City of Fort Wayne

Seasonal Maintenance - Riverfront

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Working in the Horticulture area of the Maintenance Section of the Parks & Recreation Department, incumbent is responsible for any or all maintenance tasks as assigned.
Job Code: 2018031
Posted On: Monday, 5th February 2018
Category: Seasonal
Department: Parks and Recreation
Shift: Varies
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $9.00 - $10.00 per hour

Job Description:

SUMMARY

Working in the Horticulture area of the Maintenance Section of the Parks & Recreation Department, incumbent is responsible for any or all maintenance tasks as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

- Work Barge:
 
Safely operates work barge including knuckle-boom crane,

Utilizes work barge to remove the following items from river channel and banks: trash, logs, woody debris, boulders, and miscellaneous debris,

Keeps all bridges clear of log jams and debris that obstructs navigation,

Uses work barge to inspect the rivers between Main Street bridge and the confluence and promptly remove any obstructions, assess safety concerns, and address safety concerns,

In coordination with Grounds, helps install Headwaters Dock in the Spring and removes dock in Fall,

Maintains Headwaters Dock including cleaning, repairs as necessary, removal of floating debris and trash accumulated from up river,

Maintains sidewalk and landscape areas adjacent to Headwaters Dock,

Assist Superintendent of Park Planning, Landscape, and Horticulture in the implementation of the City of Fort Wayne Riparian Management Plan,

Coordinates and works with volunteer events as outlined in Riparian Management Plan. Projects to include invasive species removal, trash removal, native plantings, herbivory management, bank stabilization, etc.,

Establishes and maintains view sheds as identified in Riparian Management Plan,

Assists Grounds and Horticulture in maintenance of all riverfront parks located between Main Street bridge and the confluence,

Assists in river related events,

Coordinates with City and County Departments on all work along rivers,

Performs basic maintenance on all work barge systems,

Maintains work related reports and records,

Utilizes various chemical agents such as but not limited to; cleaning products, and weed control,

Operates and maintains equipment in a safe manner,

Performs duties within the guidelines of work rules and safety policies of the City of Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department,

Works with moderate supervision where instructions are relatively complete,

Communicates effectively both orally and written,

Works in an outdoor environment,

Works in harmony with fellow workers and maintains good relations with park patrons,

Ability to lift 75 pounds and carry the weight a minimum of 25 feet,

Ability to understand oral and written instructions,

Maintains a neat and personal appearance,

Ability to drive one-ton trucks or small utility trucks,

Valid Indiana Drivers’ License as required.


MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

Performs other duties as required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Incumbent may supervise additional seasonal maintenance staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Previous experience with essential duties preferred.

Knowledge of how rivers are affected by rain events locally and in upper watershed preferred

Knowledge of river depths and bottom conditions preferred

Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws related to watershed conservation and stream restoration

High school diploma or GED required.

Any combination of related work experiences.


LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ration, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY

Incumbent is expected to carry out simple, repetitive, routine tasks. Practical knowledge of the use of small hand tools and power tools. Incumbent must be able to follow simple oral instructions and understand the general work required in the maintenance of all park areas as required.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid Indiana Drivers’ License as required. Successful completion of Official Indiana Boating Safety Course required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee lifts 75 pounds and carries the weight 25 feet. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Effort is exerted regularly for sustained periods where strain may be intense for frequent or moderate duration. Physical effort involves heavy lifting in a non-sitting position with high manual dexterity required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Incumbent is responsible for a variety of different operations to be able to complete assignments with accuracy required to protect tools, materials, and prevent injuries of others. The working conditions include moderate exposure to dust, grease, extreme temperature, pollen and grass clippings, hazardous materials or inclement weather with occasional exposure to hazardous work conditions.

Apply Online

All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

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