Leon County BOCC
Salary $23,337.60 – $38,500.80 Annually Location Parks & Rec – 1907 South Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL Job Type Career Service Full Time Department Office of Resource Stewardship Job Number 109-21 Closing Continuous General Description of Duties
All Leon County employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, unless a vaccine exemption has been granted. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to the start of employment. To request an exemption form, please contact Human Resources at . Leon County pays employees a living wage of $12.00 per hour as a minimum hourly rate.
The purpose of this position is to assist Parks & Recreation in providing citizens access to quality parks and recreation programs and facilities through the maintenance of athletic facilities, parks, green spaces, and boat ramps.
Serves as lead worker: acts as lead worker of two to five Maintenance Technicians and other Park Attendants; determines work procedures to be followed by crew to reach work goals; promotes efficiency, productivity, and safety among crew members; recommends personnel actions to Parks Supervisor; informs public of County policies and procedures, Division policies and procedures, and local state and federal laws as applicable to work assignments.
Performs park maintenance activities: maintains park grounds and facilities by picking up litter and inspecting facilities for safety and general repair; cleans restrooms, showers, and sanitary facilities; cuts grass in prescribed areas at the height required for optimum turf vigor; trims bushes, trees, and woody stem plants using hand operated and power tools; plants trees, shrubs, flowers, and sod according to specifications; prepares planting areas and maintains as required; inspects playground areas for safety hazards and makes necessary repairs.
Maintains recreation facilities: maintains baseball in-fields to protect safety of users and optimize aesthetics; marks athletic fields as prescribed by league regulations, using field points and lining dust; replaces sports nets on basketball goals, tennis courts, and soccer nets at first indication of wear; inspects athletic fields and playground areas for safety hazards and makes necessary repairs; installs and removes athletic equipment as necessary to coincide with sports seasons.
Performs customer service activities: establishes contact with citizens requesting information about parks and recreation facilities, campgrounds, et cetera; distributes literature to park patrons and posts information at designated facilities; erects park rule signs, safety related signs, and visitor information signs.
Performs special projects: performs minor carpentry to repair wood structures, assembles picnic tables, constructs signs, and improves facilities; repairs, replaces, and installs fences, gates, and security devices as required; performs minor masonry work to repair barbecues, stairways, slabs, and sidewalks; applies fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides to promote healthy plant growth and to remove offensive plant materials and/or pests.
Performs equipment maintenance: accounts for assigned power tools, mowers, tractors, and vehicles assigned; sharpens, fixes, and/or repairs all hand tools necessary to perform maintenance tasks; requisitions materials and supplies necessary to complete assigned tasks; inspects, lubricates, and operates all power tools and equipment according to specifications.
OTHER IMPORTANT OR MARGINAL DUTIES
DIFFICULTY Work is completed based on standard practices associated with landscape maintenance and athletic field maintenance. Work schedule is issued by supervisor. Some independent judgment is required to complete special projects. Work involves deadlines associated with the preparation of park facilities for athletic league contests. Shifts in attention are fairly common due to problems, vandalism, and citizen inquiries. Limited independent problem solving is required. Most problem solving is associated with lead worker requirements of this position and unique situations may arise when handling special projects.
Duties range from defined to somewhat defined. Employee has access to supervisor. Most guidance is sought in dealing with scheduling conflicts and prioritizing work load due to numerous citizen or program requests for facility maintenance or repair.
Supervision of Others
Employee performs lead worker assignments that may involve the use of employees assigned to others. Employee assigns tasks that require assistance in getting the job done, determines work procedures, recommends personnel actions, but do not conduct nor sign off on performance evaluations.
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CUSTOMER CONTACT
Contact is made with Park Supervisor, Park and Recreation Director to monitor work effort and to update on status of projects; various crews to coordinate scheduling of equipment or materials; and the warehouse to requisition supplies. External contact is made with the public to collect fees for campground or pavilion use and to answer questions from park users about facilities.
EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS USED
Work involves the use of a pick-up truck, tractors, tillers, harrow rake, landscaping hand and power tools, and ball field conditioner.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Work is performed outdoors. Work environmental factors include exposure to inclement weather conditions, dirt, odors, et cetera and exposure to insects and animals. Work requires the following physical demands: standing, walking, lifting in excess of 50 pounds; climbing, crawling, et cetera.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of reading, writing, and arithmetic. Knowledge of parks maintenance and/or grounds maintenance. Knowledge of carpentry and masonry. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, through oral and written communications. Ability to operate power tools. Skilled with hand tools. Ability to lift heavy objects over 50 pounds. Ability to understand technical specifications, manuals, and drawings. Skilled in providing excellent customer service.
Requires a high school diploma or an equivalent and six months of related work experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Necessary Special Requirements:
A valid State of Florida Class “E” operator’s license and a favorable driving record.
Must possess or be able to obtain within six months of employment a Limited Chemical Application -Turf and Ornamental Pesticide Applicator’s License.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check, and drug testing.
FLSA STATUS: Position is non-exempt. Analysis: this is manual and semi-skilled work maintaining park grounds and facilities
Leon County Government offers an extensive benefit package for FULL TIME employees. EXECUTIVE LEVEL employee benefits are determined through contract negotiations. Below are some of the highlights.