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Parks Maintenance Worker I (FT)

Syracuse City Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.
Job Title: Parks Maintenance Worker I (Could be filled as a Parks Maintenance Worker II)
Department: Parks & Recreation
Reports To: Crew Leader/Assistant Parks & Recreation Director
Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt (Hourly)
Starting Wage: $13.89-$17.26 per hour DOE
Close Date: Open until filled
Hours: 40 hours per week
Position Summary:
This position is responsible for performing a variety of entry-level duties related to the construction, installation, maintenance, upkeep and repair of buildings, recreation facilities, parks, grounds, etc. Perform routine parks facilities maintenance; perform general landscape and gardening duties, including but not limited to: installation of sprinkler systems, operating lawn mowing equipment, pruning trees, shrubs and plants, and fertilization using dry and liquid chemicals; winterizing sprinkler systems and snow removal; Maintenance and repairs of all park's equipment; Ability to mark, dig, and backfill burials in the cemetery; Upkeep and repair all property irrigation systems: Respond as necessary on weekends, holidays and after-hours; Work with a crew members; Be on call periodically throughout the year; Maintain a productive working environment which includes, but is not limited to, a spirit of cooperation with co-workers, peers and the public; Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Parks & Recreation Director.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their uses, repair, and maintenance;
Knowledge of safety procedures;
Skilled in handling multiple projects with interruptions;
Skilled in prioritizing and organizing workload to meet deadlines;
Skilled in watching indicators to make sure a machine is working properly;
Ability to receive and follow instructions
Ability to lift and move 50-75 pounds
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, reach with hand and arms, talk, hear, see, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, use hands to grab and handle or feel and lift 50 pounds. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 75 pounds. Duties require sufficient mobility and require the employee to be able to coordinate two or more limbs while sitting, standing, or lying down. Specific vision requirements for this position include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to generally loud noise or very loud noise (ex. Large earth-moving equipment, lawn mowers, weed trimmers, blowers, etc). Work is performed primarily in outdoor settings and in all weather conditions. Individual is exposed to hazards associated with lawn and building maintenance including smoke, noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, liquid chemicals, solvents, and oils. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles.
Minimum Qualifications:
Eighteen (18) years of age or older
Valid Driver's License
High School Diploma or GED, and
One (1) year of related experience; or
An equivalent combination of education and experience
Must obtain Utah State Pesticide Spray Certificate within 6 months of hire (preference given to applicants that already have this certification)
Application Instructions:
Qualified applicants must complete a Syracuse City employment application online at www.syracuseut.com. If you do not have access to a computer, you may come to the Syracuse City Hall Administration building located at 1979 W 1900 S, Syracuse, UT 84075 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Applicants needing further information regarding the position or needing assistance due to a disability should contact Shauna Greer, at sgreer@syracuseut.com.

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