Hiring Streets/Parks/Cemetery Operator


The City of Gravette is now accepting applications for a streets/parks/cemetery operator. Applications can be found at GravetteAR.com under the 'About' tab. Completed applications can be emailed to info@gravettear.com or returned to Gravette City Hall, 110 Second Ave. SE, Gravette, AR 72736.


JOB DESCRIPTION


JOB TITLE: Streets/Parks/Cemetery Operator

DEPARTMENT: Streets/Parks/Cemetery

REPORTS TO: Streets/Parks/Cemetery Manager

PAY STATUS: Hourly


JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for mowing grass, making signs, cleaning streets, curbs and gutters, painting stripes on City streets, repairing traffic signals, maintenance of City vehicles and equipment, and other related duties. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting relationships, work assignments and work schedules may be subject to change in order to meet City needs or operational requirements. Attendance and work and the ability to get along with the public, supervisors and co-workers are essential elements of this position. Other duties may be assigned. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The 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 electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


A. Mows grass; seeds or plants trees, shrubs or flowers according to instructions and planned design of landscaped area. Grubs and weeds around bushes, trees and flower beds.

B. Plants new and repairs established lawns, using seed mixtures and fertilizers recommended for particular soil type and lawn location. Mows and trims lawns. Trims and edges around walks, flower beds and walls.

C. Applies herbicide or mulch to designate areas. Sprays lawn, shrubs and trees with fertilizer, herbicides and insecticides.

D. Trims hedges and shrubs. Prunes trees and cultivates gardens. Sprays trees and shrubs and applies supplemental liquid and dry nutrients to lawn and trees.

E. Picks up and burns or carts away paper and rubbish. Rakes and bags or burns leaves. Cleans grounds and removes litter.

F. Cleans out drainage ditches and culverts.

G. Patching and repairing of roads.

H. Repairs and paints benches, tables and guardrails, buildings and mechanical equipment.

I. Shovels snow from walks and driveways. Spreads salt on public passageways to prevent ice buildup.

J. Repairs fences, gates, walls and walks. Paints fences and outbuildings.

K. Sharpens tools such as weed cutters, edging tools and shears.

L. Makes minor repairs on equipment such as lawn mower, spreader and snow removal equipment. Locates grave sites according to section, lot and plot numbers and marks area to be excavated.

M. Drives vehicles such as backhoe, trucks and tractors. Repairs and maintains tools and equipment.

N. Maintains all baseball and softball field facilities.

O. Other duties may be assigned.

P. Assist with water/wastewater during emergency.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)


QUALIFICATIONS

A. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty 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.

B. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers and employees of organizations.

C. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

D. Must have and maintain a valid driver's license.


REASONING ABILITY

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.


PHYSICAL 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 frequently is required to stand, walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee may be 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.