PARKS & RECREATION MAINTENANCE TECH I (PARKS, PUBLIC GARDEN, RIGHT-OF-WAY & BEAUTIFICATION)
Company: City of Greenville
Posted on: April 15, 2019
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
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.
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
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,
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
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
Additionally, the Technician II position requires the use of an
IPAD and basic knowledge of City Works.
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.
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.
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
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
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