Facility Maintenance Repairer - Grounds I


Department: Parks and Recreation 


Division:                           Landscape Maintenance


Rate of Pay:                    $11.00/hr


Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.


This is manual skilled labor type work.  Participates and oversees crew.  Incumbent will be exposed to various conditions associated with working manually in the outdoors and will be exposed to extreme summer and winter weather conditions.  Maintains the lawn and grounds for various city-owned property; plants flowers, sod, grass, shrubs and trees; cuts the grass, pulls weeds, waters plants and grass, applies fertilizer and insecticide as directed; mulches trees and plants; edges around sidewalks; picks up paper/trash; repairs sprinkler heads, uses various equipment and tools such as lawnmower, weed eater, rake, shovels, and other related equipment for use in grounds care; participates in ballfield maintenance on occasion.


Identifies various ornamental plants and trees and has knowledge of their planting, fertilization, pruning, and other horticultural habits or needs; has knowledge of planting design and application rates for fertilizers and insecticides.  Performs various landscape planting preparation such as bed preparation.  Irrigation system repair and maintenance experience; knowledge of irrigation controller/timers.


Operates City-owned vehicles to include trucks, tractor, bobcat, pressure washer, blower, and other specialized vehicles in the daily performance of duties; adheres to all local, state and federal safety regulations.


Picks up trash and debris in buildings and on lawns and grounds; collects and removes recyclables and other items; empties trash containers and receptacles; removes and disposes of trash according to city policy.


Performs preventive and routine maintenance and service on vehicles and equipment; changes oil and filters, replaces parts and makes adjustments as necessary; removes and replaces shafts, blades, and other maintained mower parts; ensures proper working condition of all equipment; completes vehicle and equipment maintenance reports.


Cleans and maintains bathrooms at recreational facilities; cleans toilets, sinks, and other fixtures; mops and wax floors.


Cleans and maintains pools and fountains; applies chemicals as directed.


Additional Functions: 

Performs other related duties as required; after hours and weekend work required when assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED; supplemented by 3-4 years previous experience and/or training involving general grounds and building maintenance; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.  Possesses knowledge of spray application and/or horticultural techniques.  Must possess and maintain a valid Mississippi driver’s license.


Posting Date:  December 19, 2017


Position will be posted at a minimum until December 28, 2017, 4:30 pm