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Senior MW - ParksCITY OF IOWA CITY – Job Description Job Class #12-09 FLSA Non-Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Senior Maintenance Worker - Parks Department: Parks & Recreation Division: Parks & Forestry Supervisor: Superintendent of Parks & Forestry Job Summary Under direction, performs skilled and supervisory work, of a specialized and technical nature, in the care and maintenance of the City's municipal park equipment, playground equipment, facilities, grounds and other assigned areas. Work involves initiation, direction and performance of specialized and technical tasks relating to the maintenance and care of municipal park equipment, playground equipment, facilities, carnival rides and equipment, grounds, trails and other assignment areas and the associated operating equipment. Performs related work as required. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Assigns daily jobs and projects. Assigns equipment to appropriate workers. Determines what projects need completed in City owned areas responsible by the Parks & Recreation department and maintains project list to schedule employees. Assists with park and project planning. Performs project oversight and assists where help is needed. Ensures equipment and tools are available for scheduled projects. Orders and assigns equipment, tools and supplies. Identifies, researches and obtains bids for new equipment, tools or supplies. In conjunction with the Superintendent of Parks & Forestry, prepares, monitors and oversees Parks Maintenance budget. Identifies, directs and performs general and preventive maintenance and repairs on equipment, amenities and facilities. Schedules service repairs for equipment and vehicles. Serves as lead contact for contractors. Job Class #12-09 Parks & Forestry Page 2 Updated 4/13/21 Maintains SPCC plan and documentation for parks fueling tanks. Maintains and documents vehicle and equipment data. Directs and performs a variety of parks maintenance activities including mowing, building repair, grounds repair and construction projects. Identifies and assists with improvements, construction, repairs and maintenance on buildings, structures and other associated components of assigned facilities. Performs restroom maintenance and winterization. Forms, pours and finishes concrete in various locations. Identifies and recommends facility operational policies and procedures. Communicates and coordinates with the public and other departments to resolve issues, answer questions or respond to needs. Ensures safety protocol is followed. Assists with interviewing, training, assigning, directing and evaluating personnel and/or volunteers. Operates various equipment, including power mowers, trucks, tractors, seeders, aerators, chemical spray equipment, a variety of power hand tools and other specialized equipment related to park maintenance. Installs, repairs and removes playground and carnival equipment. Constructs, demolishes, repairs and paints shelters, restrooms, picnic tables, benches, wood and stone retaining walls, signs, trails, dikes, storm drains, bridges and other facilities and equipment. Performs building maintenance tasks at parks and other City facilities which may include general and finish carpentry, basic plumbing, electrical repair and installation, welding, building construction and repairs and graffiti removal. Compiles and maintains required records, reports and data. Assists Superintendent of Parks & Forestry with planning and execution of controlled prairie burns. Responds to emergency situations involving the facilities. Participates in snow removal and other winter maintenance activities. May assume duties of Superintendent of Parks & Forestry in his/her absence. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Job Class #12-09 Parks & Forestry Page 3 Updated 4/13/21 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 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; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification High school degree or equivalent and five years of experience or an Associate’s degree from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body and experience in park maintenance required. Or equivalent combination of education and experience. Forklift and backhoe certification must be completed by the end of 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 background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Ten years of experience in park maintenance preferred. Certified Playground Safety Inspector certification preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Strong skill and knowledge of carpentry, building construction and maintenance. Skills in the operation of heavy equipment and the use of hand and power tools. Ability to read and interpret shop manuals and play equipment installation instructions. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations and calculate measurements for building supplies. Ability to prepare written work sheet reports. Knowledge of proper mixing procedures for chemical applications. 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.