City of Chandler Salary Plan - 2012-13
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OT Status Legend:
Non-Exempt = Hourly Position
Exempt = Salaried Position
Excellence is the responsibility of everyone at the City of Chandler. We lead by
our core values in constant pursuit of excellence:
*Commitment – Dedicate oneself to consistent and excellent public service
*Innovation – Implement unique, creative and cost-effective solutions
*Communication – Communicate in a positive, honest and productive manner
*Integrity - Adherence to high ethical standards
*Diversity – Promote inclusiveness
and impartiality throughout the organization
*Personal Responsibility – Take initiative to achieve excellence and
*Respect – Demonstrate a high regard
*Teamwork – Promote cooperative efforts, open communication and trust
All City employees are expected to conduct themselves in a way consistent with the
Pay Grade: L17 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Group: Labor & Trades (L) Class Code: L046
Effective Date: 7/10
The primary function of an employee in this class is to perform lead duties and participate in landscape and athletic/sport field maintenance work in City parks other public grounds. An employee in this class may be assigned to other maintenance duties in the City's Community Services Department.
Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
Oversees and participates in scheduled maintenance and repair on City parks and grounds including mowing, trimming, weeding, planting, cultivation, fertilization, watering, and pruning operations;
Oversees and participates in general landscape and cleanup duties, including trash and debris removal, graffiti removal, litter pickup, and cleaning and sanitizing public restrooms, armadas, and picnic areas;
Oversees and participates in preparation and cleanup of athletic fields for sports activities; measures and lays out field lines, bases and goal nets;
Leads work crews performing maintenance and cleaning activities; prioritizes work and decides what equipment and materials are needed to accomplish work assignments; assigns work, materials and equipment to crew;
Trains employees in work techniques and the operation and maintenance of specialized equipment and materials;
Reviews and inspects the work of assigned crew to assure work quality, compliance with standards, and timely completion of assigned duties and responsibilities;
Ensures safety regulations and safe work practices are observed at job site;
Assists and gives input on hiring selection, employee evaluations, goal setting and recommends additional training and/or discipline regarding crew to Parks Maintenance Supervisor;
Sets and monitors completion of periodic maintenance schedules;
Orders and purchases required supplies and materials;
Schedules and oversees pesticide, herbicide, fertilizer, and related chemical applications;
Performs inspections and minor repairs on sprinkler irrigation systems;
Assigns staff to perform flood irrigation duties;
Opens and closes restrooms and other park facilities during weekend and holiday hours;
Operates heavy equipment, including but not limited to dump trucks, lift trucks, backhoes, forklifts, and skidloader;
Performs general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep vehicles, equipment, and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, checking fluid levels, replacing fluids, greasing equipment, replacing parts, washing/cleaning equipment, or cleaning shop/work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety;
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures;
Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activities, conditions and faulty equipment. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City's Safety Handbook.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Basic grounds maintenance skills, including but not limited to, mowing, trimming, planting, weeding, pruning, cultivation, and fertilization;
Application schedules and procedures for use of herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, and other related lawn care chemicals;
Operation, maintenance, and installation procedures for underground irrigation systems;
Athletic field measurement and layout;
General maintenance and custodial practices;
Traffic laws and rules involved in vehicle and equipment operation;
Federal OSHA and State and County regulations and City policies regarding safe work practices.
Follow written and oral instructions;
Understand and interpret technical specifications and operation manuals for vehicles and equipment;
Establish work priorities and assign work orders, materials, staff, equipment, and other resources for timely completion of tasks;
Train employees in the safe and efficient use of all equipment required for completion of work assignments;
Read and follow chemical label instructions;
Perform basic mathematical calculations including fractions, decimals and percentages in order to calculate quantities, distances, measures and weights;
Operate a motor vehicle;
Operate power equipment;
Operate hand tools;
Operate and train employees in the safe and efficient use of all motor vehicles and related equipment required for completion of work assignments;
Prepare reports including work orders, activity reports and daily maintenance logs;
Operate a personal computer and related software and demonstrate proficiency to prepare work orders, documents, spreadsheets, email and timesheets and assists other staff with related questions and problems;
Communicate effectively with the public and other employees.
The work is performed under the direct supervision of a Parks Maintenance Supervisor.
Leads and directs the daily operational work of other grounds maintenance staff.
High school diploma or GED equivalency; and
Two (2) years of grounds maintenance experience; and
Valid Arizona Driver's License; and
State of Arizona Office of Pest Management Certifications in one of the following:
B-3 Right-of-Way/Weed Management
B-5 Turf & Ornamental Horticulture Pest Management
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Three or more years of grounds maintenance experience;
Previous lead experience;
Valid Arizona Commercial Driver's License Class A with tank endorsement;
The primary duties of this class are performed outdoors and may include working in adverse weather conditions and hazards involving the use of power equipment and hazardous chemicals.
Essential Physical Abilities:
Sufficient clarity of hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions and warning and alarm systems, such as equipment backup alarms;
Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and work orders;
Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a variety of power and hand tools and to make adjustments to equipment;
Sufficient strength to lift and carry objects over 50 pounds for varying distances;
Sufficient body flexibility and balance to perform landscape and maintenance operations which require standing for up to four hours at a time; bending and flexing at the waist repeatedly; kneeling, stooping, reaching, and stretching; and climbing and working on ladders, stairs, and lifts;
Sufficient ability to endure prolonged exposure to arid desert conditions, i.e. prolonged sun and heat exposure during summer months.