Land Management Grounds Worker, Forestry – City of Elgin

SALARY:

CITY OF ELGIN
invites applications for the position of:

Land Management Grounds Worker – Forestry

$22.18 – $31.69 Hourly $46,137.00 – $65,910.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 04/18/18 CLOSING DATE: 05/02/18 11:59 PM

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Under supervision, performs activities necessary for the care and upkeep of grounds for City parks, open space and other facilities; maintains and makes repairs as necessary on all peripheral buildings, structures and equipment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
· Performs maintenance activities required for the care and upkeep of grounds including but not limited to the following: mows and trims, rakes leaves, seeds and fertilizes areas, lays sod, prunes and trims trees, plants trees and various plant material, applies pesticide, repairs and maintains and assists in irrigation system installation and maintenance

Performs maintenance on buildings and structures involving painting, basic carpentry, and other minor repairs

· Paints and repairs park benches, trash containers, play ground equipment, bleachers, picnic tables, tee markers, and related items

· Performs snow and ice removal activities from roadways, sidewalks, parking areas, and ice rinks

· Performs other duties as required or assigned.

This is medium work requiring the exertion of 80 pounds of force occasionally, up to 40 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for reading and preparing written or computer reports, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, and operation of motor vehicles or equipment; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils. Regular attendance is an essential function of the position.

OTHER:
· Requires working experience in grounds maintenance activities

· Working knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in ground maintenance operations;

· Working knowledge of materials, tools and procedures used in building and facility maintenance and repair; elementary knowledge of horticulture relative to the care and grooming of grounds, trees, shrubs and other plant material;

· Mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity to operate, maintain and repair essential equipment;

· Ability to operate vehicles and equipment proficiently;

· Ability to use standard grounds maintenance equipment such as rotary push mowers, shovels, hedge clippers, etc

· Ability to apply pesticides and herbicides according to prescribed procedures;

· Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, fellow workers, and the general public.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
· Must have a high school diploma or a GED.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Requires possession of a valid Illinois Class A CDL Driver’s License within 6 months of hire date
Requires possession of a valid Illinois Pesticide Operators License within 6 months of hire date

Applicants must pass a written exam to be considered for an interview. The written exam will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018. Time, location and self-registration details will be provided to candidates who have applied after the closing date for this posting.

The chosen candidate must submit to and have approved results for fingerprinting, a physical, driving record review, and drug test.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

http://www.cityofelgin.org

City of Elgin
150 Dexter Court Elgin, IL 60120 847-931-6076 847-931-5906 (F)

frazier_t@cityofelgin.org

Position #20180206-01 LAND MANAGEMENT GROUNDS WORKER – FORESTRY

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