Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to provide care and maintenance of landscaped grounds at County facilities via the operation of the larger commercial mowing equipment.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Evaluates work orders and other forms of task assignment to understand what work is required; determines equipment and supplies required; executes required work; and completes applicable portions of the work order to record work done.
Uses a variety of lawn cutting equipment and machinery, to include the large, commercial riding mowers; mows, edges, and trims (using weed eater) grass; aerates lawns; cleans lawn areas using blower, pitch fork, broom, or water pressure; and replaces damaged sod as required.
Prunes trees using pole saw or chain saw; trims shrubbery using gas or electric trimmers, manual trimmers, loppers, or clippers; and bundles and disposes of resulting refuse appropriately.
Collects trash from park areas, including buildings; changes trash receptacle liners (bags); examines all areas for cleanliness and safety; and disposes of collected refuse correctly.
Paints and maintains playground equipment and recreation buildings; removes graffiti, using sand blasting if needed; and inspects and reports any issues with equipment or buildings.
Operates light trucks, all-terrain vehicles, portable generators, wood chippers, lawn mowers, edgers, weed eaters, blowers, and other power or motorized equipment; provides routine maintenance of equipment; transports required equipment and supplies to work sites; and reports maintenance issues with equipment when detected.
High school diploma or GED required; one year of experience in landscaping or grounds maintenance; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license; a valid Georgia Commercial Driver's License, including appropriate endorsements, is preferred.