Position Title: Park Maintenance Worker-II AF
Department: Parks, Recreation & Community Services
Division: Parks & Facilities
Reports to: Park Maintenance Supervisor
FLSA Status: non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME
Pay Grade: 09A($11.08 min. $13.85 mid $16.62 max hourly)
Job Status: Permanent, Full-time
Full Time Equivalent: 1.00
The Park Maintenance Worker-II serves as a Lead employee in each work crew that is assigned to a Park Maintenance Supervisor. This Lead directs, guides, trains, and develops crew members, whether or not a Supervisor is present, while also performing all aspects of Park or Facility maintenance. Workers, either permanent staff or temporary, may be assigned to a Lead on an as-needed basis depending on the size or complexity of tasks necessary to maintain an assigned park area. However, a Park Maintenance Worker-II may be assigned individual responsibility for Park or Facility area without being Leader or part of a crew.
This is a Safety Sensitive position subject to random drug/alcohol testing.
Education, Training and Experience - minimum required to proficiently perform the job
Education / higher education: High School Graduate or equivalent
Minimum number of years of directly related experience: Two years directly related experience and/or training
Education and/or experience preferences: None
Certifications, Licenses and Registrations
Driver's License requirement: Frequent Driver - Regular Driver's License Required Endorsements: None
Note - For any driver, driving record must always meet City driving and insurability standards.
Required certifications, licenses or registrations: None
Preferred certifications, licenses or registrations: Public pesticide applicator's license.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to proficiently perform the job
Knowledge: Parks and recreation principles and practices related to landscaping and turf management. Working knowledge of the methods, equipment, and materials used in the care and maintenance of parks and recreation centers. Working knowledge of plants, their diseases, and methods of control. General knowledge of carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical, and other building trades. Working knowledge of the hazards and applicable safety rules and precautions involved in equipment operation and park maintenance and development.
Skills: The operation of tools and equipment typical in parks, facilities and play component, installation and maintenance. Learn to operate, maintain and repair power tools and equipment used in the work place. Learn how to maintain turf, trees, shrubs, and other planting materials. Perform basic mathematical operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and determine weight measurement, volume and distance. Effectively deal with standardized situations. Read and comprehend simple instructions, correspondence and / or memos and irrigation manuals, training guides, standard operating procedures and MSDS manuals. Write simple correspondence, reports and work logs. Communicate effectively. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City employees, members of the public and public officials. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essentials functions of this job. Works primarily outdoors in all types of weather conditions. Exposure to mechanical and electrical hazards, explosives, chemicals, fumes, odors, gases, dusts and poor ventilation is prevalent. Safety equipment and clothing (gloves, vests, back brace, steel-toe boots, glasses, ear plugs) are required and provided.
Abilities: Read interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Write routine reports and correspondence. Speak effectively before groups of customers or employees. Use math concepts to presents data in charts, graphs, and presentations. Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Effective performance requires continual thinking and attention to the work.
Interaction with Groups/Agencies/Entities: Internal: Works with other department supervisors and managers on routine assignments and special projects. Maintains harmonious, courteous, and understanding relationships, while fostering a collaborative teamwork environment. External: Works with contractors and the general public on parks maintenance issues and resolves complaints. Works with parks workers and department supervisors to construct and repair parks and facilities on time and within costs. Present a friendly, courteous image for the City to the general public, customers, and public officials.
Authorities and Accountabilities
Level of independent decision making: Moderate-incumbent is expected to analyze situations that are not covered by established procedures or instructions and suggest to supervisor a recommended course of action
Budgetary/Financial/Asset accountability: None - Position has no accountability for, or authority to make, budgetary or financial decisions.
Span of control: Leadership of peers
For positions that supervise:
The following functions are typical for this position. The omission of specific functions does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Daily activity level: Primarily physical work on a continual basis
Physical characteristics: Job requires oral and aural communication; Job requires reading and comprehension of written materials; Job requires normal vision; Must be able to distinguish colors; Must be able to see in dim light; Exposure to high noise levels; Fine finger manipulation; Grasping with hand, gripping; Work activities produce impact on hand, wrist, forearm, elbow from vibration; Use of road work or landscaping tools; Operation of gas-powered machines or equipment; Climbing Ladders; Working at heights (towers, poles, bucket lift); Bending/kneeling/crawling; Digging or working in trenches; Lifting/carrying/push/pull greater than 50 lbs.; Working while standing for prolonged periods of time; and Walking long distances.
Exposures: Handling hazardous chemicals or toxic substances; Exposure to excessive amounts of dust, flying particles, toxic vapors, noxious fumes or mists; Exposure to vibrations from equipment or operations; Exposure to sharp objects including razor blades, teeth, finger/paw nails (incl. biting); Exposure to unshielded, live electricity; Working with extremely hot or cold objects; Falling objects could injure feet; and Working outside in inclement weather conditions.
Extraordinary working conditions: None
Hazardous equipment/machinery used: None
Required personal protective equipment: Safety Glasses with or w/o side shields; Face shield; Breathing mask; Respirator; Latex gloves; Rubber gloves; Chemical resistant gloves; Ear Muff; Ear Plugs; Protective clothing (i.e., reflective vest, apron); Gloves; Safety boots; Steel-toed boots; Hard hat; and Protective gear.