City of Odessa
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • 14.22
  • Hourly
  • Full-Time

Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement, Free Health Clinic, Free 24/7 Gym, Longevity Pay, Credit Union, Incentive/Skills Pay, Tuition Reimbursement Program, Military Leave, Deferred Compensation, Workers' Compensation

Department: Parks & Recreation Reports to: Parks Maintenance Supervisor

Summary: Under basic supervision, performs unskilled and semiskilled general labor work in cleaning and maintenance of City parks; operates vehicles, equipment, and tools in compliance with all safety regulations and standard procedures.

Essential Functions: Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performs general labor tasks to maintain safe, attractive, and user-friendly City parks; maintains park facilities, grounds, sports fields, playgrounds, and public areas; duties may vary according to job assignment.
  • Performs park maintenance tasks, including weed control, mowing, and watering; cleans up trash, debris, and restrooms; prunes and trims trees and shrubs; assists with setup and cleanup for special events; cross-trains in a variety of skills; maintains and operates vehicles and equipment according to Parks Department standards.
  • Utilizes proper safety precautions in all work performed; reports problems and emergency situations; recognizes, avoids, and reports unsafe acts, conditions, accidents, and injuries.
  • Supports the departmental operations with regular and timely attendance.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Odessa and the public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines: High school diploma or GED preferred. Some related outdoor work experience is preferred but not required.

Knowledge of:

  • Basic safety procedures and regulations, and tools and equipment used in grounds maintenance.

Skill in:

  • Safe and efficient operation and maintenance of tools and equipment.
  • Following standard operating and safety procedures.
  • Closely following verbal and written instructions and procedures.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.

License and certification requirements: A valid Texas State Driver's License is required.

Physical demands and working environment: The physical and work environment 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.

Work is performed indoors, outdoors, and at City facilities; requires constant physical efforts, and the ability to bend, reach, stoop, and lift objects, use hands to operate equipment; handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; may be exposed to safety hazards and dangerous tools and equipment; safety precautions must be followed, including use of safety equipment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; may work on slippery and uneven surfaces and are exposed to loud noise, odors, and dirt. City approved safety shoes must be worn.

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