at the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our
community. Our Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and Building Inspectors keep our
Citizens safe. Our Public Works Staff keep our City clean and help to maintain,
build, and improve our City’s infrastructure. Our City planners help envision
and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance
our quality of life. Our Engineers help to keep our drinking water clean, the
largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating, and our buildings
maintained. Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human
Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of
Atlanta! If you’re seeking a meaningful role where you can make a
real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the
job opportunities we have to offer.
Purpose of Classification
Performs general grounds maintenance activities to maintain the appearance and beauty of City parks and property, and recreation grounds.
Examples of Responsibilities and Duties:
Operating heavy equipment, performing inspections, loading and grading dirt, scheduling truck clean-up, supervising crew during absence of immediate supervisor, Performing daily inspection of heavy equipment to ensure equip processing associated paperwork. Operates the following equipment but is not limited to: tandem dump truck, tractor trailer, motor grader, track loader, knuckle boom and backhoe.
Knowledge of Job:
Has extensive knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of the City and the various department operations and functions.
Has extensive knowledge of management, human resource management, and financial practices, policies, and procedures as necessary in the completion of daily responsibilities.
Is able to follow policies, procedures, plans and activities.
Knows how to follow operations and staff plans and objectives for the expedience and effectiveness of specific duties of the City.
Is able to follow long-term goals for the department in order to promote effectiveness and efficiency.
Has some knowledge of all applicable laws, ordinances, policies, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the job. Knows how to keep abreast of any changes in policy, methods, operations, and equipment needs, etc. as they pertain to departmental and sanitation operations and activities.
Is able to effectively communicate and interact with management, employees, members of the general public and all other groups involved in the activities of the City as they relate to the department. Is able to assemble information.
Has good technical skills.
Has the ability to follow regulations, procedures, and related information.
Is able to read and understand reports and related materials.
Must be physically able to operate a variety of job related machines and office equipment.
Must be able to move or carry related objects or materials.
Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for active work.
Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, technical, structural, compositional or identifiable characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.
Requires the ability to communicate with people to convey or exchange professional information.
May require the ability to read a variety of professional, technical and administrative documentation, directions, instructions, methods and procedures. May be required to produce reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech.
Requires the ability to communicate with and before others using correct English.
Requires the ability to learn and understand subject matter principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision within the scope of respective job duties and tasks; to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.
May require the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract; multiply and divide totals; determine percentages; determine time and weight; and interpret same as may be appropriate.
Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape. Requires the ability to utilize job related equipment in the course of accomplishing job duties and tasks associated with respective primary duties. Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.
Requires the ability to interact with people (i.e. staff, supervisors, general public and elected officials) beyond giving and receiving instructions.
Must be adaptable to perform under minimal stress when confronted with an emergency.Qualifications
- Applicant must have a High School diploma or GED and two years
- experience as a Parks Worker Senior or related experience operating the heavy equipment listed.
- Must possess a valid Georgia Class A Commercial driver's license at time of employment.
- Licenses must remain valid during tenure in this position.