Parks Maintenance Worker I
Purpose of Classification
The purpose of this classification is to perform general and preventative maintenance, participate in daily parks maintenance operations and be a contributing team member of various improvement projects in the Parks and Grounds Division.
The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Performs routine grounds keeping duties, including installing sod, mowing grass, trimming trees and shrubbery, installing and maintaining landscape materials, removing weeds, edging walkways, applying mulch, removing trash and debris, etc.
Performs landscaping, grounds keeping, carpentry, masonry, plumbing and/or mechanical work and/or general manual labor as necessary to maintain Parks Division grounds, structures, equipment and vehicles.
Performs general maintenance and clean up duties at City parks which include, but are not limited to, emptying trash receptacles, sweeping, mopping and vacuuming floors, wiping down tables, chairs and other furnishings, replenishing toilet paper and hand towels, and cleaning concession area, restrooms and fields.
Picks up and disposes ground trash and landscape debris.
Performs general maintenance in City cemeteries to include mowing, string trimming, edging, spraying, blowing. Raise and straighten grave markers as needed.
Participates in mausoleum and in ground burial services in City cemeteries.
Installs and maintains playground equipment, fencing, signs, pathways, etc.
Maintains assigned equipment and vehicles.
Assists with set-up and breakdown of City events, programming activities and facility rentals.
Performs park inspections to ensure the safety of the public and park facilities.
Identifies, reports, repairs and prevents possible safety hazards to avoid potential injuries.
Prepares and submits required records and reports.
Enforces safety and other park rules and regulations.
Performs general custodial duties including cleaning restrooms as required.
Performs other related duties as required.
- Must possess or obtain a 10-Hour OSHA General Industry Card within three (3) months of hire; and
- Must possess (or be able to obtain within fourteen (14) days of hire) and maintain a valid Florida driver's license.
- Some experience in manual labor, lawn and/or landscape work.
Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.
Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction.
Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with supervisor, customers, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of general landscaping and grounds maintenance practices, materials and equipment.
Ability to understand and follow applicable Occupations Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and departmental safety practices and procedures.
Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods, and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse environmental conditions.
Ability to operate small trucks and parks maintenance equipment.
Ability to use a variety of hand and power tools.
Ability to work as a member of team or individually on assigned projects; complete assigned duties in a productive and efficient manner.
Knowledge of basic rules of safety and ability to enforce applicable rules and regulations.
Ability to provide excellent customer service skills and be able to establish good customer relations.
Ability to deal with people effectively, courteously and enthusiastically.
Physical Ability : Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials ( 50 pounds).
Sensory Requirements : Tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, taste, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors : Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, or pathogenic substances.
The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.
CAREER PATH ADVANCEMENT REQUIREMENTS
The following requirements must be met to advance to Parks Maintenance Worker II:
- Must have two (2) years of experience in lawn and landscape maintenance, which includes six (6) months cross training in fertilizing, applying herbicides/pesticides, plant installation/removal, basic athletic field maintenance and basic cemetery operations;
- Knowledge and ability to use the following equipment:
- Truck (1 ton)
- Long Trailer (pull behind)
- Hedge Trimmer
- Ride-on Blower
- Sand Pro Drag / Field Groomer
- Sprayer (backpack and tank)
Must possess or obtain a 30-Hour OSHA General Industry Card;;Must possess or obtain a GI-BMP Certification;Must meet 100% of Parks Maintenance Worker I KSAs, 70% of Parks Maintenance Worker II KSAs and 100% of the Communication Competencies; andMust complete and obtain a minimum score of 80% on the Parks Maintenance Worker II practical exam. Employees who fail to obtain a minimum score of 80% on the assessment will have a one (1) month waiting period to re-take the assessments. Retesting must be completed within six (6) months from the original test date.
The following requirements must be met to advance to Parks Maintenance Worker III:
Performs all functions in the Parks Maintenance Worker I & II classifications.
- Must have four (4) years of experience in lawn and landscape maintenance to include six (6) months in-depth cross training in all specialty areas: Arbor Care, Cemetery, Irrigation and Parks;
- Knowledge and ability to use the following equipment:
- Pruner / Pole Saw
- Chipper / Mulcher
- Lowering Device
- Single Lift
Must possess a 30-Hour OSHA General Industry Card;Must possess a GI-BMP certification;Must have completed Tree Trimmer course;Must meet 100% of Parks Maintenance Worker I and II KSAs, 70% of Parks Maintenance Worker III KSAs and 100% of the Communication Competencies; andMust complete the Parks Maintenance Worker III practical exam and obtain a minimum score of 80%: Employees who fail to obtain a minimum score of 80% on the assessment will have a one (1) month waiting period to re-take the assessments. Retesting must be completed within six (6) months from the original test date.
