Employees in this class are responsible for performing routine labor and maintenance duties in the upkeep of County roadways, right-of-ways, parks, parks facilities, stormwater drainage facilities and/or other areas for an assigned County department. This is the entry-level classification in this classification series. Employees perform tasks that do not require a high degree of manipulative skill or previous work experience for effective performance. Many assignments are routine and repetitive in nature and after learned can be performed without difficulty under general supervision.
Essential Functions: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.
Depending on the assigned department, an employee in this class may perform any of the following tasks:
Maintains grounds at County facilities; maintains ball fields by mowing, clearing weeds and hedging; applies fertilizers and chemical treatments as needed; prunes and replaces trees, shrubbery, and plants; use a backpack blower to remove debris from parking lots and surrounding areas. Maintains County right-of-way areas by mowing, clearing weeds and hedging.
Maintains County drainage facilities and cleans ditches and other drainage structures; uses manual and power tools as required for stormwater maintenance and construction.
Performs minor plumbing work at restrooms; cleans restrooms and stocks supplies at park facilities and gyms; picks up trash.
Performs small engine and equipment maintenance; changes oil and blades on mowers; sharpens blades; checks fluids and tire pressure; greases equipment.
Cleans power tools with necessary chemicals and materials; maintains pool filter and chemical system.
Assembles and installs recreational and playground equipment including fences and gates.
Performs minor electrical work such as installing light switches, hanging fixtures and replacing lamps.
Paints equipment, fences, and buildings.
Operates light-duty trucks.
Performs traffic control at construction sites.
Assemblies and installs erosion control measures as needed to protect the environment and work zone.
Prepares softball, football and soccer fields for games by lining-off field; drags and chalks softball fields.
Covers landscaped areas by applying the proper amount of mulch or pine straw.
Employees in this classification may be expected to perform any related duties as required by proper authority.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the policies, procedures, activities and organizational structure of the assigned department.
Some knowledge of manual maintenance work methods, procedures, tools, equipment, and tasks.
Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions.
Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.
Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects over short distances and lighter objects over long distances.
Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time, under a wide variety of weather conditions (i.e., heat, humidity, cold, dampness).
Ability to learn job-related information, primarily through on-the-job training via oral instructions and observation.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees and the general public.
Work is performed primarily in an outdoor environment with exposure to noise, dust, dirt, grease, water, machinery with moving parts, and possible sustained periods of hot, cold or inclement weather. The work may require the use of protective devices such as gloves and safety jackets.
- Ability to read and write English.
- Valid State of Georgia driver’s license.
Some general labor work experience.