Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Maintenance and Operations Technician - Parks and Grounds Maintenance
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$18.34 - $25.67 Hourly
$1,466.83 - $2,053.56 Biweekly
$38,137.48 - $53,392.52 Annually
Job Type:Full-time
Location:22358 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142, Arizona

Incumbents perform the more complex of the semi-skilled activities that may require a license to perform the activities such as refrigeration and light to medium equipment operations. Incumbents may serve as a lead to community service workers, volunteers and part-timers.
 Examples of Duties:
TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

When assigned to the Parks & Grounds Area:

1. Maintains, repairs, replaces, and installs various types of irrigation systems or hardware, which includes heads, valves, solenoids, pipes, controllers, backflows, quick couplers, and/or other related items; modifies existing irrigation systems.
2. Installs, repairs, replaces, and maintains a variety of fixtures, systems, surfaces, and/or small structures which may include: lights, furniture and plumbing; ensures playground equipment meets safety guidelines and other related items. Installs street, caution, and regulatory signs; applies road markings.

3. Operates a variety of light equipment and/or large trucks, which may include: dump trucks; mowers; trucks; tractors and, other related equipment.

4. Performs maintenance activities, which may include: cleaning equipment, systems, and/or facilities; loading and unloading trucks; cleaning up debris; removing weeds; cutting brush; setting up and removing traffic cones and barricades; and, performing other related activities.

5. Performs a variety of grounds maintenance duties in park areas, landscapes, and/or other related areas, including: mowing and edging lawns; watering; weeding; pruning trees, shrubs, and hedges; and/or, performing other related activities; prepares and maintains athletic fields and courts; assists in maintaining the equestrian center.

6. Applies pesticides and herbicides for the control of pests and plant diseases; performs chemical application, including the handling, mixing, and application of regulated chemicals for weed control programs

7. Investigates and resolves public complaints related to odor, back-ups, insects, signage, traffic signal malfunction, road obstructions and the like. Responds to emergency after-hours situations, road closures, storm damage or other incidents.

8. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

 Typical Qualifications:

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):
High School Diploma, or G.E.D., specialized training and experience relating to area of assignment and two years of relevant maintenance experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Staff members assigned to Parks and Grounds must successfully complete a five (5) week arborist training class, eight (8) hours of formal playground safety inspection training, multiple equipment operation trainings, annual OPM certified chemical safety training, and numerous minor safety trainings.
Licensing Requirements/Special Requirements (positions in this class typically require):
  • Arizona Driver's License;.
Some positions may require:
  • OPM Certification within first six months of hire.
  • CPR/First Aid/AED within first six-months of hire.
  • PM10/Dust Control Certification within first six months of hire.
Special Requirements:
This position has been identified as a safety-sensitive position by Human Resources, per State and/or Federal Law. Upon conditional offer of employment, the candidate selected will be required to undergo testing for alcohol and controlled substances within twenty-four (24) hours of the offer.

 Supplemental Information:

Knowledge (position requirements at entry depending upon assignment):
Knowledge of:
When Assigned to Parks and Grounds:
* Grass and plant care techniques;
* Turf management principles;
* Irrigation system operation, maintenance and repair;
* Flood control area principles;
* Landscape horticultural practices;
* Mowing practices and materials needed;
* Field dimensions and maintenance practices;
* Applicable equipment, safety practices and tools required;
* Identification of weeds/pests and eradication methods;
* Construction field;
* Cleaning chemicals, applications, protective equipment;
* Detail cleaning techniques, materials used, and personal protective equipment;
* Occupational hazards and safe work practices.

Skills (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:
* Operating hand and power tools, light and medium equipment, and cleaning equipment;
* Reading blueprints, plans, and drawings;
* Estimating time and material requirements for work projects assigned;
* Performing various building trades;
* Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
* Performing unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in construction and maintenance


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