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Maintenance Worker II - Parks Grounds

Company: City of Loveland
Location: Loveland
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

GENERAL PURPOSE: Assists the Parks Division workers to help ensure safe, clean, well-maintained grounds and facilities at assigned locations. We have openings for mowers, horticulture, irrigation, and forestry. Positions are part year nine months, 40 hours per week Monday-Friday with medical coverage option only. Expected hiring pay of $16.00 per hour depending on qualifications and experience. Position will close to applicants at 12:00 P.M. M.S.T. on Monday, June 21, 2021. Non Benefit Eligible Benefits Package Includes: Retirement - 457 employee funded plan Medical Leave - Up to 48 hours accrued. Accrue 1 hour of leave per 30 hours worked Per the ACA, employees working 30 plus hours per week are eligible to enroll in one of the two 2 medical plan options - HDHP & PPO ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Specific job function will depend on crew and location assignment. Each position works as an effective part of the division and City team by responding to change and special needs with flexibility and in a positive manner. Horticulture: Helps ensure attractive and well-maintained flowerbeds by assisting parks workers with preparing, planting, fertilizing, weeding, mulching and winterizing flowerbeds at various locations. Forestry: Helps to ensure attractive and well-maintained trees by assisting parks workers with pruning, tree removal, brush grinding, weed control, mulching, planting, and watering. Equipment operations/irrigation grounds: Helps to ensure safe and attractive grounds by assisting parks workers with mowing, sidewalk edging, leaf removal, sod laying, litter cleanup, irrigation work, aerating, fertilizing, weed control, and general landscape type work. OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: Assists with department projects as needed including special events. Other duties as assigned. SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Will serve as lead worker for other temporary employees. JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, skills and abilities: Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively in writing and verbally with a variety of people directly and by using a two-way radio system. Ability to walk throughout facility grounds of various topographical conditions to visually identify needed work and inspect work results. Ability to communicate effectively with the public including answering general park questions and assistance with reservation or special interest groups. Takes initiative to resolve conflicts with others independently. Maintains dialogue and relationships with the public, special interest groups and City staff on a constructive level by employing effective interpersonal skills. Core competencies: Accountability & Integrity , Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy & Kindness Education and/or experience: One (1) year experience in parks maintenance or related field with an emphasis on duties most closely related to the essential job duties, including operating various types of equipment preferred. Licensure and/or certifications: Must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver's license. Working conditions and physical requirements: Ability to do strenuous physical work, to work in all weather conditions and various topographical environments. Operating various types of tools and equipment associated with landscape or facility maintenance. Lifting, positioning, carrying and stocking heavy items and materials. Removing snow by hand with shovel and snow blower. Digging, sweeping, raking various landscaping materials. Working in below ground level trenches and from above ground level ladders or scaffolds Material and equipment directly used: City vehicle, utility vehicle, shovel, rake, hand and power tools, two-way radio, tractor, dump truck This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.

Keywords: City of Loveland, Loveland , Maintenance Worker II - Parks Grounds, Other , Loveland, Colorado

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