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posted : 05/12/2023
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General Job Description

Under limited supervision, performs manual labor and semi-skilled work in the landscaping and maintenance of Parks and Recreation including, but not limited to athletic fields, boat landings, planted areas, right-of-ways, trails and other Facilities. Primary responsibilities on weekends. Work involves the exercise of initiative, sound judgment, and discretion in the performance of duties. Assignments are in the form of general outline or desired results, with methods and routines expected to be developed and implemented as appropriate. Also involves using a variety of procedures, power and hand tools, supplies to maintain properties, and vehicles including, but not limited to, tractors, mowers, bobcats, aerators, and trucks. The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duties for this Position
  • Performs routine seasonal grounds keeping duties, including flower and foliage care and planting, raking or blowing leaves, mowing grass, mulching and removing weeds.
  • Prioritizes assignments in order to meet objectives effectively, efficiently and to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Plants annuals and shrubbery in flower beds, trims, and shapes shrubs and trees as directed.
  • Drags and lines fields as needed for events. Locks and unlocks concessions, restrooms, and other buildings as needed for events. Assists with general trash, restroom cleaning, and litter removal before and after events.
  • Performs the application of fertilizer, pesticide, herbicide and other chemical applications. Loads and mixes chemicals, operates application equipment such as tank sprayer, backpack pump, and hand spreader, and posts notices warning of application. Records and maintains application records.
  • Waters plants and trees etc. as directed.
  • Maintains grounds by inspecting, painting, cleaning, repairing or replacing equipment, installing and repairing fences, signs, tables, ball fields and other fixtures and structures at park and recreation facilities.
  • Trims and edges around walks, flower beds, fences, etc. as directed.
  • May be required to report to work to serve customers during emergency conditions. May be assigned to report at a different time and location to perform different duties as necessary.
  • Perform work safely in accordance with department safety procedures and the County Safety Program. Operates equipment safely and reports any unsafe work conditions or practice to Supervisor.
  • May be required to work after normal hours as necessary to meet deadlines or due to unexpected situations requiring immediate response.
  • Clean restrooms, pick up litter, dispose of trash, sweep or blow debris.
  • Paint structures as directed.
  • Inspects equipment and facilities, conducts preventative maintenance, services equipment and ensures safety.
  • Operates tractors, mowers, trucks, cars transport equipment, weed eater, edger, leaf blower and a variety of power tools.
  • Loads and unloads supplies, furniture, office equipment, and materials for Parks & Rec. functions and special events.
  • Maintains equipment such as sharpening tools, weed eaters, cutters, edging tools, blades and shears. Makes minor repairs to equipment.
  • Makes minor repairs to irrigation system including changing sprinkler heads.
  • Properly preparing athletic fields for play including dragging fields, chalking, painting, setting bases, anchoring goals, and other functions as directed.
  • This position must complete daily tasks under limited supervision. Hours will vary, but will primarily be on weekend mornings.
  • Perform light maintenance or custodial duties such trash pick-up, sweep floor, wipe counters off etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Position Minimum Requirements
  • Acceptable level of knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to grounds keeping and maintenance work.
  • Acceptable level of knowledge of cultivation, weed control, seeding and planting of trees, and nursing beds.
  • Acceptable level of knowledge of proper use of chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides.
  • Has considerable knowledge of use and care of motorized equipment and hand/power tools used in grounds work.
  • High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent. Has combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • A South Carolina or North Carolina Driver’s license. Must be able to pass the required pre-employment physical and background check.
  • Commercial Driver’s License or ability to get one within 12 months preferred. Pesticide application license or ability to get one within 12 months preferred.