Full-Time GROUNDS MAINTENANCE WORKER
POSITION: GROUNDS MAINTENANCE WORKER
DEPARTMENT: Davis County – Facilities Maintenance
OPEN: May 27, 2015
CLOSES: June 9, 2015
JOB SUMMARY: Under the general supervision from an administrative authority, performs a variety of skilled and semi skilled duties related to landscaping and maintaining County grounds, buildings, and facilities.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES (Any one position does not include all of the duties listed; nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class). Plans, plants, and maintains landscaping in accordance with the landscaping plan. Installs, tests, and maintains landscape sprinkler systems including valves, lines, controls, and other operating features. Makes recommendations for the types and varieties of plants and flowers to be used; recommends suitable planting locations for trees and shrubs. Assists in establishing proper care and maintenance schedules related to trimming, fertilizing, weeding, planting/transplanting, and spraying a variety of trees, flowers, and plants. Recommends and follows appropriate grass mowing, irrigation, fertilizing, and related maintenance schedules. Mows, edges, fertilizes, and waters grass; trims and fertilizes shrubs, trees, and other plants; plants/transplants trees, shrubs, bushes, grass and flowers; prepares soil and cultivates flower beds; removes dead, diseased, or injured trees and plants. Identifies plant diseases and problems and makes recommendations for remedies. Applies pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers, and other chemicals as needed and in compliance with federal, state, and local rules and guidelines; utilizes and applies all chemical applications using proper mixtures and following manufacturer’s specifications; maintains accurate records of chemical applications. Operates a variety of complex lawn and grounds maintenance equipment including power mowers, snow blowers, bucket loaders, chain saws, and other power equipment. Adjusts, cleans, and performs minor mechanical repairs and preventive maintenance on maintenance tools and equipment. Inspects assigned work areas on a weekly basis to ensure landscaping conditions are properly maintained. Plows, shovels, and removes snow from sidewalks and parking lots; applies salt and/or sand on sidewalk and parking surfaces to remove snow and ice. Repairs and maintains sidewalks and parking lots including striping and curb maintenance. Observes and ensures compliance with department and County safety policies, procedures, and practices at work sites. Removes trash and debris from grounds and performs other custodial work as assigned. Determines grounds maintenance needs and submits timely requests to purchase supplies and equipment. May supervise inmate workers or seasonal employees working on landscaping projects; ensures assigned projects are completed in a satisfactory and timely manner. Performs general building maintenance and repair duties in County buildings and facilities as assigned; performs electrical and plumbing maintenance and repair functions; installs and repairs faucets, toilets, water fountains, etc.; repairs light fixtures, switches and motors; assists in the maintenance and repair of the heating and air conditioning systems. Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations. Performs related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school (or equivalent) plus at least two (2) years of full-time commercial landscape maintenance experience. Experience must include mowing, sprinkler system maintenance/repairs, and planting. An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered. Preference for experience in a public or commercial facility setting.
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Must possess or obtain within six (6) months of hire date, a Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code. Must possess, or obtain within sixty (60) days of hire date, a valid Utah Driver License.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Davis County is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment. Proof of automobile insurance and a current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) required with application; applicants with Utah driver’s license can obtain an MVR through the State Driver’s License Division or through Personnel.