Maintenance Worker- Parks Full-time

CITY OF SCOTTSBLUFF   Scottsbluff, NE   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on January 7, 2023
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Maintenance Worker - Parks

Description of the Job:
The Maintenance Worker shall perform semi-skilled and skilled maintenance and improvement work in any of the Parks divisions which include parks, recreation, and cemetery. The duties involve a variety of tasks, including turf care, maintenance of buildings, equipment and related facilities. This individual may work with a team or may work independently on a project after specific instructions have been given.

The Maintenance
Worker will be required to work out of doors in all kinds of weather and to perform heavy manual work. This position will receive instruction from a Crew Leader and serves under the direct supervision of the Park Supervisor.

Essential Functions of the Job:
Operate a variety of equipment associated with the maintenance of grounds and facilities;
Perform routine maintenance work associated with the landscaping, including mowing, fertilizing, pruning, tree and flower planting, and irrigation of parks;
Assist with the installation of new plant materials in park areas including digging holes, replacing soil and applying water and mulch;
Repair, install and maintain irrigation systems including programming of sprinkler systems for public properties;
Assist with construction projects on City property including performing skilled and unskilled work associated with such projects;
Assist in the planting and upkeep of flower beds and landscaping;
Assist in the performance of maintenance and repair of equipment and vehicles;
Help to ensure the beauty, safety and function of the parks and recreational facilities;
Assist in the performance of maintenance duties at the Fairview Cemetery;
Assist with snow removal;
Collect litter and solid waste from public areas;
Supervise the work of summer youth or other temporary workers assigned to a crew including, but not limited to, training and instruction of the proper procedures for completing tasks and operating equipment;
Provide positive customer service by being responsive to citizens who request assistance or information;
Assist with related duties in cooperation with any division or department as assigned;
Regular attendance and punctuality required;
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to obtain (within two years of hire date) a valid Nebraska Department of
Agriculture Certified Pesticide Applicators License with emphasis in Ornamental and Turf Pest Control;
Ability to lift up to 60 pounds with the ability to lift lesser weights repetitively;
Ability to stand, walk, sit, ride, climb, twist, kneel, bend, stoop, crawl, squat, grasp, push, pull and a variety of similar body movements to accomplish the duties of the position;
Experience and knowledge in the use of hand tools and power equipment;
Ability to deal in a positive manner with the general public and with co-workers;
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
Ability to work with a team or individually;
Ability to work outdoors in various weather extremes and in fluctuating temperatures.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education equivalent to completion of the 12th grade.
Experience in the maintenance of equipment.
Must be dependable.
A valid Nebraska Operator's license.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in landscaping and/or horticulture, including the proper care and maintenance of plant materials native to western Nebraska.
Experience in the use of landscaping equipment and machinery used in
commercial settings.
Experience in the operation of light and heavy tractors, performing
varied maintenance tasks involving the use of attached equipment.
A valid Nebraska Department of Agriculture Certified Pesticide Applicators License with emphasis in Ornamental and Turf Pest Control.
Experience in the repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment used in the maintenance of public facilities.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this classification and is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel so classified.

Hourly salary: $18.38

The City of Scottsbluff is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The city fully complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States will be hired. All new employees are required to complete a citizenship verification form.

To be eligible to claim Veteran's Preference under the provisions of Section 48-225 through 48-231 of the Nebraska Statutes, you must furnish a copy of honorable discharge (Form DD 214) at the time of filing thisapplication.