123 Main Street • Atlanta, Georgia • 30339
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Objective: Seek the Position of Grounds Maintenance Worker
SUMMARY: Exceptionally knowledgeable, resourceful and skillful Grounds Maintenance Worker with over four years experience in performing a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the performance of general grounds maintenance that include mowing, watering, fertilizing, pruning, weeding and other tasks to maintain City property and grounds in a well-groomed manner.
Summary of Qualifications
In-depth understanding of landscaping principles in order to make projects comparable and similar to areas in the private sector.
Immense knowledge of the equipment, materials and practices used in grounds maintenance.
Profound knowledge of and ability to follow applicable work and safety rules and regulations.
Remarkable ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and exchange information with others.
Exceptional ability to safely and effectively use and manipulate mechanical hand tools and light power equipment, instruments, and devices normally requiring coordination with eyes, hands, and/or feet.
Exceptional skills and abilities that include developing plans for organizing multiple tasks, setting deadlines, and preparing for future events.
Uncommon the skill and ability to operate small to heavy equipment including hand and power as well as motorized equipment.
Strong ability to translate verbal communication into effective written material; e.g.; reports and other documents.
Huge ability to understand verbal information and ability to exchange information with others.
Excellent ability to use mathematical reasoning to carry out the regulations and requirements.
Solid ability to utilize analytical skills and apply results.
Sound ability to use and apply technology.
Enviable ability to speak English and Spanish fluently.
Department of Works, Rainbow City, Minneapolis, MN 2002 - Present
Grounds Maintenance Worker
Plant, prune and maintain trees, shrubs and flowers using hand tools.
Water trees, shrubs and flowers using a truck-mounted water tank, as needed.
Prepare and apply wood mulch mixture to planted tree and shrub areas weekly.
On a daily basis, transport equipment and materials from and to assigned area by operating a utility pickup truck with attached trailer.
Remove ground litter from landscaped areas daily.
At the beginning of the planting season, till soil and plant bedding plants in designated flowerbeds, flower pots and hanging flower baskets.
Remove weeds daily by hand-pulling and using hand tools.
Disbud flowers daily and fertilize flowerbeds monthly during growing season.
Pull flowers from flowerbeds after first frost after growing season ends.
Hang strings of holiday lights on trees, posts and fences in designated downtown areas.
Maintain assigned vehicles by performing operator maintenance checks of windshield wipers, fuel and oil level, tire pressure, brake fluid levels, and other assigned operator maintenance checks.
Clear snow from walkways, driveways and parking lots using hand and powered snow removal equipment.
Spray weeds daily with chemical weed solution using a backpack-carried, hand-operated weed sprayer; and cut weeds using a gasoline-powered weed whip.
Aerate lawns by operating riding gasoline-powered or walk-behind lawn aerators.
Apply lawn fertilizer to lawn areas three to four times per year using backpack-carried, hand-operated, or push-type fertilizer spreaders.
Cut grass using gasoline-fueled riding lawn mowers, push (walk-behind) power lawn mowers and string trimmers.
Maintain assigned lawnmowers daily by fueling, maintaining proper oil levels, sharpening/replacing worn or damaged cutting blades and clearing obstructions from lawn mower blades.
Observe and follow established City and department policies and procedures in the daily conduct of the job.
Plan and arrange work schedule and establish work priorities to accomplish scheduled, assigned work within the parameters assigned by the supervisor.