Maintenance Worker

  • 005230

SUMMARY: Under close supervision, maintains the City parks and recreational areas, maintains and repairs park amenities such as fences, tables or playground equipment; and 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. Picks up trash, debris and tree limbs from public parks and recreational areas.
  2. Maintains and repairs park amenities, for example, fences, tables, playground equipment or drinking fountains as necessary.
  3. Cleans, mops and sanitizes public restrooms.
  4. Cleans, sanitizes and deodorizes restrooms.
  5. Sweeps and vacuums carpeting and floors using manual and power equipment.
  6. Mops, scrubs, waxes, shampoos, and spot cleans carpeting and floors.
  7. Empties waste cans and ashtrays.
  8. Cleans woodwork, walls, and windows using common household equipment and cleaning products.
  9. Sets up and breaks down for meetings and special events.
  10. Sweeps sidewalks and entryways.
  11. Cleans and dusts offices.
  12. Performs minor maintenance work such as changing light bulbs, repair fixtures, and furniture.
  13. Keeps equipment and supplies in order and requests more when needed.
  14. Maintains exterior of facility clean including trash pickup.
  15. Maintains recreation equipment, such as basketball nets, courts, etc., as required.
  • Knowledge of machinery, equipment and tools necessary for the maintenance of public areas.
  • Knowledge of custodial practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Skill in performing heavy manual labor in an outdoor environment.
  • Skill in following oral and written instructions.
  • Skill in using hand and power tools.
  • Ability to establish cooperative working 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 and six (6) months of ground maintenance experience required, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. May require a valid Florida driver's license.

Last revision date: October 2001
Overtime: Yes
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