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Parks Maintenance Worker II-IV

Company: City of Boynton Beach, FL
Location: Boynton Beach
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Purpose of Classification Parks Maintenance Worker II: $16.08 The purpose of this classification is to perform general maintenance and semi-skilled tasks within the parks maintenance operations. Work will be performed in parks, cemeteries and the other City properties that are maintained by the Parks and Grounds Division. Parks Maintenance Worker III: $17.70 The purpose of this classification is to perform specialized maintenance work on City irrigation systems and parks. Employees in this classification ensure the irrigation system is functioning properly; maintain parks, and trim trees. Work may involve the use of specialized equipment such as pruners, pole saws, chippers, mulchers, lowering devices, single lifts and tractors. Parks Maintenance Worker IV: $19.32 The purpose of this classification is to perform specialized maintenance work in the application of herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers to City parks, athletic fields, medians and other public grounds. Employees in this classification will also operate heavy equipment to perform required tasks in the Parks and Grounds Division. Essential Functions The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Parks Maintenance Worker II: Performs all functions in the Parks Maintenance Worker I classification. Performs routine grounds keeping duties, including installing sod, mowing grass, trimming trees and shrubbery, installing and maintaining landscape materials, removing weeds, edging walkways, applying mulch, removing trash and debris, etc. Performs landscaping, grounds keeping, carpentry, masonry, plumbing and/or mechanical work and/or general manual labor as necessary to maintain Parks Division grounds, structures, equipment and vehicles. Performs general maintenance and clean up duties at City parks which include, but are not limited to, emptying trash receptacles, sweeping, mopping and vacuuming floors, wiping down tables, chairs and other furnishings, replenishing toilet paper and hand towels, and cleaning concession area, restrooms and fields. Picks up and disposes ground trash and landscape debris. Maintains athletic fields, measures and paints field layouts and prepares fields for games and practices. Applies pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers according to product instructions and the direction of the Parks Maintenance Worker V. Performs parks inspections and playground inspections under the direction of the Parks Maintenance Worker V. Prepares gravesides and crypt fronts for funerals; digs graves and installs grave markers; sets up ground cover and tents; stencils letters on crypt; and assists public with locating graves and general information pertaining to cemetery operations. Installs and maintains playground equipment, fencing, signs, pathways, etc. Performs preventive and routine maintenance and service on vehicles and equipment; repairs field maintenance equipment; changes oil and filters, replaces parts and adjust as necessary; removes and replaces shafts; ensures proper working condition of all equipment; prepares vehicle and equipment maintenance report. Assists with set-up and breakdown of City events, programming activities and facility rentals. Identifies, reports, repairs and prevents possible safety hazards to avoid potential injuries. Prepares and submits required records and reports. Enforces safety and other park rules and regulations. ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS Performs other related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications Parks Maintenance Worker II:

  • Must have two (2) years of experience in lawn and landscape maintenance to include six (6) months cross training in fertilizing, applying herbicides/pesticides, plant installation/removal, basic athletic field maintenance and basic cemetery operations;
  • Must possess or obtain a 30-Hour OSHA General Industry Card within three (3) months of hire;
  • Must possess or obtain a GI-BMP Certification within three (3) months of hire;
    • Possess [or able to obtain within fourteen (14) days of hire] and maintain a valid Florida driver's license; and
      • Must have completed the Parks Maintenance Worker II practical exam and obtain a minimum score of 80%. Parks Maintenance Worker III:
        • Must have four (4) years of experience in lawn and landscape maintenance to include six (6) months in-depth cross training in all specialty areas: Arbor Care, Cemetery, Irrigation and Parks;
        • Must possess or obtain GI-BMP certification within three (3) months of hire;
        • Must possess or obtain a 30-Hour OSHA General Industry Card within three (3) months of hire;
        • Must complete Tree Trimmer course within three (3) months of hire;
          • Possess [or able to obtain within fourteen (14) days of hire] and maintain a valid Florida driver's license; and
            • Must complete the Parks Maintenance Worker III practical exam and obtain a minimum score of 80%; Parks Maintenance Worker IV:
              • Must have five (5) years of experience in lawn and landscape maintenance with proficiency in all specialty areas: Arbor Care, Cemetery, Irrigation and Parks;
              • Must possess or obtain a 30-Hour OSHA General Industry Card within three (3) months of hire;
              • Must possess or obtain a FNGLA Certified Landscape Maintenance Technician certification within one (1) year of hire;
              • Must possess a Public Pesticide Applicator License (Commercial License will be accepted);
              • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL); and
              • Must complete the Parks Maintenance Worker IV practical exam and obtain a minimum score of 80%. Supplemental Information COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems. Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals. Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction. Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with supervisor, customers, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public as needed.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Parks Maintenance Worker II: Knowledge of general landscaping and grounds maintenance practices, materials and equipment. Knowledge of athletic field maintenance and cemetery operations. Ability to understand and follow applicable Occupations Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and departmental safety practices and procedures. Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods, and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse environmental conditions. Ability to operate all vehicles and equipment used by Parks Maintenance Worker I level. Ability to and skilled in operating a truck (1 ton), long trailer, chainsaw, hedge trimmer, ride-on blower, sand pro drag/field groomer and sprayer. Ability to work as a member of team or individually on assigned projects; complete assigned duties in a productive and efficient manner. Knowledge of basic rules of safety and ability to enforce applicable rules and regulations. Must possess excellent customer service skills and be able to establish good customer relations. Must have an ability to deal with people effectively, courteously and enthusiastically. Parks Maintenance Worker III: Knowledge of irrigation systems and repairs needed. Knowledge of landscaping maintenance procedures and processes. Knowledge of tree operations and maintenance. Ability to understand and follow applicable Occupations Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and departmental safety practices and procedures. Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods, and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse environmental conditions. Ability to operate all vehicles and equipment used by Parks Maintenance Worker I and II levels. Ability to and skilled in operating a pruner, pole saw, chipper, mulcher, lowering device, single lift and tractor. Ability to work as a member of team or individually on assigned projects; complete assigned duties in a productive and efficient manner. Knowledge of basic rules of safety and ability to enforce applicable rules and regulations. Must possess excellent customer service skills and be able to establish good customer relations. Must have an ability to deal with people effectively, courteously and enthusiastically. Parks Maintenance Worker IV: Knowledge of irrigation systems and repairs needed. Knowledge of landscaping maintenance procedures and processes. Knowledge of tree operations and maintenance. Ability to understand and follow applicable Occupations Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and departmental safety practices and procedures. Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods, and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse environmental conditions. Ability to operate all vehicles and equipment used by Parks Maintenance Worker I, II and III levels. Ability to and skilled in operating a backhoe, bobcat / skid steer, bucket truck, ditch witch, dump truck, fork lift, front end loader and stump grinder. Ability to work as a member of team or individually on assigned projects; complete assigned duties in a productive and efficient manner. Knowledge of basic rules of safety and ability to enforce applicable rules and regulations. Must possess excellent customer service skills and be able to establish good customer relations. Must have an ability to deal with people effectively, courteously and enthusiastically.PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS / ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Physical Ability : Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of objects and materials (50 pounds). Sensory Requirements : Tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds, depth, and visual cues or signals. Tasks require the ability to communicate orally. Environmental Factors : Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, traffic hazards, and toxic agents.The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.VETERANS' PREFERENCE Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in the City's hiring process. Additionally, certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements in employment by the City.

Keywords: City of Boynton Beach, FL, Boynton Beach , Parks Maintenance Worker II-IV, Professions , Boynton Beach, Florida

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