February 28, 2014 Req. #046-14 Pos.
(Four full-time OPS positions, one position with Greenways, one position with
Passive Parks & two positions with Park Maintenance, only one application is
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.
The employee in the
Greenways 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. The employee in the Greenways position
also 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.
The employees in the Park
Maintenance (Active Parks) positions are 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
employees in the Park Maintenance positions 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 the
Passive Parks position logs campground visitors, pavilion renters, and
facility users; accepts payments for rental and keeps appropriate records and
makes deposits; establishes contact with citizens requesting information about
parks and recreation facilities, campgrounds, etc.; monitors drinking water
wells at park sites to insure potability; 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.
The employees in all
positions 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
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. A Class “B”
Commercial Driver’s License is preferred.
Must pass a Class 2 background check
prior to employment.
DEADLINE: March 14, 2014
*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
http://www.leoncountyfl.gov. Leon 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., March 14, 2014. 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