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Park Maintenance Technician I

Posted on May 17, 2019 by Ankeny, City Of

Ankeny, IA 50023
Professional/Technical Services
24 Apr 2019
Annual Salary
Full-Time
The City of Ankeny is seeking applicants for the fulltime position of Park Maintenance Technician I within the Parks and Recreation Department. Ankeny is strategically located at the intersection of Interstates 35 and 80, between Des Moines and Ames. Ankeny has a history of significant residential and commercial growth centered on a talented work force, a strong sense of community, quality education and safe neighborhoods. Starting salary is $22.17 per hour plus overtime and excellent benefits. Pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check required. Deadline to apply is May 12, 2019 at midnight. Interested applicants must apply online. A civil service written examination will be given on Wednesday, May 15th at 4:00 p.m. Information will be emailed to qualified candidates.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs work under supervision. Performs manual labor and skilled work involving the operation of light, medium, and heavy construction and maintenance equipment; and performs related duties as required. Maintains parks, playfields, community centers, right-of-ways and parking areas including debris removal, detention basins, and recreational trails.Develops, maintains and improves flower gardens, trees, shrubs and prairie areas in all city parks, municipal buildings and open space areas. Participates in maintenance work such as pruning trees and brush, mowing, snow plowing, ice control, chemical application. • Performs manual labor as required including digging, painting, picking up litter, carpentry, facility cleaning and repair. Maintains, fabricates, repairs, and replaces park amenities.Loads and unloads heavy objects and materials used in division activities. Loads and hauls rock, dirt, and other materials. Performs routine maintenance and minor repairs on vehicles and equipment and makes necessary adjustments to ensure proper working order. Assists in division building maintenance to keep building and grounds clean and neat.Cleans tools and equipment after use and stores in appropriate locations.Provides human resources and support in city emergencies.Occasionally attends approved division related seminars and workshops to improve technical knowledge and abilities and evaluate new techniques. Attends safety-training seminars.
May be required to assist as directed with other divisions or other city department's activities.Performs routine maintenance and new installations of plumbing, electrical, and irrigation components and systems.Must maintain required certifications. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS: Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, and ability to perform manual labor for extended periods under adverse weather conditions. PARK MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN I (entry level) - Two years experience in performing grounds maintenance and the operation of light-medium construction and maintenance equipment. Ability to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) issued by the State of Iowa. Ability to obtain an Iowa pesticide applicator certification. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in concrete repair/asphalt crack sealing and those who possess a category 5 pesticide applicator certification as the primary duties will be detention basin maintenance and recreational trail maintenance. WORKING CONDITIONS: Frequently required to perform duties during off-hour emergencies and weekends. Works in field environment.May be required to stoop, walk and lift 75 pounds.Climbs and walks over uneven terrain.Performs outside work in all kinds of weather conditions.Operates equipment having varying degrees of noise and vibration. Category: Building Maintenance , Keywords: Grounds Maintenance Worker

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