This recruitment has been reopened for additional applicants and will remain open until filled. If you have already applied for recruitment #466-2023-2, you do not need to reapply. New applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time without further notice.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
This classification is responsible for maintaining the grounds and the exterior of county buildings; regularly serves as a crew leader overseeing community service workers on a variety of landscaping, maintenance and repair projects; assists with interior maintenance and custodial work; performing related work as required.
Works under the supervision of the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor who assigns work, sets goals, and reviews projects by inspecting results.
Supervision of employees is not a normal responsibility of this classification; however, this classification may perform over site duties relating to minimum-security inmates assigned to building, custodial and grounds keeping crews.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
- High school diploma, or equivalent; AND
- One year grounds keeping experience.
- Any satisfactory combination of work, education, training, or experience relevant to the position, as determined by Marion County.
- Experience in plant care is preferred.
- Possession of a State of Oregon Public Pesticide Applicator license within six (6) months of hire.
- The finalist for this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check, including finger printing; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this position.
- Must possess a current driver's license in the applicant's state of residence and an acceptable driving history. Marion County will obtain a copy of the driving record for all qualified applicants from Driver and Motor Vehicle Services and review the driving record according to the Marion County policy and procedure for Driving on County Business. The policy can be found at: http://apps.co.marion.or.us/APAP/.
- This assignment is represented by a union.
- This is a full-time position, which is eligible for overtime.
- Typical Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., with flexibility depending upon the needs of the department and program
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Working knowledge of techniques and practices of grounds, landscape and building maintenance; use, operation, maintenance and repair of building maintenance equipment and tools, including lawnmower, edger, and other hand and power tools; basic safety practices and procedures; methods for handling hazardous materials, including landscaping chemicals, paints and thinners, gasoline, and cleaning solutions; basic techniques of painting, electrical, plumbing, carpentry and cement finishing. General knowledge of techniques of lead work.
Skills and abilities to safely operate manual and power tools; repair and maintain small gasoline engines; install and repair underground irrigation systems; read and understand landscaping plans and specifications; plan and oversee the work of assigned work crews; prepare and maintain accurate records and reports; perform custodial duties; establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees, public and contractors.
Duties are performed outdoors in a variety of conditions, including excessive temperatures, inclement weather and exposure to various hazardous chemicals. Work requires strenuous physical exertion and agility, including lifting up to 100 pounds.