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Landscape Maintenance Technician

Company Name:
City of Nampa
Requisition Number 14-0005
Post Date 2/28/2014
Title Landscape Maintenance Technician
Department Parks
Location City of Nampa
Work Schedule Full-time 40 Hours
Description
City of NampaLANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANNotice of
job
OpeningParks
Please post or otherwise make available the following information. The City of NampaParks Departmenthasan opening for a full-timeLandscape Maintenance Technician.
The City of Nampa is committed to ensuring equal opportunities to all individuals. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resource Director at 468-5437. TDD Relay Service: US West or 7-1-1.

Department: PARKS
Job Status: Full Time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Assigned
supervisor

Grade/Level: 13 / $12.80 per hour.
Amount of Travel Required: some
Job Type: Regular
Positions Supervised: Seasonal Maintenance Personnel.
Work Schedule:

Generally 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; however, must be able to work flexible and varied hours.

position
SUMMARY
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Performs a variety of routine manual and semi-skilled landscape construction, maintenance and
repair
work in an assigned area of responsibility, and/or serves as the lead worker over an assigned maintenance crew; performs other duties as required or assigned.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The principal function of an
employee
in this class is to perform a variety of routine manual and semi-skilled construction, maintenance and repair work in an assigned area of responsibility to ensure a safe and pleasant environment for City residents. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of an assigned supervisor, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with the assigned supervisor, other City employees, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed in an outdoor environment in a variety of terrains and weather conditions with exposure to airborne pathogens and chemicals.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
o
Performs the full range of manual and semi-skilled landscape construction, maintenance and repair work in an assigned area of responsibility.
o
Instructs or leads the work of an assigned maintenance crew and/or seasonal workers to ensure the safe and efficient completion of all work assignments.
o
Maintains and repairs City parks, cemetery, golf course. pathways, and trails. Builds, repairs and erects appropriate signage as required.
o
Maintains and repairs light and heavy equipment and maintenance tools and equipment as necessary.
o
Mows, trims, waters, fertilizes, and maintains lawns, parks, cemetery and golf course facilities.
o
Maintains City drainage and sprinkler systems, including building, installing, cleaning and repairing drainage and sprinkler structures.
o
Maintains City pathways and trails to comply with safety and regulations.
o
Secures assigned work areas from hazards to ensure the safety of recreational participants, maintenance crews and the general public, including directing and flagging traffic.
o
Maintains parks, cemetery, golf facilities and City grounds in clean and safe conditions, including picking up trash, maintaining sunken grounds, tree and shrub pruning, weeding, spraying, plowing, sanding and snow removal and general maintenance as necessary.
o
Assumes responsibility for other duties as required or assigned and attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas.
o
ESSENTIAL RELATIONSHIP EXPECTATIONS
Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems.
Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner.
Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities.
Is punctual and timely in meeting requirements of performance, including attendance standards and work deadlines.
Communicates information and states concerns in a clear and professional manner.
Respects the opinion of others and demonstrates a reasonable relationship with employees, supervisors and others.
Accepts and performs in a timely and effective manner changes in work assignments and/or how work is performed.
o
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
Substantial knowledge of basic principles and practices of landscape construction, maintenance, and repair activities, including parks, golf course and cemetery facilities, and drainage and sprinkler systems.
Substantial knowledge of proper maintenance of parks, cemeteries and recreation facilities and landscaped areas including the safe and proper use of related chemicals and pesticides.
Substantial knowledge of the safe and proper use of basic hand tools, power tools and equipment used in construction, maintenance, repair and landscaping work.
o
SKILLS/ABILITIES
Ability to lead and supervise the work of others as assigned.
Ability to efficiently operate related City
vehicles
, construction and maintenance tools and equipment, including trucks, jack hammers, backhoes, mowers, sprinkler and other related equipment.
Ability to work outdoors for extended periods of time with exposure to varying weather conditions and day or night schedules as required.
Ability to meet the physical demands of mechanical and labor intensive duties including the ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time and strength to lift and maneuver materials and equipment.
Ability to use a variety of hand tools and power tools safely.
Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written instructions, read maps and blueprints and perform shop mathematics.
Ability to prepare accurate and reliable record keeping.
Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.
Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language.
Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology.
Integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Competency Statement(s)
o
Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
o
Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
o
Commitment to Safety - Understands, encourages and carries out the principles of integrated safety management; complies with or oversees the compliance with safety policies and procedures; completes all required training; takes personal responsibility for safety.
o
Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
o
Detail Oriented - Ability to pay meticulous attention to all aspects of a situation or task no matter how small or seemingly unimportant.
o
Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
o
Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
o
Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
o
Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
o
Time Management - Ability to effectively utilize available time for the completion of necessary job tasks.
Education:
High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): Required
Experience:
1 plus years of experience in Maintenance Experience
Or any work experience related to functional area of assignment or any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.
computer
Skills:
Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks and the ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology.


Certifications
& Licenses:
Valid State of
idaho
Class A CDL Driver's License with combination within 90 days of employment.
Idaho Pesticide License within 1 year of employment.
First Aid/ CPR Certification within 1 year of employment.



PHYSICAL DEMANDS

N (Not Applicable)
Activity is not applicable to this position.

O (Occasionally)
Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently)
Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly)
Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)




Physical Demands
Lift/Carry

Stand
F
Walk
F
Sit
F
Manually Manipulate
F
Grasp
F
Reach Outward
F
Reach Above Shoulder
O
Speak
F
Climb
F
Crawl
O
Squat or Kneel
F
Bend
F
10 lbs or less
F
11-20 lbs
F
21-50 lbs
F
51-100 lbs
O
Over 100 lbs
N
Push/Pull
12 lbs or less
F
13-25 lbs
F
26-40 lbs
O
41-100 lbs
O

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The principal duties of this class are performed in an outdoor environment in a variety of terrains and weather conditions with exposure to airborne pathogens and chemicals.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION
FINGER DEXTERITY:
Sufficient finger or manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to efficiently and safely operate related City vehicles, equipment and hand tools as required.
SPEECH:
Sufficient clarity of speech or other communication ability with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to communicate effectively and convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly or quickly.
HEARING:
Sufficient clarity of hearing with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.
VISUAL ABILITIES:
Sufficient visual acuity or other power of observation with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned; to review a wide variety of materials in electronic or hard copy form and perform activities such as viewing a computer terminal; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection), efficiently operate related City vehicles, tools, and equipment to an assigned work area.
PHYSICAL STRENGTH AND PERSONAL MOBILITY:
Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which enables the employee to safely and efficiently access various City locations in a variety of terrains and weather conditions.
Heavy work - exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently.
Special Conditions: The City of Nampa has a Drug/Alcohol Free Workplace Policy. Any offer of employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test, background check and driving check (if applicable to position).
Dates to Submit Application: Application and position information may be found online at: . Applicant must submit an online application; resumes will not be taken in lieu of the application. Position will close onMarch 11, 2014, at 5:00 P.M.
Position will remain open until filled.

The City has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the City reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the City may deem appropriate.


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