Groundskeeper

  • CITY OF EL PASO, TX
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Oct 17, 2019
Full Time Grounds and Landscaping Services
  • Salary: $23,231.33 - $34,468.20 Annually

Job Description

Requirements

Candidate must have one (1) year of experience in groundskeeping or landscape maintenance.

Licenses and Certificates :Some positions may require a Texas Class "C" Driver's License or a Texas Class "B" Commercial Driver's License or equivalent from another state.Some positions may require herbicide, landscaping, irrigation, or backflow prevention certification issued by the city, state or federal government required within six (6) months of date of appointment.

Special Requirements: Positions requiring a CDL or positions of a safety sensitive are subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with federal regulations.

General Purpose

Under general supervision, perform a variety of semi-skilled duties associated with maintaining and irrigating the grounds in City property and facilities or roadway medians.

Typical Duties

Maintain turf, landscaping, athletic fields, City owned tree farm and repair irrigation systems.Involves:Inspect parks, medians, and tree farm for hazards and take corrective action or report to supervisor, pick-up trash and litter and assist in graffiti removal.Assemble and install park benches and equipment.Plant, prune or remove trees and shrubs.Aerate, fertilize, mow, trim, edge and over-seed grounds and turf areas.Apply pesticides and herbicides as directed.Repair and install irrigation systems and sprinkler systems Test and install backflows.Inspect areas for hazards and take corrective action or report to supervisor.Operate, maintain, utilize and work with general, common and specialized tools, equipment, materials and supplies associated with groundskeeping.Install, remove, construct, repair, paint, refurbish and perform other tasks associated with the upkeep of assigned structures such as exhibits, fences, rock walls and sidewalks.Operate small and heavy equipment, such as backhoes, trenchers, front loaders, skid steer, and farm tractor.

Perform a variety of related duties as assigned.Involves:Check fluid levels, clean, grease and fuel equipment.Perform heavy manual labor as required by work assignment.Answer questions and interact with other departments, employees, contractors, vendors or the general public.Act as a crew leader to oversee assigned field personnel, community service workers and seasonal personnel. Assist with preparation for special events such as Christmas tree lighting, concerts and sports tournaments.Fill out detailed reports such as cost estimates.Set up required Traffic Control.

General Information

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Salary Range: $11.17 - $15.22 per hour.
The starting salary is generally at the beginning of the salary range.

Test Date: To be determined.

Please note: This is a new advertisement forGroundskeeper. You must apply if you are still interested in this position.

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous