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Gainesville Regional Utilities Park Maintenance Worker 2 (Park Operations) in Gainesville, Florida

Park Maintenance Worker 2 (Park Operations)

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Park Maintenance Worker 2 (Park Operations)

Salary

$13.75 - $19.83 Hourly

Location

Gainesville, FL

Job Type

Full-Time

Department

PARKS, RECREATION & CULTURAL AFFAIRS

Job Number

09274

Closing

12/1/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

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Inviting applications for the role of:

Parks Maintenance Worker ll

The City of Gainesville's Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs department is now hiring for a Parks Maintenance Worker ll to provide support to our team in the management and maintenance of the City’s parks.

This Parks Maintenance Worker II position will provide support to our team. A typical day will involve, grounds and landscape maintenance; mowing and blowing parking lots and walkways, operating motorized equipment, power tools and hand tools; general maintenance of park facilities including cleaning, painting, trash pickup and minor repairs; and City-sponsored special events while providing excellent customer service and assistance to park visitors.

Tasks to be performed may include but not be limited to:

Performing routine trail, grounds and landscaping work, operating motorized equipment to maintain parks and grounds, assisting or performing basic electrical, carpentry, plumbing, painting, concrete, and other trade work required in the maintenance of parks grounds and facilities.

To be considered for this position you must:

  • Have completed high school or earned an equivalency diploma

  • Have one (1) year experience in laboring work, professional landscape work or park maintenance, including the use of hand and power tools and motorized equipment including trucks, trailers, mowers and tractors and equipment maintenance, repair and construction work; or have an equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • A valid Florida Driver License is required.

NOTE:

  • Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions.

  • Work may require performing tasks in and around heavy traffic.

  • May be required to work outside regular business hours depending on departmental needs.

  • CPR and First Aid certifications required within 6 months of employment

  • May fill multiple positions.

  • May establish eligibility list.

  • May be required to Complete and Assessment(s)

Job Description

NATURE OF WORK

Manual labor performing semi-skilled tasks, or assisting skilled workers.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under direct or limited supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its lack of supervisory duties and from lower classes by its emphasis on semi-skilled parks maintenance and construction.

EXAMPLES OF WORK**

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Depending on area of assignment:

Performs routine trail, grounds and landscaping work, including but not limited to: pruning or trimming vegetation, pulling weeds, mowing, spraying or applying herbicide and fertilizer, raking or blowing leaves, edging curbs, loading trimmings onto truck, picking up trash and blowing or sweeping debris off parking lots and sidewalks.

Performs basic installation of city trees, shrubs, and bedding plants, including but not limited to: preparing planting sites, digging holes, setting and watering plants and preparing appropriate supporting structures.

Operates motorized equipment such as mowers, tractors, frontend loader, backhoe trucks, dump trucks, and trailers used to transport materials and equipment to maintain parks, grounds, athletic fields and other areas. Operates other equipment as required. Services and washes vehicles.

Inspects and perform scheduled preventative maintenance on assigned equipment, including but not limited to: checking and making appropriate adjustments, lubricating, performing fluid and filter changes, replacing components and lighting maintenance and repairs.

Performs athletic field maintenance, including but not limited to: chalking, dragging and watering infields and warning tracks, packing holes on pitchers mounds, home plates and bullpens, laying out fields, painting lines and bases, picking up trash and removing practice equipment from fields.

Assists with the maintenance, assembly and repair of recreation equipment.

Assists or performs basic electrical, carpentry, plumbing, painting, concrete, and other trade work. Uses and maintains power hand tools, such as drills, nailing guns and circular saws.

Performs hand and bench work in a carpentry shop and performs welding and metal repairs.

Performs excellent customer service by providing information and assistance to citizens who visit the City's parks or conservation areas.

Supports City special events and programs by updating, repairing and caring for displays and exhibits, moving and lifting of heavy equipment, tables, and chairs, setting up barricades and other temporary traffic control devices, providing flagging services and cleaning up at the end of events.

Assists in moving and storing office equipment and cleaning and maintaining buildings and facilities.

Ensures park facilities are properly secured after normal hours and responds to emergencies and disasters. Enforces compliance with building rules and regulations.

Participates as a member of a trained, professional prescribed burn team.

Participates as a member of a trained exotic pest plant control team.

Prepares and/or enters work orders.

Attends work on continuous and regular basis.

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

May drive or operate other pieces of light to medium equipment or trucks in the absence of regular equipment operators or truck drivers.

May act in the absence of supervisor.

May direct the work of contractors or volunteers.

May perform work of a lower classification.

May frequently chauffeur other employees, depending upon assignment and work location.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Completion of high school or equivalency diploma and one year experience in laboring work, professional landscape work or park maintenance, including the use of hand and power tools and motorized equipment including trucks, trailers, mowers and tractors and equipment maintenance, repair and construction work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATES

Depending on area of assignment :

A valid Florida Driver License is required.

May be required to obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certifications.

May be required to obtain and maintain certifications for: S:190/S-130, I-100 and standards of Survival prescribed fire course.

May be required to obtain State of Florida Dept. of Corrections Inmate Training certification within 6 months.

NOTES

Pre-employment physical examination required.

Work requires physical strength and agility sufficient to safely perform all essential functions.

Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions.

Work may require exposure to hazardous conditions, prolonged noise levels, and noxious chemicals.

Work may require performing tasks in and around heavy traffic.

May be required to work outside regular business hours depending on departmental needs.

Skill in this area will take one or more years to acquire.

SELECTION FACTORS

Depending on area of assignment:

Knowledge of types and uses of common hand and power tools, materials, and standard equipment used in grounds keeping, facility maintenance, construction, and repairs.

Knowledge of maintenance and construction methods related to parks, athletic fields and recreation equipment.

Knowledge of precautions necessary to work safely with tools and mechanized equipment and around the public.

Ability to perform manual tasks involving physical strength and endurance under variable weather conditions including working with herbicides and around smoke and extreme heat during prescribed burns.

Ability to work effectively with coworkers and the general public, including angry and/or abusive individuals.

Ability to read and understand detailed and complex work schedules and diagrams.

Ability to work independently with little supervision.

Ability to conform to grooming and dress codes (uniforms furnished).

Human Resources Department: Signed Original on File in Human Resources / 2/15/2011

Date

** This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.

REVISION DATE: 08/12/2008; 02/02/2011

To learn more about benefits available to eligible City of Gainesville / Gainesville Regional Utilities employees, please CLICK HERE.

01

Do you have a high school diploma or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma?

Education must be shown on application for consideration

  • Yes

  • No

02

Please select the option below that best describes your experience in laboring work, professional landscape or park maintenance; including the use of hand and power tools, and motorized equipment including trucks, trailers, mowers and tractors, equipment and maintenance repair and construction work.

Experience must be shown on application for consideration

  • Less than 6 months

  • 6 months to less than 1 year

  • More than 1 year

03

Do you have a valid State of Florida driver license?

  • Yes

  • No

  • I have a driver license from another State in the USA

04

Do you understand that CPR and First Aid Certifications are required within 6 months of employment?

  • Yes

  • No

05

Do you understand that you may be asked to perform tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions and/or around heavy traffic?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question

Agency

City of Gainesville

Address

222 E. University Ave

PO BOX 490

Gainesville, Florida, 32627

Website

http://www.cityofgainesville.jobs

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