CITY OF MAITLAND
GROUNDS MAINTENANCE TRADESWORKER
NON-EXEMPT

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Performs a variety of routine unskilled and semi-skilled maintenance work. Participates in the landscape and maintenance of City parkland, parks facilities and the grounds of selected City buildings and facilities. Works under the general supervision of the Parks/Grounds Operations Superintendent, with limited direct supervision from the Grounds Maintenance Crew Leader.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Mows and maintains park and open space areas to include as baseball and soccer fields; mows weeds; cleans and maintains tennis courts and nets; maintains sprinkler systems and assists in the repair and installation of sprinkler lines and heads. Prepares softball/baseball infield clay for games; lines fields for games. Mows, edges, weed-eats, chemically treats and fertilizes turf. Trims hedges, trees, groom plant material; weeds, and mulches plant material. Carries out the seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, soil conditioning, watering, and the pest and weed control of landscape. Plants lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, etc. Installs brick walkways, fencing, retaining walls, signage, traffic controls, and other site amenities. Installs irrigation pipes, valves, wiring, back-flow prevention devices, sprinkler heads; adjust as needed. Maintains and adjusts specialized turf care equipment and tools, including electric motors, pumps, sprinklers, mowers, and irrigation systems. Install, remove, maintain and repair park equipment, including boat ramps, tables, benches, swings, other play equipment, restrooms, fountains, storage facilities, a

Possess a valid Florida Driver's License and Class B CDL certification, or ability to obtain one. Operates tractors, mowers, trucks, pressure cleaners, and other related equipment as needed. Installs and maintains goal posts and nets for sports facilities, including soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball, tennis and basketball. Assists in the set up and take down of chairs, tables, decorations and similar equipment required for activities within park facilities. Assists in the construction of new parks facilities, including clearing, grading and drainage work. Frequent lifting of 50 pounds, stooping, bending, reaching full extension, and walking. Opens and closes, locks and unlocks City facilities as needed.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

General housekeeping, cleaning of equipment, taking and delivering messages, and answering telephones. Performs other duties as assigned.

CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE:

Working knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in grounds maintenance. Skill in the operation of listed tools and equipment. Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule; Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time, and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions; Ability to communicate orally and in writing; Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely; Ability to understand, follow, and transmit written and oral instructions; Ability to establish effective working relationships and employees, supervisors, and the public.

EQUIPMENT USED:

Commercial riding and walk-behind lawn mowers, power saw, power edger, power weed trimmer, power hedge trimmer, billy goat, pickup truck and trailer, dump truck with air brakes, lawn sweeper, tree trimmer, wood chipper, power trencher, shovels, rakes, hoes, PVC pipe, irrigation systems, and hand held portable voice radio.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK LOCATION AND ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration. The work locations are at all city owned buildings and facilities, City parkland, and landscaped street dividers of City streets. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or equivalent. Six months or more experience in landscape construction or maintenance or any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Grounds Maintenance Tradesworker I Possess and maintain a valid Florida Commercial Driver's License (CDL) certification, Class B. Grounds Maintenance Tradesworker Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License.