The City of Kettering, Ohio is recruiting to fill the full-time position of Parks Service I. Work is performed as part of a crew or individually under moderate supervision. Serves as a crew leader of seasonal groundskeepers in addition to performing general labor and skilled tasks in the layout and maintenance of various City parks, facilities and athletic fields, median strips and other public grounds. Operates tractors and attached equipment, various mowers, chain saws, trencher, trucks, snowplows, chemical sprayers and other related construction equipment and tools.
Ability to operate a variety of motorized equipment; must have a valid Driver’s License and obtain and maintain an Ohio Class-A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within 60 days of appointment. Will be required to obtain a State of Ohio spray license for the application/spraying of pesticides. Must have the ability and tolerance to work with pesticides and herbicides, in a high dust and pollen environment. The ideal applicant will have a stable work record in a position(s) that required the applicant to: perform demanding outdoor labor; work and communicate effectively with staff, co-workers, customers and the general public; and demonstrate leadership skills. Must have the ability to grasp, lift and maneuver hand tools, power tools, equipment and materials, of various weights and sizes, in a manner which is safe and effective in the performance of duties; must have the ability to physically endure vibration, jarring and bouncing when operating equipment; ability to understand and follow written instructions, labels and hazard notices; knowledge of basic math; ability to understand, follow and communicate oral instructions; ability to exercise alertness and judgment to report possible hazards; and adequate physical condition to perform demanding labor outdoors, in all kinds of weather. Must be available and willing to work overtime and on weekends, when requested. Experience with equipment maintenance is a plus, as well as experience and a related degree in commercial landscaping, horticulture, nursery work and commercial turf maintenance.
The entry rate for a Parks Service I position ranges from $18.84/hr ($39,187/yr) up to $24.53/hr ($51,022/yr), with promotional opportunities up to a Parks Service III position with a maximum pay rate of $33.38/hr ($69,430/yr); excellent benefits.
To obtain required Application Form & Work/Experience Questionnaire, apply immediately, M – F, between 8 AM – 5 PM, at the Human Resource Dept., Kettering Gov. Center – North Bldg, 3600 Shroyer Rd, Kettering, OH 45429, or download the Application Packet from the HR website (Current City Job Postings) at: www.ketteringoh.org. Applicants may apply in person, by mail to the address above, via email attachment to email@example.com or fax to (937) 296-3371. City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. Resumes are not required; however, may be submitted along with the required Application Forms. This recruitment is open until filled with rolling interviews beginning on or around November 21, 2018.