Parks and Recreation Parks Foreman I

Parks and Recreation Parks Foreman I
Organization City of Phoenix
Location Phoenix, Arizona
Job Type Full Time
Application Deadline Feb 20, 2023


The Parks and Recreation Department provides residents and visitors more than 41,000 acres of desert parks and mountain preserves. The parks feature 41 trailheads and more than 200 miles of trails, and 182 city parks. Additionally, there are 32 community and recreation centers, classes and sports programs for all ages, 29 pools, eight golf courses, and a variety of specialty and cultural venues and facilities.

The Parks Foreman I position interacts with park patrons and the general public, leads and directs field employees in the maintenance of parks (including turf grass, habitat restoration areas, and sports fields), arboriculture, programming and maintenance of automated irrigation systems, buildings and facilities, street right-of-way landscapes, and utilizing sustainable landscape management techniques.

Other duties include:

  • Supervising the work of field staff
  • Planning and coordinating projects
  • Reviewing and evaluating contracted services
  • Completing required reports
  • Complying with environmental regulations
  • Completing general administrative duties
  • Coordinating projects with other City departments

The position is a working Foreman that requires being with the crew to direct and assist with field activities, as well as perform office/supervisor functions.  The position requires the ability to respond to related emergency situations and handle any issues with minimal supervision.


  • Communicating effectively with the public and providing excellent customer service.


$18.73 (minimum) – $28.44 (maximum) hourly / $38,958.40 – $59,155.20 annually.


A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA/HDHP plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 12.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days. Additionally, effective 10/1/2022, Paid Parental Leave is now offered to eligible employees up to 480 hours (12 weeks) of paid leave for the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child during a 12-month period.

For more details, visit: Unit 007 Benefits

Pension Information


  • Three years experience in turf maintenance, garden care, custodial maintenance, or related experience.
  • Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
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The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:

  • Experience in or with:
    • Being a supervisor or lead.
    • Maintenance areas such as Parks and commercial landscape.
    • Computer skills including data entry, Microsoft Office, and email.
    • Water management and irrigation.
    • Landscape, horticulture, and athletic turf management.
    • Internal and external customer service.
    • Facility maintenance and pesticide management.
  • Advanced training, professional development, or additional certifications related to this field.


Recruitment closes January 30, 2023. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on this date.

This is a position-based recruitment and generates a one-time use only list. Once interviews are conducted and candidates are selected, this job posting will be considered closed and candidates will no longer be in consideration for the position applied for. This posting will not result in any ongoing eligibility list.


Apply online at by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


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Parks Foreman I: Job Code ID #48472

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City of Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.

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