Full-Time Grounds Maintenance Specialist
This position requires advanced laboring work involving the use of complex equipment, specialized machines and hand tools to establish and maintain turf, trees, shrubs, ground covers, park structures, trail systems, and drainages throughout County parks, facilities and right of ways.
Education and Experience:
Minimum two years of experience involving parks or grounds maintenance; landscape construction and/or maintenance or any other labor intensive work experience that directly involves the skills required to operate landscape related machinery, small tools, power tools, vehicles or equipment.
Must possess a valid motor vehicles operator’s license.
Must possess or be able to obtain at time of hire, a “Class B” Commercial Drivers License (CDL); and at (5) months time from hire to obtain a class ‘A’ CDL with an ‘N’ tanker endorsement.
Must be able to obtain a commercial Public Pesticide Applicators License within five months of hire.
Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background check.
Washington State Flagger’s certification preferred.
May be required to obtain Playground Safety Inspection Certification by The National Playground Safety Institute.
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.
Knowledge of: Function and use of tools and equipment identified above; and safety practices required in grounds maintenance functions. Knowledge of principles and methods of grounds maintenance, irrigation systems, chemical application materials, and horticulture preferred.
Ability to: Perform heavy laboring tasks for extended periods in unfavorable weather conditions such as extreme heat or cold in a safe and efficient manner; work independently with limited supervision, respond to questions, complaints, and request for service from the general pubic in a courteous manner, understand and follow oral and written instructions and prepare written reports and schedules, instruct alternative workers i.e. offender work crews in performing tasks
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Salary Grade: Local 307.104 – Local 307.120 $21.25 – $28.87- per hour
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