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Grounds Maintenance Technician

Company: City of Lynchburg
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: December 8, 2018

Job Description:

Description Benefits Supplemental Questions The City of Lynchburg, Public Works Department is looking for women and men who enjoy working outdoors in a fast paced environment and want to be part of the Grounds Maintenance Team. This position starting pay rate is $12.75/hour and offers a paid progression plan, competitive benefit package (including medical, dental, life insurance, etc.), paid holidays, paid time off and participation in the Virginia Retirement System. Compensation may be negotiated based on qualifications and experience. Essential Duties: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. * Operates all types of motorized equipment such as string trimmers, chain saws, brush chippers, Z-turn mowers, front mowers, and tractors;etc.; * Prunes and installs landscape plants and trees; * Uses hand tools such as rakes, shovels, hoes, bush axes and other ground maintenance tools; * Performs snow removal and other emergency operations; * Performs pesticide and fertilizer application; * Performs on call duty as assigned; * Loads & unloads material such as gravel, dirt, mulch, chemicals, tools, equipment and other materials; * Completes setup in work zone traffic control; * Directs traffic at construction sites as a certified flagger; * Performs litter collection; * Completes necessary documentation such as work orders & logs; * Uses blue prints, maps & manuals to perform work; interprets written & oral instructions; * Follows all safety precautions; * Participates in training; * Communicates effectively and courteously with customers, peers and others; * Actively participates in team activities such as problem solving & planning; * Works various schedules as assigned; * Perform others duties as necessary. ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: * Other duties to provide direct or indirect service to the citizens may be assigned. * When unusual situations occur and/or the City Manager declares a State of Emergency, all City employees may be required to accept special assignments and perform as needed to ensure appropriate service delivery. Minimum Education and Experience Required: QUALIFICATIONS 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. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED); Grounds Maintenance experience preferred. Additional Requirements: * Possession of valid driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia and an acceptable driving record based on City criteria; * Ability to obtain a Commercial Driver's License Learners' permit in 45 days of employment; * Ability to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver's License within 6 months; * Ability to obtain a Flagging Certificate; * Relevant background checks including criminal background checks must be completed and approved; * Pre-employment physical, drug and alcohol screening completed and approved; * Must have certificates of completion for IS100 and IS700 National Incident Management (NIMS) training within first year; * Pesticide certification preferred.SDL2017

Keywords: City of Lynchburg, Lynchburg , Grounds Maintenance Technician, Professions , Lynchburg, Virginia

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