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Part-Time Recreation Crew Worker

Newton County Board of Commissioners

Listing Summary

The employee is responsible assisting the Facilities Maintenance Technician in maintaining an assigned park(s) completing work, assuring ball fields are prepared, landscaping and facilities are maintained and repaired. Work involves operating basic small engines such as mowers, line and drag equipment, weed eater, chain saw, blowers, etc. to cut grass, prepare athletic fields, trim, clean fields, grounds and facilities, and to perform other horticultural landscaping tasks. Work includes performing basic painting, carpentry, plumbing, and playground equipment inspection and repair. Sound judgment and initiative is required. Employees must be able to perform manual labor, and abide by safety rules and regulations. All decisions require supervisor's approval. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Park Services Maintenance Leader, and is evaluated through observation of facilities and parks, periodic discussions, and public acceptance.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)

Performs varied maintenance and repair functions required to maintain park grounds, athletic fields, buildings and equipment; checks park grounds, facilities, equipment etc. regularly and lists required maintenance and repair jobs.

Completes maintenance and/or repair projects in timely manner following safety standards.

Assists in basic level trades repair work (construction, electrical, mechanical, and, plumbing); troubleshoots problems and determines repair needs; installs and repairs irrigation system; repairs broken plumbing pipes and leaks; replaces faucets, commode handles, and tank systems, sink/flush valves; installs and replaces outlets and light sockets.

Repairs equipment such as mowers, tractors, tillers, weed-eaters; replaces bearing, changes blades and tires on mowers; changes shaft, plugs and heads on weed-eaters.

Performs grounds maintenance duties including mowing grass, trimming shrubs and trees, fertilizes, plants and spreads seed and lime.

Cleans park buildings, including restrooms, and picks up trash, and empties trashcans on grounds.

Performs maintenance, construction, and repair duties on recreational facilities such as dug outs, concessions, playgrounds, fences, bridges, picnic areas, and other recreational areas; checks equipment for safety; paints; and repairs plumbing.

Drags, lines, and paints ball fields and levels dirt infields and base lines; operates UTV with drag and field maintenance attachments.

May be required to perform maintenance on roads in park.

Applies various chemicals in the performance of landscaping duties.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Carpentry Tools Voltage Meters Mowers
Trimmers Compressors Pumps
Painting Tools and Equipment Saws Hand Tools

All candidates to fill a vacant position in this classification must submit to and pass a drug-screening test after meeting the following minimum requirements:

Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent; and,
Two years of progressively responsible related experience; or,
Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses and Certifications:
Valid State Driver’s License.

Knowledge of:
Considerable knowledge of the methods, tools, and equipment utilized in the parks and recreation maintenance.
Working knowledge of work hazards, related liabilities, and applicable safety standards and County standards
Skill in operation of assigned equipment and tools, mowers, drags, chain saws, etc.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.
Ability to engage in heavy manual labor for extended periods of time.
Ability to exercise courtesy and tact when dealing with the public.

Mental and Physical Abilities to:
Perform heavy manual labor.
Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
Hearing ability sufficient to understand conversational tones and respond to telephone ringers.
Hearing ability sufficient to recognize changes in sounds made by machinery, equipment, or motors.
Vision ability sufficient to see shapes and outlines of objects both near and at a distance; depth perception and color recognition required.
While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to walk indoors and outdoors, sit at desk and in vehicle or equipment, stand for long periods of time, climb ladders, reach with hands and arms; bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, and stretch.
While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to move and/or lift 100 pounds.

Working Conditions:
While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions, especially in hot and cold temperatures, humidity, rain, and sun. Also exposed to vibrations, electrical shock, work in high precarious places, explosives, moving and/or mechanical parts, fumes, caustic chemicals, and hazardous substances.
The incumbent's working conditions are typically moderately loud.

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