Park Maintenance Worker III

City Of Gainesville

Gainesville , Florida

The City of Gainesville is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual who is innovative and forward thinking that will embrace the organization's citizen centered vision. The community, its elected leaders, and executive leadership team have embraced this vision.

This Parks Maintenance Worker III will be working at the Depot Park. The work involves, inspecting and repairing play equipment; inspecting and repairing park amenities such as benches, tables, and grills and operating motorized equipment in the maintenance of landscaping and grounds including planting seasonal flowers, landscape improvements and detail work related to landscape plantings, using 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • A valid Florida Driver License is required

Note:

  • 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.
  • 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 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.

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

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS
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.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Depending on 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 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 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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
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.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATES

Depending on 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.*
  • 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 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.
  • *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.

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

HOW TO APPLY

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