Groundskeeper - Part Time
City of Boca Raton, FL - Boca Raton, FL

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GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK: Performs intermediate semiskilled work in the installation, repair, maintenance and care of parks, grounds and related structures and equipment; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision. TYPICAL FUNCTIONS: Repairs and maintains park areas and buildings; Collects trash and garbage and disposes of same; Operates trucks, small power equipment and machinery in grounds preparation and maintenance work; Performs minor building, custodial, repair, and maintenance work; Trims hedges, prunes trees, plants, and flowers; Mows grass in parks, cuts weeds, edges; Performs plant maintenance and care tasks; Lays sod, applies grass seed, fertilizer, insecticides, pesticides, and herbicides; Rakes leaves and spreads mulch; waters plants; Repairs grills, tables, and benches; replaces light bulbs; RELATED TASKS: Marks off athletic fields and courts to prescribed standards; prepares fields and courts for play; Helps repair pipes; fixes sprinkler heads; assists with some irrigation repairs; Washes and cleans tools and equipment; Performs related tasks as required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: General knowledge of the tools, materials, and equipment used in general maintenance work; general knowledge of the materials, equipment, tools, and techniques of the standard building trades; general knowledge of safety precautions applicable to the duties of the class; ability to understand and follow oral and written directions; ability to use common hand tools; ability to operate simple machinery; ability to perform manual labor for extended periods. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid State of Florida Class "E" driver's license with no more than six (6) points in the last three (3) years. Occasionally required to wear facial protection gear in the application of chemicals. Position may require possession of a Florida Restricted Use Pesticide license. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to lift, carry and push articles weighing up to 50 lbs. Must be able to wear hard hat/helmet, safety glasses, goggles, respirator, safety belt, safety shoes/boots, hearing protectors, welder's helmet, face shield, safety harness, safety vest, and gloves. Exposure to extreme temperatures, animals/insects, electrical hazards, confined spaces, heights, noise, vibration, dust, vapors, fumes, mist, smoke, toxic metals, poisons, irritants, and moving mechanical parts.