GROUND MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS 10/03/23)
Performs manual work in lawn maintenance service activities. Work is characterized by substantial volume of laboring tasks requiring skills or special knowledge acquired through training or prior work experience. Assignments frequently include the operation of complex motorized equipment or the use of specialized machines and hand or power tools. Work is routine and repetitive, under general supervision in accordance with specific instructions, and with defined procedures and schedules. Work is reviewed, while in progress and upon completion, for adherence to instructions and conformance with established standards. Works under routine supervision. Works a forty (40) hour week. May require overtime.
Examples of Duties
- Performs grounds maintenance including, but not limited to, grass cutting, pruning, planting, irrigation, fertilization, and trimming of trees and shrubbery.
- Operates manual and power tools such as non-propelled and self-propelled mowers, blowers, weedeaters, edgers, hedge trimmers, chain saw, etc.
- Performs servicing of two- and four-cycle engines (i.e. oil and filter changes, lubrication of equipment, replacing or repairing broken equipment, etc.) and lawn mowing, trimming, and edging equipment.
- Picks up trash, debris, and brush; loads debris onto trucks.
- Performs work in the construction or repair of sidewalks by making forms and mixing and pouring cement.
- Performs routine duties necessary to assure safety of employees and general public.
- Performs related work as required.
- Required to complete all written documentation related to job functions.
(These Major job duties are not a complete statement of all duties required of the job. Employees will be required to perform such other related job duties as may be assigned or required.)
- Graduation from accredited high school or possession of an equivalency diploma unless exempt as provided under Article 25.9.
- Experience in general grounds maintenance.
Licenses, Certifications or Registrations
- Valid driver's license.
- Must obtain an Ornamental and Turf Category License within 90 days after date of hire.
- Certification of verifiable experience in small engine repair and maintenance is highly desirable but not mandatory.
- Knowledge of the standard practices, materials, tools and equipment utilized in the area of assignment.
- Skill in the safe use and care of the tools, equipment, and materials employed in the work.
- Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees.
- Giving and receiving information relating to building maintenance and repair needs.
- Understands and adheres to County policies regarding workplace safety. Use and/or wear any safety equipment or apparel deemed necessary for the task at hand. Reports unsafe conditions to your supervisor.
Essential Physical Skills
- Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
- Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
- Standing: On ladders, on steps or on the ground for sustained periods of time.
- Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, at times for long distances.
- Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. Lifting over 50 pounds.
- Grasping: Picking, pinching, and/or manipulating small objects in confined spaces.
- Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
- Work is performed in a field environment with exposure to heat, dirt, dust, grime, fumes, cold and wet adverse climatic conditions. Noise or vibration from machinery.
Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will continue to be received until the listed closing date or the position is filled, whichever is earliest. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.
Nassau County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Nassau County values the service veterans and their family members have given to our country and that the County supports the hiring of returning service members, military spouses, and their family members as such this position is eligible for Veterans' Preference in accordance with applicable laws.
The information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, environmental conditions, or qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. This position may be required to work in a safety sensitive capacity at any time based on emergency declaration or other operational need. Nassau County reserves the right to edit or re-write this job description at any time.
An organization is only as good as the people it employs. To attract and retain the best team possible, theNassau County Board of County Commissionersoffers a competitive benefit program. We believe that if we expect our employees to support the County, we must first support the health and financial well-being of our employees and their families, now and as they plan for their future.
This position is a Local 630 covered position and therefore is bound by the terms and conditions contained in the current collective bargaining agreement, which can be found here.
- Medical & Prescription Drugs Benefits
- Health Savings Account (HSA) Contributions with a Qualified Plan
- Florida Retirement System
- Employee Assistance Program
- Tuition Assistance Program
- $10,000 in Life & AD&D Employee Coverage
- Supplemental & Dependent Life & AD&D Insurance
- Long Term Disability
- Voluntary Benefits Offered By Aflac and/or Colonial
- 457(b) Deferred Compensation Program
- Roth IRA
NOTE: For detailed information regarding available benefits click here.
FLORIDA RETIREMENT SYSTEM (FRS)The Florida Retirement System is a retirement plan designed to provide an income to a vested employee and his/her family when the employee retires, becomes partially or totally disabled, or dies prior to retirement. A defined benefit or defined contribution option may be chosen by the employee. Employees are required to contribute 3% of their salary per Florida Statute.
TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMThe County may provide tuition assistance to cover the cost of tuition and books to County employees requesting tuition reimbursement for courses at an accredited college or university which are applicable to the employee's field of work and/or are of such nature to directly prepare employees for positions of greater responsibility within the County. Contact the Human Resources Office for additional details.
HOLIDAYSThe following, as well as any other days the BOCC may declare, are designated as official holidays for County Employees:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The Day After Thanksgiving
PTO LEAVE All full-time employees shall accrue Paid Time Off (PTO) Leave in accordance with the following formula:
Years of Employment Hours Per Year
0 through the end of the 4th year 140
5 years through the end of the 10th year 160
11 years through the end of the 15th year 180
16 years and over 200
For additional information please review the current collective bargaining agreement between Nassau County Board of County Commissioners and the Northeast Florida Public Employee's Local 630, L.I.U.N.A found here and/or *Nassau County's Policies and Procedures found here.
* Contract covered positions will continue under those terms and conditions, except in such instances where that agreement does not address an issue contained in the Policies & Procedures. In such instances employees will continue under the terms and conditions contained within the Policies & Procedures.