Category : Employment – Parks & Rec

Chemicals Specialist — City of Farmers Branch – Parks & Recreation

The City of Farmers Branch prides itself on the extensive maintenance and landscaping of its 27 award-wining parks. Farmers Branch offers a variety of amenities and attractions, including world-class athletic fields, walking trials, public artwork, picnic pavilions, playground and much more.
The City is currently accepting applications for a Chemicals Specialist I. Please review the position details below and if interested, apply online at http://www.farmersbranchtx.gov/598/Job-Opportunities.
POSITION SUMMARY
The purpose of this position is to eliminate pests and weeds on all park properties in the City utilizing specialized equipment and best management practices. The City of Farmers Branch will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come, first serve basis. As soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice after a three business day minimum posting.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Diagnoses plant and turf problems, recommends appropriate treatment and schedules work. Eliminates pests using best management practices and specialized equipment on park properties. Organizes equipment and supplies for daily assignments, performs routine maintenance on equipment, accurately measures and applies chemicals on target pests, and completes written documentation of work performed.
Works special events and other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature that may be obtained with six-months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency.
Three years related experience required.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability and willingness to work flexible hours and weekends and holidays as needed. Subject to “on-call/stand-by” duty and required to be in an on-call rotation.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Must possess a valid Driver’s License. Must obtain a Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License to successfully complete the six-month probationary period. Must have Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License in Landscape Maintenance (3A), Vegetation Management (5), and Aquatic (6), prior to employment.
Chemicals Specialist I
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Texas Certified Nursery Professional (TCNP) from the Texas Nursery and Landscape (TNLA) Association preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees.
Decisions regarding implementation of policies may be made. Contact may involve support of controversial positions or the negotiation of sensitive issues or important presentations. Contacts may involve stressful, negative interactions with the public requiring high levels of tact and the ability to respond to aggressive interpersonal interactions.
This position normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. There is a choice of the appropriate procedure or policy to apply to duties. Performance is reviewed periodically.
Work requires advanced skills and knowledge in approaches and systems, which affect the design and implementation of major programs and/or processes organization-wide. Independent judgment and decision-making abilities are necessary to apply technical skills effectively.
Intermediate ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Intermediate ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Basic ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or a series of numbers, names, and addresses. WORK ENVIRONMENT Work involves exposure to disagreeable elements, noise and smoke fumes; involves continuous outdoor work with frequent exposure to poor weather conditions. Physical demands include frequent lifting of heavy objects weighing up to 100 lbs. Continuous physical exertion, requiring heavy muscular effort with resulting fatigue of arms, legs, back or sensory facilities.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The Chemicals Specialist I position has an hourly salary range of $19.05 – $28.57. This is a full time position and employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision and other benefits on the first day of employment.

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Parks Technician 1, Landscape — The Woodlands Township

 

Salary Range

$12.16/hour

Description

Under the immediate supervision of a Parks Supervisor, Foreman or a Crew leader perform skilled and semi-skilled work related to maintenance and renovation of parks and recreation facilities, grounds, pathways, and landscape. Perform duties in support of development and maintenance of parks, pools, grounds, restrooms and sport fields e.g., mowing, edging, fertilizing grass; pruning, planting, and/ or removing weeds, trees and shrubs; clearing right-of-way areas and drainage with appropriate equipment. Paint, repair and refurbish fixtures, signs, equipment and other miscellaneous items as needed. Gather and dispose of debris and dead animals

Qualifications

Operate and maintain lawn mowers, lawn edger’s, brush/tree trimmers and chippers, air compressors, backhoes, farm tractors, vehicles up to 26000 GVWR, various hand and job related power tools.

Participates in emergency response teams .Entry level knowledge to concrete, minor carpentry work, and landscape installation and maintenance are a plus. Must have a valid driver’s license and meet the driver safety policy requirements.

Education

High school

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Contact: (281) 210-3900 for questions or assistance

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Athletic Field Specialist I — City of Farmers Branch

