Landscaper City of Akron, OH Akron

Title Landscaper
Date 2020
Company City of Akron, OH
City Akron

Short Description :

Will be accepted conditionally provided that, if selected, an Ohio Drivers License must be obtained prior to appointment Possession of or must obtain within 120 days of employment a valid State of Ohio class B commercial drivers license endorsements as required by ,…

Full Description :

This is advanced semi-skilled landscaping work on City properties.
An employee in this class, individually or as part of a crew, plants and maintains trees, shrubs, lawns, and flowers in parks and other City properties.
Works under general supervision on routine or repetitive assignments and under close supervision on special or unusual assignments.

Characteristic Work Participates in planting, transplanting, pruning, trimming, fertilizing, watering and mulching of trees, shrubs and flowers. Prepares and plants new lawns, installs sod, renovates existing lawns, maintains lawns by watering, feeding, mowing, edging and controlling weeks, insects and fungus. Prepares and applies pesticides, herbicides and fungicides, maintains records of application. Fills and maintains baseball diamonds and athletic facilities. Operates construction equipment including front end loader, packer truck, dump truck, truck mounted crane, and tractor for a variety of purposes. Performs a variety of manual laboring tasks using hand tools, wheelbarrows, etc. Assists in litter control, waste collection, and leaf removal. Drives truck to transport employees and materials. Operates heavy trucks with salt spreader and plow attachments for snow removal and ice control purposes. Operates bucket truck for installation, removal and repair of street banners and decorations. Performs preventative maintenance on tools and equipment to keep in satisfactory condition. Serves as lead person for laborers and semi-skilled laborers involved in landscaping activities. Communicates with other employees and supervisors using a two way mobile radio. Performs related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or GED and a minimum of one year of paid experience in landscaping or nursery work, or an equivalent combination of paid experience and training. THE EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT MEANS THAT YOU MAY SUBSTITUTE UP TO 50% OF PAID EXPERIENCE WITH RELATED TRAINING. Possession of a valid State of Ohio driver's license. Possession of or must obtain within 120 days of employment a valid State of Ohio class B commercial driver's license (endorsements as required by division).
Knowledge of the types, propagation, and cultivation of trees, shrubs, bushes, grasses and flowers. Knowledge of the equipment, methods, practices, hazards and safety precautions associated with general landscape maintenance.
Ability to read and understand instructions for preparing and applying pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers. Ability to prepare and maintain records pertaining to daily work activity. Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, supervisors, and the general public. Ability to perform heavy physical labor out-of-doors. Ability to safely operate motor vehicles and construction equipment.
List of essential job functions available upon request.

Competitive Examination Process

The selection process will consist of a competitive examination, which may include a performance test, with credit for education and experience. A passing score must be obtained on the competitive examination in order to receive credit for education and experience. TEST WEIGHTS: Competitive Examination 70%, Education 20%, Experience 10%.

Candidates must meet the qualifications and requirements listed in the announcement at the time of examination and at the time of appointment.
NOTE: The competitive examination may be suspended if shown to be impractical because of an insufficient number of qualified candidates. The candidates will then be ranked in a standard manner based on 70% for qualifying, 20% for education, and 10% for experience.
Since this examination is posted on a combined basis, two separate eligibility lists will be generated with promotional candidates considered before open candidates.

Residency and Veterans preference points will be awarded in conformance with the Akron City Charter if the candidate achieves a passing score in the competitive process.

DRIVER'S LICENSE: An applicant having a valid driver's license from another state will be accepted conditionally provided that, if selected, an Ohio Driver's License must be obtained prior to appointment. Candidates having six or more points on their driving record at the time of appointment will be disqualified from further consideration.

NOTE: YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHECKING YOUR APPLICATION STATUS THROUGHOUT THE STEPS IN THE SELECTION PROCESS BY VIEWING YOUR GOVERNMENTJOBS.COM ACCOUNT. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR ARE UNABLE TO CHECK YOUR STATUS ON LINE, YOU MAY CALL THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES AT 330-375-2720.

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The City of Akron is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services.

Applicants are required to meet the minimum qualifications for the position with or without an accommodation. If you are a qualified applicant with a disability, please notify the Department of Human Resources at least one week prior to testing if requesting a reasonable accommodation for the testing process.

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