HEAD GROUNDS EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

WFLB Manchester-Shortsville CSD   East Rochester , NY   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on September 14, 2022
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Required Application Type

School Related Personnel

Salary/Pay Scale

AS per CSEA contract

Job Description

This is a lead position involving responsibility for supervising and performing a variety of semi-skilled grounds maintenance tasks involving the upkeep of lawns, trees, shrubs, flowerbeds, sidewalks, driveways, and outbuildings.  Employees in this class may operate grounds motorized equipment or lightweight trucks in tending lawns and in hauling materials and refuse.  The work involves manual labor and is performed in both good and inclement weather conditions, such as extremes of heat, cold, and humidity.  General supervision is received from a higher-ranking employee.  Direct supervision is exercised over a crew of Grounds Equipment Operators and Laborers.  Does related work as required.

  • Mows lawns and trims and edges around walks, flowerbeds, walls, fences, hedges, trees, and shrubs;
  • Prunes trees and shrubs;
  • Sprays trees, shrubs, grass, and flowers with insecticides, fungicides, weed killers, herbicides;
  • Plants, waters and weeds grass, flowers, trees, and shrubs;
  • Rakes leaves, picks up brush and litter;
  • Plows or shovels snow and spreads salt on walkways, steps, driveways, crossings, or rinks;
  • Repairs and paints fences, gates, walks, and walls, out-buildings, tables, benches, and guardrails;
  • Installs playground and athletic equipment;
  • Builds athletic fields and marks fields;
  • Cleans out gutters, drainage ditches, culverts, and catch basins;
  • Operates hand, power, and motorized tools and equipment;
  • Operates light trucks to deliver supplies and cart debris, loads and unloads truck;
  • Performs minor preventative maintenance tasks on grounds equipment or vehicles.

Civil Service Title

HEAD GROUNDS EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

Job Qualifications

Good knowledge of grounds maintenance work including;

  • Procedures and practices;
  •  Knowledge of tools and equipment operations; 
  • Ability to operate hand, power, and motorized grounds tools and equipment in a safe manner;
  • Ability to lead and perform preventative maintenance and repair work on motorized grounds equipment;
  • Ability to care for and store paint, tools, and equipment;
  • Ability to give oral directions;
  • Ability to push, hold and lift equipment, tools, supplies, debris;
  • Willingness to perform manual labor;
  • Willingness to work under inclement weather conditions;
  • Mechanical aptitude;
  • Endurance; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and two (2) years of full-time experience in grounds-keeping and landscaping, and repair of related motorized equipment.
  • Possession of a valid New York State Class *5* Driver's license at the time of appointment.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR APPOINTMENT IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND BOCES:

Per Chapter 180 of the Laws of 2000, and by Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, to be employed in a position designated by a school district or BOCES as involving direct contact with students, a clearance for employment from the State Education Department is required.

Application Procedure

Please apply online 

 

Job Category

Building and Grounds

Job Location

District Wide