Parks Technician - City of Liberal
PARKS MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
The fundamental reason this classification exists is to perform seasonal work of a manual nature, which does not require a high degree of manipulative skill or an acquired skill or previous experience in order to do an effective job. Work is generally performed under the immediate direction of a supervisor, but many types of work assigned may be very routine and repetitive in nature and after once learned can be carried on without difficulty and only under general supervision.
· Operates a small truck to pick up items for delivery other City facilities;
· Unloads truck and stocks items in storeroom;
· Learn the operation of motorized equipment such as push and riding mowers, string trimmers, edgers and hedge shears, tractors, and brush-hog mowers.
· Operates and performs maintenance on power lawn mowers such as changing oil, and parts lubrication and adjustment;
· Cleans litter from areas under the direction of a supervisor;
· Visually inspects vehicles for mechanical defects and reports finding to appropriate personnel;
· Learn cleaning, maintenance, and gardening methods, materials and equipment.
· Learn proper use of hand tools such as hammers, wrenches, picks, shovels, spades, rakes, loppers, saws or similar tools.
· Learn irrigation techniques using sprinklers, hoses and flooding methods.
· Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
· Communicate orally with co-workers and the general public in a one-to-one setting.
· Learn job-related material primarily through oral instruction and observation, which takes place mainly in an on-the-job training setting.
· Use mops, brooms, paintbrushes and rollers and work with cleaning fluids, chemicals, pesticides, insecticides, paints, cleaning agents or similar solutions using only normal protective equipment.
· Work cooperatively with other City employees and the general public.
· Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.
· Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality customer service.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
· Learn job-related material primarily through oral instruction and observation. This learning takes place mainly in an on-the-job training setting.
· Some positions will require the performance of other essential and marginal functions depending upon work location, assignment or shift.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
There is no experience or training requirement for this entry-level position.