January 18, 2013 Req. #024-13 Pos.
PW/Parks & Recreation/Active Parks
Salary Range: $10.00-$19.40 Hourly*
The person in this position will assist Parks
and Recreation in providing citizens access to quality parks and recreation
programs and facilities through maintenance of athletic ball fields, facilities,
parks, green spaces, and boat ramps.
At Leon County, we strive to do more, and to do
better, with less. This is the basis of our People Focused; Performance Driven
culture. Leon 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
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The employee in the position is
responsible for maintaining park grounds and facilities by picking up litter and
inspecting facilities for safety and general repair; cleans restrooms, showers,
and sanitary facilities; plants trees, shrubs, flowers, and sod according to
specifications; inspects playground areas and athletic fields for safety hazards
and makes necessary repairs. The employee in the position also maintains
baseball infields to protect safety of users and optimizes aesthetics; marks
athletic fields as prescribed by league regulations, using field points and
lining dust; replaces sports nets on basketball goals, tennis courts, and soccer
nets at first indication of wear; installs and removes athletic equipment as
necessary to coincide with sports seasons; performs minor masonry work to repair
barbecues, stairways, slabs, and sidewalks; applies fertilizers, herbicides and
pesticides to promote healthy plant growth and to remove offensive plant
materials and/or pests. The employee in this position 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, assembles picnic tables, constructs signs, and improves
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 Limited
Chemical Application-Turf & Ornamental is preferred.
DEADLINE: February 1, 2013
*Initial salary above the minimum of the pay grade is based on verified related
education, experience, and training above the minimum requirements.
accommodations and assistance are available to disabled applicants under the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
INFORMATION, contact the Leon County
Human Resources Division at (850) 606-2400. Applicants are encouraged to visit
our Leon County Home Page at
Leon County is a member of the
Florida Retirement System. Applicants may send inquiries to our E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A completed Leon County Government application is required and should be
postmarked no later than 5:00 p.m.,
February 1, 2013. APPLY
online, in person or by mail to:
Leon County Human Resources Division, 315 S.
Calhoun Street, Suite #502, Tallahassee, FL 32301
is given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295,
Laws of Florida.
FREE WORKPLACE AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER