The City of Missoula will reward your contributions to our community with competitive compensation and generous benefits, including but not limited to:
•Work/life balance including the ability to earn exempt comp time (additional paid leave of one hour earned for each hour worked over 40 per week)
•$0 premium coverage for employees and affordable premiums for family coverage
•$10,000 Employer-sponsored Accidental Death and Dismemberment Life Insurance Policy
•Constitutionally guaranteed retirement plan with the City contributing 8.77% of salary on your behalf and the ability to contribute to a supplemental deferred compensation program
•Generous paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
•Pre-tax flexible spending accounts
•The City of Missoula may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Look here to learn more and understand whether you may qualify.
The City of Missoula, and Parks and Recreation is hiring a Developed Parks and Trails Superintendent. The successful candidate will have a proven commitment to the citizens of Missoula and surrounding community that enjoy the parklands, recreation facilities and trail systems. They will direct, organize, oversee and manage the maintenance division including the Develop Parks, Athletic Facilities, Commuter and Recreation Trails, and public right-of-way Medians.
Oversee and implements delivery of service within city developed parkland, landscaped areas, trails and recreation facility maintenance, development, review, and construction projects
Develop, oversee, and administers the park maintenance operating and capital budgets, forecasts and analyzes funds needed for staffing, overtime, equipment, materials and supplies
Oversee the monitoring and approval of expenditures and recommends adjustments as necessary
Create, develop, implement, and administer operational policies established by the Parks Department and the City of Missoula
Recommend levels of staff, equipment, and other resources needed to effectively and safely maintain parks, lands and recreational facilities
Supervise employees including hiring, training, evaluating, disciplining, and dismissing employees
Ensure response to citizen requests and complaints
Conduct long range planning for the maintenance and development of parklands, irrigation systems, buildings, and structures
Represent the developed parks and trails operational division to the City of Missoula elected officials, public agencies, businesses, and citizens
Coordinate with other agencies and groups to implement parks, lands and recreational facilities plans
Ensures the safety of park facilities, vehicles, and equipment
Assist with strategic planning for department; prepares a variety of reports and planning documents
Performs other duties as assigned
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to seven (7) years’ experience in grounds and facility maintenance and development, natural resource management, landscape architect experience, or another relevant field, including two (2) years of supervisory and budgeting experience.
Must obtain USDA Pesticide Applicator’s License, Certified Playground Safety Inspector Certification, and Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor Certification within 1 year of employment.
Priority Screening will begin on June 13, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.
All applicants must submit a City of Missoula Application, Resume, and Cover Letter to be considered. Any unrequested document uploads will be removed before applicant screening. Only the most competitive candidates will be invited to interview.
The City of Missoula is in the heart of the northern Rockies. Missoula is home to the University of Montana, blue ribbon trout streams, and is surrounded by National Forest lands, including the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness. The population is approximately 70,000. Missoula residents rank high in their per capita participation in outdoor and organized sports, art, culture, and music. While budgets are challenging, citizens demonstrate exceptional support of their parks and recreation services. In addition to City provided public lands and programs, residents of Missoula are within minutes of Snowbowl Ski Area, and less than half a day from Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. Missoula is a mecca for hiking, cycling, mountain biking, climbing, fishing, hunting, kayaking, art, music and more. Missoula also offers wide varieties of education for all ages through public, parochial, experiential, and alternative learning opportunities. Missoula is the shopping and service center of western Montana. Additionally, Missoula attracts some of the greatest research and medical/health professionals in the nation due to the many recreation opportunities offered.... Missoula has been designated among the Top 100 Communities for Kids. Missoula Parks and Recreation is a dynamic department charged with maintaining most of Missoula's public spaces, which include the Urban Forest, 3600 acres of conservation lands, 400 acres of parkland with the development of a new 156 acre Fort Missoula Regional Park, and miles of commuter and recreation trails. The Department operates state of the art aquatic facilities including Currents, an indoor water park and fitness pool as well as Splash MT, a full service outdoor water park. The Department prides itself on successful public process and empowerment. It demonstrates that success through continued implementation of adopted plans such as; the Urban Area Comprehensive Master Parks and Recreation Plan, Open Space Plan, Conservation Lands Management Plan, Transportation Plan (including non-motorized). Friends of the Urban Forest, Missoula's newest advocacy group, is just now forming.
The City of Missoula is committed to building and sustaining a culture of diversity and inclusion. We embrace and encourage diversity in age, color, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political ideas, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make individuals unique. Reasonable accommodations in the selection process are provided, upon request, for individuals with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.