Landscape Maintenance Technician
North Texas Tollway Authority - Plano, TX

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The purpose of this position is to provide professional landscape maintenance of the Authority’s perishable landscape assets. This is accomplished by operating equipment including dump trucks, tractors, forklifts, front end loaders, skid loaders and various other pieces of heavy equipment as required. The position also entails duties such as operating push mowers, zero turn mowers, string trimmers, edgers, aerators, and various other pieces of landscape equipment. Other duties include making landscape modifications; tree/shrub trimming, plant replacement or installation, irrigation repair or installation and landscape bed construction. In addition, the proper use and application of pesticides including herbicides, insecticides and disease mitigation chemicals will be a function of this position. Assisting others within the Landscape Division with landscape inspections and preventive maintenance activities will also be required of this position. Another duty of this position will be assisting the Maintenance Department during snow and ice events which may include the operation of dump trucks (single or dual axel) with associated spreaders or front end loaders. Given the maintenance functions of this position will occur adjacent to high speed roadways, familiarity with Hazardous Materials Communication and Manual On Uniform Traffic Control Devices is particularly important.

Responsibilities:

Mowing, weed eating and blowing turf areas associated with landscapes.

Maintaining landscape assets including weeding, mulching, liter removal and trimming of ornamental grasses, shrubs and trees.

Replacement of ornamental grasses, shrubs and trees as required to maintain landscape as originally designed.

Assist irrigation technician or licensed irrigator in landscape irrigation repairs.

Under the direction of a licensed pesticide applicator, apply pre and post herbicides and insecticides.

Apply fertilizers to landscape assets.

Qualifications:

Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature that may be obtained with six-months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Junior college, vocational, business, and technical or correspondence schools are likely sources. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training

One to three years.

Job has no responsibility for the direction or supervision of others.

Work requires regular interaction involving exchange and receipt of information.

Receives Direction: The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results. There is some opportunity for discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. The assignment is usually reviewed upon completion.

Basic: Work requires the use of standard technical skills appropriate to the work environment of the organization.

None.

Basic - Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Basic - Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Basic - Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Valid driver's license. Ability to obtain a CDL within 6 months of hire.

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The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) operates a toll system consisting of about 90 miles of roadway. Facilities include the Dallas North...