Parks Maintenance Worker II - Grounds

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Overall Job Objective

What Success Looks Like In This Job

Under general supervision, to perform a variety of duties involved in the maintenance of parks, trails, and related facilities.

Examples of Duties for Success

  • Perform the full range of turf maintenance duties, to include: watering, mowing, weeding, trimming, aerating, renovating, and fertilizing turf.
  • Perform the full range of shrub and flower bed maintenance, to include: planting, watering, fertilizing, and maintaining landscaped areas including bushes, trees, flowers and shrubs; control weeds.
  • Trim and prune bushes, trees, and shrubs to provide clearance of sidewalks, signs, and lights, as well as to ensure the continued health of the bush, tree, or shrub.
  • Perform a variety of duties in the maintenance and repair of the irrigation system, to include: changing and adjusting heads, maintaining controllers, and assisting in irrigation system installation and maintenance projects.
  • Operate the full range of grounds maintenance vehicles and equipment including dump trucks, mowers, edgers, blowers, forklift, tractors, loaders, and hand and power tools; maintain tools and equipment and perform preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Inspect and maintain play equipment, picnic tables, and other related parks equipment and facilities; install and repair playground equipment, fences, and other related parks equipment and facilities; sand and paint trash receptacles, picnic tables, and related items.
  • Identify plant and animal pests to be controlled; measure, mix, and apply chemicals to trees, shrubs, grass, and flowers to control weeds, insects, and plant disease; set and monitor rodent traps.
  • Remove fallen trees, stumps, fallen limbs, and related debris resulting from storm damage and general conditions.
  • Patrol parks and trails; identify maintenance needs and safety hazards; report needs to appropriate staff.
  • Remove graffiti along trails, in parks, and in other areas.
  • Rake leaves and clear debris from walks, trails, fields, and other facilities; sweep trail roads and parking lots; pick up trash.
  • Clean and maintain restrooms; stock restrooms with necessary supplies; repair toilets, urinals and faucets.
  • Identify equipment needs for each assigned project.
  • Perform winterizing maintenance in parks, gardens, and County owned facilities; remove snow.
  • Determine appropriate methods, sequences, and layout of work detail.
  • Assist in the construction of various projects; assist in the maintenance of roads and parking lots.
  • Deal courteously and tactfully with public in response to inquiries and complaints; provide information regarding rules and regulations of the parks, trail, and other facilities.
  • May assist in supervising/monitoring seasonal and volunteer staff.
  • Assist in the setup and operations of the Adams County Fair; prepare signs.
  • Perform other related duties ad responsibilities as required.

Qualifications for Success

  • Experience: Two (2) years experience in the maintenance of trails, parks, or related facilities.
  • Education and Training: High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • License or Certificate:
    • Candidates must possess a valid Colorado Commercial Driver's License Class B at the time of interview.
    • Candidates selected for interviews will need to provide a current copy of their motor vehicle record.
    • Adams County is required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to conduct pre-employment drug screens, background checks and motor vehicle record checks.
    • Successful candidates must pass all of the above, including a DOT physical and a criminal background check.
  • Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.

More Qualifications for Success

Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment:

  • Ability to sit, stand, kneel, crouch, squat, stoop, reach, crawl, twist, climb, and lift 50 pounds.
  • Exposure to cold, heat, noise, outdoors, confining work space, electrical hazards, vibration, chemicals, dust, toxic waste, mechanical hazards, and explosive materials.
  • Availability for overtime, 24 hour on-call and stand-by call.


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