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Park Maintenance

CLASS TITLE: Park Maintenance
EMPLOYMENT LEVEL: Non-Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Parks & Recreation
DIVISION: Parks

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of general duties related to the maintenance, upkeep, construction, installation, and repair of town parks, grounds, trails, recreation facilities, buildings, and other town owned landscaped areas. Also assists in preparations for, and clean-up after, special events.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the direct supervision of the Park Maintenance Foreman, and under the general supervision of the Parks Superintendent.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Exercises supervision over seasonal park employees.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIITES

  • Receive work requests from various sources. Analyze projects and tasks, set priorities and develop schedules to complete work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Maintain grounds and turf in town parks by pruning, weeding, and clearing debris.
  • Operate small and light equipment and various hand tools.
  • Perform general landscape duties such as planting trees, shrubs, grass, flowers, and other plants in new and/or existing landscaped areas.
  • Maintain, and repair as needed, town playground equipment and play areas.
  • Maintain, and remove debris from town parks, trails, sidewalks, and other grounds features.
  • Maintain and clean park restrooms, pavilions, and other facilities.
  • Identify and report safety hazards, structural repairs, equipment failures, etc., to supervisor.
  • Assist in preparations for, and clean-up during and after, special events.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on equipment; transport equipment to be serviced; assist with repairs as needed.
  • Available for emergency and non-emergency overtime when necessary or required by the General Foreman.
  • Provide customer service in a friendly manner and provide public with information related to various town services.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience: High school graduate or equivalent, three to five years of relevant work experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Knowledge:

  • Mechanical: knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Office Equipment: knowledge of proper use of computers and office machines.
  • Math: knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and their basic applications.
  • English: knowledge of the English language, including proper structure, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Skills:

  • Equipment Selection: determine the appropriate tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Equipment Maintenance: perform routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Equipment Operation: skilled in using necessary parks maintenance equipment.
  • Reading Comprehension: understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Time Management: managing one’s own time effectively.
  • Speaking: talking to others to convey information effectively.

Abilities:

  • General: talking, hearing and seeing are essential to the performance of the job; common eye, hand, finger dexterity are also required.
  • Control Precision: the ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Manual Dexterity: the ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Static Strength: the ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  • Extent Flexibility: the ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms and/or legs.
  • Oral Comprehension: the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Plan Interpretation: the ability to read and interpret city ordinances, safety manuals, plans, drawings, specifications, and standards.
  • Number Facility: the ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
  • Visualization: the ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
  • Depth Perception: the ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
  • Near Vision: the ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Far Vision: the ability to see details at a distance.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and /or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative if those 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee usually works in outside weather conditions. The employee usually works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in field settings, and moderately quiet in office settings.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Valid State Driver’s License with CDL endorsement, or ability to obtain one within six months of hire.

SELECTION GUIDELINES

Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interviews and reference check; job related tests may be required.

The duties listed above 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 position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and it is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

HOURS AND WORK WEEK

Hours are primarily 7:00 am – 3:30 pm Monday – Friday. May require evening and weekend work.

RATE OF PAY

This position carries a competitive hourly wage and includes: paid vacation; paid holidays; and health, life and dental insurance.

To Apply please DOWNLOAD and then complete the Employment Application Form, be sure to save the pdf after filling it out, and e-mail it along with a resume to tmclead@stjohnin.com, or mail a completed application and resume to:

Town of St. John
ATTN: Tyler McLead
9350 Hack St. Bldg. 2
St. John, IN 46373

For more information, please contact Tyler McLead, Parks Superintendent, at 219-365-6236 or email tmclead@stjohnin.com.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 23, 2021


Public Works Employee

CLASS TITLE: Maintenance
LOCATION: Public Works Facility
DEPARTMENT: Public Works
EMPLOYMENT LEVEL: Non-Exempt
DIVISION: Public Works

GENERAL PURPOSE:

Performs a variety of skilled, technical and maintenance work in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance and replacement of the Town’s Water, Sewer, Street, Storm Drainage Facilities, Street Lighting, Buildings and Parks.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the general supervision of the Public Works General Foreman.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Receives work assignments from the General Foreman. Completes work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Identifies and recommends repairs throughout the entire Town to the General Foreman.
  • Identifies the need for tools and equipment required in order to perform various tasks.
  • Submits daily verbal and/or written reports to the General Foreman on the activities of each day.
  • Available for emergency and non-emergency overtime when necessary or required by the General Foreman.
  • Work with the General Foreman and/or the designated Safety Trainer to acquire adequate training in issues that relate to safety.
  • Operates a variety of power construction and maintenance equipment used in the Water, Sewer, Street and Park departments.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

(A) High School diploma, GED equivalent, or higher education level required; and

(B) Five (5) years’ experience relating to the construction, repair, and maintenance of water, sewer, street, or storm drainage systems; parks; street lighting, including the operation of all related maintenance equipment, or

(C) Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(A) Thorough knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods, and procedures used in public water supply and distribution systems, sewer collection systems and lift stations, storm drainage systems, and street systems; thorough knowledge of pipe installation, connection, and repair; thorough knowledge of road construction and maintenance; and a thorough knowledge of park maintenance.

(B) Skilled in operation of the tools and equipment listed below.

(C) Have the ability to operate and maintain various equipment used in the department including, but not limited to, a backhoe, dump trucks and sewer cleaners; perform construction and maintenance work; ability to communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, as well as the public.

(D) Ability to prioritize, follow directions, and work under pressure.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Valid State Driver’s license with CDL endorsement or ability to obtain one within six (6) months of hire.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Various motorized vehicles and equipment including, but not limited to, dump truck, plow truck, pickup truck, utility truck, street sweeper, sewer cleaner truck, street roller, backhoe, skid-steer, tamper, plate compactor, saws, pumps, compressors, branch chipper, leaf vacuum, sanders, generators, trencher, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, mobile radio, and phone.

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 the 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, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, talk, hear, walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to one hundred (100) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee usually works in outside weather conditions, usually works near moving mechanical parts, and occasionally is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee may also be exposed to extreme heat or cold in outdoor conditions or extreme heat or cold in non-weather related conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in field settings, and moderately quiet in office settings.

SELECTION GUIDELINES:

Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interviews and reference check; job related tests may be required.

The duties listed above 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 position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and it is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

This position carries a competitive hourly wage and includes: paid vacation; paid holidays; and health, life and dental insurance. Applications will be accepted in an ongoing basis.

To Apply please DOWNLOAD and then complete the Employment Application Form, be sure to save the pdf after filling it out, and e-mail it along with a resume to: jobs@stjohnin.com or mail a completed application and resume to:
St. John Public Works Department
9350 Hack Street
St. John, Indiana 46373

If there are any questions, please contact Administrative Assistant T. Anderko at (219) 365-4655.


The Town of St. John is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.


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