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Employment Opportunities

Grounds Maintenance Technician (I/II/Lead)

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$1,184 - $1,964 biweekly
  • Posted Date:07/10/2019
  • Deadline to Apply:07/30/2019 6:00 PM

Cemetery Division/Parks and Recreation Department
Full-time Regular Position

Posted: July 10, 2019

Essential Duties: This is general work related to the construction, installation, maintenance, and repair of recreation facilities, parks, grounds, and the general environment in the Cemetery Division of the Provo City Parks and Recreation Department. The individual appointed to this position will be required to perform the following duties: general grounds maintenance work, including, weeding, mowing grounds by hand or with power and gang mowers, fertilizing and aerating turf, installing and maintaining irrigation systems, setting and adjusting sprinkler heads, scheduling and programming of irrigation controllers, planting and maintaining trees, shrubs, flowers, and turfgrass; pesticide application; performing general construction and maintenance work on buildings and structures, including, plumbing, painting, fencing, constructing pavilions and play equipment, snow removal, seasonal lighting and decorations, and water line winterization; general cleanup, maintenance, and repair of restrooms, pavilions, playgrounds, picnic tables, benches, bleachers, athletic fields, and other facilities; operate heavy equipment such as trucks and specialized grounds maintenance equipment, including, hand mowers, trimmers, multi-gang mowers, tractors, special attachments, sod cutters, chain saws, and pruning equipment; operate skip loaders, backhoes, aerial lift trucks, trenchers, trailers, stump grinders, chippers, etc.; use various hand tools in performance of heavy manual labor, including, power tools, electric arc and acetylene welding equipment; safely operate and maintain a splash pad: maintain tools and equipment; prepare reports in oral and written form; perform regular safety inspections of playgrounds and other facilities; monitor, identify and resolve safety issues and hazards from parks and grounds areas; prepare park facilities for pavilion reservations and special events; may supervise seasonal or part-time workers; assist other crew members as needed; and perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements: Parks & Grounds Technician I: One (1) year experience in lawn and tree care, general construction, light/heavy equipment operation, or other job-related experience; Parks & Grounds Technician II: Two (2) years experience as a Parks Maint. Worker I or three (3) years of general construction, grounds maintenance, or other job-related experience; certification by the Professional Landcare Network or other comparable approved certification and current Utah State Pesticide Applicators License. Lead Parks & Grounds Technician: Three (3) years experience as a Parks Maintenance Worker II or six (6) years of general construction, grounds maintenance, or other job-related experience; certification by the Professional Landcare network or other comparable approved certification; and current Utah State Pesticide Applicators License. For each level an equivalent combination of job-related education and experience [substituting each one year of post-secondary education/training for six months of experience] may be used. New hire probationary period is one (1) year. Preference given to applicants with industry experience and training. Note: This classification is part of a three-tier open career series. At the discretion of the department director, the individual selected may begin at or be later promoted to any level for which the requirements are met.

License: Valid, lawful commercial driver's license is required at time of appointment. Applicants may be disqualified from consideration on basis of unacceptable driving record as reflected by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. Class B CDL license and pesticide applicator license with cool season grasses endorsement required within six months of hire.

Selection Factors: Knowledge of: maintenance equipment-- loader, back hoe, dump truck, mowers, tractor, power overseeders, aerators, trimmers, saws, etc.; landscape and sprinkler system design and installation; flow pumps; hazards and related safety precautions associated with equipment operation; application of fungicides, insecticides, and pesticides; related laws, codes, rules, and regulations governing related functions of the position; the operations, functions, and terminology common to the work. Skill in performing duties in a manner that demonstrates respect, integrity, courtesy, and kindness towards fellow workers, customers, and the general public; basic mechanics, electrical, plumbing, carpentry and masonry and the proper use and care of mechanical hand tools and equipment. Ability to: properly use and care for mechanical hand tools and equipment; recognize and identify common weeds, pests and diseases common to turf and shrubbery; and understand and carry out specific oral and written instructions

Salary: Parks & Grounds Technician I (grade 18): $1,184 - $1,632 biweekly; Parks & Grounds Technician II (grade 20): $1,305 - $1,800 biweekly; Lead Parks & Grounds Technician (grade 22): $1,439 - $1,964 biweekly. Payment will be made by direct deposit and salary will normally begin at the first step of the salary range. Overtime will regularly be accrued as compensatory time. Position includes a full benefits package, including: medical, dental, life, and LTD insurance plans, retirement plans, employee assistance and wellness programs, and sick, vacation and holiday leaves. Optional plans available include: reimbursable medical & child care accounts, a health reimbursement account, a health savings account, vision & AD&D insurance, and deferred compensation (457 & 401k) plans.

Screening: Based on meeting the minimum requirements and job-related experience, skills, knowledge, and education. Selection for this position may be based largely upon an oral interview. Criminal background checks are conducted on all City positions. Non-disclosure may result in dismissal.

Physical/Environmental Factors: Requires physical strength and agility to perform the work which includes: sitting, standing, walking, crawling, maneuvering on the ground, reaching, stooping and crouching, pulling and/or pushing, carrying, grasping, lifting, regular work with hands, use of motorized equipment, and other varied physical activities associated with maintenance work. This work requires exposure to adverse weather conditions, prolonged and high noise levels, hazardous conditions, and noxious chemicals. It may also involve exposure to heavy traffic and stressful situations or environments, including, contact with the public and other stressful conditions related to the workplace. Note: Employees of this class will be subject to on-call status.

Pre-employment Testing: Prior to appointment, applicant will be required to successfully pass a drug screening and background investigation. Individuals with unsatisfactory drug screening results will be ineligible for appointment or application to any Provo City position for a minimum period of six (6) months.

To Apply: Apply online at www.provocity.jobs or at the Provo City Division of Human Resources located at 351 West Center, Provo, UT, before 6:00 p.m. on the closing date.

Closing Date:  Tuesday, July 30, 2019. 

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