Under the general supervision of the Parks Landscape Supervisor, leads the day-to-day activities of City of St. George Parks division crews performing tree maintenance including pruning, planting, line clearance, removal, etc.
Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
1. Performs all functions of the Parks Maintenance Worker at a high level of proficiency.
2. Maintains tree clearance under and around power lines.
3. Plans, organizes, and participates in crew work projects.
4. Assigns, schedules, and coordinates personnel, equipment, and tasks. Coordinates and reviews work of crews in the maintenance, repair, and minor construction of park facilities and related equipment. Provides input into employee performance.
5. Coordinates and performs pesticide application as necessary. Maintains necessary records.
6. Supervises and trains parks maintenance employees in proper and safe use of tools, machines, chemicals, and related equipment. Prepares reports relative to accident, incident, or injury.
7. Performs set up and take down of special events such as the St. George Marathon, Art Festival, and other City sponsored events.
8. Attends Energy Department Safety training 8 hours per calendar year.
9. Performs other related duties as required.
Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions
Extensive field work with 90% of work performed outside. Moderate physical activity exerting up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10-25 pounds of force frequently. May have uncomfortable working positions such as climbing, stooping, crouching, and bending. Moderate exposure to elements such as heat, cold, dampness, fumes, noise, dust, or grease. Risk of bodily injury is moderate under normal conditions. May have disagreeable elements such as appearance of workplace, poor ventilation, or uneven temperatures. Occupational safety and health hazards may be encountered under controlled conditions. Some exposure to hazardous materials such as fumes, pesticides, cleaning agents, etc; high levels of noise; and construction areas, trenches, and confined spaces. Exposure to stress as a result of human behavior.
Note: Requires working extended or irregular hours such as weekends, nights, and holidays. May be required to be on call during emergencies.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Experience: Minimum of four (4) years full time paid work experience performing duties similar to those of the City’s Parks Maintenance Worker.
Licenses and/or Certifications:
• Must possess a valid driver license. A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.
• Possess, or obtain within six (6) months of hire, a valid Utah Commercial Driver License and be maintained throughout employment.
• Possess valid ASSTA Flagger certification (preferred).
• Possess valid CPR certification which must be maintained throughout employment. Must obtain First Aid certification within one (1) year of hire and be maintained throughout employment.
• Possess, or obtain within six (6) months of hire, an ISA certified Arborist certificate.
• Possess, or obtain within one (1) year of hire, a valid Utah Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicators and be maintained throughout employment.
• Possess, or obtain within one (1) year of hire, and maintain throughout employment the following certifications (May be required to obtain additional certifications as determined by specialty area):
o UNLA certification
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Materials, methods, tools, equipment, and techniques commonly used in landscape maintenance and installation activities.
• Depending upon assignment, must have knowledge of landscape diseases, pests, and methods of control; trail maintenance; tree care and pruning techniques; backhoe operation; irrigation management and repair; and splash pad and water features maintenance
• Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions applicable to work activities.
• Recordkeeping and reporting procedures.
• Proper procedures for safely handling and applying fertilizers and other toxic materials.
• Work outdoors in all kinds of weather.
• Layout, direct, and lead the work of skilled and unskilled workers to obtain efficient results.
• Safely operate light to heavy duty vehicles, motorized equipment, and a variety of hand tools and specialized equipment.
• Perform moderately physical labor under varying climatic and hazardous conditions.
• Operate computers at a basic skill level in data processing.
• Recognize problems and take or recommend appropriate corrective action to minimize losses.
• Interpret and apply pertinent federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, in both oral and written form.
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at careers.sgcity.org. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position closes 09/02/2022 12:00 AM. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. The City of St. George is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.