The Gravette Street and Parks Department is accepting applications for the position of operator. Applications are available at City Hall or on the City's website under the 'About' tab. Completed applications can be submitted to City Hall, 604 First Ave. SE, Gravette, Arkansas, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Title: Streets/Parks/Cemetery Operator
Reports To: Streets/Parks/Cemetery Manager
Pay Statute: Hourly
Pay Range: starts at $11.41
The streets/parks/cemetery operator is responsible for mowing grass, making signs, cleaning streets, maintaining curbs and gutters, painting stripes on City streets, maintenance on City vehicles and equipment, and other related duties. Reporting relationships, work assignments, and work schedules may be subject to change in order to meet City needs or operational requirements. Regular attendance is a necessary component of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
§ Plants grass, seeds, trees, shrubs, or flowers according to instructions and planned design of landscaped area. Grubs and weeds around bushes, trees, and flower beds.
§ Repairs established lawns using seed mixtures and fertilizers recommended for soil type and lawn location.
§ Mows and trims lawns; trims and edges around walks, flower beds, and walls.
§ Trims hedges and shrubs; prunes trees
§ Applies herbicide, fertilizer, or mulch to designated areas. Applies supplemental liquid and dry nutrients to lawn and trees.
§ Cleans grounds and removes litter; carts away paper and rubbish.
§ Rakes and bags leaves.
§ Cleans out drainage ditches and culverts.
§ Patches and repairs roads.
§ Repairs and paints benches, tables, guardrails, buildings, fences, gates, walls, walks, and mechanical equipment.
§ Shovels snow from walkways and driveways. Spreads salt on public passageways to prevent ice buildup.
§ Maintains and repairs tools and equipment such as weed eaters, edging tools, lawn mower, spreader, and snow removal equipment.
§ Drives vehicles such as backhoe, trucks, tractors, skid-steer, and zero-turn lawnmower.
§ Maintains baseball and softball field facilities.
§ Assist with water/wastewater duties during an emergency.
§ Locates grave sites according to section, lot, and plot numbers and marks area to be excavated.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Working knowledge of best practices and procedures for basic lawn and garden care. Working knowledge of how to operate various equipment including but not limited to tractors, backhoes, skid-steers, zero-turn lawnmower, weed eaters, edgers, and chainsaws Working knowledge of best practices and procedures for basic road maintenance and repair.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to read and understand documents such as policy manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to get along with the public, supervisors, and co-workers. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organizations.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee may be regularly required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. The employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. Employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electric shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license
2 years’ experience operating backhoes, tractors, lawnmower, weed eater, or similar equipment