Grounds Equipment Operator
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics). This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:(which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Utilizes a variety of equipment such as water trucks, stump grinders, tractors, large tractor mowers, backhoe, bobcat, rakes, axes and picks to maintain plants, trees and sodded areas.
- Waters plants and trees using a water truck.
- Removes and grinds tree stumps using a stump grinder.
- Maintains grassy areas by mowing and laying new sod, as required.
- Plants new trees or removes dead, dying, diseased, non-native trees, and vegetation, as required.
- Loads and hauls trash, sand or mulch.
- Performs preventative maintenance and safety checks on trucks and other equipment used in the care and maintenance of plants, trees and grassy areas.
- Supports and actively participates in the City’s safety programs.
- Operates chipper.
- Knowledge of machinery, equipment, and tools necessary for the maintenance of public areas and landscaping.
- Knowledge of basic grounds and landscaping maintenance practices and procedures.
- Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
- Skill in operating equipment such as backhoes, large water trucks, tractor mowers, stump grinders, and tractors.
- Skill in performing basic preventive maintenance equipment and safety checks on equipment used in landscape maintenance.
- Skill in operating and working around traffic and moving equipment.
- Skill in following safety practices and recognizing safety hazards.
- Ability to communicate effectively with others.
- Skill in dealing effectively with the general public.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Eighth grade education and one (1) year related experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license and a commercial driver’s license (CDL), Class B is required.
Last revision date: October 2001