The following requirements must be met to advance to Parks Maintenance Worker IV:
- Must have five (5) years of experience in lawn and landscape maintenance with proficiency in all specialty areas: Arbor Care, Cemetery, Irrigation and Parks;
- Knowledge and ability to use the following equipment:
- Bobcat/Skid Steer
- Bucket Truck
- Ditch Witch
- Dump Truck
- Fork Lift
- Front End Loader
- Stump Grinder
Must possess or obtain a 30-Hour OSHA General Industry Card;Must possess or obtain a FNGLA Certified Landscape Maintenance Technician certification;Must possess a Public Pesticide Applicator License (Commercial License will be accepted); Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Commercial Driver's License (CDL);Must meet 100% of Parks Maintenance Worker I, II, and III KSAs, 70% of Parks Maintenance Worker IV KSAs and 100% of the Communication Competencies; andMust complete the Parks Maintenance Worker IV practical exam and obtain a minimum score of 80%. Employees who fail to obtain a minimum score of 80% on the assessment will have a one (1) month waiting period to re-take the assessments. Retesting must be completed within six (6) months from the original test date.
Proof of meeting all of the above requirements/qualifications must be demonstrated by the employee and verified by the supervisor.
Promotional advancement may be delayed at the discretion of the Department Director, the Human Resources/Risk Management Director and the City Manager.
Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in the City's hiring process. Additionally, certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements in employment by the City.
Full-time employees (those regularly scheduled to work at least 30hours per week) are eligible for the City's benefit package.
The City of Boynton Beach's comprehensive benefits packageincludes:
• Student Loan Forgiveness
• Health Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Vision Care Plan
• Basic Term Life Insurance
• Supplemental Life Insurance
• Dependent Life Insurance
• Accidental Death and
• CityPension Plan
• Short Term Disability and other Supplemental Plans
• Long Term Disability Insurance
• Employee Assistance Program
• 457 Savings Plan (three options)
• Paid Annual Leave / Vacation
• Bonus Vacation Hours
• 12Paid Holidays
• Paid Sick Leave / Family Sick Leave
• Educational Assistance Program *( Depending on budget funding )
•On-site Training Program
• Wellness Program
• Pre-Paid Legal and Identity Theft Protection Plans
• Credit Union
• Tax Deferred 125 Premium Plan
• Flexible Spending Account
• Direct Deposit
• Social Security
Student Loan Forgiveness
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The City pays the entire premium for an eligible employee. The employee may elect to cover a spouse and/or dependent children by paying the applicable premium for the dependent(s).
Premiums for eligible employeesare paid by the City. Premiums for any covered dependent are paid by the employee with a contribution by the City.
Vision Care Plan
Premiums for eligible employees are paid by the City. Premiums for any covered dependent(s) are paid by the employee.
Life Insurance / Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
The City provides each eligible employee with term lifeandaccidental death insurance.
Supplemental Life Insurance / Supplemental AD&D Insurance
Employees may purchase supplemental term life insurance on an individual-choice basis with premiums based on age. A matching amount of Accidental Death insurance may also be purchased.
Dependent Life Insurance
Employees who select supplemental coverage for themselves may also purchase coverage for their spouse and dependent children.
City Retirement / Pension Plans
The City has pension plans for general employees, police, and firefighters. Each plan is contributory with both the employee and the City contributing to the program.
Supplemental plans provide direct cash payments regardless of any other coverage you may have, and are designed to help fill in any gaps in a medical plan. The employee pays the premiums for these supplemental plans.
Short and Long Term Disability
The City provides Short and Long Term Disability insurance to eligible employees. The plan is designed to cover a disability sustained on or off the job.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The City contracts with an employee assistance program (EAP) toprovide employees and their dependentswith free, confidential and professional counseling to help resolve personal or family problems.
Deferred Compensation Plans (457 Plans)
The City makes available three deferred compensation plans that the employee may voluntarily contribute to on a tax-deferred basis.
All full-time employees accrue time toward paid vacation leave. Accrual begins immediately and vacation may be taken after six months of employment.
The City observes 12paid holidays throughout the year.
Sick Leave / Family Sick Leave
Full-time employees accrue one day ofsick leaveper month. An employee may elect to use up to 5 days per year of accrued sick time for illness in his/her immediate family.
Tuition Assistance *( Depending on availablebudget funding )
The Tuition Assistance Program reimburses eligible employees for successful completion of approved courses leading to Associate, Bachelor and Master degrees.
The City offers many wellness activities and programs throughout the year.
Prepaid Legal Services and Identity Theft Protection Plan
Employees may chooseto enroll ina prepaid legal service plan and an identity theft protection plan. The employee pays the premiums for these plans.
All City employees mayjoin the Credit Union of Palm Beach County. In addition to savings and checking accounts, the Credit Union offers different types of loans, investment choices and recreational opportunities.
Section 125 Plan for Health and Dental Premium
Section 125 of the Internal Revenue code allows you to have your dependent coverage premiums deducted before payroll taxes are withheld resulting in tax savings to you.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Employees mayparticipate in flexible spending accounts for reimbursement of medical and/or dependent care expenses.
Employees may have their bi-weekly paycheck deposited to the financial institution of their choice.
Closing Date/Time: 6/2/2023 11:59 PM Eastern