Starting Salary: $34,273 (five percent increase after successful completion of six-month probationary period)
Park Maintenance Crew Leader (full-time)
Job Posting Closes February 2, 2015
General Definition of Work
Under general supervision, performs general labor and provides oversight of the maintenance of Town parks, park facilities, lawns, grounds, and other cultivated areas in the Town, in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures.
Acts as the lead worker to a crew of Park Repair Technicians, including scheduling and training employees, and assigning and coordinating daily work activities; purchases supplies and materials. Ability to prioritize work task and assignments based on safety, schedules, needs of the department and programs and/or usage. Inspects park grounds, facilities and parkways for maintenance priorities, damage, hazards and vandalism, and schedules maintenance and repairs as needed. Operates a variety of specialized equipment and performs manual labor tasks in order to maintain clean, safe, attractive and user-friendly park system; maintains park facilities, lawns, grounds, sport courts, ball fields, cultivated areas, and Town facilities as assigned; follows all safety rules and regulations to minimize risk of accidents. Performs a variety of Park grounds maintenance activities, ball field maintenance and prep, weed control, pest control, mowing, seeding and watering procedures; cleans up trash and debris; prunes and trims trees and shrubs; plants and extracts trees; loads and hauls materials. Performs basic inspection and maintenance on tools, equipment, park equipment and motorized machinery; performs minor repairs to grounds maintenance equipment. Identifies and reports mechanical problems requiring additional repair. Coordinates setup and teardown and other tasks for special Town events as directed. Monitors work site to assure that safety rules and regulations are adhered to, and that the work zone and all equipment are in safe operating condition. Recognizes, avoids, and reports unsafe acts, conditions, accidents and injuries.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers. Performing heavy manual labor including lifting and carrying heavy objects. Closely following verbal and written instructions and procedures. General computer skills, use of Excel, Word and other related programs.
Education and Experience
An Associate’s degree OR High School Diploma or GED equivalent, AND four years’ experience in park or ground maintenance, which includes but is not limited to the following fields: landscaping, carpentry, plumbing and large irrigation systems.
Must possess a valid North Carolina Driver’s License and a CDL endorsement is encouraged; training and certification for herbicide/pesticide application required.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY
Send completed application and resume to Joe Greene, Park Maintenance Superintendent, PO Box 2879, Huntersville, NC 28070. Applications are available at the Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices at the Town Center Offices, 105 Gilead Road, 3rd Floor. Applications can be downloaded from the Huntersville website at www.huntersville.org
The Town of Huntersville is Equal Opportunity Employer. The final candidate will be required to pass a drug screen and background check.