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SENIOR PARKS GROUNDSKEEPER

SENIOR PARKS GROUNDSKEEPER

Requisition ID 
2018-3328
Department 
PUBLIC SERVICES
Minimum Salary 
USD $15.48/Hr.
Maximum Salary 
USD $20.18/Hr.
Post End Date 
1/27/2018
Location 
US-UT-Salt Lake City

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Overview

Responsible for the overall general ground's maintenance of city owned grounds, parks and recreation facilities. Supervises crews performing landscaping, mowing, fertilizing and ground's maintenance.

Responsibilities

  • As a lead worker, supervises crews of both permanent and seasonal employees. Makes work assignments and ensures the completion of projects. Trains and motivates employees on crews.
  • Assists the District Supervisor or Assistant Supervisor in determining appropriate mowing, irrigation, fertilizing and other ground's maintenance schedules.
  • Inspects parks, ball fields and other facilities to perform the preventive maintenance and minor repairs of playground and other recreational equipment or facilities to ensure proper operation and safe use.
  • Operates various types of vehicles, equipment and irrigation systems necessary to successfully complete assigned tasks. Responsible for the preventive maintenance, minor repairs and adjustment to ensure the proper operation and safe efficient use.
  • Oversees the proper mixing and application of fertilizers, herbicides and other chemicals used in the care and maintenance of turf and landscaped areas.
  • Makes necessary preparation of ball fields, parks and picnic areas when areas are specifically reserved by the public.
  • Performs all the duties of a Parks Groundskeeper
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Three years of ground's maintenance or landscaping experience in parks and recreational facilities or on medium to large public or privately owned lands of a similar nature. One year experience must be in a supervisory capacity.
  • Working knowledge of the methods and practices used in grounds maintenance and landscaping.
  • Working knowledge of the various types of equipment and tools used in ground's maintenance and landscaping.
  • Possession of a valid Utah Commercial Driver's License (Class B) or ability to obtain one within six months.
  • Possession of a Pesticide Applicator’s License with one or more of the following endorsements or the ability to obtain one within six months. Ornamental and Turf Pest Control, Vertebrate Animal Pest Management, Aquatic (Surface Water) Pest Control or any endorsements relating to the employees job assignment(s).
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

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