Provides specialized care for the parks, right-of-ways, and building grounds of the City of St. George.
Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
Patrols assigned parks, trails, recreation areas, and facilities performing maintenance and repairs to assure proper functioning of equipment.
Maintains, cleans, repairs, and paints pavilions, playgrounds, restrooms, picnic tables, barbeques, and other park features.
Irrigates, mows, and plants turf. Plants and prunes trees, shrubs, and flowers.
Operates tractors, gang mowers, rotary mowers, and other power equipment incidental to job.
Performs preventative maintenance and checks on power equipment used.
Assists with set up and take down for special events, such as the St. George Marathon.
Performs other related duties as required.
Typical Physical/Mental Demands/ Working Conditions
Outdoor work with exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather. Moderate physical activity exerting up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10-25 pounds of force frequently. Uncomfortable working positions such as stooping, crouching, and bending. Exposure to elements such as heat, cold, dampness, fumes, noise, dust, or grease. Risk of bodily injury is moderate under normal conditions. May have disagreeable elements such as appearance of work place, poor ventilation, or uneven temperatures. Occupational safety and health hazards may be encountered under controlled conditions. Some exposure to hazardous materials such as fumes, pesticides, cleaning agents, etc. and to high levels of noise. Exposure to stress as a result of human behavior.
Note: Requires working extended or irregular hours including nights and holidays. Working weekends a must.
Experience: Greenhouse and working with plants preferred.
Licenses and/or Certifications: Possess a valid driver license. A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Tools, equipment, and techniques used in maintenance, repair, and/or construction of landscapes, irrigation systems, and hardscapes which may include basic construction projects.
Standard safety precautions.
Small engine (gas and electric) repair preferred.
Work with minimum supervision, and understand and follow general work instructions.
Perform outdoor manual labor for extended periods of time.
Operate equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
To Apply: Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application on-line at jobs.sgcity.org. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Position closes 9/01/2017 at 5:00 p.m. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. EOE. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.