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. Troubleshoots and repairs electrical and plumbing systems and fixtures. Supervises the work of park maintenance employees as required. Assists Parks Maintenance Supervisor in work coordination among technicians and with supervision of contractors working for the Parks services department. Assists with special events. Assists in emergency operations, including snow removal and storm clean up.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Inspects and performs minor repairs on 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.
Prepares, maintains, and winterizes pool facilities. Paints and prepares pool surface; performs routine pool cleaning; maintenance and repair of electrical hazard bonding systems; and 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, checks for leaks.
Installs, maintains, and conducts 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. Installs and removes fountain bowls and electrical pumps. Checks fill valves to ensure pumps are working correctly. Routinely backwashes filter system. Maintains compressors and diffusers for lake aeration systems.
Operates backhoes, skid loaders, front-end loaders, trenchers, dump trucks, cranes, and snow removal equipment as needed.
Oversees the work of full-time and part-time park maintenance workers as required. Oversees assigned field work to ensure work time schedules and quality standards are met. Assist in training new facility technicians.
Maintains awareness of current design standards and field work for assigned projects or tasks.
Coordinates assigned work activities with private contractors, external departments or outside agencies as needed. Effectively communicates plan work objections and/or changes as needed to efficiently perform assigned work.
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.
Troubleshoots and analyzes maintenance problems. Determines what work can be performed in-house and when contracting is necessary. Under direction of supervisor; obtains quotes, selects contractor, supervises performance, and evaluates completed work.
Designs, constructs and installs park signs.
Assists in emergency operations, including snow removal.
Assists 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 valid commercial driver's license, Class A with air brake and tanker endorsement. Must maintain an insurable driving record.
Must possess Backflow Certification, Aquatics Operations Certification, and Playground Safety Certification.
Three to five years experience in parks construction, repair and maintenance; and/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.