Completion of the eighth grade and six months experience in laboring work; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination is required prior to employment. Must possess a valid State of Florida Driver's license at time of employment and obtain a State of Florida Class "A" Commercial Driver's license within three months of employment.
This is semi-skilled manual work in the maintenance and upkeep of County parks and facilities and/or roadway trees and plants .
An employee assigned to this classification performs a variety of tasks including the care and maintenance of grounds; the operation of lawn maintenance equipment; the repair and construction of park equipment; and care of plants, trees, and other landscaping materials in the county rights of way, roadway medians, stormwater basins.
Work is performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of results obtained.
Examples of Duties:
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Cleans, plants, fertilizes, sprinkles, mows, edges and otherwise maintains park grounds, county rights of way and roadway medians.
Cuts, trims, prunes, clears, stakes and irrigates trees and shrubbery as necessary for proper growth, health, density and appearance.
Plants, transplants and removes trees, shrubs, plants and flowers.
Cleans sidewalks and parking areas.
Operates riding and tractor mowers, small front end loaders, backhoes, bucket trucks, light trucks and dump trucks.
Performs routine and preventive maintenance service on equipment.
Picks up trash and disposes at appropriate sites.
Repairs and builds playground equipment, picnic tables, pavilions and rest rooms.
Performs repair work on park facilities.
Assists in painting, plumbing work, electrical and maintenance duties on parks and playground equipment.
Monitors assigned park areas, rights of way and roadway medians and advises supervisor when non-routine repairs are needed.
Operates truck and trailer combinations hauling equipment, materials, debris and supplies.
Operates tree spade and small construction equipment, small dump truck, backhoe and other small construction equipment.
Loads and unloads materials from trucks.
Assists other crew members in varied work assignments.
Performs related work as required.
NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of general gardening, grounds keeping, and nursery practices.
Knowledge of methods and tools used in grounds keeping, nursery and landscaping work.
Knowledge of trades methods and practices for construction and maintenance repairs.
Skill in the use and care of gardening and/or nursery tools and equipment.
Ability to perform manual labor out of doors under sometimes adverse weather conditions.
Ability to operate equipment such as weedeaters, chain saws, mowers, small dump trucks, backhoe, bucket truck, and small construction equipment.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Ability to work effectively, and efficiently, under limited, indirect supervision.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move in excess of 100 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts, and is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions, and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.