November 16, 2012 Req. #010-13 Pos.
PW/Parks & Recreation/Greenways
Range: $10.00-$19.40 Hourly*
The purpose of this position is to assist Parks
and Recreation in providing citizens access to quality parks and recreation
programs and facilities through maintenance of parks, green spaces, and trail
systems. At Leon
County, we strive to do more, and to do better,
with less. This is the basis of our People Focused; Performance Driven
County government offers important and
meaningful personal and career opportunities. Because we maintain a very lean
staff, there are few opportunities for employment and high competition for job
openings. However, those we hire are entrusted with significant
responsibilities and opportunity for growth. Because of this, we can hire only
the very best. That means candidates who
not only meet the qualifications of the job listed herein, but are driven by
making a difference on the issues that matter most to our unique quality of life
and committed to demonstrating results, exceeding expectations in areas of
customer service and exercising responsible stewardship of our community’s
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The person in this position develops greenways and open spaces according to
management plans and stewardship plans; implements prescribed maintenance
practices as outline in stewardship plans through horticultural, silviculture
and prescribed burning methods; assists local volunteers and labor pools in
development of trails and park features; assists in construction of bridges,
fences, and park features as assigned; submits daily reports detailing
maintenance activities; monitors grant projects; enforces regulations as
necessary through contact with Sheriff’s Office; monitors drinking water wells
at greenway sites to insure potability; protects cultural and historic resources
of greenways and open space areas; acts as lead worker to Maintenance
Technicians and other Park Attendants; greets visitors and responds to user
concerns; distributes literature to park patrons and post information at
designated facilities; erects park rule signs, safety related signs, and visitor
information signs in prudent and required areas; performs minor carpentry to
repair wood structures, assemble picnic tables, construct signs, and improve
facilities; repairs, replaces, and installs fences, gates and security devices
as required; cuts grass in prescribed areas at the height required for optimum
turf vigor; trims bushes, trees, and woody stem plants using hand operated and
power tools; eradicates invasive plant species and other unwanted pests;
sharpens, fixes and/or repairs all hand tools necessary to perform maintenance
tasks; inspects, lubricates, and operates all power tools and equipment
according to manufacturer’s specifications.
Requires graduation from a standard
high school or an equivalent and six months of experience in maintaining
greenways, grounds keeping, landscaping and maintenance of park facilities.
Must possess basic knowledge of carpentry and masonry work. Must possess the
ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Must possess the ability to operate power tools, understand technical
specifications, manuals and drawings. Must possess the ability to lift heavy
objects in excess of 50 lbs. Must possess a valid Driver’s license and a
favorable driving record at time of hire. Certification license for Chemical
Application and Sub Category for Pesticides is preferred.
November 30, 2012
*Initial salary above the minimum of the pay grade is based on verified related
education, experience, and training above the minimum requirements.
Reasonable accommodations and assistance are
available to disabled applicants under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION,
contact the Leon County Human Resources Division at (850) 606-2400. Applicants
are encouraged to visit our Leon County Home Page at
a member of the Florida Retirement System.
Applicants may send inquiries to our E-mail address:
A completed Leon County Government application is required and should be
postmarked no later than 5:00
p.m., November 30, 2012. APPLY
online, in person or by mail to:
Leon County Human Resources Division, 315 S.
Calhoun Street, Suite #502, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Preference is given to certain veterans and
spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Laws of Florida.
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