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Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to independently maintain an assigned park(s) including prioritizing tasks and completing work, assuring ball fields are prepared, landscaping and facilities are maintained and repaired. Work involves serving as the lead worker for part-time seasonal workers as assigned. Work involves operating tractor, skid steer, mowers, line and drag equipment, weed eater, chain saw, blowers, etc. to cut grass, prepare athletic fields, trim, clean fields, grounds and facilities, and to perform other horticultural landscaping tasks. Work includes performing basic to skilled painting, carpentry, plumbing, and playground equipment inspection and repair. Sound judgement and initiative is required. Employees must be able to perform manual labor, as well as semi-skilled duties, and abide by safety rules and regulations. Major decisions require supervisor’s approval. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Park Services Maintenance Leader, and is evaluated through observation of facilities and parks, periodic discussions, and public acceptance.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Plans, prioritizes and performs varied maintenance and repair functions required to maintain park grounds, athletic fields, buildings and equipment; checks park grounds, facilities, equipment etc. regularly and lists required maintenance and repair jobs provides input to supervisor on budget needs; purchases supplies within spending limits.
Serves as lead worker as assigned over temporary and part-time workers to complete maintenance and/or repair projects in timely manner following safety standards; monitors and reviews work in progress and ensures work is completed safely and on time.
Performs basic level trades repair work (construction, electrical, mechanical, and, plumbing); troubleshoots problems and determines repair needs; installs and repairs irrigation system; repairs broken plumbing pipes and leaks; replaces faucets, commode handles, and tank systems, sink/flush valves; installs and replaces outlets and light sockets.
Repairs equipment such as mowers, tractors, tillers, weed-eaters; replaces bearing, changes blades and tires on mowers; changes shaft, plugs and heads on weed-eaters.
Performs grounds maintenance duties including mowing grass, trimming shrubs and trees, fertilizes, plants and spreads seed and lime.
Cleans park buildings, including restrooms, and picks up trash, and empties trashcans on grounds.
Performs maintenance, construction, and repair duties on recreational facilities such as dug outs, concessions, playgrounds, fences, bridges, picnic areas, and other recreational areas; checks equipment for safety; paints; and repairs plumbing.
Drags, lines, and paints ball fields and levels dirt infields and base lines; operates UTV with drag and field maintenance attachments.
May be required to perform maintenance on roads in park.
Performs other related duties as required.
High school diploma or GED required, supplemented by two years of related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all County or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to determine, calculate, tabulate, or summarize data/information, following a prescribed plan requiring the exercise of some judgment. Includes performing subsequent actions in relation to these computational operations.
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others regarding the application of procedures and standards to specific situations.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver, and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and/or rapid adjustments.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information.
Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.
Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form. Involves semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action.
Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving a variety of generally pre-defined duties, which are often characterized by frequent change.
Physical Ability: Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of heavy objects and materials (50-100 pounds).
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, smoke, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, unsafe structures, heights, confined spaces, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, toxic agents, animal/wildlife attacks, animal/human bites, disease, pathogenic substances, or rude/irate customers.
Newton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.p >