City of Moorhead
Division Manager – Parks and Forestry
$70,953 to $101,362
11/03/2017 – 9:30 am
Open until filled – first review of applications on November 13,
Anticipated Hire Date:
The City of Moorhead is accepting
applications for a Division Manager in the Public Works Department.
This position will oversee the Parks, Right-of-Way, Golf Course
Maintenance, and Forestry Division. Listed below are some of the
position’s essential functions. See full job description for a list
of all job duties.
directs, evaluates and supervises 20 full-time and 59 seasonal
employees engaged in maintaining 46 parks, 2 public golf courses,
1,484 acres of recreational land to include parks, right-of-way
areas, the urban forest, and a vast river corridor.
Assists the Public Works
Director in developing long-range strategic plans and annual
Acts as the park
facilities and equipment manager responsible for 11 Neighborhood
Recreation Centers (NRCs), 2 golf course clubhouses, 2 athletic
field complexes, 7 wading pools, and 7 outdoor hockey rinks.
representative for development of grant applications and project
manager for grant-funded projects
Coordinates with Parks
and Recreation and community groups on use of athletic fields and
capital improvement projects
Education and Experience:
degree in Parks and Recreation Management or related degree
Five years of related
experience and two years of supervisory experience
View the full job description
Submit an application for employment
of Moorhead is an equal opportunity employer.
JOB OPENING - AUGUST 2017
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
Job Class: Groundskeeper Intermediate (Seasonal / Full Time)
Working Title: Groundskeeper Intermediate (FA18015)
Job ID: 15461
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 08/04/2017
Closing Date: 08/18/2017
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: MN St Colleges & Universities /
Mankato State University
Appointment Type: Seasonal / Full-time
Work Shift/Work Hours: 7:00AM - 3:30PM
Days of Work: Monday - Friday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $15.95 - $22.13/hourly; $33,303 - $46,207/annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 203 - Service/AFSCME
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Connect 700 Program Eligible: No
This position exists to perform skilled management care for
one-third of the 303 acres of grounds and all shrub, tree, and other
plant pruning and trimming on the campus of Minnesota State
This position has been assigned to a weather-essential function
under the provision of MnSCU Regulation 4.4 and the Minnesota State
University Weather & Emergency Closure Policy.
Ability to train and direct the work of less experienced
groundskeepers or work crews sufficient to assign responsibilities
and inspect finished work.
1. Ability to read, interpret and follow oral and written
instructions sufficient to independently complete assignments timely
using accepted practices and safe techniques.
2. Knowledge of horticulture techniques and practices (planting
schedules, germination intervals, and transplantation procedures)
sufficient to maintain and improve facility grounds/landscape and
recognize and/or treat plant diseases and pests.
3. Grounds-keeping experience on a multiple building complex
including the care of lawns and woody and herbaceous plants using
accepted horticultural practices.
4. Experience with the safe use of and simple repair of hand-held
tools, riding machinery (all types of lawn and landscape equipment),
and snow removal equipment (hand and heavier equipment).
5. 6. Basic knowledge of chemical fertilizer or pesticide
application and related safety practices.
7. Ability to lift and move from 40 to 80 lbs.
8. Ability to work in inclement weather conditions.
9. Class D MN Driver's License at the time of hire.
Experience operating various equipment including but not limited
to, mowers, turf aerators, over seeders and field sweepers,
sufficient to mow, trim, edge, rake, fertilize, sod or seed lawns
and athletic fields and provide overall care and maintenance of
Experience pruning and trimming shrubs, trees and other plant
varieties sufficient to ensure the health and increase longevity of
all campus plant species.
Ability to identify various plant species sufficient to diagnose
potential diseases and resolve problems with generally accepted
Three (3) to Five (5) years of experience operating loaders, skid
loaders, and street sweepers.
Three (3) to Five (5) years of experience operating heavy equipment
in snow removal operations.
Experience operating and maintaining commercial-grade sprinkler
Experience working in the absence of a supervisor being on duty.
Experience laying out collegiate and professional football and
baseball fields, track and field surfaces, and intramural sports
Ability to perform light to moderate repairs to equipment and
Possession of a Minnesota Department of Agriculture pesticide
Degree in Horticulture, Forestry, or related field.
Ability to lift and move from 40 to 80 lbs. Ability to work at
heights in a boom-truck or aerial boom lift machine. Ability to work
in inclement weather conditions. See attached physical requirement
sheets from Comprehensive Rehabilitation Associates, Inc.
In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU)
Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on
college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall
be required to conform to MnSCU’s vehicle use criteria and consent
to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
Employees have a responsibility to be familiar with Minnesota State
University, Mankato’s safety program to comply with safety rules and
regulations incorporating safe work practices, and to use all safety
devices according to established procedures.
Monitor safe work practices and take corrective action as indicated.
Observe safe working habits so accidents are kept to a minimum. Be
on the alert for unsafe working conditions or situations. Correct
unsafe conditions or situations in a manner consistent with OSHA
standards. Ensure quality control focusing on continuous quality
improvements that result in improved processes and services.
Participate in interdepartmental quality improvement programs, as
Employment information for this position can be found in its
collective bargaining agreement or its plan document at
Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a
comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental
insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term
disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan,
tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11
paid holidays each year.
How to Apply
Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply
online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637. For
additional information about the application process, go to
If you have questions about the position, contact MaKayla Meier at
507/389-1223. Equal Employment Opportunity Minnesota State Colleges
and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed
to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against
qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed,
religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran
status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance,
sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or
membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an
affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage
applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and
individuals with protected veteran status. Reasonable accommodations
will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you
are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot
access the online job application system, please contact the job
information line at 651.259.3637 or email
indicate what assistance is needed