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Performs semi-skilled work in care and culture of plants and flowers, and the maintenance of grounds, and greenhouses. Work involves responsibility for the appearance and general care of grounds, gardens, walks, roads, parking lots and the maintenance and care of tools, supplies and equipment. May use motorized, heavy-duty equipment such as trucks, tractors, packers, mowers, edger's, and chainsaws. May be used to help other trades in the Physical Plant department. Receives oral or written instructions from supervisor who makes periodic inspections to ensure satisfactory performance of work. Workers make independent decisions as to the methods and tools to be used for accomplishing each assignment. Work is performed under general supervision.
Reports directly to a grounds foreperson under the general supervision of the Grounds Maintenance Superintendent.
Must lay out football, baseball, and two soccer fields. Participates in work on grounds, such as mowing grass, trimming shrubs, spraying plants, replacing dead plants, watering plants, hauling dirt and fertilizer, and keeping grounds clean. Work as a member of crews on seeding, planting, and sodding, in trimming trees and shrubbery, and in grading, weeding, cutting, and raking lawns. Operates greenhouse. Some moderate to heavy lifting required. Must use motorized, heavy-duty equipment such as tractors, riding mowers, backhoe diggers, edger, and chainsaws to perform grounds maintenance work
Must be capable of lifting a minimum of 50 pounds. Must be able to work while squatting as well as be able to bend and pull. Must be able to reach approximately 30 inches in all directions. Requires employment physical exam.
Must have 2 years experience in grounds keeping, gardening and the maintenance and care of hand, power tools and equipment used in this work.
Working knowledge of hand and power tools, equipment, materials, methods and practices as related to grounds maintenance; of the practices and techniques for the proper care of plants, flowers, shrubs, trees, and lawns; of hazards and safety precautions necessary in general labor and maintenance work. Some knowledge of the operation, maintenance, and minor repairs of power lawn mowers. Skill in the use of tools and equipment used in grounds maintenance work. Ability to understand and follow verbal directions, plans, sketches, and drawings.
High school education or equivalent
Must have valid driver's license. Must be capable of lifting a minimum of 50 pounds. Must be able to work while squatting as well as be able to bend and pull. Must be able to reach approximately 30 inches in all directions. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *Requires employment physical exam.
*This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.