CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Performs semi-skilled and skilled work in the maintenance, construction, and repair of park and aquatic facilities. Responsible for the inspection, maintenance and repair of playground equipment, shelters, athletic courts, pools, pool ladders, diving boards, guard stands, irrigation systems, and other outdoor structures. Maintains and assists in certification of backflow preventers. Troubleshoots and repairs electrical and plumbing systems and fixtures. May supervise the work of park maintenance employees as required. Assists with special events. Assists in emergency operations, including snow removal and storm clean up.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs minor repairs and assists with inspections of park facilities and property including but not limited to: playgrounds, shelters, tables, cookers, trails, athletic courts, pool ladders, diving boards, guard stands, etc. Installs, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs electrical and plumbing systems and fixtures. Remodels or demolishes obsolete or irreparable park and pool facilities. Constructs, assembles and installs new facilities, including playgrounds.
Assists in the preparation, maintenance, and winterization of pool facilities. Paints and prepares pool surface, and performs daily routine pool maintenance. Maintains and repairs electrical hazard bonding systems. Operates and repairs Chlorinators and Automated Chemical Controllers, pumps and circulation systems.
Prepares, maintains, and winterizes all water systems at park and pool facilities. Connects/disconnects meters, opens/closes appropriate valving, blows lines out with air pressure, reattaches fittings, and checks for leaks.
Installs, maintains, and assists in the certification of backflows according to water purveyor's guidelines. Test backflows, cleans and repairs as needed. Keeps accurate records of all tests.
Installs, maintains, and repairs irrigation systems, display fountains and lake aeration devices. Adds new stations to existing irrigation systems. Plans and designs new systems, modifies or replaces controller, tests pressure and flow, determines volume, trenches and/or pulls new pipe, wires, and installs valves and heads. Performs routine maintenance on display fountains and electric pumps. Checks fill valves to ensure they are working correctly. Routinely backwashes filter system. Cleans and maintains lake aeration systems including compressors, coolers and diffusers.
Operates backhoes, skid loaders, front-end loaders, trenchers, dump trucks, cranes, and snow removal equipment as needed.
May supervise the work of full-time and part-time park maintenance workers as required.
Assists supervisor with writing bid specifications. Contacts potential bidders, attends pre-bid meeting, recommends appropriate bid, and works with supervisor to oversee completion of projects.
Assists supervisor with contacting and selecting contractors. Assists with supervision of contract work.
Designs, constructs and installs park signs.
Assists in emergency operations, including snow removal.
Assist with special events.
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 subordinates, supervisors, customers, vendors 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.
EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATIONS:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Possession of a commercial driver's license, Class A with air brake and tanker endorsement or ability to obtain within 60 days from date of hire.
Must maintain an insurable driving record.
Must obtain Backflow Certification, Aquatic Facility operator Certification, and Playground Safety Inspection Certification within 2 years from date of hire.
Two years experience in parks construction, repair and maintenance; or pool repair and maintenance to include electrical and plumbing.
Basic math skills.
Ability to train and supervise others.
Good organizational skills.
Ability to work independently.
Good written and oral communication skills.
Working knowledge of electrical, plumbing, and general construction repairs and installation.
Basic knowledge of Consumer Products Safety Commission, and American Society for Testing and Materials guidelines.
Ability to read and comprehend City, state, and federal regulations.
Ability to read and comprehend technical/mechanical manuals.
Ability to read and understand blueprints.
Ability to perform electrical, plumbing, and mechanical troubleshooting.
Ability to train and guide others.
Ability to work on or supervise several projects at once.
Ability to prioritize work.
Ability to analyze safety situations.
Ability to assess situation and make recommendations.
Ability to travel and tour City facilities and parks in adverse conditions.
Ability to traverse rough terrain.
Ability to operate power and hand tools.
Ability to operate City vehicles and heavy equipment.
Exposure to extreme environmental conditions.
Exposure to vehicle fumes and noise.
Ability to distinguish colors.
Ability to distinguish smells.
SEE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ATTACHED FOR ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect):
Laborer I and II .
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.