In terms of fulfilling this position, here's who we are looking for to add to our Team: If you're a person who thrives on dealing with issues the right way the first time; When you say "I'll take care of it" and we know it will be done quickly and well; If you thrive on tackling new challenges; If you enjoy the thought of interaction with visitors as they enjoy our parks; If you are detail-oriented and consider ways a situation might be better addressed; If you take pride in staying on top of your charges through frequent and comprehensive inspections followed by carefully planned, coordinated and timely actions… And, if you enjoy being a supportive, integral part of department improving an entire community’s quality of life... Then you may be a great fit!
A little about our community and park system: The Town of Zionsville is a vibrant community of ~26,000 at the northwestern edge of the Indianapolis, Indiana’s metropolitan area. It comprises both lightly urbanized, suburban, and rural areas spread over 71 square miles. There is a quaint "Village" feel to its core with its historical brick-paved main street and shops. Zionsville’s Park System is over 400 acres in nearly 20 parks ranging from a street corner in size to over 80 acres. Most of the parks could be classified as "passive parks" and several are heavily wooded and encompass significant streams. Plus new parks are slated to come on line in the next few years. There are many activities and events to enjoy in the parks and about the town. Additionally, the community is very conveniently located to Indianapolis and an extensive transportation network.
A little about the opportunity: This salaried, exempt full-time position will be scheduled primarily during the hours of 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Mon-Fri (with a 1 hr lunch on your time). However, there certainly will be some weekends and evenings where the successful candidate will be expected to come in, attending occasional Town government meetings, meeting with citizens to give a program within their area of assignment, and if necessary swinging by for drop-in park visits where needed. Also, there could well be some weekends and evenings, particularly in the busy times, where a park-patrol may be needed to be check on facilities and citizen’s usage during active periods. And of course, there are emergency call-out potentials due to impacts on/in the parks or otherwise in functioning in the role as an Assistant Superintendent. Specific salary will be commensurate with experience, education, certifications, etc.; but is anticipated in a range of $53,000 to $60,000/Yr. This position qualifies for the Town’s employee insurance and benefits package (which the Town’s HR Department has).
This position is anticipated open from the date of publication until it is filled. Contacts for a first round of interviews are anticipated by the end of the month. Job application forms for any current Town openings may be downloaded from the "Careers Tab" on the Zionsville Town Website at http://www.zionsville-in.gov (or directly at http://www.zionsville-in.gov/jobs,aspx) or can be requested by emailing or contacting Sue Jones SJones@zionsville-in.gov or at (317) 873-8244. Résumé's may be emailed based on information from that same section on the Town Website or to Ms. Jones.
Baccalaureate Degree in Parks and Recreation, maintenance or administration tracks; and/or 2-Year (or better) Associates Degree in Project Management; or similar areas, with 5 years minimum relevant experience; or equivalent combinations of increased experience or increased education. Demonstrated ability to manage projects, crews, contractors in a naturalistic park and recreation or municipal background will be significant. Experience and training with landscape management principles and natives and invasive plant management may be considered pluses.