CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS
Under the general supervision of the Parks Maintenance Supervisor, performs limited supervisory work in the Parks division. Duties include supervision of work crews comprised of labor and semi-skilled employees. Incumbents exercise limited independent judgment. Work is usually assigned to a supervisor. Work is reviewed in process and upon completion. Performs other work as necessary.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Trains new personnel, assigns work, works with and supervises personnel at work sites, provides instruction with more difficult trades.
Keeps and maintains pesticide and fertilizer applications records.
Diagnoses problems and facilitates solutions.
Leads crews in the maintenance of athletic complexes, landscaping and beautification projects, grounds maintenance and tree pruning and removal assignments.
Responds to work orders, carries out assigned task through utilization of materials and assigned personnel.
Leads crews in the maintenance of athletic complexes, landscaping, and tree trimming and removal.
Operates divisional equipment.
Responds to public complaints.
A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or G.E.D. Proven record of dependability and leadership skills. Progressively responsible experience performing grounds maintenance, landscaping and beautification projects, tree pruning and removal, athletic field maintenance, irrigation system maintenance, and pesticide application. Must have a valid Florida Class "B" commercial driver's license with air brake. Applicants who possess a valid out of state Class “B” commercial driver’s license with air brakes must obtain the Florida Class “B” commercial driver’s license with air brakes within 10 days of employment. Must possess a State of Florida Restricted Use Pesticide Applicators license. Prior supervisory experience preferred.
B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
General knowledge of the names, care, and maintenance of plants and trees installed and maintained by the Parks Division.
Basic knowledge of playground equipment safety regulations and maintenance.
Knowledge of occupational safety rules and practices.
Knowledge of methods, materials and machinery.
Knowledge of tree care and proper pruning and removal techniques.
Knowledge of landscaping and irrigation.
Knowledge of turf grass installation, and cultivation.
Knowledge of the care maintenance of various machinery.
Ability to evaluate plant and turf grass conditions and performance and make necessary adjustments.
Ability to identify types of soil and their irrigation needs or requirements.
Ability to carry out oral and written instructions.
Ability to work courteously and effectively with others.
Ability to perform strenuous work in all weather conditions.
Ability to operate bucket truck and chain saw.
Ability to direct crews during landscape projects.
Ability to renovate and maintain turf grass.
C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to operate motor vehicles (i.e., pick-up, van, etc.); load or unload vehicles with objects weighing no more than 50 lbs. without assistance.
Ability to hear and understand conversation in a normal tone of voice. Use of senses which include sight, smell, hearing, and touch as aids in the evaluation and troubleshooting of malfunctioning equipment.
Ability to see and read letters, numbers, words, characters or symbols which are both large and small, as well as identify colors.
Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters, and symbols - must be legible and understood by others. Use small hand tools - dexterity required.
Ability to move back and forth and sideways while in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position.
Ability to stay in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position for periods less than 10 minutes.
Ability to go from a standing or sitting position to a bending, kneeling, or squatting position, or vice versa, periodically.
Ability to learn complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.
Ability to walk, stand and sit for periods longer than 30 minutes. Walk continuously for more than 5 minutes at a time.
Ability to stand in a stationary position for more than 30 minutes at a time. May need to remain seated for more than 30 minutes at a time.
Ability to lift, carry, push or pull items which weigh up to 50 lbs. without assistance over uneven terrain, up/down stairs or ladders.
Ability to carry items for a distance which ranges from 10 ft. to no more than 300 yds.
Lift and/or carry items which are considered awkward to grasp or hold on to.
Lift items (weighing less than 40 pounds) above the head or down from over the head.
Hold items (weighing between 1 - 10 pounds) for a period less than 10 minutes.
Work at night in dimly lit conditions as necessary and during inclement weather.
Frequent exposure to chemicals, fertilizers, reclaimed wastewater, fuels and cleaning solvents.
Occasionally experiences deadlines under pressure and close attention to detail.
THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.
Revised - 3/21/14