Groundskeeper I(Job Id 49232)

State Of Arizona Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 1 month ago

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' SERVICES

For Arizona Veterans and those who care for them.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

GROUNDSKEEPER I

ARIZONA STATE VETERANS HOME
4141 NORTH S. HERERRA WAY

PHOENIX, AZ 85012

https://dvs.az.gov/

JOB SUMMARY:

The position is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the grounds or the Arizona State Veterans' Home. Assists the Engineering Department as needed. Completes special projects as assigned. Utilizes Arizona Management System concepts and tools for problem solving and work/process improvements and efficiency.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Performs seasonal grounds duties including clean up, trimming, planting and removal of dead plants and weeds. Fertilizes and applies pesticide/herbicides as directed. May mow, edge and trim turf areas. Rakes soil and granite. Removes accumulated leaves and debris.

  • Maintains high levels of grounds cleanliness. Regularly monitors and participates in pick-up of collected and loose trash from all outdoor areas (dumpster, common areas, parking lots, patios, etc.). Empties cigarette urns; cleans up discarded cigarette butts. Attends to gum and graffiti removal.

  • Power washes patio areas, furniture and entry ways. Ensures positive presentation of walk-ways, driveways and parking lot. May operate sump pump to drain flooded parking lot areas.

  • Waters trees, shrubs, plants, grass. Manages automatic watering/irrigation system. Inspects and tests for operability and component malfunctions.

  • Maintains hand tools and power equipment in safe and clean manner. Performs inspections, preventive maintenance, minor repairs and adjustments on grounds equipment.

  • Notifies Physical Plant Supervisor of issues related to grounds, automatic watering/irrigation systems and equipment. Assists Engineering Department as needed. Completes special projects as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of standard practices, tools equipment and materials associated with caring for and maintaining grounds.

  • Plant care sufficient to trim, prune, thin, fertilize, weed, plant and transplant as necessary.

  • Methods and techniques used in operating powered grounds equipment and tools.

  • Maintenance and repair of automatic watering and irrigation systems.

Skill in:

  • Verbal and written communication

  • Interpersonal skills.

  • Operating grounds keeping equipment and tools.

  • Operation and maintenance of automatic watering and irrigation systems.

  • Applying methods and techniques in caring for and maintaining grounds and plant life.

  • Operating and performing preventive maintenance on powered/no-powered grounds equipment and tools.

Ability to:

  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on tools and equipment

  • Maintain and make ordinary repairs of grounds keeping tools, machinery and equipment.

  • Recognize plant disease and insect destruction.

  • Work outdoors in all types of weather.

  • Follow oral and written instructions.

  • Follow manufacturers recommendations on the application of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers.

  • Operate motorized vehicles, hand and power tools and related equipment.

  • Maintain automatic watering and irrigation systems.

SELECTIVE PREFERENCE(S):

  • Previous grounds keeping experience is preferred.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current Negative Tb skin test (Mantoux skin test) within the last 6 months or a written statement from a physician, physician's assistant or a registered nurse practitioner indicating freedom from tuberculosis, if in the past has had a positive skin test or tuberculosis

  • This position requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

BENEFITS:

The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Sick leave

  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

  • Health and dental insurance

  • Retirement plan

  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

RETIREMENT:

Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

CONTACT US:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Tony Hinojosa at ahinojosa@azdvs.gov or 602-234-8433 for assistance.

Email HRIShelpdesk@azdoa.gov or call (602) 542-4700 for assistance with the application process. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting INSERT CONTACT NAME AND CONTACT INFO HERE. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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Groundskeeper I(Job Id 49232)

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