CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS
Responsible for performing manual labor using a variety of hand and power tools and equipment required in grounds keeping, landscaping and maintenance in parks, city facilities, right of ways, medians and cemeteries. General supervision is provided by the Parks Maintenance Supervisor. Performs other work as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSOperates and maintains grass cutting mowers, edgers, trimmers, pruners, blowers, chain saws, pressure washers and other hand and power tools used in parks maintenance.
Landscapes municipal property, lays sod and spreads mulch, irrigates parks and City grounds, rakes and gathers trash from assigned areas, applies fertilizers and pesticides as needed under direction of a certified pesticide applicator, prunes trees and shrubs according to Best Management Practices.
Performs clean-up tasks such as emptying trash cans, cleaning municipal bathrooms and park sidewalks, controlling weeds and clearing obstructions to park drainage ditches.
Assists skilled trade workers in the maintenance and repair of buildings such as plumbing, carpentry and painting.
Lay and repair irrigation lines, assists in the maintenance of fences, shelters, playground equipment and other ancillary equipment as needed in parks and playgrounds.
Operation and general maintenance of City vehicles and equipment.
Maintains ball fields by repairing fences, edging and mowing grass, dragging and raking clay infields, fertilizing and applying insect controls.
Repairs, assembles and installs picnic tables, grills, trash can holders, and signs.
A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma required. One (1) year of experience in grounds maintenance and landscaping. Requires a valid State of Florida driver’s license. Applicants who possess a valid out of state driver’s license must obtain a State of Florida driver's license within 10 days of employment.
May be required to work weekends and holidays.
May be designated as Assigned Personnel and be required to work during a declared emergency.
B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESSkill in operation of various types of tools and equipment used in grounds and building maintenance.
Knowledge of basic grounds and facility maintenance procedures.
Knowledge of occupational and safety rules and regulations.
Ability to operate hand and power tools.
Ability to operate motor vehicles.
Ability to perform manual labor in all weather conditions.
Ability to perform in hazardous conditions, public roadways, shoulders, medians, bridges and traffic.
Ability to understand Material Safety Data Sheets.
Knowledge of plants and plant care
C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTSAbility to work regularly scheduled hours.
Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in various tones of voice, as well as accents or quickly spoken. Use of senses that include sight, smell, hearing and touch as aids in the evaluation and trouble shooting of malfunctioning equipment.
Ability to see, read, and comprehend 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 which are legible and understood by others.
Ability to use small hand tools which require the use of hands, wrists, and fingers.
Ability to walk, stand, and sit for periods longer than 30 minutes but not to exceed 8 hours consecutively.
Ability to stand in a stationary position for more than 30 minutes at time.
Ability to walk continuously for more than 10 minutes at a time throughout the working day.
Ability to lift, carry, push and pull items which weigh up to 50 pounds over uneven terrain, up/down stairs or ladders.
Ability to carry items for a distance which ranges from 10 feet to no more than 300 yards.
Ability to lift and/or carry items which are considered awkward to grasp or hold on to.
Ability to lift items (weighing less than 50 pounds) above the head or down from over the head.
Ability to hold items (weighing 1 to 50 pounds) for a period less than 10 minutes, without putting the item down.
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 move back and forth and sideways while in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position.
Ability to learn simple to complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.
Ability to operate motor vehicles (i.e. pickup trucks, vans, etc.), load or unload vehicles with objects weighing no more than 50 pounds.
Ability to see and work at night in dimly lit conditions as necessary and during inclement weather.
Ability to work in undesirable conditions including small, enclosed, or partially enclosed areas, dust, dirt, fumes, odors, noise, wetness, humidity, static electricity, chemicals, hot and cold.
Ability to work at levels higher than three feet.
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.