Kent County Government - Job Description
Seasonal Maintenance Worker

FSLA Status: Non-Exempt
Closing Date: June 16, 2014

The County Commissioners of Kent County are currently accepting applications for a Seasonal Maintenance Worker position available in the Public Works Department (Grounds Maintenance). This position requires experience in facility and park management. Employee must have good communication skills, be willing to work evenings and weekends April through October, and be able to work well with the public. This position requires the ability to work independently and be responsible for maintaining facility equipment, securing County parks, and performing landscaping and grounds maintenance as needed. Grounds maintenance will include cleaning of bathrooms, picking up litter from fields, mowing, and other general maintenance duties as needed. Class C Drivers License required. $10.94 per hour with no benefits. Obtain application and job specification from the County Commissioners' Office, 400 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620, (410) 778-4595. Receipt of application and a complete copy of driving record are required by 4:30 p.m. on June 16, 2014. Screening for illegal drug use will be required prior to appointment. EOE


SUMMARY
This position requires experience in facility and park management. Employee must have good communication skills, be willing to work evenings and weekends April through October, and be able to work well with the public. This position requires the ability to work independently and be responsible for maintaining facility equipment, securing County parks, and performing landscaping and grounds maintenance as needed. Grounds maintenance will include cleaning of bathrooms, picking up litter from fields, mowing, and other general maintenance duties as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Ability to operate standard maintenance equipment and mowers.

Ability to read and understand the English Language at a level sufficient to read operating manuals for motor vehicles; instructions on cleaning materials and paint cans; to write simple messages; to understandably communicate; to drive light and medium weight vehicles; may be required to operate tractors and related equipment; to operate a push and a riding mower; to make simple adjustments to building fixtures and mechanical equipment; to accept direction and to follow simple instructions; to work effectively with others and to use general purpose tools. Must be willing to learn.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organizationís policies and applicable laws.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience
and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add and subtract three digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, decimals, volume, and distance.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or
diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized
situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Maryland Driver's License or equivalent

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


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