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• 5/8/18
Park Maintenance Worker Senior - West District Parks
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Job Summary Provides general day to day custodial, park maintenance and groundskeeping functions to assigned parks or parks projects, ensuring a safe, smooth, clean, hospitable, secure and efficient operation. Duties include maintaining sports fields, applying herbicides, repairing sprinkler systems, maintaining buoys, mowing, landscaping and minor carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and electrical repairs. Oversees and leads the work of subordinate parks staff and inmates in customer service programs. Performs custodial and litter maintenance duties, as required. Provides visitors and other customers with accurate information regarding parks. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the second in a series of two park maintenance-related job classifications within the Maintenance job family. This classification is distinguished from the Park Maintenance Worker by performing minor carpentry, masonry, and parks building repair, maintaining sports fields and landscaping, and leading the work of subordinate parks staff and inmates. This classification may require a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of the department. Duties and Responsibilities Functions as a lead worker in the performance of maintenance and groundskeeping duties. Provides technical advice and assistance for assigned staff. Maintains and repairs park facilities, including basic carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical and welding. Repairs sprinklers and buoys. Inspects areas and equipment to ensure operational and rectifies or refers problems to supervisor. Maintains and repairs sports fields and facilities, including mowing, striping/painting, field lighting, herbicide applications, goal placement, dragging of ball fields, placement of bases, watering and net replacement. Maintains and cleans lights, water/sewer systems, signs, restrooms, shelters, maintenance buildings, common areas, trails, recycling, dumpster areas, offices and concession stands. Cleans and maintains all equipment and vehicles. Inspects equipment, including hand tools, chainsaws, personnel carriers, heavy and light equipment and trucks to ensure operational and clean and rectifies or refers problems to supervisor. Landscapes, plants trees, trims, mows, weedeats and weeds all park areas. Provides visitors and other customers with accurate information regarding parks and park rules. Oversees and transports inmates to park locations and participates in and ensures completion of assigned tasks. Detects, reports and corrects safety hazards in the parks. Assists in cleaning and maintaining trails, restrooms and other facilities, as required. Performs other job-related duties as assigned. Minimum Requirements Education and Experience: High School diploma or G.E.D. AND two (2) years of building and grounds maintenance or related experience; OR, Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job. Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements: Valid Texas Driver's License. Preferred: Water Operator's License. System Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (ATCEMS). Texas Pesticide and Herbicide Applicator's License. Lead or supervisory experience. Inmate Supervision within Basic Corrections Officer Training Certification. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of: Principles and practices of leading subordinate staff and inmates. Equipment and tools used in building and grounds maintenance, and landscaping functions. Cleaning equipment, products, techniques and standards. Policies, practices, procedures and methods of assigned function. Applicable safety practices and regulations. Federal, State, Local and County applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines. Skill in: Coordinating the work activities of assigned staff. Basic carpentry, painting, plastering, masonry, plumbing, electrical and welding. Operating grounds maintenance and landscaping equipment. Using fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides to properly maintain and enhance grounds. Operating equipment used in sports field maintenance. Both verbal and written communication, including conveying and following instructions and providing information to the public. Ability to: Train and advise others. Safely and correctly apply building and equipment maintenance and repair techniques, and operate tools and equipment. Safely and correctly apply grounds maintenance and landscaping techniques, and operate tools and equipment. Understand and follow instructions and communicate effectively, as required. Work independently and efficiently. Manage time well and meet timelines. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees and officials, representatives of outside agencies, and the general public. Work Environment & Other Information Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, balancing, reaching, twisting, driving, client/customer contact, squatting to perform the essential functions. Subject to extreme temperatures, outside elements, noise, vibration, contact with dust, fumes and hazardous chemicals, foul odors, animal and human fecal matter, insects and rodents. This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position. Two (2) positions available Department: Transportation and Natural Resources. Location: West District Parks Work hours are flexible and may vary. Will work some weekends, evenings, and holidays. Criminal, Driving and Employment background checks are required for this role. Drug and alcohol testing is required for this role CONTACT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/traviscounty/jobs/2068991/park-maintenance-worker-senior-west-district Agency Travis County Address 700 Lavaca Street, Suite 420 Austin, Texas, 78701 Phone 512-854-9165 Website http://www.traviscountyjobs.org