PARKS & RECREATION MAINTENANCE TECH I (PARKS AND GROUNDS) - 0221
Date Posted: August 31, 2021
Deadline: November 30, 2021
Organization: City of Greenville, South Carolina
Location: Greenville Area
Website: View Website
Job Type: Full Time
Wages/Salary: $29,307.20 - $41,038.40 Annually
Brief Description of the Job
The Parks & Recreation Maintenance Technician I may be assigned to one of the following areas: Cemetery, Park Maintenance, or Public Gardens. Performs inspection, maintenance, grounds-keeping, installation, service, and repair of assigned area, facilities, and equipment. Assembles, installs, monitors, and assists with construction, take-down, clean-up, and removal of Parks & Recreation projects and other permitted special events. Provides assistance during storm/weather clean-up events and emergencies by clearing or removing trees, limbs, debris, and other storm or weather damage. Assists with Parks and Grounds projects and improvements. Proactively identifies, removes, and reports potential safety hazards. Ensures equipment and property safety, as well as routine inspection of equipment.
Maintain General Property (60%): Maintain assigned playgrounds, cemeteries, trails, shelters, sports fields and courts, waterways, monuments, and Parks and Recreation facilities, and related amenities. Ensure all park facilities are routinely inspected and maintained, including but not limited to special facilities and restrooms. Plant trees and shrubs, mow, trim, over-seed, fertilize, mix soil and spread, water, aerate, paint, remove litter and graffiti, and apply pesticide application for diseases, weeds and insect control on turf, annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs. Assist sports field crew with field preparation, playgrounds, and basic preparation of recreation spaces and events. Install and remove plant material (annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs) during appropriate times of the year. Prepare soil and install sod on designated grass areas. Install Engineered Wood Fiber playground mulch in designated playground areas. Install mulch for trees, plants, and large designated areas. Provide assistance to internal and external stakeholders during storm/weather clean up or related events and emergencies. Remove hazardous items such as dead animals, bees, ants, snakes, needles, transient materials, invasive and noxious plant material as directed. Operate large and small equipment to accomplish tasks.
Maintain Equipment (10%): Maintain and service equipment by removing dirt, washing and greasing parts, checking oil, changing oil filters, changing blades, and fueling. Perform preventative maintenance of equipment to include air compressor, generator, push mower, pressure washer, water pump, chain saw, pole saw, tiller, backpack and machine front blowers, hand and power tools, chemical sprayers, walk behind edger, trimmers, reel, sports field drag, front mount and zero turn mowers.
Conduct Construction and Installation Assignments (10%): Assemble and install picnic tables, park benches, bleachers, playground equipment, shade structures, windscreens, special event/volunteer structures and trashcan holders. Assemble cooking grills, dig holes, place poles in ground, mix, set, and pour concrete pads in park areas. Float concrete and edge support pads for picnic tables, trashcan holders, and park benches. Conduct fence and light installation by digging holes, setting poles, placing split rails, leveling poles, and attaching fencing. Install park signage, load materials and equipment. Help direct traffic as assigned.
Assist with Special Projects and Events (10%): Assist with the set-up, tear down, and cleanup of permitted special and volunteer events. Assist with various City related projects, including the construction, installation, and tearing down of temporary structures, banners, and decorations; operating small and large equipment, and tools; entering creeks or rivers to remove debris; and, assisting the public as needed.
Ensure Safety Measures (10%): Proactively identifies, removes and/or reports potential hazards. Takes steps to address, remove, or report hazardous conditions or items such as dead animals, bees, ants, snakes, needles, transient materials, invasive and noxious plant material as directed. Complies with City, State, and Federal safety procedures and protocols in the performance of job duties to include reporting all accidents, incidents, and injuries witnessed or incurred. Ensures equipment and property safety, as well as routine inspection of equipment.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Formal Education: Must have a High School diploma or equivalent.
Experience: This is an entry level position for which training will be provided. Under and including one year of experience in landscaping, grounds maintenance, or construction is preferred.
Driver’s License Required: Requires a Class D South Carolina license.
Certifications and Other Requirements: None
206 S MAIN ST
Greenville, SC 29601
Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.