Groundskeeper

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SUMMARY: Under direct supervision, performs a variety of manual labor maintaining parks, grounds, public recreational areas, right-of-ways, cemeteries, water supply lakes or environmental properties; may performs related duties as assigned.

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)
  1. Mows grass with lawn mower, edges roadways, sidewalks, curbs, around trees and headstones, pulls and removes weeds from flower beds, trims trees, hedges at various heights, and removes exotic trees and vegetation from natural areas.
  2. Picks up and removes tree limbs, branches and palm fronds, clears and cleans streets, alleys and job sites of debris, pull vines off fences.
  3. Picks up trash, debris and tree limbs from medians, parks and public recreational areas.
  4. Plants flowers, applies fertilizer, prunes plants and trees, plants or removes trees, lays sod and performs other grounds maintenance duties.
  5. Cleans, mops and sanitizes public restrooms.
  6. Drives pick-up truck and transports materials and workers to worksite; loads and unloads truck.
  7. Uses and maintains vehicles, hand and power tools.
  8. Washes-in graves, re-sods grave sites after burials and performs other duties related to cemetery grounds maintenance.
  9. Observes standard operating procedures and safety practices; supports and actively participates in the City’s safety programs.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of basic grounds and landscaping maintenance practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of custodial practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of common hand and power tools.
  • Knowledge of basic preventive maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Skill in performing manual labor.
  • Skill in operating and working around traffic and moving equipment.
  • Skill in following safety practices and recognizing hazards.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves moderate to heavy work in all types of weather. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Eighth grade education, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required. A CDL License Class “D” may be required depending on assignment.
FLSA Code: NE
B/U: SEIU
Last revision date: October 2001
 
Overtime: Yes
 
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