Facilities Operations

Operations position includes working with the Operation Manager, other crew members, and volunteers in the day- to day operations work of a complex Park including a zoological park, lodging, banquet facilities, trails, lakes and many buildings. This includes routine and preventative maintenance and repair on buildings, mechanical equipment, vehicles, trains and utility systems. The work is performed under the supervisory direction of the Facilities Manager.
Maintains and repairs streets, roads, and public grounds as assigned
Maintains parks, trails, and open space as assigned
Operates a variety of equipment including 1-ton dump truck, mower, weed eater, snow plow, skid steer, backhoe, roller, tractor, turn-vac, rotor-tiller, striper, sign- making equipment, air compressor, jackhammer, welder, torch set, concrete saw, aerator, trencher, weed trimmer, trailer, vibratory plate, chainsaw, and miscellaneous hand tools
Inspects and maintains assigned equipment and vehicles by checking fluid levels of vehicles and equipment
Cleans assigned vehicles and equipment
Clears weeds and trash in parks and along roadways
Assists with repair and maintenance of infrastructures
Assists in preparations and setup for special events, which may require flexible scheduling and working on holidays
Applies chemicals, fertilizers, and other hazardous materials, following all safety precautions
Operated hand tools, vehicles, and equipment, following all safety precautions
Performs all other duties as assigned
Accepts new work assignments and schedules work hours to meet the needs of the organization
Cooperates with co-workers, supervisor, volunteers, and other departments to foster the spirit of a team environment
Offers to assist co-workers when needed
Communicates ideas clearly and respectfully in order to improve processes
Provides courteous customer service to guests and the general public, listens to all questions and inquires, and acts accordingly
Understands written and verbal assignments and asks questions when needed
Keeps supervisor informed of issues and concerns within the organization
Accepts constructive input and implements instructions for improvement
Promotes a culture of safety in the workplace and reports safety hazards when observed
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Basic knowledge or ability to learn parks, trails, and open space maintenance
Knowledge of safe operating procedures for heavy equipment, machines, tools, and toxic agents
Physical activities include working in a confined space, bending, stooping, reaching, climbing, and lifting for periods of time in various individual conditions. May be required to work on ladders or bucket trucks above ground
Must be able to lift a maximum of 70 pounds
Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions including cold, snow, rain, ice, and heat. May be exposed to odors, smoke, noise, vibrations, dust, intense light, and chemicals including cleaners, solvents, paints, and other toxic agents
Ability to develop relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
Ability to read, understand, and complete written requests and work assignments
Ability to understand and respond appropriately to verbal directions
Ability to work cooperatively with other employees and the public
Ability to perform required duties in varied and extreme weather conditions
Must be able to operate a two-way radio

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