September 13, 2013 Req. #078-13 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 community’s resources.
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; or
an equivalent combination of training and experience. 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.
September 20, 2013
*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
County is 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., September 20, 2013. 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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PEOPLE FOCUSED. PERFORMANCE DRIVEN.