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RIGHTS-OF-WAY (ROW) TECHNICIAN I

Company: City of Greenville
Location: Greenville
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

RIGHTS-OF-WAY (ROW) TECHNICIAN I - 0121 Salary $29,307.00 - $41,038.00 Annually Location 475 Fairforest Way - Greenville, SC Job Type Full Time Department PUBLIC WORKS Job Number 00504 Division RIGHTS-OF-WAY Closing 1/22/2021 11:59 PM Eastern Job Description Brief Description of the Job
Performs inspections, maintenance, grounds-keeping, installation, service, and repair of assigned area, facilities, and equipment. Assembles, installs, monitors, and assists with construction, take-down, clean-up, and removal of Public Works projects and other permitted special events. Provides assistance during storm/weather clean-up events and emergencies by clearing or removing trees, limbs, debris, and other storm or weather damage. Proactively identifies, removes, and reports potential safety hazards. Ensures equipment and property safety, including but not limited to, ensuring routine inspection of facilities and equipment, checking fire extinguishers, AEDs, etc., while documenting and addressing equipment condition. Job Duties Essential Functions
Maintain General Property (55%): Maintain beautification sites, pass-through parks, small gardens, assigned ROWs, waterways, monuments, alleyways, guardrails, retention ponds, City property and medians. Ensure ROW areas are routinely inspected and maintained; any safety hazard such as sidewalk trip hazards, sight distance problems, or high risk trees or other vegetation are reported or mitigated. Plant trees and shrubs, mow, trim, over-seed, fertilize, mix soil and distribute, water, aerate, paint, remove litter and graffiti, and apply pesticide application for diseases, weeds and insect control on grasses, trees and shrubs. Assist tree crew, as approved, by cutting down and removing diseased, dead, or damaged trees and limbs. Install and remove plant material (trees, flowers, and shrubs) during approved times of the year. Prepare soil and install sod or seed on designated grass areas. Install certified mulch for trees, plants, and large designated areas. Provide assistance to internal and external stakeholders during storm/weather clean up or related events and emergencies. Assist in installation and construction assignments by constructing fences, dog waste boxes, walls, drains, and irrigation systems. Operate large equipment to accomplish tasks.

Maintain Equipment (20%): Maintain and service equipment by removing dirt, washing and greasing parts, checking oil, changing oil filters, changing blades, and fueling. Perform preventative maintenance of equipment to include air compressor, generator, push mower, pressure washer, water pump, chain saw, pole saw, tiller, backpack and machine front blowers, hand and power tools, chemical sprayers, walk behind edger, trimmers, reel, front mount and zero turn mowers.

Ensure Safety Measures (15%): Proactively identifies, removes and/or reports potential hazards. Takes steps to address, remove, or report hazardous conditions or items such as dead animals, bees, ants, snakes, needles, transient materials, invasive and noxious plant material as directed. Complies with City, State, and Federal safety procedures and protocols in the performance of job duties to include reporting all accidents, incidents, and injuries witnessed or incurred. Ensures equipment and property safety. Conduct monthly check of fire extinguishers and document condition of each. Conduct monthly and weekly checks of AEDs.

Assist with Special Projects and Events (10%): Assist with the set-up, tear down, and cleanup of permitted special and volunteer events. Assist with various City related projects, including the construction, installation, and tearing down of temporary structures, banners, tree lights, and decorations; operating small and large equipment, and tools; entering creeks or rivers to remove debris; and, assisting the public as needed.

Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Job Requirements
Formal Education: Must have a High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience: This is an entry level position for which training will be provided. Under and including one year of experience in landscaping, grounds maintenance, or construction is preferred.

Drivers License Required: Requires a Class D South Carolina license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Safe equipment operating practices/procedures.
  • Plant material and the ability to identify weeds and disease.
  • Proper pruning of small trees and shrubs following ANSI 300A pruning standard.
  • Department of Transportation work zone safety measures for traffic control.Ability to:
    • Read papers, journals, Safety Data Sheet (SDS), Pesticide Labels, manuals, policies, and other reference materials.
    • Deal with a system of real numbers; and practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement.
    • Write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses.
    • Operate the tools and equipment listed below.
      Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Requires operation of various types of mowers (e.g., push, front mount, zero turn, and reel mowers) light truck, utility vehicle, blower, ball field drag, walk behind edger, aerators, weed eater, air compressor, generators, water pump, hand and power tools, rakes, back pack sprayer, power washer, non-CDL water wagon, chain saw, pole saw, tiller, and tamp. Requires the use of a portable radio, phone, or other communication devices. Requires general computer knowledge to complete timesheets and access city intranet for SDS for chemical exposures.

      Working Conditions
      Primary Work Location: Outdoors in areas such as public parks, zoo, grounds, gardens, cemeteries, and rights-of-ways.

      Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Daily exposure to respiratory hazards (i.e., gas fumes; chemicals such as pesticides; dust and dirt; physical hazards such as high voltage power lines, dangerous machinery, aggressive community service personnel and general public, falling tree branches); noise and vibration. Seasonal exposure to extreme temperature, wetness and/or humidity. Monthly exposure to fire hazards. Daily exposure to communicable diseases.

      Protective Equipment Required: Safety glasses, ear protection, steel-toed shoes, protective gloves, Class 2 and 3 safety vest, hard hat, and safety chaps.

      Physical Demands
      Constantly require hearing, vision, fine dexterity, reaching, lifting, carrying, handling and twisting. Frequently requires walking, standing, foot controls, talking, climbing, bending, balancing, crouching, sitting, kneeling, pushing/pulling, and crawling. Heavy strength demands, including 50-100 pounds occasionally, 20-50 pounds frequently, or from 10 up to 20 pounds constantly.

      Mental Demands
      Frequently requires performing under time pressures, frequent change of tasks, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working closely with others as part of a team, and noisy/distracting environment. Occasionally requires tedious/ exacting work and irregular schedule/overtime. Rarely requires emergency situations.

Keywords: City of Greenville, Greenville , RIGHTS-OF-WAY (ROW) TECHNICIAN I, Engineering , Greenville, South Carolina

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