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posted : 08/26/2023
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General Job Description

Under general 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 grounds. 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. Trims and edges around walks, flower beds, fences, etc. as directed. Plants annuals and shrubbery in flower beds, trims, and shapes shrubs and trees as directed. Waters plants and trees etc. as directed.
  • Prioritizes assignments in order to meet objectives effectively, efficiently and to ensure deadlines are met. Hours may vary, but will primarily be early mornings and some weekends. 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. May be required to work after normal hours as necessary to meet deadlines or due to unexpected situations requiring immediate response.
  • 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.
  • 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. Maintains equipment such as sharpening tools, weed eaters, cutters, edging tools, blades and shears. Makes minor repairs to equipment.
  • Properly preparing athletic fields for play including dragging fields, chalking, painting, setting bases, anchoring goals, and other functions as directed.
  • 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. 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.
  • Perform light maintenance or custodial duties such trash pick-up, sweep floor, wipe counters off etc. Clean restrooms, pick up litter, dispose of trash, sweep or blow debris. Paint structures as directed. Makes minor repairs to irrigation system including changing sprinkler heads.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Provide friendly, timely and responsive customer service.
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 proper use of chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides. Acceptable level of knowledge of cultivation, weed control, seeding and planting of trees, and nursing beds.
  • 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