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Gainesville Regional Utilities Parks Maintenance Worker 3 (Park Operations) in Gainesville, Florida

Parks Maintenance Worker 3 (Park Operations)

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Parks Maintenance Worker 3 (Park Operations)

Salary

$13.75 - $21.09 Hourly

Location

Gainesville, FL

Job Type

Full-Time Regular

Department

PARKS, RECREATION & CULTURAL AFFAIRS

Job Number

09275

Closing

12/1/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

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Inviting applications for the role of:

Parks Maintenance Worker lll

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

Tasks to be performed may include but not be limited to: Operating motorized equipment in the maintenance of parks, operating trucks, trailers, mowers and other grounds maintenance. Utilizing equipment in landscape maintenance to include power tools and hand tools; general maintenance of park facilities including restroom maintenance, cleaning, painting, trash pickup and minor repairs; and city-sponsored special events outside regular business hours while providing excellent customer service and assistance to park visitors.

To be considered for this position you must have:

  • Completed of high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma; and

  • Have two (2) or more years' experience in laboring work including the use of hand and power tools and motorized equipment including trucks, trailers, mowers and tractors, equipment and maintenance, repair and construction work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • A valid Florida Driver License is required.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience:

  • Knowledge of trees, shrubs, bedding plants, and horticultural practices.

  • Athletic field/turf grass maintenance

  • Pesticide and maintenance applications including fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides.

  • Playground equipment maintenance

  • Structural repair experience relevant to parks maintenance such as concrete work, metal fabrication, wood work (e.g. pavilions, decks, ramps).

Note:

  • MAY FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS

  • MAY UNDER FILL POSITION

  • MAY ESTABLISH ELIGIBILITY LIST

  • Depending on the area of assignment:

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

  • May be required to possess a Department of Agriculture Restricted Use Pesticide License, specializing in Ornamental and Turf categories and a Florida Green Industries Best Management Training Certificate of completion within six (6) months of hire

  • A class A or B CDL may be required at time of appointment or within (6) months of hire

  • Job Description

SUMMARY

Semi-skilled and skilled craft work, working independently or assisting skilled workers.

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under general supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its lack of supervisory duties and from lower classes by its emphasis on skilled work requiring an above average degree of skill, knowledge and proficiency.

EXAMPLES OF WORK*

*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. Performance of lower level duties may be required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Depending on the area of assignment:

Utilizes a specialized knowledge of trees, shrubs, and bedding plants and horticultural practices to perform 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 performs 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 expert care and maintenance activities on athletic fields including, but not limited to, verticutting, aerating, top dressing and installation of clay in-fill materials, 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.

Performs athletic field maintenance activities such as fertilizing, planting, spraying, inspecting, and applying herbicides and pesticides.

Calculates fertilizer rates and calibrates spreaders and sprayers for proper application rates.

Evaluates weed control requirements by physical inspection and identification of vegetation type and extent of infestation.

Selects appropriate chemical agent for control of specific diseases, insects and weeds considering type, infestation, environment and vegetation. Determines appropriate time and schedule for spraying, based on growing season, condition of surrounding areas including water and soil conditions, weather conditions and other variables.

Performs skilled upkeep, maintenance and the assembly and repair of recreation equipment.

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

Performs metal fabrication, cutting, welding and metal repairs.

Installs and repairs fencing.

Builds wood structures including pole barns, ramps, sheds, warehouses, pavilions, decks, concrete forms, fences and scaffolding.

Performs hand and bench work in a carpentry shop.

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 a continuous and regular basis.

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

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

May perform lead work in the absence of crew leader.

May perform the work of a Parks Maintenance Worker I or II classification.

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

Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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

Prefer candidate with public chemical spraying experience.

CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES

Licenses

Depending on the area of assignment:

A valid Florida Driver License is required, a class A or B CDL may be required at time of appointment or within 3 months of hire, depending on job assignment and work location.*

*Information on whether or not a CDL license and which class: A, B, or C is required, will be provided by the hiring department based on their specific needs.

Certifications

Depending on the area of assignment:

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, and other specialized prescribed fire courses.

May be required to possess a Department of Agriculture Restricted Use Pesticide License, specializing in Ornamental and Turf categories and a Florida Green Industries Best Management Training Certificate of completion within six (6) months of hire.

May be required to obtain Sawyer Certification, Natural Areas Weed Management Certification or other training required to conduct natural resource management maintenance.

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Depending on the area of assignment:

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

Knowledge of horticultural practices and the tools and equipment used in landscape and grounds keeping.

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

Knowledge of techniques and equipment used in the application and use of various control chemicals.

Knowledge of spray chemicals used in growth and control of turf and plant materials.

Knowledge of water and air pollution standards as related to chemical spraying.

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

Knowledge of Florida native plants and non-native invasive species.

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 plans, complex work schedules and diagrams.

Ability to work independently with little supervision and to make sound independent decisions.

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

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Pre-employment physical examination required.

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

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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 department needs.

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

01

Please select the option below that best describes your highest level of education.

Proof of the required education for this position will be requested at the time of appointment. You may attach the documentation as part of your application for review and consideration should you be selected to move forward in the hiring process.

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Associates Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree or Doctorate

02

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

*Details of your relevant experience must be listed on your application for consideration. *

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 year to less than 2 years

  • More than 2 years

03

Do you have, or have the ability to obtain a valid Florida driver license at the time of appointment?

  • Yes

  • No

04

Do you understand you may be required to obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certification?

  • Yes

  • No

05

Do you understand you may be required to possess a Department of Agriculture Restricted Use Pesticide License, specializing in Ornamental and Turf categories and a Florida Green Industries Best Management Training Certificate of completion within six (6) months of hire?

  • Yes

  • No

06

Do you understand a class A or B CDL may be required at time of appointment or within (6) months of hire, depending on job assignment and work location?

  • Yes

  • No

07

I understand that this position has preferred qualifications and I agree to detail any applicable qualifications and experience in the work history section of my application.

  • Yes, I understand and agree.

  • No, I do not understand.

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Agency

City of Gainesville

Address

222 E. University Ave

PO BOX 490

Gainesville, Florida, 32627

Website

http://www.cityofgainesville.jobs

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