An Equal Opportunity Employer
SALARY
Hourly
$19.05 $
28.57
Annually
$39,615.45 $
59,423.70
OPENING DATE: 04/17/17 CLOSING DATE: Continuous
POSITION
SUMMARY:
The purpose of this position is to prepare and maintain athletic fields and
related facilities for league and tournament play and to work various special
events in a support capacity.
The City of Farmers Branch will conduct ongoing screenings of
applications on a first come, first serve basis. As soon as we
determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may
close quickly and without notice after a three business day
minimum posting.
ESSENTIAL JOB
FUNCTIONS:
Performs athletic field preparation and maintenance activities, determines
size and layout of various fields, mows, trims, and addresses weed issues to
ensure proper playability. Inspects field lights, scoreboards, and irrigation
systems making needed repairs and/or reporting details to supervisor.
Manicures base paths and infield arcs to provide safe transition areas
between clay and turf, sods damaged areas, and installs/removes soccer
goals as needed. Utilizes a weekly schedule to guide activities on softball,
baseball, soccer, football, and other fields as directed.
Performs grounds maintenance activities utilizing various pieces of light to
heavy equipment to perform routine and indepth
maintenance projects
related to athletic fields, common areas, and rightsofway.
Cuts lines in
turf, paints fields, topdresses, fertilizes, overseeds
fields, applies pesticides
as needed, utilizes various pieces of specialized equipment to perform a
variety of tasks, and inspects fields in accordance with a maintenance
program. Conducts safety inspections on all athletic facilities, buildings,
restrooms, and equipment, making repairs and/or reporting details to
supervisor. Provides litter control and cleans restrooms frequently.
Provides support for special events and fulfills and additional duties as
assigned. May require frequent overtime in support of special events and
athletic tournaments.
EDUCATION
AND
EXPERIENCE:
Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational,
technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years
of high school or equivalent.
Over one year experience (3 years preferred) directly related athletic field
maintenance is required.
Licenses and Certificates
Valid Class “C” driver’s license with a good driving record and ability to
maintain while employed.
Special Requirements
Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, weekends and holidays, as
needed, to support numerous athletic tournaments and special events.
Subject to “oncall/
standby”
duty.
As a condition of passing a six month probationary period, the applicant
must acquire and maintain a valid Class “B” Commercial Driver License
(CDL) within six months of hire; and,
a Class “B” commercial driver’s license within six months of hire;
and,
TDA Noncommercial
pesticide applicator license within six months of
hire. The process includes applying for and successfully passing the
General and Laws and Regulations exam, and the 3A Landscape
Maintenance category exam
Upon successful completion of probation, additional support and
encouragement will be given toward achieving the Certified Professional Turf
Manager (CPTM) certification from the Texas Turfgrass Association.
KNOWLEDGE,
SKILLS AND
ABILITIES:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Work is generally directed by the Athletic Field Specialist II, but requires the
occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or
temporary employees.
In the absence of the Athletic Field Specialist II, this position serves as a
working supervisor and leads the Athletic Field Crew. In this position, the
Athletic Field Specialist I may be responsible for daily and/or tournament
operations including communicating clearly with coworkers,
other City staff,
and/or tournament officials. The ability to verbally communicate clearly in
English is essential.
Work requires regular interaction involving exchange and receipt of
information and receives immediate direction. This position normally
performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to
methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation.
The immediate supervisor may, at times, provide close and constant review.
Advanced work requires advanced skills and knowledge in approaches and
systems, which affect the design and implementation of major programs
and/or processes organizationwide.
Independent judgement and decisionmaking
abilities are necessary to apply technical skills effectively.
Intermediate ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, and
dictionaries. Intermediate ability to deal with system of real numbers;
practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and
measurement. Basic ability to write simple sentences containing subject,
verb, and object, and/or a series of numbers, names, and addresses.
Working Conditions:
Work involves extreme exposure to disagreeable elements; noise and
smoke fumes. Involves continuous outdoor work with frequent exposure to
poor weather conditions; heat, cold, rain, wind, etc. Continuous physical
exertion including frequent lifting of heavy objects weighing 50 lbs. and
requiring heavy muscular effort with resulting fatigue in arms, legs, back,
and/or sensory faculties.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.farmersbranchtx.gov
ALTERNATIVE FORMAT MAY BE OBTAINED AT:
Job #00613
ATHLETIC FIELD SPECIALIST I

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Landscape Foreman — The Woodlands Township

Hourly Rate:

$17.99 to $20.94

Summary:

Manages 1-3 subordinate supervisors who supervise a crew of 1-4 employees. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as those directed, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instruction, and scheduling work.

Essential Duties:

  • Act as the Foreman of works teams assigned to various parks/facilities/grounds maintenance and operational activities. Responsible for direct supervision of Crew Leaders and Laborer, providing schedules, guidance, mentoring, and assistance in daily work activities.
  • Perform duties in support of development and maintenance of parks, grounds, sport fields e.g., mowing, edging, fertilizing, pruning trees and shrubs, clearing right-of-way areas, tagging and identification of hazard trees and removal with appropriate equipment.
  • Enforcement of the safety rules and assists in quality assurance of work activities. Assist in maintaining effective and efficient work production.
  • Observe filed operations and maintenance contractor; report finding to contractors, supervisor and managers.
  • Operate and maintain lawn mowers, lawn edger’s, brush/tree trimmers and chippers, air compressors, power saws, backhoes, farm tractors, vehicles up to 26000 GVWR, various hand and job related power tools.
  • Gather and disposes of debris, weeds, grass, trees, shrubs and plants.
  • Participate in emergency response teams.
  • Safety sensitive position subject to the Random Drug Screen Policy.
  • Must meet and maintain the requirements of the driver safety policy.

Requirements:

One year up to and including three years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for years of experience. Two (2) years supervisory experience. Advance knowledge to properly identify landscape species with the ability to install and maintain accordingly. Also a preference in baseball or softball field maintenance experience. Concrete and carpentry skills a plus.

Please visit the Township web-site to complete an online application and upload a resume for consideration:  www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov (http://www NULL.thewoodlandstownship-tx NULL.gov).  EEO/ADA.

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