Grounds & Facilities Maintenance Assistant

Location: Clarksville, TN
Company: City of Clarksville
Employment: Full-Time
Posted: Aug 13, 2020

Job Description

This is the first of six levels in the Grounds and Facilities Maintenance series. Incumbents perform unskilled and semi-skilled manual labor as directed. Responsibilities may include operating mowers, weedeaters, chainsaws, and other similar equipment; operating a vehicle; maintaining landscaping; clearing roads and public areas of debris; patching potholes; and performing routine maintenance on equipment.

TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

  1. Performs grounds and maintenance activities, which includes: mowing; edging lawns; watering and weeding lawns and gardens; trimming and pruning shrubs, hedges, and trees; performing weed abatement activities; applying mulches; and/or performing related activities.
  2. Operates and maintains a variety of grounds maintenance equipment and machines, which includes: lawn mowers, trimmers, blowers, edgers, weed eaters, chainsaws, and related hand and power tools.
  3. Performs a variety of road maintenance activities including patching potholes, clearing roads and public areas, and performing related duties.
  4. Maintains a variety of records related to equipment operation and maintenance, service requests, and/or other grounds maintenance activities.
  5. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require):
Ability to read, write, and follow directions; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: (positions in this class typically require):
Licensing Requirements:

  • Driver's License

KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of:

  • Basic work etiquette;
  • Manual labor.

SKILLS (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:
Following written and oral instructions;
Performing manual labor;
Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Positions in this class typically required: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of forces constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, bloodborne pathogens, and chemicals.

NOTE:
The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.


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