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Performs grounds maintenance and clean up of over 40 Parks and Recreation facilities and improves structures and facilities including plumbing, lighting, fencing, stairs, concrete/asphalt sidewalks, playtoys and shorelines. Ensures cleanliness and sanitation standards are maintained within park facilities. REPRESENTATIVE ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Note – This list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position.) Plants, transplants and maintains trees, shrubs and flowers. Mows, waters, fertilizes and applies pesticides to lawns and athletic fields. Installs, maintains, and troubleshoots irrigation systems including all sensitive equipment associated with computerized controls. Maintains, repairs, and constructs Parks and Recreation facilities as well as assisting more experienced employees in park maintenance projects. Operates and maintains a variety of equipment such as dump trucks, backhoes, front end loaders, bucket trucks, tractors, brush chipper, jackhammer, asphalt cutting and grinding equipment, arc welder and steel cutting equipment, lawn mowers, weedeaters, hand tools, power tools, etc. Provides work direction to temporary workers engaged in park maintenance activities. Assists in burials which includes digging graves, placing liners, and filling in graves. Other Duties – Regular attendance is an essential requirement – Performs related work as assigned and/or required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Entry Requirements) Knowledge of: • • • • • Materials, methods, techniques and equipment used in park maintenance, building maintenance and construction activities. Proper methods of transporting and protecting trees, shrubs and other plants in a safe and effective manner. Basic chemical application and safety procedures. Horticulture and related landscape maintenance of parks grounds and athletic fields. American with Disabilities Act (ADA), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and National Playground Safety Institute (NPSI ) guidelines for playgrounds and buildings.

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Ability to: Operate and maintain assigned tools and equipment safely. Deal with public in the enforcement of park rules and regulations. Understand and follow oral and written instruction. Perform basic repairs to park facilities and buildings. Work outside for extended periods in inclement weather. Prepare athletic fields for league and tournament play as well as for everyday use. Perform heavy manual labor. QUALIFYING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (Minimum Requirements) Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a High school diploma or G.E.D. and two years experience in park maintenance field or equivalent. Special Requirements (required within first six months of employment) Valid Washington State combination license (CDL) class A. First Aid/CPR certification. Washington State Dept. of Agriculture public pesticide applicators license. Traffic control (flagging) certificate. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Ability to perform heavy manual labor. Lifting in excess of 50 pounds is required. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed outdoors in varying weather conditions. Employee risks physical hazard from mechanical and electrical equipment, traffic and exposure to noise, fumes and paint. Physical effort is required to perform heavy manual labor in uncomfortable, confined and dirty conditions, bending, stooping and reaching while digging ditches, planting trees or traversing construction sites is common. LEGAL and REGULATORY EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS Fair Labor Standards Act: The classification is non-exempt under the laws of fair Labor Standards Act minimum wage and overtime provisions. Representation: The classification is included in the bargaining unit pursuant to the Recognition Article of the current labor agreement between the City of Bremerton and the Teamsters Local 589. Civil Service: The classification is included in the City's Civil Service System. Appointment and Removal Authority: The position is filled by appointment by the Department Head. Removal is by action of the Department Head in conformance with Civil Service Rules. This classification specification does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and employee. It is subject to change by the City, with approval by the Civil Service Commission, as the needs of the City and requirements change.

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