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Maintenance Specialist

Company: City of Lake Worth Beach
Location: Lake Worth
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The City of Lake Worth Beach invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Parks Maintenance Specialist I.

Vacancies: 1

Closing : Open until filled

This position is part of the Public Employees Union (PEU) based on a 40-hour work week with an hourly pay of $14.34.

In addition, this position offers:

  • Vacation and Sick Leave Accruals
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • City of Lake Worth Beach Medical Benefits that include Life Insurance, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Retirement Plan
  • This is a semiskilled position requiring manual work and the application of technique and knowledge above a basic laborer in maintenance, repair, some construction and service activities.
  • An in this class performs a substantial volume of laboring tasks requiring limited skills or special knowledge acquired through training or work experience.
  • Assignments frequently include the operation of less complex automotive, gas powered equipment, trucks, hand and power tools, with some specialized equipment like draggers and mowers.
  • An employee in this class may be assigned to other divisions/sections during slack periods in the employee's original area of assignment.
  • Employees in the class usually work under close supervision or where work is routine and repetitive under general supervision in accordance with specific instruction and with defined procedures and schedules.
  • Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion for adherence to instructions and conformance with established standards.
  • Work is performed with minimal independence but with direction by the Parks Maintenance Specialist II and reviewed by the Superintendent of Parks through reports and daily work logs.
  • Clean all elements of the parks; restrooms, concession areas, sitting areas, playing fields and spectator areas.
  • Empty's trash cans and transports to dumpster.
  • Pressure cleans &blows areas free of debris and dirt.
  • Performs a variety laboring duties in the maintenance of athletic fields and buildings; including but not limited to mowing, edging, weeding, dragging, lining, lip repair, clay maintenance, waters, grading, fertilizing, applying common herbicides, and cutting small tree limbs
  • Using power tools, installs bases , mounds, goal posts, fences and gates, replaces light bulbs, A/C filters, paints and sands, installs windscreens and signs, and puts together athletic equipment from instructions.
  • May be required on occasions to set up tables, chairs, tents, and special event displays.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • An employee in this class must be dressed for work every day properly with uniform and proper shoes/boots.
  • Employee must be aware of safety issues, and OHSA regulations for his job while working in a public area.
  • Must have the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Knowledge of tools and their maintenance, methods and materials used in general maintenance work.
  • Must have the ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time, occasionally in inclement weather.
Employee must have some knowledge of multiple gas powered equipment, trailers, hand and power tools, mowers, and maintenance thereof.

High School diploma or GED, 1-2 years experience in the field, valid driver's license, CDL encouraged, and may be required later on in employment. Read, write, and understand English instructions. Some basic computer skills required.

  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Must possess manual dexterity sufficient to operate gas powered equipment for extended periods of time.
  • Requires the ability to bend, stoop, climb ladders, and reach up and down.
  • Employee may be required to lift up to 50 lbs. Acceptable hearing and vision with or without correction is necessary.
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.
Work outside in a dusty and hot environment, sometimes a soiled and dirty environment, inclement weather conditions, and possible contentious confrontation with users and residents.

Keywords: City of Lake Worth Beach, Palm Beach , Maintenance Specialist, Other , Lake Worth, Florida

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