Leader - Parks Maintenance and Horticult...
City of Little Rock, AR - Little Rock, AR

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To participate in and lead a small crew of workers to enhance area parks and minimize maintenance by utilizing chemical applications and other environmentally safe means. Operates bucket truck, knuckleboom, and skid steer loader (small front-end loader/forklift).

Essential Job Functions:

Provides working supervision of assigned crews and participates in landscape development and maintenance work, including laying sod, planting and transplanting, watering, trimming, and pruning trees, shrubs and flowers using hand tools, power equipment, mowers and tractors. Provides working supervision to assigned personnel and performs activities for special maintenance and development projects, including planting bed construction, retaining wall construction, irrigation systems, tree installation and erosion control and drainage projects. Monitors work performance of crew workers to ensure the completion of assigned duties; reports related problems to the supervisor. Performs turf maintenance and landscaping maintenance duties, including mixing and applying fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and other pesticides to grass, trees, flowers, and other plants using hand or tractor mounted applicators as directed by the supervisor. Records and maintains records of all chemicals applied in City parks as dictated by the rules and regulations of the Arkansas State Plant Board. Provides maintenance support for special events as assigned. Serves as liaison between park patrons and parks maintenance staff. Installs and directs crews in the installation and maintenance of the sprinkler systems, including laying pipe for connecting the water supply. Ensures decorative fountains and spray grounds are repaired and maintained by directing crew or obtaining contractual vendor to make repairs. Provides training for Parks Maintenance Workers in aspects of landscaping, including the application of various chemicals. Operates medium and heavy equipment for performing landscaping duties such as pickup truck, tractor, trencher, dump truck, backhoe, bucket truck and front-end loader; drives heavy truck with trailer to transport equipment. Maintains records of equipment preventive maintenance, reviews maintenance schedules to ensure that equipment is properly maintained at proper intervals. Ensures hand tools and small power tools used in pruning and trimming are inventoried, sharpened, maintained, and repaired. Gathers equipment and tool inventory, work order, and job data for Work Order and Maintenance Information System; inputs data into system by utilizing a computer and creates reports and related information for LRSTAT meetings; initiates work orders as required or assigned. Obtains bids and purchasing documents for special maintenance projects including plant material for City facilities. Notifies supervisor of problems with plant damage and disease, problems associated with electrical or irrigation systems, equipment and facilities. Serves as the backup in absence of the Parks Maintenance and Development Foreman. Provides working supervision to work release and public service workers for special projects. Assembles and maintains playgrounds and play structures in area parks. Cleans sculptures in area parks. Operates a City assigned vehicle in the performance of essential job functions.

Minimum Qualifications and Additional Requirements:

These knowledge, skills, and abilities are usually, although not always, acquired through completion of high school or vocational technical course in landscaping or building trades, one (1) year of experience working with equipment and hand tools, one (1) year of experience in related landscaping and general maintenance work, and one (1) year of leadership experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

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