Effective Date:    May 2017

 

Position:   Fairgrounds Maintenance Worker

Department:   Parks & Recreation

Salary:    $9.00 - $10.00

Job Class:   Seasonal

Job Closes:    Open Until Filled 

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

Working under the supervision of the Fairgrounds Lead Worker the Fairgrounds Maintenance Worker performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled maintenance duties in the Fairgrounds setting or similar facilities; and performs related work as required. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Responsible for general maintenance and upkeep of the fairgrounds, including cleaning stalls, working arenas for different events, and maintaining the grounds and buildings. Cleans restrooms and facilities, cleans stalls, cleans up trash. Uses of a variety of hand tools such as shovels, pitch forks and brooms. Loads or unloads supplies. Lifts and moves heavy objects, carries dirt, gravel, and hauls shavings. 

Prepares fairgrounds (buildings, arena, etc.) for horse shows and trade shows. May work directly with people in all aspects of organizing shows, and ensuring a positive experience occurs during the shows. Solves problems which arise with shows/events. Collects fees, answers phones, works with court workers, and works with individuals who need stalls. 

Operates small power tools, tampers, snow blower, or roller. May operate pick-up trucks or dump trucks in transportation of materials. Checks equipment on a daily basis to assure that it is operating safely and correctly. May operate front end loaders, tractors, skid steer loaders and large pieces of equipment. 

Responds to direction from the lead worker and supervisor. Occasionally performs essential functions on holidays and weekends as assigned. 

Must be able to meet attendance and punctuality requirements for this position. Must have professional positive attitude with good communication skills. Must abide by all city policies and procedures. Must be productive while working alone and with others. Must work well with others and be a team player. Will frequently work weekends with days off during the week. Employee is expected to deal effectively and courteously with the public. 

Applicants will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test. 

Performs related duties as assigned. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

·     Prior experience in livestock care or similar experience helpful.

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

·     Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

·     Ability to safely operate various maintenance and repair equipment and tools.

·     Must have transportation to and from work.

·     Must speak English.

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

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

·     Must have valid driver’s 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.