Tradesworker II - Horticulture

City of Fort Myers

Fort Myers, Florida

Job Type Full Time

Under the general direction of the designated supervisor, incumbent performs complex level repairs and installations in a specific trade. Assists and/or oversees maintenance of equipment and systems in assigned areas. Incumbent will be expected to have thorough knowledge in the discipline(s) for which they will be responsible. This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

When assigned to Parks and Beautification:

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the City's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include but are not limited to planning, assigning, and directing work, addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Responsibilities and Reporting During an Emergency Situation:

  • Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. Depending on the nature of the emergency, this may require working around the clock for several days on short notice.
  • Non Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.


  • Performs skilled to highly skilled trades work in area assigned
  • Performs general maintenance tasks
  • Performs skilled installation and repair/modification, site layout, troubleshooting, diagnostics within assigned trades.
  • Operates various manual and electrical tools in the performance of tasks
  • Under the direction of the designated supervisor, designs and implements preventive maintenance programs to ensure compliance with sanitary and health codes.
  • Clean and repair equipment as needed
  • Participates in on-call duty.
  • May be required to operate a motor vehicle in performance of assigned tasks.
  • This position requires regular and reliable attendance and the employee's physical presence at the workplace
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

When Assigned to Parks and Beautification:

  • Coordinates, oversees and participates in all landscaping duties including, but not limited to pruning of shrubs, trees and palms; and maintain grounds, including weed control, mulching, fertilizing, the installation of plants and horticultural debris removal.
  • Coordinates, oversees and participates in basic "hard goods" maintenance, painting, plumbing, general carpentry as well as trash removal and rest room cleaning.
  • Responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of all irrigation systems.
  • Responsible for simple electrical repair related to irrigation system/equipment, i.e. pumps and motors.
  • May be required to assist with landscape/grounds maintenance.
  • Review irrigation documents and make necessary adjustments to the design, as needed.


  • Working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of equipment required for assigned task
  • Knowledgeable in the occupational hazards, safety precautions and personal protective equipment observed in the trade(s) assigned.
  • Knowledgeable in the City and State rules, regulations and protocols.
  • Knowledgeable in general housekeeping practices
  • Knowledgeable in basic report and record maintenance principles and practices.
  • Skilled in the efficient and safe operation of trade specific tools and equipment.
  • Skilled in troubleshooting and repair within assigned trade(s).
  • Skilled in prioritization, organization, time management, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to adapt to performing under frequent deadlines and/or in response to emergencies.
  • Ability to operate vehicles and necessary equipment including but not limited to hand tools.
  • Ability to apply sound judgment and interpretation based on acquired knowledge in circumstances where limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to adapt to performing under frequent deadlines and/ or in response to emergencies.
  • Ability to receive and understand oral and written directions.
  • Ability to recognize and address common safety issues in the field
  • Ability to detect improper functioning mechanical systems
  • When assigned to Parks and Beautification has the ability to review irrigation documents and make necessary adjustments to the design

Minimum Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED. Experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities can be substituted for the High School diploma or GED.
  • Minimum three years of experience in related field
  • When Assigned to Streets-Electrical, Asphalt, Water Distribution, Parks and Beautification:
  • Must possess Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Certification approved by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) at time of hire, or must be able to obtain within twelve (12) months from date of hire.
  • For all Safety-Sensitive CDL positions
  • Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) Mandatory Drug/Alcohol Testing required.

When Assigned to Beautification:
A valid Florida class "B" Florida Commercial Driver's License, with a tanker endorsement.


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Category Horticulture