Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks Department Posted on Arena Positions

Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to assist with the operations, repair and maintenance of the Community Activity Center (CAC) to include mechanical systems, refrigeration equipment and the implementation of the preventative maintenance program.  The Lead will assist with scheduling of CAC maintenance personnel and lead and direct the evening and/or weekend operations of the CAC in absence of the CAC Maintenance Supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the supervision of full-time, part-time, and seasonal staff maintenance workers.  Prepare weekly staff work schedules in accordance with the programs and events scheduled within the facility and operational priorities. Provide on-the-job training to CAC maintenance workers.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of a year-round daily, monthly and quarterly preventative maintenance program
  • Maintain all mechanical equipment and machinery required to operate the Community Activity Center, to include ice refrigeration and dehumidification systems, according to required manufacturer specifications
  • Assist with responding to and resolving all maintenance issues related to the Community Center operations and ice arena according to established procedures and guidelines
  • Maintain accurate and organized inventory and maintenance records; coordinate with records management staff
  • Enforce safety rules and regulations to ensure safety during all facility use by the public
  • Enforce safety rules and regulations in compliance with OSHA to ensure a safe working environment for all employees
  • Resolve scheduling conflicts, changes and other facility use-related concerns or needs with customers
  • Perform Field Supervisor’s duties in their absence
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum and Desired Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent


Three (3) years of work experience that includes the following:

  • Working with mechanical equipment and machinery necessary to operate an ice arena, including, but not limited to, refrigeration systems, ice resurfacing machine, ice edgers, HVAC equipment, plumbing and air conditioning equipment, and hand/power tools
  • Supervisory experience to include providing on-the-job training to staff
  • Lawn turf and snow removal equipment

An equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position MAY be considered.


  • Valid Class D driver’s license
  • MN Special Engineer License for hot water and steam boilers or ability to acquire within six (6) months
  • Second Class C Boiler’s license or ability to obtain within twelve (12) months from date of hire
  • CPR/First Aid certificate or ability to acquire within six (6) months

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job, including the ability to lift 75 pounds from the floor to waist high position.
  • Ability to make independent decision in accordance with organizational goals and objectives
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate in both verbal and written formats
  • Ability to work effectively, courteously, and cooperatively with department administrative personnel, community center office personnel, and customers
  • Ability to provide a level of customer service that meets or exceeds customer expectation and satisfaction
  • Ability to relate and work effectively with people from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds
  • Embrace and engage in cultural shift toward Continuous Improvement
  • Ability to work an alternate work week schedule: Tuesday – Saturday, 3:00 – 11:30 p.m.

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduation from a vocational program or technical training in ice arena management/maintenance or building maintenance
  • Previous training/experience in customer service methods and practices
  • Previous training/experience in hazardous materials (i.e., ammonia refrigeration)
  • Previous experience working with people from various cultural, socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds
  • Fluency in Spanish, Hmong, Russian, Somali, Laotian or Vietnamese language(s)

Background Check
The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check are necessary for this job title. Applicants are required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.
Drug & Alcohol Testing/Medical Examination
All job applicants must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test/medical examination once a conditional offer of employment has been made.  Applicants will be required to sign a notification and consent form prior to undergoing drug and alcohol testing.  Applicants who do not consent to undergo drug and alcohol testing will not be required to do so and the City will withdraw the conditional job offer, resulting in the job applicant no longer being considered for the position 
Selection Process
The selection process will consist of one or more of the following steps: a rating of relevant education and experience and/or an oral examination (100%). It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. This information will be used to determine which candidates will proceed in the selection process. A submitted application is also used to verify the answers to any supplemental questions.  Only those candidates who attain a passing score (70%) on each step in the selection process will be placed on the eligible list. Human Resources Department reserves the right to limit the number in any phase of the selection process.

Brooklyn Park is a thriving northwestern suburb of Minneapolis and the sixth largest city in the state with over 86,000 residents and 30,000 jobs. As the 11th fastest growing city in Minnesota, the city has become even more vibrant because of our remarkable racial and cultural diversity. Approximately 60 percent of our residents are people of color, 22 percent are foreign-born, and more than a quarter speak a language other than English at home.

About Company

City of Brooklyn Park
5600 - 85th Ave N Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

Job Information

Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Years of experience: 1 Salary: $30 - $38 /Per Hour Publish date: 27 May 2022

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