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GROUNDS TECHNICIAN I
City of Greenville
City of Greenville
 

 

 

Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Department: PARKS, RECREATION & TOURISM (PRT)
GROUNDS TECHNICIAN I - 0622 Salary

$29,307.20 - $41,038.40 Annually


Location

206 S. Main Street - Greenville, SC



Job Type

Full Time


Department

PARKS, RECREATION & TOURISM (PRT)



Job Number

00778


Division

PARKS & GROUNDS








Brief Description

Job Summary

Under regular direction and in compliance with standard operating procedures and policies, maintains the overall cleanliness and appearance of assigned parks and recreation facilities, grounds, and recreation areas. Empties and cleans trash and recycling receptacles as well as disposes of litter and general debris as necessary. Operates a backpack blower, pressure washing equipment, pickup truck, and utility vehicle (UTV) in performance of job duties. Assists with event setup, cleanup, etc. as needed. Proactively identifies, removes, and/or reports potential safety hazards. May be assigned to work during inclement weather conditions (e.g., snow/ice, heavy rain/flooding, etc.) to clear and maintain roads and walkways. Subject to on-call availability.



Job Duties

Essential Functions % of Time

  • Maintain Cleanliness of Grounds & Facilities: Remove and dispose of litter, debris, and trash from assigned parks and recreation facilities and grounds. Empty and clean trash and recycling receptables. Remove leaves, small limbs, and general debris as necessary. Perform routine, light grounds work and water plants as needed. Sweep and/or blow off sidewalks, high traffic areas, etc. Proactively identify, remove, and/or report potential safety hazards. As directed, remove hazardous items such as dead animals, bees, ants snakes, needles, and transient materials, as well as invasive and noxious plants.
70%
  • Support Inclement Weather Operations: Work outside of regular schedule, to provide assistance to internal and external stakeholder throughout inclement weather conditions (e.g., snow/ice, heavy rain/flooding, etc.). Clear and maintain roads and walkways including removing various debris (e.g., tree limbs). Apply ice and snow melt seasonally throughout high traffic areas as assigned.
15%
  • Provide Event & General Maintenance Support: Assist with the set-up, tear down, and cleanup of permitted special events and programs. Assist with various City related projects, including the construction, installation, and tearing down of temporary structures, banners, and decorations. Assist in moving/relocating furniture, supplies, and/or equipment. Assist with painting projects as needed. Post signage when needed to communicate facility closures, notifications, etc. Maintain and service equipment, fuel as needed, ensure batteries are charged, wash and/or grease parts, check and change oil and air filters as needed.
15%


Perform other duties as assigned.



Qualifications

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent .

  • This is an entry level position for which training will be provided.




Driver`s License Requirements
  • Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License.



Performance Requirements
Knowledge of:
  • Basic equipment operating practices/procedures.

  • Safe handling of litter, debris, recycling, and solid waste materials.



Ability to:
  • Read basic communication to understand streets, maps, and points of interest, and duties.

  • Perform the four basic arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).

  • Write simple sentences to communicate basic information such as shift reports.

  • Follow instructions/directives.

  • Walk for extended periods to move between work sites.

  • Work in inclement weather conditions including cold rain, wind, heat, snow, sleet, etc.

  • Appropriately place out safety signage.

  • Work safely around traffic obstacles and vehicles.

  • Use radios and basic GPS devices.

  • Communicate basic information to the public in a respectful and knowledgeable manner.

  • Operate and/or utilize backpack blowers, dustpans, brooms, cleaning supplies, shovels, pick sticks, utility vehicles, and pickup trucks.



Working Conditions

Working Conditions

Primary Work Location: Outdoors (recreation areas, sidewalks, rights-of-way, etc.).



Protective Equipment Required: Safety glasses, gloves, ear plugs, ear phones, safety vest, steel-toed boots, and dust mask.



Environmental/Health and Safety Factors:
Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Daily exposure to respiratory hazards, noise and vibration, and communicable disease. Seasonal exposure to extreme temperature, wetness and/or humidity, and chemical hazards.



Physical Demands:
Continuously requires standing, walking, lifting, carrying, reaching, vision, hearing, twisting, and talking. Frequently requires handling, fine dexterity, crawling, pushing/pulling, climbing, foot controls, bending, and crouching. Occasionally requires sitting, kneeling, and balancing. Heavy strength demands include exerting 50-100 pounds occasionally, 25-50 pounds frequently, or from 10 up to 20 pounds constantly.



Mental Demands:
Frequently requires frequent change of tasks, working closely with others as part of a team, and noisy/distracting environment. Occasionally requires time pressures, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, emergency situations, irregular schedule/overtime, and tedious or exacting work.



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.



Disclaimer

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.

HEALTH INSURANCE

The City offers the following health insurance options to eligible employees:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 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.)
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.

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.
RETIREMENT BENEFITS
The City is a member of the South Carolina State (SCRS) and Police Officers (PORS) defined benefit Retirement Systems.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  • Employee Recognition & Awards Program (ER&A)
  • Employee Service Awards
  • Longevity Bonus
OTHER BENEFITS & OPPORTUNITIES
  • Worker`s Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


Agency
City of Greenville (SC)

Address
206 S. Main St

Greenville, South Carolina, 29601

Phone
864-467-4530

Website
https://jobs.greenvillesc.gov





 

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Our office hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday - Friday.

The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.

 

 
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