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Maintenance Worker


Agriculture Fishing and Forestry

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Jacksonville, FL - (USA) 9823 Tapestry Park Circle Suite 10 FL Jacksonville , FL - 32246 Phone : 904-807-9608



Job Description

Job Summary

This is a semi-skilled work position assisting in the maintenance, operation, and construction of grounds, turf, parks, playgrounds, athletic playing fields and buildings. A full range of landscape/ turf maintenance, building maintenance responsibilities will be engaged. Work also involves operation, maintenance and security of the City facilities and involves public contact with facility users. Provide assistance in the routine operational and serving phases of City recreational activities. Work may be carried on during the day, evenings, weekends and/or holidays. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Parks and Recreation Director or his/her designee.

Responsibilities and Duties

* Assists journeyman or other maintenance and construction technicians or specialists in performing tasks in repair/maintenance of buildings, equipment, apparatus and facilities.

* Utilizes tools and equipment in construction and maintenance activities.

* Performs cleaning of equipment and facilities.

* Performs Custodial and litter/trash control duties.

* Performs duties associated with security.

* Mows, trims, edges, fertilizes and waters parks, playing fields and other landscaped areas; weeds, prunes, mulches, fertilizes and sprays trees, plants, and shrubbery; prepares soil for planting, seeds and re-sods lawn area; plants trees, seedlings, and shrubs.

* Grooms and prepares athletic playing fields and other landscaped areas for scheduled sporting events and public use.

* Assists in application of fertilizers, pesticides and non-restrictive insecticide and herbicides to athletic fields, lawns, flowers, shrubs and trees.

* Repairs and maintains irrigation systems; adjusts repairs and replaces timing mechanisms.

* Performs renovations and retrofits of athletic playing fields.

* Performs plumbing work in repairing valves and fixtures.

* Maintains inventory and daily safety and activities reports.

* Full time presence on the job.

Qualifications and Skills


* High School diploma or equivalent.

* Experience in landscaping and or facility maintenance to include operation of landscaping maintenance equipment/ irrigation systems, power/hand tools, building construction/maintenance or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.

* Must maintain good interpersonal and communication skills to deal with public.

* Must be able to speak, write, and comprehend English language.

* Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver license with a driving record acceptable to the City Driving policy.

Preferred Skills:

* Knowledge of methods and techniques associated with soil preparation and enrichment, planting, transplanting, cultivation, pruning, and maintaining a variety of lawns, ground covers, plants, shrubs, hedges and trees.

* Knowledge of the use and care of tools and equipment

* Ability to perform a variety of turf maintenance duties such as irrigation system maintenance and repair.

* Ability to acquire specific knowledge, within a reasonable time, regarding activities or places to which assigned.

* Ability to detect improper conduct on the part of facility users and to take necessary action to properly correct or report the condition.

* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public as necessitated by the work.