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Landscape and Grounds Maintenance Worker
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Understand the equipment and methods used to perform and complete the assigned work.
•Perform heavy manual labor for long periods of time.
•Occasionally perform basic paperwork.
•Adhere to prescribed routines and practices.
•Operate construction and maintenance equipment including power and hand tools; perform preventive maintenance and light repairs on equipment.
•Conduct traffic control when working in high traffic areas of the City; install street barricades and cones prior to the performance of maintenance or repair activities; direct and control traffic around work sites.
•Utilize proper safety precautions related to all work performed.
•Perform other duties as assigned.
•Maintain traffic control systems; paint and stripe City streets, curbs, crosswalks and guardrails; install permanent markers and reflectors along streets and highways.
•Prepare, install, repair and replace City signs and posts; install and maintain street banners as necessary.
•Maintain inventory of traffic materials including paint and sand.
•Mix, rake and spread asphalt; seal cracks and patch streets; participate in street overlays.
•Respond to emergency calls to remove traffic accident debris from City streets.
•Operate street maintenance equipment including concrete saw, soil compactor and dump truck.
•Construct forms; pour and finish concrete on curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and waterways; perform concrete repairs, patch work, brick, block walls, and associated masonry work.
•Clean and remove trash from streets and parking lots.
•Clean and maintain storm drains, pipes, catch basins and storm channels.
•Perform walk-through inspections of storms drains; ensure proper working order; make repairs as necessary.
Skills and Physical Abilities Required:
•General knowledge of safe work techniques and practices used in construction and maintenance.
•Ability to operate various hand held tools and repair equipment, e.g., wrenches, pipe fitting tools, power drill, grinder, band saw, ventilating blower, saws, air-compressors.
•Ability to operate basic office equipment, e.g., computer terminals, printers, copy machines, telephone systems, facsimile machines.
•Ability to make independent judgments and decisions appropriate to experience.
•Ability to quickly learn of materials used in the construction and maintenance of water and wastewater facilities, water distribution and wastewater collection systems.
•Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with employees and the public.
•Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
•Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
•Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
•Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
•Ability to work in close, confined spaces, walk, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk, hear, reach above shoulders, work overhead on ladders and platforms, use fingers and hands with dexterity, and feel and reach with hands and arms.
•Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift up to 80 pounds.
•Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus
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