Groundskeeper - Park Maintenance
Company: City of Moline
Posted on: March 12, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
Assist skilled personnel in the maintenance, repair and improvement
of park grounds, buildings or facilities, including carpentry,
masonry, painting, tree trimming and brush cutting.
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
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
- Valid State of Illinois Pesticide Operator License within one
(1) year of hire.
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
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.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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