Essential Functions This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other essential and nonessential functions as assigned or apparent to meet the ongoing needs of the department and organization. Regular attendance and punctuality are essential requirements of this position. 1. Performs the mowing, trimming, and raking of lawns. 2. Assists in the maintenance of forest roads, ATV, snowmobile, hiking, and cross-country ski trails assuring safe recreation use. 3. Assists in the building, replacement, or repair of information signs for parks, picnic areas, trails, beaches, accesses, and forest roads as needed. 4. Cleans and sanitizes restrooms using established practices and procedures. 5. Cleans, dusts, and wipes furniture and fixtures; sweeps, mops, or vacuums floors; empties/cleans wastebaskets and trash containers; replaces light bulbs; refills restroom dispensers. Washes walls and equipment; uses ladders when required in work assignments. 6. Locks and unlocks assigned buildings; secures facilities when not in use, reports any unauthorized occupants or vandalism to facilities. 7. Washes accessible interior and exterior windows. 8. Paints signs, fences, sheds, or buildings as assigned. 9. Cleans equipment used in custodial and grounds maintenance such as mowers, tractor/trailers, and a variety of hand/power tools. 10. Plants and trims lawns, trees, bushes, hedges, and shrubs using hand tools or motorized vehicles. Applies herbicide and pesticide chemicals as assigned to control plant diseases and insects. 11. Informs supervisor when supplies will be needed for all aspects of groundskeeping; e.g. equipment parts, blades, herbicides, pesticides, flowers, bushes, or trees. 12. Drives vehicles to pick up supplies, materials, trash, etc. 13. Assists in the maintenance of department equipment such as tractors, mowers, grass whips, ATV’s, snowmobiles, chainsaws, brush cutters, trail groomers, trucks, graders, etc. so safe and proper working conditions are maintained. 14. Assists in training new hires in the work involving grounds and park facility maintenance. 15. Receives on-site deliveries of culverts, dirt, lumber, etc. as needed for department projects as assigned. 16. Attends training and meetings as needed. • Performs other related duties as assigned or apparent. Minimum Qualifications Must be 18 years or older. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Preference will be given to candidates who have groundskeeping, facility maintenance, and carpentry experience. Valid MN driver’s license required. (This position does not require a Class A CDL.) Employment reference checks and a criminal background check will be performed as part of the pre-employment process. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required Knowledge of: 1. County and departmental policies, procedures, and practices to safely and effectively accomplish the needs of the department. 2. Federal, state, and local laws as related to the department. OSHA requirements and the proper wearing, use, and maintenance of personal safety equipment. 3. Basic cleaning, repairing, improving, and constructing of public buildings, facilities, and grounds. 4. Methods of landscaping. 5. Safe use and care of motorized equipment and hand/power tools used in custodial and grounds maintenance work. 6. Occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to groundskeeping and maintenance work. 7. Proper use of pesticides and herbicides. 8. MSDS sheets and the necessary precautions of materials handled. 9. Proper use of personal protective equipment and safety policies and procedures. 10. Basic carpentry skills and painting. 11. Basic understanding of rules and regulations to maintain correct and accurate signage and placement of signage for trail and other recreational facilities. Skill in: 1. Teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with supervisors, co-workers, and the general public sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction. 2. Reading maps. 3. Verbal communication skills. 4. Basic first aid and CPR. 5. The use of light equipment (mowers, weed whips, etc.), hand and power tools. Ability to: 1. Present a positive attitude in the workplace, promote a spirit of teamwork and cooperation, and be able to treat co-workers, supervisor, and subordinates with respect, honesty, and consideration. 2. Safely operate a variety of equipment and tools. 3. Follow oral and written directions. 4. Maintain a high degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently while exercising good judgment. 5. Maintain records. 6. Physically perform the duties of the position including, but not limited to, sitting on mowers for long periods of time, standing for long periods of time, walking for long periods of time on different types of terrain, repetitive use of hands/arms/shoulders when painting and performing other tasks, and considerable bending, lifting, and climbing. 7. If assigned as the crew leader, must have the ability to lead, instruct, and train others in the work, including the operation and proper use of equipment.