Monday, March 10, 2014

New JOB posting- Tavares park maintenance worker

Help keep Tavares FL parks beautiful and get paid doing it

Here's another way the city of Tavares can put some money in your pocket with out getting all wet like the park attendants...Be a park maintenance worker.
Salary $22,000-$31,900
Call 352-742-6209 for more information . Here are some things you should know before you call:

Park Maintenance Worker

This position performs semi-skilled and manual work in maintaining various grounds, fields and facilities.  

  • Maintains various grounds, fields and parks by performing mowing, dragging, weeding, tilling, raking, digging and other manual labor tasks
  • Prepares fields for athletic activities such as: lining, raking
  • Installs turf, seeds and foliage on fields, in parks and other grounds.
  • Maintains equipment and facilities by performing manual labor and semi-skilled work
  • Performs litter control functions; cleans restrooms; sets up picnic and other areas
  • Does painting, carpentry, plumbing and minor electrical repairs
  • Repairs and maintains the irrigation system
  • Operates vehicles, performs daily checks on vehicles and safety equipment such as fluid levels, tires, lights, and a walk around check for damage.
  • Performs daily maintenance on mowers; checking fluid levels, changing blades, cleaning air filters, checking tires, checking for damage and lubricate daily
  • Operates equipment such as: front-end loaders, tractors, backhoe, mowers, rototiller, etc.
  • Makes daily written and oral reports
  • Informs and directs public in the use of facilities
 (These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.  Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required.)


Knowledge of facilities maintenance and repair functions
Knowledge of landscape maintenance and turf installation
Knowledge of tools and equipment necessary to perform related work
Knowledge of grounds-keeping practices and principles
Ability to operate light to medium equipment
Ability to perform heavy manual labor under various weather conditions
Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
Skill in the operation and preventative maintenance of equipment and related tools
Knowledge, skill and ability to perform minor irrigation repairs (sprinklers or 1” or smaller lines)
10. Ability to work rotating shifts including weekend duty, emergency call-out
11. Must complete courses in Turf and Ornamental within 1 year of employment
12. Must complete courses in Ball Field Maintenance within 1 year of employment
1. High school graduate or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma
2. Grounds maintenance experience, with a combination of experience and training which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities
1. Valid and insurable Florida Drivers License
2. Class B CDL License may also be required, at the discretion of the Community Services Director.

Miscellaneous Information

- Heavy (45 pounds and over) lifting and carrying
- Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)
- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
- Acceptable hearing (with or without hearing aid)
- Walking
- Standing
- Kneeling
- Bending
- Driving
- Operating equipment
- Stooping
- Works outside in various weather conditions
- Chemicals (insecticides and herbicides)
- Heights (up to 15 feet)
( Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required.)
The City Of Tavares is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply and will be reasonably accommodated. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ Preference offered on initial hire per Florida Statute 295. Selected applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment are subject to a criminal, driver, education and employment background check, drug screen, polygraph test, psychological test and medical examination. To apply, a City of Tavares employment application or resume with a minimum of ten (10) years complete work history must be submitted to City of Tavares Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date (if mailed, it must be postmarked no later than the closing date). Internal candidates must submit a completed Internal Transfer Request, available in Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Minimum qualifications are subject to change pending approval of job description(s). Equivalent combination of related training and experience may be considered. The City of Tavares reserves the right to fill positions prior to the closing date. All positions are regular full-time unless otherwise noted.