The Town currently has the following openings:

Grounds Equipment Operator - Parks Department





Title: Grounds Equipment Operator
Dept: Parks Department
Full time: 35 hours per week
Application deadline: February 27, 2017
Salary: $21.37-$27.33/hour 

This is an important grounds maintenance position involving upkeep of lawns, turf grass, trees, shrubs, flowerbeds, sidewalks, driveways, and facilities. This employee may operate grounds motorized equipment or light-weight trucks in tending the lawns and in hauling materials and refuse. Work involves manual labor and is performed under various weather conditions including extremes of heat and cold, humidity, or inclement conditions. The Grounds Equipment Operator works under general supervision from, and reports directly to, a higher-ranking employee. Direct supervision may be exercised over full-time, part-time, or seasonal laborers. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (All need not be performed in a given position. Other related activities may be performed although not listed.)
Cleans shelters, lodges, restrooms, parks and related support facilities;
Trail maintenance, facility maintenance;
Mows lawns and trims and edges around walks, flowerbeds, walls, fences, hedges, trees and shrubs;
Maintains public park space;
Plants, waters, fertilizes and weeds grass, flowers, trees and shrubs; Rakes leaves, picks up brush and litter;
Assist with various recreational program setups;
Plows or shovels snow and spreads salt on walkways, steps, driveways, crossings, or rinks; Repairs and paints fences, gates, walks, walls, tables, benches, and guardrails;
Installs playground, park and athletic equipment; Maintains athletic fields and courts;
Cleans out gutters, drainage ditches, culverts, and catch basins; Operates manual power tools and equipment;
Operates light trucks to deliver supplies and cart debris, loads and unloads trucks; Operate a variety of tractors and small equipment for park maintenance;
Performs minor preventive maintenance tasks on grounds equipment or vehicles; May mark, reline or layout athletic fields.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of grounds maintenance procedures and practices; good knowledge of hand tools and power equipment; ability to perform minor repair work to facilities, working knowledge of plant care and basic landscaping; ability to safely operate hand, power, and motorized grounds tools and equipment; ability to perform preventative maintenance and minor repair work on motorized grounds equipment; ability to care for and store tools and equipment; ability to follow and give simple oral and written instructions; ability to push, hold, and lift equipment, tools, supplies, debris; willingness to perform manual labor; willingness to work alone; mechanical aptitude; endurance; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: There are no education or experience qualifications for this position.

Possession of a valid Class *D* Operator's license issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles at time of appointment 

How To Apply
1. Please send a resume to: 
    Town of Brighton 
    Attn: Parks Dept 
    220 Idlewood Road 
    Rochester New York, 14618
2. Applications will be accepted until February 27, 2017
3. The Town will contact perspective applicants to schedule interviews; please do not call the offices directly. 

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