Landscape And Turf Maintenance Technician I

City Of Roanoke, VA Roanoke , VA 24001

Posted 2 months ago

Description

Parks & Recreation

Performs skilled turf maintenance including mowing, weed-eating, edging, leaf mulching, aerating, fertilizing, and seeding. Must have knowledge of and ability to skillfully operate and do routine daily service and maintenance on a wide variety of mowers and equipment, including Groundsmaster 580D, Ventrac, zero turn and walk-behind mowers, weed-eaters, edgers, blowers, pickups, dump trucks, box trucks, front-end loader, backhoe, bobcat and tractor.

Performs semi-skilled landscape maintenance, including chemical spraying, minor tree and shrub pruning, brush removal, mulching and other landscape maintenance duties. Must have the ability to perform word processing, record keeping and report preparation on a computer and effectively use basic office equipment including computers, calculators, copiers, cell phones and mobile radios. Operates heavy and light equipment for snow removal.

Must be able to obtain a Class B Commercial Learner's Permit prior to starting work, and be able to obtain a full CDL license within 6 months. Must be able to obtain a Registered Technician Spraying License within 6 months and a Fertilizer Applicator Certification within 12 months. High school diploma, general education degree (GED) or one to three years related experience and/or training in turf or landscape maintenance, one to three years related experience and/or training in the operation of medium to heavy motorized equipment and the performance of heavy manual labor; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Parks Maintenance

Performs skilled work in the maintenance of facilities and/or in the operation of motorized equipment in the area of parks or street maintenance. Operates street sweeper, excavator, bulldozer, front-end loader and other medium to heavy equipment.

Operates heavy and light equipment in snow removal. When not operating equipment, performs general laboring tasks. Makes repairs and renovations to fields and grounds including aeration, grading, seeding, and sodding.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one to three years related experience and/or training in the trades area assigned; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Depending on area of assignment, may require possession of a valid appropriate Class A, B or C commercial driver's license. May require Pesticide Registered Technician Certification.

Examples of Duties

SUMMARY

Performs skilled work in the maintenance of facilities and/or equipment and in the operation of motorized equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include the following depending on the area of assignment. Other duties may be assigned.

Operates street sweeper, excavator, bulldozer, front-end loader and other medium to heavy equipment

Makes repairs and renovations to fields and grounds including mowing, mulching, aeration, grading, seeding, and sodding

Operates cranes, large motor grader in leveling ground surfaces, street and construction repairs

Perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled duties in the operation and maintenance of a closed-circuit television unit designed for stormwater infrastructure inspections.

Gather and report work site information from inspections

Performs tasks such as pesticide application and asphalt leveling

Services and makes minor repairs and adjustments to equipment

Operates all equipment, both light and heavy in snow removal

Paints walls and materials from surface preparation to application and finishing

Performs minor repair of buildings, doors, windows and floors, locks, cabinets, and similar items

Uses and maintains spray painting and lawn care equipment for maintaining athletic fields

When not operating equipment, performs general laboring tasks such collecting and removing trash and debris from city properties

Assists with event support, snow removal and other emergency tasks, including some nights and weekends, as needed

May be responsible for fabrication, maintenance, and installation of traffic control, pavement markings and barricade signage according to City guidelines and uniformity.

May require some experience and knowledge of computer graphic software and equipment used for fabrication and installation of signs and markings.

May supervise crew in absence of supervisor

May be required to wear some type of respiratory protection in the performance of their duties

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

May supervise a small crew. May supervise crew in the absence of Maintenance Technician III or Maintenance Technician IV.

Typical Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one to three years related experience and/or training in the trades area assigned; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental Information

LANGUAGE SKILLS?

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.?

REASONING ABILITY ?

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.?

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS ?

Depending on area of assignment, may require possession of a valid appropriate driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia and/or a valid appropriate Class A, B or C commercial driver's license with specific endorsements depending on departmental requirements. May require Pesticide Registered Technician Certification.?

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 sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk, climb or balance, and talk or hear.

The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.?

WORK 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 is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration.

The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.?

This is a job description and not an individualized position description. A job description defines the general character and scope of duties and responsibilities of all positions in a job classification, but it is not intended to describe and does not necessarily list the essential job functions for a given position in a classification.



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