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PARKS & RECREATION MAINTENANCE TECH I (PARKS, PUBLIC GARDEN, RIGHT-OF-WAY & BEAUTIFICATION)

Company: City of Greenville
Location: Greenville
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Job Description:

PARKS & RECREATION MAINTENANCE TECH I (PARKS, PUBLIC GARDEN, RIGHT-OF-WAY & BEAUTIFICATION) - 0618 Salary $25,064.00 - $37,585.60 Annually Location SC, SC Job Type Full Time Department PARKS & RECREATION Job Number 00200 Division PARKS & GROUNDS Closing 4/12/2019 12:15 PM Eastern Job Description Brief Description of the Job:
The Parks and Recreation Technician I and II classification may be assigned to one of the following divisions: Beautification, Cemetery, Park Maintenance, Public Gardens, Zoo, or Rights of Way (ROW). Parks and Recreation Technician I and II perform inspection, 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 Parks & Recreation 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. Assists with Parks and Grounds projects and improvements. Proactively identifies, removes, and reports potential safety hazards; ensuring 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.

In addition to the responsibilities described above, the Technician II position will also be responsible for assisting in leading a crew, filling-in in the absence of the immediate supervisor, and assisting in the oversight and training of less experienced employees as well as volunteers and community service workers. Must have a Class B CDL.
Job Duties Essential Functions:
General Property Maintenance (55%): Maintain beautification sites, assigned ROWs, playgrounds, cemeteries, trails, shelters, sports fields and courts, waterways, monuments, medians, Zoo and Parks and Recreation facilities, and related amenities. Ensure all park facilities are routinely inspected and maintained, including but not limited to special facilities and restrooms. 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. Assist sports field crew with field preparation, playgrounds, and basic preparation of recreation spaces and events. Install and remove plant material (trees, flowers, and shrubs) during approved times of the year. Prepare soil and install sod on designated grass areas. Install tumble-safe playground mulch in designated playground 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. Remove hazardous items such as dead animals, bees, ants, snakes, needles, transient materials, invasive and noxious plant material as directed. Operate large equipment to accomplish tasks.
In addition to the above general property maintenance responsibilities, the Technician II position will also be responsible for assisting in leading a crew in the performance of the outlined duties and directing traffic.

Equipment Maintenance (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, sports field drag, front mount and zero turn mowers.

In addition to the above equipment maintenance responsibilities, the Technician II position is also responsible for preventative maintenance of equipment to include back hoe, front-end loader, skid steer loader, dump truck, farm tractors, combo planer, bush hog, embankment mowers with attachments, air-raptors, excavator, stump grinder, and blowers.

Construction and Installation Projects (10%): Assemble and install picnic tables, park benches, bleachers, playground equipment, shade structures, windscreens, special event/volunteer structures and trashcan holders. Assemble cooking grills, dig holes, place poles in ground, mix, set, and pour concrete pads in park areas. Float concrete and edge support pads for picnic tables, trashcan holders, and park benches. Conduct fence and light installation by digging holes, setting poles, placing split rails, leveling poles, and attaching fencing. Install park signage, French drains inside park areas and playgrounds. Load materials and equipment. Help direct traffic as assigned.

In addition to the above responsibilities, the Technician II position will serve as a crew leader and make work assignments on job sites as directed by supervisor.

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.

Safety (5%): 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.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Physical Demands
Overall Strength Demands: The Parks and Recreation Technician I and II includes heavy strength demands, including 50-100 pounds occasionally, 20-50 pounds frequently, or from 10 up to 20 pounds constantly.

Physical Demands: The Parks and Recreation Technician I and II positions 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.

Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids:
The Technician I position 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.

The Technician II position is required to operate larger equipment such as Class B CDL trucks. This position requires operation of various types of mowers (e.g., push, side mount, embankment, front mount, zero turn, reel, tractor and tractor mounted mowers) light and CDL truck, utility vehicle, blower, ball field drag, walk behind edger, aerators, air-raptor, weed eater, air compressor, generators, water pump, hand and power tools, and rakes, back pack sprayer, power washer, water wagon, stump grinder, chain saw , pole saw, back hoe, combo planer, tiller, front end loader, skid steer loader, tamp, excavator, and other heavy duty equipment. Requires the use of a portable radio, phone, or other communication devices.

Computer Equipment and Software: The Parks and Recreation Technician I and II requires general computer knowledge to complete timesheets, access city intranet for SDS for chemical exposures.

Additionally, the Technician II position requires the use of an IPAD and basic knowledge of City Works.

Working Conditions
Overall Working Conditions: Disagreeable: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards.

Environmental Factors: 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. Technician I positions assigned to Zoo will have Weekly exposure to physical danger in the performance of various zoo projects, including the transport and movement of zoo animals. Monthly exposure to fire hazards.

Health and Safety: Daily exposure to communicable diseases.

Primary Work Location: Outdoors in areas such as public parks, zoo, grounds, gardens, cemeteries, and rights-of-ways.
Protective Equipment Required: Safety glasses, ear protection, steel-toed shoes, protective gloves, Class 2 and 3 safety vest, hard hat, and safety chaps.

Non-Physical Demands
The Parks and Recreation Technician I and II 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.

Qualifications Job Requirements
Formal Education: The Parks and Recreation Technician I and II must have a High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience:
The Parks and Recreation Technician I 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.

The Parks and Recreation Technician II position requires over two years of experience in landscaping, grounds maintenance and construction. Experience operating heavy equipment such as back hoe, stump grinder, skid loader, front end loader, tractor, track hoe, etc. is preferred.

Driver`s License Required:
The Parks and Recreation Technician I position requires a Class D South Carolina license.

The Parks and Recreation Technician II position requires a Class D South Carolina license. A Class B South Carolina Commercial Learner`s Permit is required within 3 weeks of employment and a Class B South Carolina CDL within 3 months of employment.

Certifications and Other Requirements:
There are no certification requirements for the Parks and Recreation Technician I.

The Technician II position requires a SC Non-Commercial Pesticide License or a SC Back Flow Certification within six months based on assigned area.

Keywords: City of Greenville, Greenville , PARKS & RECREATION MAINTENANCE TECH I (PARKS, PUBLIC GARDEN, RIGHT-OF-WAY & BEAUTIFICATION), Professions , Greenville, South Carolina

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