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This position is responsible for performing skilled work assignments associated with grounds maintenance of sites under city obligation. Functional supervision over assigned crew in the absence of the supervisor. Operate mowing tractors, riding mowers and push mowers, trimmers, edgers and blowers. Mow and clean athletic fields; mark out boundaries on sports fields, water, fertilizes and aerates fields. Performs pre-trip inspections to vehicle and equipment. Clean and perform minor repairs and maintenance on equipment. Perform routine laboring and maintenance duties when grounds keeping work has been completed. Perform other related duties.
Ability to read, write and perform basic mathematical calculations. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one (1) to two (2) years. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid Georgia driver’s license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Knowledge and skill in the basic methods, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in grounds maintenance activities. Knowledge of mowing and shrub, hedge and tree pruning procedures and techniques. Knowledge of city and departmental policies associated with the rules, regulations and operating procedures related to the maintenance of grounds areas, facilities and equipment. Skill in safely operating a variety of heavy-duty grounds maintenance equipment. Skill in performing heavy manual labor functions. Skill in communicating effectively with others.
Work is performed while sitting, standing, stooping, bending, crouching or walking. Lift light and heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity and distinguishes between shades of color. Work is typically performed outdoors. Exposed to cold or inclement weather, noise, dust, dirt, grease and machinery with moving parts. Work requires the use of protective devices such as goggles or gloves.
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