Sonterra Municipal Utility District Maintenance Supervisor

Organization: Sonterra Municipal Utility District (“MUD” or “District”)
Location: Jarrell, Williamson County, Texas 76537

Salary Range: $55,000 – $65,000, depending on experience
Type of Position: Full-Time; FLSA exempt

Position Summary:
Oversees the day-to-day maintenance operations for Sonterra MUD. Plans, supervises, coordinates and participates in the maintenance operations under general direction of the Sonterra MUD Board of Directors (“Board”) and General Manager (“GM”). Assist in the routine maintenance of the District’s facilities, recreational areas, and common areas within the District, and the recreational areas within the neighboring Cool Water MUD. 

Reports to the Sonterra MUD Board and GM.

Essential Job Functions:
• Plan, coordinate, and supervise the work of crews engaged in maintaining the district’s facilities, recreational areas and common areas within the District, and the recreational areas within Cool Water MUD.
• Schedule and direct the work of subordinates.
• Work closely and in conjunction with the Sonterra MUD Board, GM and Director of Parks and Recreation.
• Supervise and participate in activities such as mowing, turf maintenance, irrigation, fertilization, weed control, ant control, and maintenance of all MUD facilities, playgrounds, detention pond areas, and all areas within the District, and the recreational areas within Cool Water MUD.
• Work with landscape contractor as needed.
• Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the District’s goals and plans in regards to maintenance.
• Assist in the development of cost estimates.
• Review request for proposals, submitted proposals and work orders for issues, develop, manage and maintain a detailed project schedule and workflow.
• Recruit and manage relationships with subcontractors.
• Analyze and understand project scope and objectives.
• Analyze and predict resources needed to reach objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner.
• Develop and maintain positive vendor relationships.
• Adherence to various state laws and regulations.
• Evaluate project outcomes.
• Conduct inventories, assess conditions, identify, and prioritize needs, develop proposals, prepare budgets, write and condition bids, manage contract and contractors.
• Prepare budget as it relates to capital improvements, equipment and major maintenance.
• Assist in development and presentation of safety training and other training programs.
• Order necessary tools, equipment, and materials with Board approval. 
• Prepare reports for management.
• Maintain all equipment used in park maintenance, including mowers, weed eater, blowers, water tank, MUD vehicles., etc.
• Hike and Bike trail repairs as needed.
• Perform other related duties, as assigned.
• Attend monthly MUD Board meetings.

Knowledge of:
• Principles of grounds maintenance techniques.
• Principles of materials, methods, standards, equipment and tools used in building and park maintenance.
• Mechanical principles.
• Irrigation systems.
• Skill in the use of hand tools (e.g., rakes, shovels, hammers, pliers, loppers, post hole digger, auger, etc.) and power equipment (e. g., chain saws, weed eater, blowers, power washers, nail guns, mowers, drills, grinders, saws, portable water tank etc.)
• Skill in the operation of equipment (e. g., tractor with front end loader, skid steer, box blade, shredder, etc.)
• Skill in light construction, electrical, and plumbing.
• Skill in making minor facility, tool and equipment repairs.
• Skill in providing customer service in a courteous and professional manner.
• Skill in working safely.
• Skill in communicating effectively with team members, supervision/management, and the general public.
• Basic skill level in office productivity applications (such as email, electronic timesheets, expense reimbursement applications, etc.)
• Ability to work efficiently and independently with minimal supervision.
• Ability to work in a team environment.
• Ability to remain aware of employees.
• Knowledge and experience of facility and landscape maintenance practices.
• Knowledge and experience of the safe operations of small engine equipment and hand tools.
• Customer service experience.

Ability to:
• Select, train, and evaluate staff.
• Recommend and implement goals, objectives, policies and procedures for maintenance services.
• Understand the organization and operation of the organization and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
• Understand, interpret, and apply general and specific administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
• Prepare clear and concise reports.
• Participate in the preparation and administration of assigned budgets.
• Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
• Effectively represent the department to outside individuals and agencies to accomplish the goals and objectives of the unit.
• Work cooperatively with other departments, District Board members, GM, Director of parks and rec, and outside agencies.
• Respond tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately to inquiries from the public, recreation staff, or other agencies on sensitive issues in area of responsibility.
• Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Required – High School or GED Diploma with a minimum of five years of full–time experience in maintenance operations supervisory role. 

Preferred – Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of five years of full- time experience in maintenance operations. 

Required – Five years of full-time experience in a maintenance operations supervisory role and responsible administration experience related to organized community service. 

Preferred – More than five years of full-time experience in a maintenance operations supervisory role and responsible administration experience related to organized community service. 

License or Certificate:
Required – Valid driver’s license; Current Pesticide Applicators License through Texas Department of Agriculture or ability to attain within six months of hire date. 

Preferred – TCEQ Irrigation License and Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician (CMRT).

Physical Demands:
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work is performed primarily outdoors with some duties indoors and travel from site to site. 

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work outdoors; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information; frequently lift and carry up to 10 pounds; occasionally lift and carry up to 50 pounds; occasionally bend and kneel during the shift; frequently push and pull objects; occasionally flex upper trunk forward at the waist and partially flex at the knees; occasionally rotate upper trunk to the right or left while sitting or standing; coordinate eye, hand, and foot movement to operate a vehicle; ability to work evenings and weekends as needed. Maintain an on-call status as necessary.

Package includes:
Standard Federal holidays, floating if weekend holiday 
2 weeks vacation
50% coverage of Health, Vision, dental premiums
Life Insurance 1X salary covered by MUD, extra at employee cost
MUD cell phone and plan
Retirement plan 



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