PARKS & RECREATION MAINTENANCE TECH II - 0222 Salary
$33,841.60 - $49,920.00 Annually
206 S. Main Street - Greenville, SC
PARKS, RECREATION & TOURISM (PRT)
PARKS & GROUNDS
- Brief Description
Under regular direction and in compliance with standard operating procedures and policies, performs 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. Proactively identifies, removes, and reports potential safety hazards. Ensures equipment and property safety, as well as routine inspection of equipment. Responsible for assisting in leading a crew, filling-in in the absence of immediate supervisor, and assisting in the oversight and training of less experienced employees as well as volunteers and community service workers. May be assigned to one of the following units: cemetery maintenance, park maintenance, or zoo.
- Job Duties
Maintain General Property: Maintain assigned playgrounds, cemeteries, trails, shelters, sports fields and courts, waterways, monuments, 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 spread, water, aerate, paint, remove litter and graffiti. Apply pesticide application for diseases, weeds and insect control on turf, annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs including areas around waterways. Assist sports field crew with field preparation, playgrounds, and basic preparation of recreation spaces and events. Install and remove plant material (annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs) during appropriate times of the year. Prepare soil and install sod on designated grass areas. Install Engineered Wood Fiber playground mulch in designated playground areas. Install 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 (e.g., CDL dump truck, front-end loader, etc.), and small equipment to accomplish tasks. Responsible for assisting in leading a crew in the performance of the outlined duties and directing traffic. 60%
Maintain Equipment: 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. Responsible for preventative maintenance of heavy equipment to include backhoe, front-end loader, skid steer loader, dump truck, tractors, combo planer, bush hog, embankment mowers with attachments, excavator, stump grinder, and blowers. 10%
Conduct Construction and Installation Assignments: Assemble and install picnic tables, park benches, bleachers, playground equipment, shade structures, windscreens, special event/volunteer structures and trash can 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, trash can 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, load materials and equipment. Help direct traffic as assigned. Serve as a crew leader and make work assignments on job sites as directed by supervisor. 10%
Assist with Special Projects and Events: 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, and decorations; operating small and large equipment, and tools; entering creeks or rivers to remove debris; and, assisting the public as needed. 10%
Ensure Safety Measures: Proactively identify, remove and/or report potential hazards. Take 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. Comply 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. Ensure equipment and property safety, as well as routine inspection of equipment. 10%
Perform other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Over two years of experience in landscaping, grounds maintenance and/or construction.
Experience operating heavy equipment such as backhoe, stump grinder, skid loader, front end loader, tractor, track hoe, etc.
SC Non-Commercial Pesticide License (categories 3, 5, or 6) highly preferred.
Driver`s License Requirements
Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License at hire.
Valid South Carolina Class B Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) within 3 weeks of hire.
Valid South Carolina Class B CDL within 3 months of hire.
Safe equipment operating practices/procedures.
Basic landscape and turf maintenance practices.
Read papers, journals, Safety Data Sheet (SDS), 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 heavy equipment such as a CDL dump trucks.
Operate various types of mowers (e.g., push, side mount, embankment, front mount, zero turn, reel, tractor and tractor mounted mowers), utility vehicle, blower, ballfield drag, walk behind edger, aerators, weed eater, air compressor, generators, water pump, hand and power tools, and rakes, backpack sprayer, power washer, water wagon, stump grinder, chain saw, pole saw, backhoe, combo planer, tiller, front end loader, skid steer loader, tamp, excavator, and other various commercial landscape maintenance equipment.
Use a portable radio, phone, or other communication devices.
Use a smart tablet and work management system.
- Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Outdoors in areas such as public parks, zoo, 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.
Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside and/or with exposure to risk. Daily exposure to extreme temperature, wetness and/or humidity, and noise and vibration. Weekly exposure to respiratory and chemical hazards (e.g., gas fumes, pesticide chemicals, dust and dirt, etc.); and mechanical or physical hazards (e.g., high voltage power lines, dangerous machinery, falling tree branches, etc.). Monthly exposure to electrical hazards (e.g., ballfield lighting, irrigation system sensors/timers, etc.); and communicable diseases.
Physical Demands: Constantly require hearing, vision, talking, carrying, handling, standing, and foot controls. Frequently requires fine dexterity, lifting, pushing/pulling, reaching, twisting, bending, climbing, crouching/stooping, balancing, and walking. Heavy strength demands exerting up to 20 pounds constantly, 20-50 pounds frequently, and may require exerting up to 100 pounds on rare occasions.
Mental Demands: Constantly requires frequent change of tasks, working in noisy/distracting environments, and working closely with others as a part of a team. Frequently requires performing under time pressures. Occasionally requires performing multiple tasks simultaneously, tedious/exacting work, and irregular schedule/overtime.
Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Prospective and current employees should contact Human Resources to request an ADA accommodation.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of our employees and their families. View more details about these benefits here: City of Greenville Employee Benefits.
The City offers the following health insurance options to eligible employees:
All health insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following the employees hire date except for LTD which is effective the 91st day following date of hire.
- Basic Term Life
- Employee Supplemental Life
- Spouse Term Life
- Child Term Life
- Short Term Disability (STD)
- Long Term Disability (LTD)
- Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Care, etc.)
LEAVE & HOLIDAY BENEFITS
- General Leave is earned/accrued biweekly by all regular, full-time and permanent part-time employees as a percentage of normal work hours.
- The City of Greenville observes 11 paid holidays.
The City is a member of the South Carolina State (SCRS) and Police Officers (PORS) defined benefit Retirement Systems.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
OTHER BENEFITS & OPPORTUNITIES
- Employee Recognition & Awards Program (ER&A)
- Employee Service Awards
- Longevity Bonus
- Worker`s Compensation
- Deferred Compensation
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- City of Greenville (SC)
- 206 S. Main St
Greenville, South Carolina, 29601
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