Performs manual labor and semi-skilled work in the Division of Grounds Maintenance and Construction. Maintains athletic fields by cutting grass, dragging fields, and lining fields. Serves as a lead worker when needed for new hires and seasonal employees. Operates light machinery and uses hand tools to prune trees, mow lawns, remove snow, etc. Must be willing to train on available heavy mowing equipment and have some experience as a truck driver, and in small mid-size mower and farm tractor type mowing operations.
High school graduate or equivalent and 1-2 years experience in landscape maintenance work; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia with good driving record mandatory.
Certification as a State Category 60 Registered Technician for pesticide application is preferred.
Safety shoes required.
Requires an acceptable criminal background check.
Work is performed outdoors and along County roadways and beautification corridors under all types of weather conditions with exposure to the usual hazards associated with outside maintenance and construction work.
This position is considered an Essential Position (County designation as ALPHA) which requires the employee to report to work during inclement and extreme weather conditions, often outside normally scheduled work hours, or as notified by a supervisor.
DMV records and criminal background checks conducted prior to employment.
Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including lawn mowers, weed eaters, chippers, edgers, chainsaws, hand tools, shovels, hoes, rakes, pruning equipment, etc. Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle. Much of the work involves heavy lifting and carrying of materials, bending, stooping, standing, and walking while doing the groundskeeping and construction activities.
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