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Employment Opportunities

Grounds Crew Leader

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$1,587 - $2,188 biweekly
  • Posted Date:02/13/2020
  • Deadline to Apply:02/27/2020 6:00 PM

Grounds Crew Leader
Parks and Recreation Department
Full-time Regular Position 

Essential Duties: This is skilled technical and crew supervisor work responsible for highly specialized functions of the parks and grounds maintenance program. The individual appointed to this position will perform the following duties: Schedule, plan, estimate, budget, develop, install, and maintain park and grounds improvement projects; construct pavilions, facilities, and various other structures including excavating, sub-grading, trenching, final grading, concrete work, painting, electrical, masonry, roofing, framing, plumbing, carpentry and other general construction trades; maintain grounds hardscapes and softscapes; ensure that blue stakes are current on each job site; ensure proper installation of playground equipment and fall arresting surfaces; oversee installation of landscaping, irrigation systems, and fencing for assigned areas; transplant trees, shrubs, turf, flowers, and sod; and purchase materials. Oversee and operate, repair, and maintain a wide variety of equipment and tools (heavy and light); prepare and implement a maintenance schedule; ensure compliance with all OSHA, state and local safety regulations; conduct repairs on equipment in the field; oversee purchasing of equipment, parts, and tools; coordinate with supervisors, section leaders, and equipment users; and weld with arc and Oxy-acetylene equipment. Supervise full-time, seasonal, and/or part-time staff; oversee training of assigned personnel; ensure job safety standards are met; perform snow removal; and assist other staff and perform other related duties as needed. Coordinate and supervise all Parks Division BSA Eagle Scout service projects and other project related service activities. 

Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent and three (3) years of experience equivalent to the level of Senior Grounds Technician OR six (6) years of general construction, grounds maintenance, or other job-related experience OR equivalent combination of job-related education and experience [substituting each one (1) year of post-secondary education/training for six (6) months of experience]. 

License: A valid, lawful Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is required. Utah Pesticide Applicator License, Playground Safety Inspector, Utah Contractor License for playground installation, or other certificates/licenses may be required for some positions. 

Selection Factors: Knowledge of operations performed and purposes served by the Parks Division; modern supervisory techniques; various grounds construction and maintenance equipment; landscape and sprinkler system design and flow pumps; turf management and proper application and storage of chemicals; and appropriate safety procedures. Skill in basic mechanics, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and masonry and other general construction trades; and the proper use and care of vehicles, tools and equipment. Ability to safely coordinate and conduct various construction activities; inspect and correct the work of contractors and subordinate laborers; perform basic math calculations; schedule workload; prepare clear, concise, and accurate reports; and perform duties in a manner that demonstrates respect, integrity, courtesy, and kindness towards fellow workers, customers, and the general public at all times.

Salary: $1,587 ‑ $2,188 biweekly (range 24). Payment will be made by direct deposit and salary will normally begin at the first step of the salary range. Any overtime will normally be accrued as compensatory time. Benefits include: medical, dental, life, AD&D, and LTD insurance plans, retirement plans, employee assistance and wellness programs, and sick, vacation, and holiday leaves. Optional plans available include: health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, a health savings account, vision insurance, legal assistance, home and auto insurance, ID theft protection, supplemental medical insurance, and deferred compensation (401k, 457 & IRA) 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, 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, 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 may 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: Wednesday, February 27, 2020.

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