Landscape/Facility Maintenance Technician - Details - Eagle Jobs

Landscape/Facility Maintenance Technician - Details

Open for Applications Until Sunday, June 26, 2022.

Twin Falls County

630 Addison Ave. W.
P.O. Box 126
Twin Falls, ID 83301

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Twin Falls County

Job Description

Performs Landscape and Facility Maintenance at County West and County Courthouse during summer schedule. Winter schedule will be performing Parks and Water Ways Dept. duties and will require being on a rotating “on call” schedule. Will be required to work independently and be detail oriented to perform tasks to the best of their ability with minimal supervision. Duties include mowing, weeding, irrigation, repair, parking lot maintenance and cleanup duties. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Parks Leads and Parks Director. Landscape/Facility Maintenance Technicians may provide direction to seasonal employees and community service workers. The principal duties of this class are performed outdoors and indoors and may include working in adverse weather conditions and hazards involving the use of power tools, equipment and hazardous chemicals.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (illustrative only and may vary by assignment)

Performs general landscape/building and grounds inspection and maintenance, including mowing, trimming, weeding, irrigation, aerating.

Performs application of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides and also reports applications there of;

Performs general landscape and cleanup duties, including trash and debris removal;

Maintains open spaces, lawns, flower beds and planting areas, parking lots and public areas;

Performs turf, tree, flower, and shrub planting, trimming and pruning, and removal;

Performs routine maintenance and repairs on motorized, mechanical and grounds keeping equipment;

Performs operation, installation, maintenance, and repair of automated irrigation systems, including lines and heads;

Repairs vandalism and performs maintenance on buildings and structures, including painting, plumbing, carpentry, and related semi-skilled building trades work;

Assists during construction projects;

Performs snow removal from driveways, parking areas and sidewalks;

Attain Class A CDL drivers license;

Attain Idaho Professional Applicator License with OH endorsement within 12 months of employment. Insecticide endorsement within 2 yrs. of employment;

Provides information and answers inquiries from the public;

Assists other department and County employees as needed or requested;

Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with County policies, procedures, and safety practices.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be successful in the position.

Knowledge of:
Grounds maintenance skills, including but not limited to, mowing, planting, weeding, pruning, irrigation, fertilization, turf and/or pest control, and snow removal;
Building custodial skills including, but not limited to, cleaning floors, windows, and fixtures;
Building trade skills, including but not limited to, carpentry, painting, electrical, and plumbing;
Operation and maintenance of irrigation systems;
Grounds keeping equipment maintenance and repair skills;
Applicable regulations and policies regarding safe application of pesticides.
County policies regarding safe work practices relating to use of heavy equipment, power tools, and grounds keeping equipment.
Skill and Ability to:
Operate and maintain power equipment, including but not limited to, grounds keeping and turf equipment, riding and walk-behind mowers, trimmers, chainsaw, tractor, snow removal equipment, and related equipment;
Operate hand tools;
Operate a motor vehicle;
Operate, adjust, and monitor automated sprinkler control systems;
Operate heavy equipment including, but not limited to, backhoe, skid steer, and tractor;
Maintain maintenance records, logs, and documentation;
Work on multiple projects, set priorities, and allocate resources for project completion;
Speak clearly and communicate accurate information to others;
Use English to communicate effectively with others;
Listen carefully to, understand, and effectively communicate through oral, written, and interpersonal communication channels;
Follow verbal and written instructions;
Work independently and exercise initiative, with general guidance and supervision;
Use good judgment to make sound and reasonable decisions and problem-solving skills to respond to customer service needs in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations and established policies;
Maintain a professional demeanor at all times;
Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
Demonstrate integrity and ingenuity in the performance of assigned tasks and solving problems;
Perform all duties in accordance with County policies and procedures with regard for personal safety and that of other employees and the public.
Maintain confidentiality.

High school diploma or GED;
Valid Idaho State Driver's License;
Any College accredited certifications/diplomas in Horticulture based field, ISA Certified Arborist, or INLA Certifications.
Idaho State Dept. of Ag. Professional Applicator License with OH and insecticide endorsement;
An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position may be considered.
Must successfully pass background investigation relevant to the position and remain in good standing for the duration of employment with the County.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this classification, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, bend, use a ladder, and handle materials. Manual dexterity is required to manipulate hand tools and power equipment used in performing the essential functions of the classification, operate a motor vehicle and heavy equipment, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must (occasionally or frequently) lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this classification include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus to comprehend written work instructions, work orders, operator's manuals, and technical documents. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing abilities required by this classification includes those which permit the employee to discern verbal instructions, communicate effectively in person and by telephone, and discern warning and safety alarms such as vehicle backup alarms. While performing the duties of this classification, the employee works in a park maintenance and outdoor environment where the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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