Supervisor: Park Supervision Structure
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Random Substance Testing: Yes
Employment Opportunity Summary
This is a part-time position scheduled Monday-Friday, mid-March to mid-November, with varied hours, weather permitting. This position will landscape projects; work landscape work sites; participate in planting, transplanting, removal, trimming, pruning, spraying, fertilizing & maintenance of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals; diagnoses plant problems and assists in their control measures; operates equipment as assigned.
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Employment Opportunity Additional Details
Responsible for the appearance of trees, shrubs, plants and foliage for assigned landscaped areas within the Parks System or other properties assigned by the City of Sedalia.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
- Assists in landscape construction activities and day-to-day grounds maintenance in parks & medians.
- Transplants/propagates seedlings, cuttings, slips & plants in a greenhouse.
- Operates skids steer loader and pickup trucks for landscape maintenance work as assigned.
- Trims and prunes trees and shrubs in the parks with effective/safe use of a chainsaw, handsaw, hand pruners, pole pruners, and a pole saw.
- Treats and/or disposes of dead and diseased trees, shrubs, and other plant materials through the effective/safe use of hand saw, chainsaw, or pesticide sprayer.
- Sprays landscape areas for weed abatement with potentially hazardous chemicals.
- Performs maintenance and minor repair of weed-eaters, hedge trimmers and other small equipment.
- Organizes landscape work sites as needed.
- High School diploma or GED.
- Minimum of one year experience using hand tools and knowledge of plant care.
- Missouri driver’s license.
- Must successfully complete a pre-employment background check, drug screen, and agree to
be subject to on-going random drug screens throughout employment.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Plants and trees; ability to identify a variety of plant material.
- Plant diseases, insect problems, and appropriate control measures.
- Knowledge & ability to apply proper tree, shrub & plant pruning principles.
- Assist landscape staff with hands-on approach in fulfilling landscaping requirements.
- Skills and knowledge of safely and effectively using standard materials, tools, and equipment required in arboriculture and landscape trade, including: chainsaws, hand saws, pruners, hedge shears, roto-tillers, sprayers, water pumps, shovels, rakes, hoes, pick-up trucks, trucks with lift gates, skid steer loader, and tractors.
- Preventative maintenance and minor repair of equipment.
- Respond to emergency situations, such as severe storm events.
- City and park department policies and procedures.
- Safety regulations, ISA guidelines that require judgement, selection, and interpretation in application.
Inclement weather and the need to schedule work around the public use of parks and facilities
contribute to the complexity of the work.
Principal Working Relationships
- Co-workers, other city employees.
- Vendors, contractors, and the general public.
Purpose of Contacts
Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, provide services, resolve problems, motivate or influence persons, and clarify, justify, defend, negotiate, or settle matters.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- The work is typically performed outdoors. The employee may be required to lift light and heavy objects up to 50 pounds, climb ladders, bend and stoop for long periods of time and should be able to distinguish between shades of color.
The work is typically performed outdoors. The employee may be exposed to dust, pollen, a variety of insect stings and bites, cuts; subject to a variety of extreme weather conditions; susceptible to mechanical hazards associated with equipment; may be exposed to hazardous chemicals associated with weed control or greenhouse insect control. Works in and around heavy equipment and traffic. Must have home or cell phone in employee’s name and reliable transportation.