Grounds and Events Worker - Public Works / PRCA

City of Gainesville
Job Description
$14.25 Hourly
Gainesville, FL
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Job Number
5/20/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Job Ad


Inviting applications for the role of:

Grounds and Events Worker

Public Works and PRCA

The City of Gainesville's is now seeking candidates for our Grounds and Events Worker positions to provide support to our team in the management and maintenance of the City.

This Grounds and Events worker position will perform entry-level work performing cleaning and maintenance of varied grounds to include but not be limited to mowing, edging, weed-eating, litter and garbage pickup; routine cleaning of City facilities, right-of-ways, and parks which may include janitorial work, graffiti removal, sign cleaning, and pressure washing of infrastructure and buildings.

To be considered for this position you must have: 
  • Ability to read and write English
  • Some general maintenance related work experience is preferred
  • A valid Florida Driver License may be required depending on job assignment and work location.

Please note:
  • Pre-employment physical examination and background check is required. 
  • Work requires physical strength and agility sufficient to safely perform all essential functions. 
  • Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions. 
  • Work may require exposure to hazardous conditions and noxious chemicals. 
  • May be required to work outside regular business hours, depending on departmental needs.
  • May establish eligibility list.
  • May fill multiple positions


Job Description

This is entry-level manual labor performing unskilled maintenance. Essential functions may vary based on area of assignment.
Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated manager and work under direct supervision.  Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its routine, physical nature and from other classes by its emphasis on outdoor maintenance and events setup and breakdown.

*This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower level duties may be required.
Performs unskilled landscaping and beautification to include the cleaning and maintenance of varied ground landscaping including litter and garbage pickup; routine grounds and road right-of-way maintenance including mowing, cut-back, edging, weed-eating, sweeping, trimming, seeding, sodding, raking and hand-grading; routine cleaning of City facilities, grounds, right-of-ways, and parks which may include janitorial work, graffiti removal, sign cleaning, and pressure washing of buildings and sidewalks.
Performs basic maintenance to include setting up barricades and other temporary traffic control devices, and may conduct or assist with flagging operations; performs duties which require moving, heavy lifting, loading and unloading, and some transportation of equipment and furniture; services and washes vehicles and equipment, and assembles and disassembles equipment; performs other maintenance activities as assigned.
Performs basic resource recovery functions including dismantling, repairing, modifying cleaning, assembling, and/or disassembling a wide range of electronic and mechanical equipment from or into their basic component parts. The performance of these duties may require a the operation of safety sensitive equipment such as forklifts, metal cutters, saws, etc.
Unload supplies, empty refuse containers, sort, re-sort, move, and categorize a wide range of materials.
Assists with setup and breakdown of event equipment, furniture, and participates in post event clean-up, debriefing, and documentation as needed.
Sprays/applies herbicides or removes weeds with tools or by hand in landscaped or natural areas; fertilizes turf and shrubbery; assists with controlled burn preparation and operations in natural areas
Uses small equipment such as weedeaters, edgers, and blowers in the performance of landscape and grounds maintenance tasks. Cleans parking lots, walkways, boardwalks of dirt and debris.
Assists in repairs and installation of park structures such as benches, tables, grills, sidewalks, painting, carpentry and construction natured tasks.
Performs other maintenance activities specific to Parks, Public Works, and Solid Waste functions.
Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.

Participates in training as required to perform job functions.
Assists with crowd activities such as monitoring, directing, and interacting with the public at City sponsored events at various locations within the City.
Assists with emergency management response activities as assigned.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.  Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions. 
Ability to read and write English. .  Some general maintenance related work experience is preferred.
Depending on the area of assignment:
A valid Florida Driver License may be required at time of appointment or within 3 months of hire, depending on job assignment and work location.
Information on whether or not a license is required, will be provided by the hiring department based on their specific needs.

Knowledge in the performance of lifting, reaching, pulling, pushing in a safe manner.
Knowledge of general safety awareness including precautions necessary when working in or next to traffic.
Skilled in the performance of basic math and reading comprehension.
Skilled in the use of hand tools.
Ability to follow safety guidelines of safety sensitive equipment.
Ability to read, comprehend and adhere to policies, procedures, safety regulations and other material needed in the performance of duties.
Ability to attend required training and learn and apply new information.
Ability to lift, reach, push, pull, carry, crawl, crouch stoop, work in crowds, understand and follow written and verbal instructions.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions. 
Work may require physical strength, agility and dexterity to safely perform all essential job functions.
Work requires exposure to prolonged high noise levels, potential hazardous conditions and noxious chemicals.

Will be required to work outside of regular business hours. Requires working outside in various weather.

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