Position: Parks Landscape Maintenance Worker

Wage: $8.00 - $10.00 per hour

Hours: 40 hours per week including some Saturdays

Status: Open until filled

GENERAL PURPOSE:

Working under the supervision of the Spanish Fork City Parks and Recreation Lead Worker the Landscape Maintenance Worker performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled maintenance duties in a park setting or similar facilities; and performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Daily maintenance of city parks and grounds including turf grass care, flower and shrub planter care, tree care, grounds maintenance and cleaning/trash pick up, facilities and restroom cleaning. Repair, maintain and prepare athletic fields for play. Makes minor alterations to irrigation systems; installs and/or repairs broken irrigation lines; repairs sprinkler heads; assists in installation of sprinkler systems. Operates hand and power equipment including shovel, rake, mower, tractor, golf cart, rototiller, athletic soil grooming equipment; maintains tools and equipment used in park maintenance. Performs simple and minor repairs to equipment and park structures. Responds to assignments from the lead worker and supervisor. Perform essential functions on holidays and weekends as assigned. 

Must have professional positive attitude with good communication skills. Be productive while working alone and with others. Employee is expected to deal effectively and courteously with the public.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1 Prior experience in the maintenance of parks or similar experience including some exposure to horticulture, landscape maintenance or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, abilities and skills listed below:

2 Knowledge of plants, trees, shrubs, insects, and diseases.

3 Knowledge of the use of chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, etc. for maintenance for parks and other areas.

4 Knowledge of the maintenance and repair procedures and techniques used in park or grounds maintenance.

5 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, and general public.

6 Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

7 Ability to safely operate various landscape maintenance and repair equipment and tools.

8 Must have transportation to and from work and speak English.

9 Must have excellent design, organizational and planning skills, and strong people skills.

10 Must be a self-motivated, open minded problem solver that adapts readily to change. This is a hands-on position.

11 Must have valid drivers license.

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL APPLICATIONS:

Surroundings involve contact with outdoors, dust, dirt, heat, cold, arid/dry, humidity, wetness noise, fumes and vibrations. Requires working with and around other employees. Occasionally requires working alone. Health and Safety conditions include constantly dealing with soil, water and plant materials. Occasionally dealing with toxic materials and chemicals. Physical activities include constant standing, kneeling, crouching, handling, balancing, turning, pushing, pulling, reaching and carrying. Requires occasional jumping, crawling, sitting, climbing, throwing and feeling. Requires talking, hearing, and seeing. Requires ability to lift up to 45 pounds without assistance Physical dimensions include strength necessary in hands, arms, legs, and back. Requires constant eye/hand coordination with occasional foot/eye/hand coordination. Occasionally requires vision strain, rapid speed work, and extreme muscular exertion, along with finger, hand/arm, and foot/leg dexterity.  Mental applications include constant memory for details and attention to many items. Occasionally requires the estimation of the size, quality, and quantity of objects, along with the speed of moving objects. Occasional discriminating thinking, rot/repetitive thinking, guided problem solving, creative problem solving, and memory for ideas, verbal and written directions.