- 13-May-2013 to 24-May-2013 (CST)
- Parks & Recreation - Parks Maintenance
- Pearland, TX, USA
- Full Time
The City of Pearland offers an excellent benefits package including a voluntary ICMA 457 deferred compensation program, as well as membership in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). The City of Pearland pays all premiums for the employee’s dental, long-term disability protection, and life insurance and the City pays a portion of the medical premium for employees and dependants.
Job Summary: Performs a variety of tasks associated with the maintenance of park and recreation facilities, and public rights-of-way, as assigned.
Regular and timely attendance at work.
Receives written work orders or verbal instructions from Parks Crew Leader.
Performs ground maintenance activities including weeding, mowing, edging, planting, collecting trash, trimming, chemical spraying, minor drainage work, and leveling for City of Pearland property and parks.
Digs flower beds and plants flowers; constructs decorative flower garden borders from wood.
Performs facility maintenance activities including painting, repair of playground equipment, ball field maintenance, swimming pool maintenance, and minor construction.
Operates and performs minor repair and maintenance on trucks, tractors, mowers, and power hand tools.
Performs construction activities such as building playground equipment, barrier posts, small shelters, and flower beds; replaces worn or damaged parts such as hoses, wiring, and belts, in machines and equipment such as truck, and riding mower.
Repairs or replaces building brick, stone, and concrete; maintains and repairs wood.
Contribute to team effort by performing other related duties as assigned.
Serves as "essential personnel" and is required to remain available for immediate call-in due to any natural or man made disaster, or any other event the Park Superintendent, the Director of Parks and Recreation and/or City Manager deem necessary.
Education, Experience, and Licenses:
High school diploma or equivalent is preferred.
Six (6) months to one (1) year previous experience in related field, preferred.
Valid, Class "C" Texas Driver's License.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to read a limited number of two- and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers; ability to print and speak simple sentences.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Ability to operate a vehicle for business use, mower, rake, hoe, gardening tools, paint brushes, shovel, hammer, chalk liner, backpack sprayer, pruning shears, loppers, mop, squeegee, broom, saw, and various hand tools and machinery/motorized equipment.
Ability to speak, read, and write fluently in English.
Physical Demands: 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 essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The employee in this position will be required to remain available for immediate call-in due to any natural or man made disaster, or any other event the Park Superintendent, the Director of Parks and Recreation and/or the City Manager deem necessary.
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