Watershed Management Technician I
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)
- Mows grass with lawn mowers, edges and removes weeds from planted areas, trims trees and removes exotic vegetation from natural areas, lakes and canals.
- Maintain public use facilities; removes trash and debris.
- Picks up and empties trash from facilities, grounds, trail ways.
- Harvests and plants trees and various native plants, applies fertilizer, herbicides and mulch as required.
- Assists with mechanical collection, loading and disposal of aquatic weeds from lakes and canals.
- Drives pick-up, all terrain vehicles, tows trailers and equipment to various worksites.
- Uses and maintain vehicles, hand and power tools, hand type spray equipment and weed harvesting equipment.
- Observes standard operating procedures and safety practices, supports and participates in City’s safety programs.
- Performs other grounds maintenance duties at various water supply facilities and water control structures.
- Installs and repairs signs and kiosks in natural areas.
- Completes field reports and timesheets.
- Knowledge of basic native plant and animal species of Southeast Florida.
- Knowledge of basic grounds and landscaping maintenance practices and procedures.
- Knowledge of custodial practices and procedures.
- Knowledge of common hand and power tools and hand type spray equipment
- Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
- Knowledge of basic preventive maintenance on assigned equipment.
- Skill in performing manual labor.
- Skill in operating and working around traffic and moving equipment.
- Skill in following safety practices and recognizing hazards.
- Skill in following oral and written instructions.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Eight grade education, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required. A CDL License Class “B” may be required depending on assignment.
Last revision date:October 2012