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Maintenance Technician I

Newton County Board of Commissioners

Listing Summary

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance and operation of buildings, grounds, reservoir, and parks for the Water Resources Department.

Essential Functions:

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.

Assists in implementing the department’s management plan for reservoir lakeshore and other public recreational areas: enforces rules and regulations governing the public use of County recreational areas; enforces prohibited and private access zones; and coordinates and assists efforts with the Department of Natural Resources and other agencies for wildlife and fisheries management issues on County property, including the reservoir(s).

Assists with and performs all maintenance and upkeep at recreation areas, grounds, and rights-of-way: cleans and maintains public recreation areas and adjacent roadways; picks up litter; empties trash bins; cuts and prunes trees and underbrush; mows grass; plants trees, shrubs, and flowers; seeds, fertilizes, top-dresses, conditions soil, and waters lawns, parks, and open spaces; and applies pest and weed control .

Performs minor semi-skilled interior building maintenance such as painting, plumbing, carpentry, and other unskilled and semi-skilled trades work: inspects, cleans, and performs routine maintenance of park pavilions, restrooms, playground equipment, fishing pier, and other park facilities and equipment; and washes, paints and repairs or replaces park tables, grills, and pavilions.

Performs custodial duties at pavilions, restrooms and buildings: changes light bulbs and fluorescent tubes; sweeps floors; mops; empties garbage containers and replaces can liners; cleans and sanitizes restrooms and replenishes supplies; cleans spills; cleans furnishings and fixtures; washes windows, walls, metal and woodwork; cleans gutters; and collects and disposes of solid waste.

Enforces recreation area rules and regulations: inspects boats entering lake; ensures safety equipment is in place and operational;  enforces prohibition of gas motors; ensures out-of-state motor vehicles and non-residents pay parking fees; receives and receipts monies received; enforces other rules pertaining to public use of lake area;  and opens, unlocks and locks recreation areas and facilities as required.

Performs related maintenance duties: assists in setting up and taking down equipment for various park and Water Resources programs; prepares facilities for park and other uses; and assists in construction of new park facilities, including clearing, grading, drainage and foundation work.

Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: prepares, completes, receives, reviews, processes, forwards or retains, as appropriate, various forms, work orders, materials lists, and other documentation.

Operates or uses various equipment, power tools, hand tools, and supplies in order to complete work assignments: operates and maintains motor vehicle, chain saw, commercial lawn mower, weed trimmer, jack hammer, axe, tractor, bush hog, pitch fork, steam cleaner, pressure washer, sprayers, equipment trailer, electric motors, pumps, sprinklers, farming implements, vacuum and other tools and  equipment.

Communicates with supervisor, other County employees, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Additional Functions:

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED required; supplemented by one year of work experience in landscaping, grounds maintenance or related field; 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. Possession and maintenance of a valid Georgia Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all County or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.

Performance Aptitudes:

Data Utilization: Requires the ability to compile, assemble, copy, record and/or transcribe data according to a prescribed schema or plan. Includes judging whether readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics are similar to or divergent from prescribed standards, procedures or routines.    

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to exchange information for the purpose of clarifying details within well-established policies, procedures and standards.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information.       

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form.  Involves semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action.

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving a variety of generally pre-defined duties which are often characterized by frequent change.

ADA Compliance:

Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and prolonged standing, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds).

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, toxic agents, animal/wildlife attacks, animal/human bites, water hazards, or rude/irate customers.

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