Grounds and Events Worker – PRCA/Public Works

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This is entry-level manual labor performing unskilled maintenance. Essential functions may vary based on area of assignment.

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated manager and work under direct supervision.  Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its routine, physical nature and from other classes by its emphasis on outdoor maintenance and events setup and breakdown.


This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower-level duties may be required.


Performs unskilled landscaping and beautification to include the cleaning and maintenance of varied ground landscaping including litter and garbage pickup; routine grounds and road right-of-way maintenance including mowing, cut-back, edging, weed-eating, sweeping, trimming, seeding, sodding, raking and hand-grading; routine cleaning of City facilities, grounds, rights-of-way, and parks which may include janitorial work, graffiti removal, sign cleaning, and pressure washing of buildings and sidewalks.

Performs basic maintenance to include setting up barricades and other temporary traffic control devices and may conduct or assist with flagging operations; performs duties which require moving, heavy lifting, loading and unloading, and some transportation of equipment and furniture; services and washes vehicles and equipment, and assembles and disassembles equipment; performs other maintenance activities as assigned.

Performs basic resource recovery functions including dismantling, repairing, modifying cleaning, assembling, and/or disassembling a wide range of electronic and mechanical equipment from or into their basic component parts. The performance of these duties may require the operation of safety sensitive equipment such as forklifts, metal cutters, saws, etc.

Unload supplies, empty refuse containers, sort, re-sort, move, and categorize a wide range of materials.

Assists with setup and breakdown of event equipment, furniture, and participates in post event clean-up, debriefing, and documentation as needed.

Sprays/applies herbicides or removes weeds with tools or by hand in landscaped or natural areas; fertilizes turf and shrubbery; assists with controlled burn preparation and operations in natural areas

Uses small equipment such as weed eaters, edgers, and blowers in the performance of landscape and grounds maintenance tasks. Cleans parking lots, walkways, boardwalks of dirt and debris.

Assists in repairs and installation of park structures such as benches, tables, grills, sidewalks, painting, carpentry and construction natured tasks.

Performs other maintenance activities specific to Parks, Public Works, and Solid Waste functions.

Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.


Ability to read and write English. .  Some general maintenance related work experience is preferred.



Depending on the area of assignment:

A valid Florida Driver License may be required at time of appointment or within 3 months of hire, depending on job assignment and work location.

Information on whether or not a license is required, will be provided by the hiring department based on their specific needs.



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