Martin County Board of County Commissioners
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Senior Parks Services Specialist
at Martin County Board of County Commissioners
Skilled and semiskilled work in construction, maintenance of athletic fields, landscaping, facility maintenance, inspections, irrigation work, and other assignments to areas of service within the Martin County Parks and Recreation department. An employee in this class is required to exercise initiative and independent judgment in performance of assigned tasks. May lead crew members, community service workers/volunteers, and inmate trustees in their assigned area. May perform specialized functions related to irrigation, swimming pool operation or landscape chemical application. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Lead Park Service Specialist, Parks Supervisor or Parks Superintendent.
The Senior Parks Services Specialist is distinguished from the Parks Services Specialist by the level and scope of responsibility over employees and additional specialized assignments. Depending on the assigned area the Senior Parks Services Specialist has oversight of various additional community activities related to the assigned specialized park and recreation areas and is the lead worker in the event the Lead Parks Services Specialist or Parks Supervisor are absent, requiring greater skill and independence than lower level classes in the series.
In the event of a natural or man-made disaster that may threaten the area, the employee may be required to perform emergency duties as directed.
- Essential Duties / Responsibilities & KSA's
(Note: The listed duties are illustrative only and are not intended to describe each and every function, which may be performed in the job class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)
Care of athletic and common area turf and ornamentals according to established standards; controls turf and ornamental pests based on Integrated Pest Management principles; fertilizes turf and ornamentals.
Operates equipment such as mowers, tractors with attachments, utility vehicles, specialized athletic turf and athletic field/court equipment, string trimmers, edger's, blowers, sod cutters, chainsaws, power pole pruners, hedgers, pressure washers, janitorial and other related equipment.
Drives light and heavy trucks sometimes pulling equipment trailers.
Assists in maintaining, repairing, assembling and installing park structures, features, and amenities.
Carpentry, painting, roofing, concrete and plumbing in the construction maintenance and repair of buildings, facilities, irrigation systems and other installations.
Inspection, operation, servicing and repair of irrigation systems.
Picks up trash, litter and fallen limbs; cuts and trims grassy areas; waters and weeds flower beds and other plantings.
Cleans restrooms, picnic shelters, sites and recreation areas.
Cleans roadways, parking lots, sidewalks, boardwalks and dune crossovers.
Operates and performs routine maintenance, preventative maintenance and minor repairs to power equipment such as mowers, string trimmers, debris blowers and chain saws.
Completes daily work management reports relating to time and materials.
May perform and record safety and quality inspections.
May assist in irrigation and/or application of fertilizers/herbicides/pesticides as requested by supervisor.
Assist in maintaining accurate records in conformance with established procedures to ensure projects are completed accurately and according to schedule.
Assist in inspecting park lands, playgrounds, structures and other park facilities for potential safety hazards.
Assists in ensuring adequate and timely surveillance to facilities to remove and or repair any potentially hazardous conditions.
Assumes lead worker responsibilities as requested by supervisor.
Works weekends, nights, holidays and during declared emergencies
Projects a positive image when representing the County; sets and exemplifies high ethical standards and holds self and others accountable for conduct.
Fosters an optimal working environment that recognizes and rewards success.
Sets appropriate personal and professional standards for self
Understands how individual job tasks, responsibilities and projects relate to the departmental goals.
Participates actively and contributes personal knowledge, skills and abilities to achieve team goals.
Performs assigned duties and communicates status of progress to other team members.
Respects contributions of all team members.
Participates in the development of team goals.
Seeks direction, responds positively and readily adapts to a change in the work environment.
Changes behavior in response to feedback and learns from experience.
May perform duties of a higher Parks Services Specialist series upon assignment from Lead Parks Specialist, Parks Supervisor, Parks Superintendent or designee.
Performs work related to this job description as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
(Note: The knowledge, skills, and abilities identified in this class specification represent those needed to perform the duties of this class. Additional knowledge, skills and abilities may be applicable for individual positions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Knowledge of turf ornamental and landscaping methods and techniques.
Knowledge of equipment operation.
Knowledge of materials, methods and techniques commonly used in construction and related maintenance and repair work.
Knowledge of the equipment, tools, methods and materials used relative to the repair and operations of park structures, facilities and features.
Knowledge of irrigation systems.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions.
Knowledge of cleaning materials, methods and equipment.
Knowledge of operation, maintenance and repair of small power equipment and skill in use and care of hand tools and other related materials and equipment.
Knowledge of geography, street locations and infrastructure of park properties within Martin County and the rules and regulations concerning authorized work areas.
Knowledge of highway safety rules and regulations and effective precautionary measures necessary to avoid accidents.
Ability to meet the requirements of the Inmate/Trusty Utilization Standard Operating Procedure to successfully work with inmate trusty workers.
Ability to work with community service and volunteer workers.
Ability to operate large equipment such as mowers, tractors with attachments, aerial lifts devices, utility vehicles, specialized athletic turf and athletic field/court equipment.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to present ideas orally or in writing.
Ability to understand and carry out general instructions relating to construction and maintenance operations.
Ability to complete written reports as required.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and deal tactfully and diplomatically with the general public.
Ability to operate and utilize computers, handheld devices and computer programs.
Ability to motivate others to accomplish crew/team goals
Ability to cooperate with other units to attain common goals.
- Education and Experience
Must possess a High School diploma or acceptable equivalency diploma and three (3) years of experience in grounds maintenance or construction with a demonstrated proficiency in at least two of the following areas: turf ornamental and landscaping, equipment operation, facilities maintenance, construction, or irrigation.
Additional qualifying education and/or experience which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License
May be required to obtain a valid Florida Commercial Driver's License of a class appropriate to job assignment.
May be required to obtain Limited Certification for Governmental Pesticide Applicators within (6) months of hire depending on job assignment.
May be required to obtain a Certified Pool Operators license within (6) months of hire depending on job assignment.
- Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)
Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)
Ability to lift up to seventy-five (75) pounds.
Ability to perform tasks requiring physical strength and endurance occasionally under adverse weather conditions.
Ability to use hands to fingers; handle or feel; operate tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
Occasional climbing, balancing, stooping/kneeling, couching and/or crawling.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed primarily outdoors.
Exposure to heat and cold.
May work around odors and fumes, exposure to hazardous chemicals, noise and light conditions.
Involves frequent interaction with people.