Parks and Buildings Superintendent

City of Norco
Until Filled

Full Time/Exempt, 36 hour work week
Salary - $69,689-$84,706
The City of Norco is currently seeking an experienced professional to serve as Parks and Public Buildings Superintendent.
The City of Norco is best known as an animal-keeping, equestrian-oriented community whose residents enjoy over 400 acres of parkland and one of the largest networks of horse trails in the nation, earning the nickname “Horsetown USA.” The City’s love for animals has created a close-knit community whose residents are active in local schools, churches and civic groups, but Horsetown USA is also a great place to conduct business. The City of Norco, incorporated as a General Law City in 1964 and a Charter City in 2003, has a population of approximately 27,000 and encompasses about 15 square miles strategically located on the I-15 Freeway, just 50 miles from downtown L.A. The small town values that are alive and well in Horsetown USA not only enhance its residents’ quality of life, but provide a nurturing environment for businesses as well.

High technology thrives in Horsetown USA. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Division is responsible for assessing the reliability of naval weapons systems and the combat readiness of the Fleet. Norco College, a campus of Riverside Community College with more than 10,000 students, is known for its pioneering Center for Applied Competitive Technologies, one of the first centers of its kind in California. Designated as the District’s technology campus, Norco College is a tremendous resource for local businesses of all kinds. City officials work in concert with business leaders to ensure a vibrant business environment and sustained economic growth, enhancing a unique community rich in cultural, recreational and commercial resources.
The City’s animal-keeping lifestyle is Norco’s greatest resource and part of a $100 billion horse industry in America. The 44-acre George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center, SilverLakes Equestrian & Sports Park, and distinctive Western façades along Sixth Street all reinforce the spirit of Horsetown USA. Nowhere else will you see horse trails traversing from residential neighborhoods to business districts equipped with horse crossings and hitching posts. Horsetown USA’s unique Western lifestyle and dynamic equestrian community also contribute to a burgeoning hospitality industry. Fueled by the opening of SilverLakes, a 122-acre mega-venue for regional, national and international equestrian and soccer events, hotel developers and restaurateurs are evaluating sites in the City, and several projects are in the planning or construction phase. Welcome to Norco, California - Horsetown USA!
Manages, prioritizes and schedules the maintenance and repair of City-owned facilities and parks; hires, trains, assigns, and evaluates work performance of assigned staff; conducts inspections of parks and building construction projects for compliance with contract specifications and pertinent regulatory requirements; prepares program and divisional operating budgets for parks, buildings and Landscape Maintenance Districts; oversees special event set-up and clean-up.
Develops, negotiates and implements landscape maintenance contracts for parks, buildings, and landscape maintenance district; conducts inspections of landscaping for proper care of landscape for safe enjoyment by the public; approves requisitions and purchase orders; manages assigned Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs); researches specifications for large purchases to be submitted for bid proposals.
Researches and responds to inquiries related to trees, shrubs and plants from other City departments and residents; assists in researching and developing grants for planting trees within the City; monitors and schedules irrigation at park sites utilizing central irrigation computer system and monitors system for any malfunctions; performs other related duties as assigned.
Typical duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
QUALIFICATIONS: (any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job).
The knowledge and abilities which are required to perform the duties and responsibilities of this class are as follows:
Education:     High School Diploma or equivalent education.  Must possess Certified Arborist Certification and a current California Pest Control License in landscape and righ of way.         
Experience:  Five years supervisory experience in landscaping and building maintenance.                   
License Required: Valid California Class A Commercial Driver’s License and maintaining a satisfactory driving record.
Qualified Application License highly desirable.
Employees are enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) government Employer Pull Notice Program. 
Class A drivers are enrolled in the Department of Transportation (DOT) random drug testing program.
Knowledge:     Facility maintenance techniques and procedures; electrical, plumbing and air conditioning system design, maintenance and repair; irrigation and landscaping methods and techniques; budget development and administration.
Ability:             Skill in negotiating and overseeing contracts and contractors.  Skill in assigning and reviewing work performance.  Skill in oral and written communications and in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Work is performed in office, construction site and outdoor environments. Work requires occasional driving, climbing, standing, walking, bending and lifting up to 50 pounds. May be exposed to extreme weather, moving traffic, construction sites, heights, pesticides, herbicides, hazardous chemicals and fumes.
All City employees are required to perform assigned Emergency Service duties in the event of an emergency or disaster.  Employee must complete required FEMA courses within six months of employment.
SELECTION PROCESS: Only those candidates who have the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will continue in the selection process.  Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process.
Final appointments will be subject to a selection interview
APPLICATION PROCESS/FILING PERIOD: Position open until filled with a first review of applications on December 2, 2019.  Applicants must complete and submit a signed/original City of Norco Employment Application, resumes are not accepted in lieu of application.  City of Norco job applications may be downloaded at Applications must be received by Human Resources.  Enclose copies of any certifications, training, or degrees. This recruitment may close at anytime without notice. Applicants may submit an application by walk-in, postal mail or drop-box in front of City Hall.  Faxes or emails will not be accepted.
The provisions of this bulletin does not constitute a contract expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
Salary - $69,689 - $84,706
(Most recent Mid-Management Resolution:
Work Schedule: The City has a 36-hour work week.
Retirement Benefits: The City participates in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).
Classic Member: 2.7% at 55, employee pays 8% of salary; three year final compensation
New Hires with no previous CalPERS/reciprocal retirement plan: 2% at 62 , employee pays 6.75% of salary
Vesting Schedule for Retiree Medical Benefits for Employees and Dependents based on City and CalPERS service
The City does not participate in Social Security
Health Insurance: City pays up to $1,250 a month for employee and dependent coverage (opt-out payment available); City provides $20 per month towards Medical Savings Account (six month waiting period) tied to Flexible Spending Account
Dental Insurance: City pays 100% HMO employee and dependent coverage;  PPO available (employee paid on a pre-tax basis)
Vision Insurance: City pays 100% employee and dependent coverage
Life Insurance: Paid by Employer (1x annual salary)
Optional Life, AD&D and Disability Insurance available
Administrative Leave: 48 hours per fiscal year; Pro-rated for new hires
Sick Leave: Accrues 8.1 hours per month
Vacation Leave: Accrual starting at 3.32 hours per pay period
(Buy-back options available)
Holidays: 11 paid holidays and up to three floating holidays (pro-rated for new hires)
The City of Norco is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, political or religious affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, other non-job related physical or mental disability, medical condition, or other functional limitation in employment or the provision of service.  The City is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities.  If you require accommodation to participate in this recruitment, please contact the Human Resources Office prior to the filing deadline.  We will attempt to reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities upon request.