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MWII - HorticultureCITY OF IOWA CITY – Job Description Job Class #05-09 FLSA Non-Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Maintenance Worker II – Horticulture Department: Parks & Recreation Division: Parks & Forestry Supervisor: Superintendent of Parks & Forestry Job Summary Under general direction, performs a variety of tasks in the grounds maintenance of the Central Business District as well as areas in the City parks and City right-of-ways. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Works routinely on both manicured and natural areas during all seasons and weather conditions. Performs landscape maintenance of plant materials in the Central Business District and adjacent areas including planting, weeding, watering, mulching, raking, mowing, trimming and pruning. Assists in the removal of snow and ice on snow route areas as assigned. Performs minor to moderate mechanical repairs on equipment and performs routine maintenance on tools and equipment. Assists and performs landscape duties on flower beds, natural areas and specific locations in various City parks and City right-of-ways as assigned. Supervises and acts as a lead worker for a support staff of hourly employees engaged in routine assignments. Ensures that employees follow proper safety practices and have proper equipment in good working order. Operates pickup trucks, skid steer loader with various attachments, tractors, mowers, string trimmers, snow blowers, roto-tillers and other specialized equipment. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are Job Class #05-09 Parks & Forestry Page 2 Updated 4/13/21 encountered while performing those essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit, climb or balance, and taste and smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification One year of responsible experience in landscape and grounds maintenance and facilities repair or an equivalent combination of training and experience required. Forklift and backhoe certification within probationary period. Valid Class B commercial driver’s license with airbrakes endorsement and satisfactory driving record required. Valid Class A commercial driver’s license with airbrakes endorsement required within 6 months of hire. This position is subject to federal drug testing requirements including screening through the FMCSA Clearinghouse. A pre-employment drug screen is required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Two years of prior experience preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of general maintenance and repair of municipal grounds and facilities including custodial materials and equipment, light construction, plumbing, electrical and carpentry techniques and equipment. Knowledge of horticultural practices including the care and maintenance of annuals, perennials, ground covers, trees and shrubs. Knowledge of occupational hazards and proper safety precautions. Skills in the operation and routine maintenance of various equipment including power vacuums, sweepers, scrubbers, lawn mowers, snow blowers, roto-tillers, cord trimmers, and a variety of power tools. Ability to follow oral and written instructions, to read and understand work orders and to maintain written job records. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co- workers and the general public. Ability to responsibly perform assignments without immediate supervision. Ability to perform as a lead worker and supervise, assign or delegate work to a support staff of seasonal employees. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.