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Groundskeeper - Park Maintenance

Company: City of Moline
Location: Moline
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Job Description:

GROUNDSKEEPER - PARK MAINTENANCE

Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 5 p.m.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with a 30 minute unpaid lunch
Salary: $14.8922 Hourly

There are two vacancies for this position. This position is currently first shift, but is likely to be assigned to third shift during the winter season (approximately December through March).

Characteristics of the Job
Under close supervision of the park operations manager, performs manual unskilled and semi-skilled work and repetitive routine park maintenance tasks. Specific instructions are given on each new or unusual assignment and work is regularly checked by the supervisor for quality, quantity and safety of operation and care of equipment.

Examples of Duties Other duties may be assigned.

Mow with commercial-grade lawn tractors, trim turf, pick up refuse and brush, rake leaves, clean restrooms, shelters and other facilities.

Plant, water and cultivate flower beds.

Maintain landscaped areas.

Maintain and prepare ball diamonds.

Mix and apply fertilizer and chemicals to control weed growth or pests at the instruction of the crew leader or supervisor.

Shovel snow and salt sidewalks.

Plow snow with small tractors and small trucks and assist in ice pond maintenance.

Assist skilled personnel in the maintenance, repair and improvement of park grounds, buildings or facilities, including carpentry, masonry, painting, tree trimming and brush cutting.

REQUIREMENTS
Training and Experience
High school diploma or GED equivalent; experience in general manual work or grounds maintenance preferred; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of basic maintenance and manual work tasks; operation and function of related hand and power tools; and safe work practices. Some knowledge of routine grounds and building maintenance methods and techniques.

Skill in customer service; effectively communicating with those contacted throughout the course of the workday; maintaining effective working relationships with other departments, agencies, employees, supervisors and members of the public; and in the safe and proper operation of equipment and hand tools.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ensure a safe work environment; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the general public; work varied shifts and standby; report to emergency work situations, including snow removal and storm cleanup.

Licenses, Registrations and Certifications


  • Valid Illinois Driver's License, or equivalent, upon application.
  • Valid State of Illinois Pesticide Operator License within one (1) year of hire.


    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to talk or hear; frequently required to walk, stand, sit, use hands and fingers to handle, feel and make fine adjustments, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. The employee will frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, sharp hand tools and exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals; and occasionally risk of electrical shock. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to work under varied weather conditions.

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Keywords: City of Moline, Moline , Groundskeeper - Park Maintenance, Professions , Moline, Illinois

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