friendly Landscape Professional Certification is highly desirable.
Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver's License throughout the tenure of employment. Possession of a State of California Pesticide Application Certificate must be obtained by the end of the probationary period and maintained throughout employment with the City of Oakland.
Required at the time of application:
A college transcript that verifies completion of eighteen (18) semester units of college-level courses in horticulture or related courses and six (6) units of supervisory courses. Please make sure to scan/attach the required documents to your online application.
Submit an online application and current resume prior to the closing time of the job announcement. Allow sufficient time to submit your application and upload documents if you are a new user on the NeoGov system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm. The City of Oakland is an EEO/ADA Employer.