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Grounds Maintenance Foreman

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Maintenance and Skilled Labor
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Park Services
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2200000935 Requisition #

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Works under the general supervision of an assigned supervisor to train and coordinate grounds maintenance duties of staff, including volunteers, inmate work line, and others. Supervises and aids in crew duties of maintaining trash and debris removal, privet and kudzu removal, pond monitoring, recycling, and maintenance of meadows, trails, and parking lot areas. Inspects daily activities and instructs assigned crew on proper use, operation, and maintenance of various vehicles and equipment, such as a bobcat and front-end loader tractor, including adding fluids and fuel as needed. Reports work progress and requests supplies and equipment as needed. Prepares reports for on-the-job injuries and property damage. Reviews and keeps employee time records. Assists and leads workers in performing maintenance duties as needed. Provides work direction and maintains records of daily work activities.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Must be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing. Requires the ability to climb onto and operate assigned equipment and to engage and disengage attachments. Must be able to handle various hand tools. Requires bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling, traversing uneven ground, and lifting materials and supplies weighing approx. 50 lbs.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Majority of work is performed in an outdoor environment and often exposed to various weather conditions, odors, and dust. Must be available to work weekends.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma/equivalent and five (5) years’ experience in grounds maintenance, including specific experience operating a bobcat, tractor, chainsaw, and riding mower with one (1) of the five (5) years in a lead capacity; or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Must have a valid Class “B” Commercial driver’s license as a condition of continued employment. Must comply with Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) Alcohol and Drug testing rules as a condition of continued employment. Must successfully complete job-related skills testing as designated by Human Resources to evaluate competencies in operating heavy equipment, such as a front-end loader, back-hoe loader, track-hoe, excavator, motor grader skid steer (bob cat), crane, and bulldozer (crawler tractor).

The City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County withing six (6) months from the date of employment.  Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire.

The City of Memphis is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations in the application process, contact the Office of Talent Management at talent.management@memphistn.gov.


The City Charter requires that City Employees, with the exception of "first responders", must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from their date of employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire. As defined by Tennessee Senate Bill No. 29, "first responder" means paid, full-time law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel.

The City of Memphis is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Talent Management at talent.management@memphistn.gov.

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