Job: Temporary Grounds Maintenance Worker

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Pay: up to $12/hour

Salary : $12.00 Hourly

Posted: 09/08/2017

Job Status: Contract/Temporary

Job Reference #: 1816399

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Temporary Grounds Maintenance Worker
Closing Date/Time:Fri. 10/06/17 5:00 PM Mountain Time
Salary:$12.00 Hourly
Job Type:Temporary
Location:Service Center, 1800 W Belleview Ave, Littleton, Colorado
 
The City of Littleton Public Works Department is seeking Temporary Grounds Maintenance Workers for the Fall and Holiday Season.

The Temporary Grounds Maintenance Worker  performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the maintenance, repair, and operation of the City's landscaped public grounds, hard scape areas, parking lots, sidewalks, pedestrian paths and medians.  Duties include installing and maintaining trees, shrubs flowers, hard scape and turf.  Performs other general grounds maintenance work as required including snow removal, holiday light installation, weeding and trash removal.  Operates and performs minor maintenance on assigned vehicles, motorized equipment, and power and hand tools required to perform job functions.

The time frame for this position is temporary and will not last more than 3 months. The ideal candidate will be able to work 40 hours per week, but we will consider candidates who can work at least 30.
 Essential
Duties & Responsibilities:

The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required.  The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.
  • Installs, maintains, prunes and removes trees, shrubs and perennial flowers.
  • Picks up trash and removes weeds from the City's landscaped public grounds. 
  • Operates power and riding mowers and other powered and non-powered equipment and tools to maintain turf areas.  Performs other turf maintenance duties including trimming, edging, and aerating; weed cutting and spraying; tilling soil, installing sod, and planting seeds.  Performs routine maintenance on lawn and power equipment.
  • Prepares ground and plants flowers in flowerbeds and pots.  Preparation and maintenance activities include spading, tilling, and fertilizing soil; pest control; watering; planting, replanting, removal, and cold weather maintenance. 
  • Clears snow and ice from walkways, driveways, and parking lots using hand and powered snow removal equipment.
  • Constructs and maintains hardscape projects and objects including tie walls and rock walls for landscaping; paving bricks; benches, and tables.
  • Installs and removes holiday lights on trees, buildings, and fences in designated areas.
  • Plans, assigns and leads the daily work activities of seasonal laborers, as assigned
  • Plans and arranges work schedule and establishes work priorities to accomplish scheduled, assigned work within the parameters assigned by the supervisor.
  • Contacts include, but are not limited to, contractors and vendors who provide equipment and supplies and other City employees.
  • Work products and services are delivered during a full-time work schedule.  In addition, work services or overtime work may be required after 4 p.m., on Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays to complete assigned tasks.
  • During inclement weather may assist the Street Division with the maintenance of roads, sidewalks, and other public thoroughfares
  • Electrical repair and replacement of fountain pumps, irrigation controllers, and holiday light infrastructure (magnetic contacts, fuses, breakers, timers, wiring, meter boxes, and overhead wiring).
  • Assembles, installs and repairs benches, picnic tables, fences and playground equipment.
  • May serve as an Emergency Worker.
  • Performs other assignments and projects as required.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS &  SUPERVISORY DUTIES:
This Position Reports To:  Landscape Manager.
This Position Has Supervisory Responsibility For:  None.
 Education, Formal Training & Experience:
  • High school graduate or its equivalent; and
  • Requires a valid Colorado Driver's License. 
  • Requires an equivalent combination of education, training, or experience that provides the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Ability to speak one or more foreign languages is helpful, particularly Spanish.

 Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Requires solid knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of turf and landscape maintenance and the skill and ability to safely maintain and operate the following tools, power equipment, and vehicles:  riding lawn mowers; push and walk-behind mowers; aerators; pick-up truck with utility trailers; power edgers, hedge trimmers and weed whips; pick-up truck with mounted water tank and pony motor, backpack weed sprayer, rototiller; aerial lift truck; dump truck with hydraulic bed; skid steer loaders; hand shovels, rakes, pick axes; tree chipper and gasoline engine powered chain saw following instruction and on-the-job training.
  • Waters trees, shrubs and flowers using a truck-mounted water tank, as needed.
  • Maintains assigned vehicles, tools, and equipment by performing operator maintenance checks of windshield wipers, fuel and oil level, tire pressure, brake fluid levels, and other assigned operator maintenance checks
  • Aerates lawns by operating riding gasoline-powered or walk-behind lawn aerators.
  • Cuts grass using gasoline-fueled riding lawn mowers, push (walk-behind) power lawn mowers and string trimmers. Maintains assigned lawnmowers daily by fueling, maintaining proper oil levels, sharpening/replacing worn or damaged cutting blades, and clearing obstructions from lawn mower blades
  • Requires solid knowledge of landscape horticulture including identification, maintenance, pest control and pruning of trees, shrubs, perennial and annual flowers.
  • Requires solid mechanical knowledge and aptitude; the ability to read, understand, and follow technical manuals relating to the operation, repair, and maintenance of assigned equipment; the skill and ability to perform mechanical problem diagnosis, trouble-shooting, and light engine repair for assigned equipment in order to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Requires solid knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of hardscape construction and maintenance and the skill and ability to apply that knowledge to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • The following mental abilities are needed to perform the essential activities:  alertness, precision, ingenuity, problem-solving, analytic ability, spatial perception, persuasiveness, auditory discrimination, tactile discrimination, speaking ability, memory, concentration judgment, aesthetic sense, olfactory discrimination, writing ability, reasoning, imagination, initiative, patience, and visual discrimination.
  • Ability to understand verbal information and instruction.  Ability to exchange information with others and to develop and present recommendations.
  • Ability to use mathematical reasoning is necessary to carry out the regulations and requirements.
  • Ability to utilize analytical skills and apply results.
  • Ability to use and apply technology for reporting and/or technical drawing purposes.
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:
  • Powered and non-powered equipment; utility vehicles with trailers, hydraulic buckets or water tanks; skidster loaders; tree chippers and chain saws; vehicle and hand-held radios; irrigation system controllers, valves, sprinkler heads, lines and related components; and a variety of hand and power tools.
WORKING ENVIRONMENTAL, PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Work is performed indoors in a shop environment;  and outdoors and includes exposure to adverse weather conditions; noise exposure up to 130 decibels (unprotected exposure) (use of protective hearing devices is mandatory for all laboring positions working with or in proximity to gasoline engine-powered maintenance equipment to reduce noise exposure to permissible OSHA exposure levels); exposure to equipment vibrations; fumes, and odors from engine exhausts and chemicals; odors, dusts, mists, gases, pollens, molds, insects, rodents; mechanical and electrical hazards; work in high exposed work sites; exposure to burn potential from hot exhaust systems; explosive fumes from fuels and chemicals; exposure to toxic and caustic chemicals contained in pesticides, fertilizers and lubricants.  Use of eye protection is mandatory for all laboring positions using power lawn mowers, weed whips, chippers, shovels, axes, and other equipment whose operation presents eye injury hazards.
  • Position requires strenuous daily and weekly physical work including lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects weighing up to 100 pounds;; working with ten-pound objects at or above shoulder height; climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, twisting, reaching, and feeling to operate tools and equipment and; talking in-person and by radio and telephone; hearing ability to work around equipment noises to determine proper operation; smelling; near and far sight acuity, depth perception; accommodation; color vision; and field of vision to operate tools and equipment and perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position

 

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