CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Under general supervision, performs semi-skilled in the maintenance and repair of Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead facilities. Assists in daily maintenance of the Farmstead including trash and cleaning. Assists in the planting and maintenance of flowers, trees, shrubs, and sod. Occasionally directs volunteers as needed on special projects. One weekend day may be required to cover 7 day operations during the open season.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintains, inspects, repairs, lubricates and cleans equipment and tools per manufacturer specifications listed in equipment manuals. Follows proper storage, maintenance and use techniques according to City policies and procedures.
Assists with construction, maintenance, and repair of landscape, hardscape, grounds, and facilities.
Assists in emergency operations, including snow removal and storm clean up, as required.
Performs facility opening and closing procedures for daily operations, may support opening and closing procedures for special events. Supports and maintains facility restrooms, stocking and general tidiness. May be required to work alongside other staff in the support of irrigation, water features, and facility maintenance duties.
Assists with the planting and maintenance of landscape beds including shrubs, perennials, annual flowers and trees. Works with hand tools, string trimmers, backpack blowers, chemical sprayers, water tanks and pole saw.
Performs landscaping maintenance to include: planting, mowing, mulching, weeding, and watering.
Assists with the setup and tear-down of special events on the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead facility.
Performs other duties as assigned.
The employee must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with supervisors, customers, and any other persons or organization with whom interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.
The employee must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.
Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license. Must maintain an insurable driving record. Six months of experience in landscape/horticulture, operation of mowing equipment, hand and power tools, and motorized utility vehicles or an equivalent level of experience. Mechanical and farm operation background helpful.
Attention to detail.
Basic math skills.
Project management skills.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Diplomacy and judgment.
Ability to carry out assignments through oral and written instructions.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to work under distracting conditions.
Ability to prioritize work.
Ability to train and guide others.
Ability to work in a hectic environment with many interruptions.
Ability to make and receive phone calls.
Ability to operate power and hand tools.
Ability to operate City vehicles and equipment.
Exposure to inclement weather conditions.
Exposure to chemicals, dust, sprays, fogs, and mists.
Ability to identify and distinguish colors.
Ability to lift 50lbs
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect):
Indirect: Laborer Helpers and Volunteers
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.