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Laborer-Parks & Recreation (Part-Time)

Company: City of Copperas Cove
Location: Copperas Cove
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

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DEFINITION / GENERAL PURPOSE: 9/2018

Maintains City Cemeteries by mowing, trimming and edging turf areas, assisting in maintaining water systems on site, stone and wall work to include concrete install and removal, planting and managing tree installs and removals, providing landscaping as assigned throughout the areas, picking up trash/debris, cleaning gates/fences, adhering to the scheduled maintenance of the cemetery.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:

Under the general supervision of assigned crew leader.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Maintains municipal cemeteries by mowing grass, edging various areas, maintaining landscapes, maintaining water systems, picking up trash and performing related duties as assigned.

Fill out and manage a daily work log related to specific work and areas.

The employee must have the ability to work well with others and have a good/pleasant attitude.

Performs other essential duties as required to achieve successful operations of the department.

Must be able to follow directions.

Regular and timely attendance is an essential job function.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES:

Serves as a member of various employee committees, as assigned.

Assists in the training and supervision of assigned employees or volunteers.

Good communication skills.

Other Duties as assigned.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

Minimum education: High school diploma.

Minimum experience: 6-12 months related experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Valid, Class "C" Texas Driver's License.

Job location will largely consist of city cemeteries.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of the rules, regulations and procedures of grounds maintenance and cemetery care;

Knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in building and grounds and/or turf maintenance/management;

Knowledge of landscaping methods, techniques and materials;

Ability to vary start times and scheduled days of the week working within 20 hours a week to fulfill the requirements of the position.

Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities;

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Ability to solve problems, analyzing issues, identifying the problem, and finding the solution;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees and general public.

SELECTION GUIDELINES:

Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview, reference and criminal background checks, and drug screens are required. In addition, job related tests may also be required.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Pickup truck; lawn/turf and landscaping equipment, including tractors, mowers, aeriation equipment, chain saw, edger's, backflows, weed trimmers, trailers, backhoe, electric motors, pumps, sprinklers, irrigation systems; miscellaneous hand and power tools for lawn maintenance.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical effort will include a full range of physical activity to include lifting, carrying and positioning objects up to 100 lbs; frequent bending, stooping, reaching, stretching and sitting.

The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works in high, precarious places and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

The work environment is noisy and distracting with multiple areas that need attention to detail.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

No one will perform the duties of a higher position without prior authorization from an individual authorized to approve.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Keywords: City of Copperas Cove, Killeen , Laborer-Parks & Recreation (Part-Time), Other , Copperas Cove, Texas

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