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Groundskeeper, (B213115-1), R23, Parks Maintenance

Company: City of Laredo, TX
Location: Laredo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

Please note that due to the recentCOVID-19impact, there may be delays in the selection process.

Performs a variety of routine manual maintenance work of grounds and facilities; maintains grass, trees, weeds, sidewalks, and restrooms; ensures that the grounds are maintained in a clean, neat, and safe manner. Job Description

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of operation and maintenance of hand and small power tools.
  • Ability to perform grounds and building maintenance activities in a proficient and timely manner.
  • Ability to take and follow directions from supervisor.
  • Ability to give directions to and gain compliance from assigned staff.
  • Ability to perform strenuous and routine work.
  • Ability to maintain good planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain a valid Texas Drivers License and a good driving record.
  • Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with other employees and respond to general public complaints.
  • Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English or Spanish language.
  • Ability to comply with all City of Laredo's policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of the position.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work is performed inside and/or outside a stockroom or warehouse. Work may be exposed to a variety of weather conditions and outdoor elements such as: excessive dampness, chill, heat, humidity, intermittent noise, and inclement cold weather. Work may be exposed to a variety of environmental conditions, such as: unknown & dangerous conditions, unusual environmental stress, contagious infectious disease, irritating chemicals,exposure to life-threatening situations, dry atmosphere, solvents, dirt, grease, oils,silica, asbestos, dust, constant noise, pneumatic vibration, fumes, smoke, gases, radiant/electrical energy, and slippery/uneven walking surfaces. Capable of working closely with others or alone, working long or irregular working hours, working shift work and/or weekends, working with protective devices, working below ground, working on ladders or scaffolding, working around moving objects or vehicles, working around machines with moving parts and objects, working with hands in water, and traveling by car orvan 50% of the time. Ability to operate a motor vehicle, office equipment, and mechanical equipment; Work requires light to heavy carrying and lifting (under 15 pounds up to 45 pounds and over), straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, simple grasping, dual simultaneous grasping, repeated bending, sitting, standing, pushing, crouching, crawling, twisting, kneeling, stooping, climbing stairs and ladders, walking, and reaching above shoulders. Ability to see, write, read, count, identify shade of colors, perceive depth, and hearing is needed to perform the essential functions of this job.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plants, waters, fertilizes, edges, and cuts grass; rakes leaves; trims and prunes trees and hedges; trims, pulls, and sprays weeds; ensures grounds have neat and pleasant appearance.
  • Checks grounds for vandalism and damages; erases or paints over graffiti on walls; reports the same to supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Picks-up papers, trash, and other debris; puts the same in plastic bags; sweeps sidewalks.
  • Performs minor carpentry work; cleans air-conditioner filters; replaces light bulbs in buildings; performs minor paint jobs.
  • Hoes and digs up tree roots; fills and digs holes; spreads dirt.
  • Drives tractor mower and trucks to haul debris; maintains City vehicles including checking oil, gas and water levels.
  • Decides on equipment needed to perform assigned tasks; picks-up equipment and supplies from the warehouse and returns equipment at the end of each day.
  • Assists in performing minor plumbing repairs such as installing the sprinkler systems; digs trench and makes adjustments to the pipe and pipe-fitting; assists in repairing sinks, toilets, and faucets in buildings.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records regarding work performed.
  • Assists in maintaining good communication between staff, visitors, and other business contacts.
  • Must follow all rules of telephone courtesy in all telephone communications.
  • Will be required to drive a City vehicle for City business use.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

At least six (6) months ofexperience performing grounds and/or building maintenance work.

Valid Licenses and Certifications

Valid Texas Driver License*

  • If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained prior to employment.

As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment.

Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.

Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 791-7482 two days prior to the scheduled interview and/or test if applicable.

"AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, THE CITY COMPLIES WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT."

Keywords: City of Laredo, TX, Laredo , Groundskeeper, (B213115-1), R23, Parks Maintenance, Other , Laredo, Texas

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