City of Fort Wayne

Maintenance Seasonal - Riparian

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Working in the Riparian area of the Maintenance Section of the Parks & Recreation Department, incumbent is responsible for any or all maintenance tasks as assigned. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative
Job Code: 2020033
Posted On: Friday, 10th January 2020
Category: Seasonal
Department: Parks and Recreation
Shift: Varies
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $9.00 - $11.00 per hour

Job Description:

SUMMARY

Working in the Riparian area of the Maintenance Section of the Parks & Recreation Department, incumbent is responsible for any or all maintenance tasks as assigned. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City and Utility's safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assists with safe operation of work boats and crane;
  • Assists with removal from the river channel and banks: trash, logs, woody debris, boulders, miscellaneous debris, and invasive vegetation;
  • Assists with various dock maintenance work;
  • Assists with volunteer events;
  • Assists various parks maintenance crews;
  • Performs various miscellaneous ground work and litter removal;
  • 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;
  • Works in harmony with fellow workers and maintains good relations with park patrons.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

Performs other duties as required.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor.  Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Incumbent does not supervise any staff in this position.

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

  • At least 18 years of age and completed three years of high school;
  • Previous boating experience preferred;
  • Any combination of related work experiences.

OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and/or ABILITIES

  • Ability to drive one-ton trucks or small utility trucks;
  • Works with moderate supervision where instructions are relatively complete;
  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions;
  • Communicates effectively both orally and written.

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.

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, 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. Works in an outdoor environment.

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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