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Eastside Park Laborer (Full-Time)

Company: Decatur Park District
Location: Decatur
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Position Type: Parks/LaborerDate Posted: 5/18/2022Location: Nelson Park Maintenance BuildingJob Title: Park Laborer - Full-time Department: Parks Department Reports To: Park Superintendent/Park Supervisor FLSA Status: Non-ExemptPOSITION FOCUS Responsible for performing a variety of daily, cyclical and routine grounds and facility maintenance functions SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS Reports to the Park Superintendent/Park Supervisor or Assistant Supervisor and may supervise a crew, as directed ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES Mows, fertilizes, aerates, grades, seeds, sods, waters, rakes and polices grounds and sports fields Operates trucks, mowers, sod cutters, chain saws, hand and power tools and all other maintenance and mechanical equipment Prepares beds, plants, trims, prunes, mulches, waters, weeds, stakes, fertilizes, rakes, shovels, digs, back fills and levels soil to complete and maintain grounds and horticultural projects Follows written planting and site construction plans Assists in the installation, inspection and repair or playground equipment Maintains playground areas and equipment Constructs and maintains ball diamonds Lays out, grades, cuts lips, install bases, installs drainage, sods, waters, top dresses, fertilizes, aerates, installs goals and performs routine maintenance on athletic fields Assists with construction projects, including timber and border installation, excavation, drainage installation, structure installation, site furniture assembly and installation, brick paver installation, pavement repair, and concrete pouring and finishing Polices grounds and picks up and removes trash and debris Assists in the installation of benches, tables, signs, playgrounds, fencing, pavement, bleachers, lockers, backboards and other site amenities Operates tractors, loaders, truck trailer trucks, mowing equipment and small engine powered equipment Drives all Park District vehicles Loads, unloads and delivers equipment and supplies, as needed Plows, shovels, snow blows, broom and salts to remove ice and snow Paints buildings, picnic tables, trash cans, bleachers, poles, grounds and equipment Cleans floors, windows, walls, carpets and other areas of Park District buildings Performs grounds set ups and clean ups and removes refuse from buildings and sites Cleans, adjusts and maintains tools and equipment Cleans work site when projects are completed Attends work on a regular basis Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook Maintains a clean and organized work environment Additional functions may be essential MARGINAL JOB DUTIES Sets up and removes displays and transports equipment to various special events sites Repairs and adjusts equipment, mounts seasonal accessories and mixes 2-cycle fuel Purchases supplies, as needed Assists tradesmen on projects, as needed Submits reports to the Park Superintendent/Park Supervisor or Assistant Supervisor, as directed Performs other duties as assigned REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS Good knowledge of a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and manual tasks involved in the general upkeep and development of parks grounds and facilities Good knowledge and skills in the use and maintenance of hand tools and grounds equipment Capacity to safely operate a variety of maintenance equipment and machinery Ability to clean, make adjustments and perform routine maintenance on equipment Capacity to safely dispose of various chemicals Ability to work from blueprints, sketches and drawings Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with supervisors and coworkers Ability to work harmoniously with coworkers Ability to work around the general public and park patrons in public areas Capacity to utilize effective time management skills to complete assigned work Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with both internal and external customers Ability to follow through on projects from beginning to end without immediate supervision Capacity to lead crews, solve problems and make project-related decisions Ability to communicate effectively with fellow staff and the public both orally and in writing Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations Ability to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in writing and to read and understand materials printed in English Capacity to perform basic mathematical computations including measuring, calculating and estimating Ability to measure with and read rulers and other measuring devices Ability to pass the Park District's Defensive Driving training, in order to drive to various Park District locations EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING High school graduate or G.E.D. Minimum of three (3) to four (4) years experience in grounds maintenance, general construction or applicable trade Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training Valid Illinois Class "A" Commercial Driver's License Valid Illinois Pesticide Public Operator License or valid Illinois Applicator License in turf or right of way CPR and First Aid Certification preferred HOURS Sunday through Saturday, 40 hours a week, with work hours designated by the Park Superintendent/Park Supervisor Overtime, as required Night, weekend and holiday scheduling may be required Employee is considered to be on duty whenever the need exists PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS Sitting - occasionally Walking - frequently Strength - heavy (50-100 lbs.) Climbing - occasionally Balancing - occasionally Stooping - occasionally Kneeling - occasionally Crouching - occasionally Crawling - occasionally Reaching - frequently Handling - frequently Fingering - occasionally Feeling - occasionallyGeneral work area is outdoors Frequent exposure to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions while performing job duties Exposure to chemicals such as fertilizers, pesticides, cleaning solutions, solvents, petroleum products, etc. Exposure to mud, dirt, dust and decaying organic material Exposure to chronic infectious disease while performing routine first aid or emergency procedures Protective clothing and equipment is required as it pertains to the particular job duty: Ear plugs or ear covers Safety goggles, glasses or face shield Sturdy leather work boots with steel or composite toe (No sneakers/tennis shoes or sandals) Long work pants or jeans No tank tops Protective gloves Rubber boots Hard hat Painting and spraying respirator Back brace Knee pads Protective suit or outerwear Chain saw chaps Microshield Latex gloves This job description is intended to describe the general content of and requirement for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, and additional duties may be assigned at any time. Decatur Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Decatur Park District, Decatur , Eastside Park Laborer (Full-Time), Other , Decatur, Illinois

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