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GROUNDSKEEPER I, DRH
Job Title: GROUNDSKEEPER I, DRH
Job Code: 4206
Job Level: B1
Revised Date: 06/27/2005
Supervisory Responsibility: No
General Description of the Job Class
Perform a variety of manual and semi-skilled grounds maintenance tasks.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
*Assist in preparing seed beds, mixing fertilizer, soil, sand and other horticultural materials.
*Assist in the planting, cultivating, fertilizing and spraying of grass seeds, shrubbery, flower bulbs, trees and plants.
*Mow grass, rake leaves, trim hedges and edge sidewalks and driveways.
*Participate in the removal of dirt, sand, rubbish, snow, leaves and debris.
*Clean gardening tools and make minor repairs to mowers and other grounds maintenance equipment.
*Operate such equipment as gasoline-powered mowers, shears, edgers, saws, sprayers, and leaf grinding machines.
*May plant and transplant flowers, shrubs, trees and other landscaping items under direction.
*Participate in Continuous Quality Improvement activities as needed/required.
*Perform other related work as assigned.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Any combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
*Must have a valid N. C. driver's license and good driving record.
*May be required to obtain a valid health card issued by DRH in accordance with Durham County Health Department
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
*Some knowledge of basic groundskeeping and elementary horticultural practices and procedures. Some knowledge of pruning, spraying, and trimming requirements of shrubs and trees.
*Some knowledge of the layout of the hospital grounds area. Some knowledge of the hazards and applicable safety requirements of equipment and machines used. Ability to make minor repairs to mowers, sprayers, pruners and other grounds maintenance equipment and tools.
*Ability to follow simple oral and written instructions. Ability to perform strenuous work under varying weather conditions. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees. Ability to read, comprehend and follow oral and written instructions.
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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