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Downtown Area Maintenance II - Leisure Services

Posted: 03/01/2020

Submit resume by going to www.cityofwaterlooiowa.com, Career Opportunities, reviewing the Downtown Area Maintenance II description and following directions to submit cover letter and resume. We will not accept mailed, faxed, hand-delivered or directly emailed resumes. Deadline to submit resume is Noon on Friday, April 3, 2020. Performs duties relating to care and maintenance for the landscape and hardscape of the Waterloo River Renaissance area, downtown parks and public places. 1. Responsible for daily maintenance operations and productivity of temporary seasonal maintenance employees including receiving and transmitting assignments organizing projects, ensuring job completion and making required reports. 2. Operates and maintains specialized turf equipment and irrigation system. 3. Applies pesticides, insecticides and other chemicals in the care of landscape turf and vegetation. 4. Diagnoses and treats turf insect and disease problems. 5. Adjusts and repairs equipment, operates string trimmers, blower/vacs, and sweepers. 6. Rakes turf, sweeps walks and bike trails, picks up litter and trash. 7. Operates turf maintenance equipment riding or on foot. 8. Performs landscape and hardscape maintenance on uneven ground and while public is present. 9. Works in trenches to perform irrigation system repairs; confined space entry when working in water pits and manholes for irrigation system. 10. Shovels and plows snow; operates sweeper/vacuums and garbage trucks for litter collection. 11. Participates in department preventive maintenance program for vehicles and equipment. 12. Responds to questions from the public concerning downtown area maintenance. 13. Directs the work activities of temporary seasonal and fulltime employees as assigned. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES 1. Knowledge of and ability to diagnose and treat turf insect and disease problems. 2. Thorough knowledge of the techniques and principles of turf and landscape management and maintenance. 3. Thorough knowledge of installation and maintenance of irrigation systems, including plumbing and electrical work. 4. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety procedures of turf and landscape maintenance work. 5. Ability to operate turf maintenance equipment such as riding mower, tractor, loader, chemical sprayer and other specialized turf equipment for four to six hours at a time. ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE & TRAINING 1. Graduation from a two-year horticulture program with minimum three years experience in turf management OR High school graduation/G.E.D. with minimum six years experience in turf and landscape management OR Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. 2. Iowa Class A Commercial Driver's License within 30 days of hire and good driving record based on City of Waterloo driver performance criteria. 3. Iowa Pesticide Applicator’s License by end of 6-month probation. WORK SCHEDULE Work schedule is based on an 8-hour day/40 hour week. Actual shift start time and days worked may vary depending on event schedule and season. Half-hour unpaid lunch break. Minimal overtime.

Type of Employment: Full-Time