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Facility Maintenance Worker - Harmon

Location: Park & Recreation - Parks | Kearney, NE | Park & Recreation/Park
Work Schedule: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.,
Open Until: May 25, 2018 at 04:30 PM CST
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $17.02 - $23.96
Details: Overtime may be required along with some weekend hours as needed.
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Job Description Summary

Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance, construction and care of the parks and park facilities. Work varies, requiring interpretative judgment within prescribed standards and procedures.

Job Responsibilities

Operate various types of trucks and light equipment; performs manual labor in the maintenance, repair and minor construction of ball fields, recreation facilities, parks, and buildings.  Assign, schedule, and supervise seasonal staff.  Maintain material and equipment inventory.  Service and maintain equipment used in the maintenance of turf and park grounds.  Oversee the watering, seeding, and maintenance of landscaping (flowers and plantings).  Maintain turf with applications of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers.  Trim trees and shrubs.  Irrigate, water, mow, edge, aerate, and maintain turf.  Coordinate work with recreational staff and facility user groups to prepare parks prior to and during special events.  Prepare and maintain tennis courts, ball fields, soccer field, basketball courts, volleyball courts, and swimming pools.  Maintain effective working relations with facility users.  Maintain park playground equipment and park facilities with minor building maintenance and remodeling.  Assist irrigation specialist with irrigation installation, repair, maintenance, plumbing, and related tasks.  Perform overtime as required and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education & Requirements

Require a high school diploma/GED and experience in ground maintenance, nursery or landscape work. Must possess a valid Nebraska driver’s license and the ability to obtain an EPA pesticide applicator’s license within 12 months of hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Mental Requirements -

Ability to read and comprehend written material.

Ability to listen and apply information and instructions.

Ability to understand mathematical concepts to include basic arithmetic.

Ability to organize information for concise written records.

Physical Requirements

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

Climbing/Balancing:  Climbs inclines and ladders, uneven surfaces, balance required

Walking:  Extensive amount required

Stooping/Bending:  Frequently

Stand/Sit:  Sit about 20 percent of the time

Reaching:  Frequent, overhead as well as horizontal

Vision:  Adequate to perform essential functions

Color Vision:  Adequate to perform essential functions

Hearing:  Frequently perceive nature of sounds by ear

Speech:  Moderate need to express ideas by means of spoken word

Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination:  Frequently operates vehicles, equipment and tools requiring moderate ability

Manual Dexterity:  Frequently operates equipment and tools requiring manual ability


The above position description is intended to describe the duties of an employee in general terms and does not necessarily describe all of his/her duties.

The City of Kearney is a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace and and EOE.