TURF TECHNICIAN

Recreation Maintenance Division of Parks and Recreation Department, City of Laurel, MS. | $12.98 hourly / $26,994.24 annually + benefits | Open From: Jul 9, 2019 - Until Filled

Job Description

  • Maintain turf, including mowing, aerating, top-dressing, fertilization, spraying of chemicals, irrigating systems, including installing, troubleshooting, repairing and/or replacing heads, pipes, and controls, and over-seeding
  • Perform other duties as directed
  • Meet specified or required deadlines and handle multiple tasks simultaneously with frequent interruptions
  • Work well alone or as a team member with other employees

 

Requirements

➢ Valid Mississippi Driver’s License

➢ High School Diploma or Equivalent

➢ Turf Grass Management Certification in combination with 3 years experience is preferred

➢ Knowledge of turf maintenance, including mowing, aerating, top-dressing, fertilization, spraying of chemicals, and over-seeding

➢ Knowledge of irrigation systems, including installing, troubleshooting, repairing and/or replacing heads, pipes, and controls

➢ Knowledge of heavy equipment operation, including tractors, backhoe, trenchers, lawnmowers, and bush hogs

➢ Ability to meet specified or required deadlines and handle multiple tasks simultaneously with frequent interruptions

➢ Ability to work overtime and weekends as needed

➢ Ability to communicate effectively with citizens, elected officials, City employees, etc., through both oral and written methods

➢ Ability to follow departmental and City policies and procedures

➢ Ability to work well alone or as a team member with other employees

➢ Ability to make decisions within specified time restraints

➢ Physical strength to perform work

➢ Must be able to frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects weighting up to 75 pounds

➢ Ability to bend, stoop, crouch frequently

➢ Must be capable of extending the hands and arms in any direction; handling, seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with the hands/fingers

Fine Print

✓ WIN Job Center referral

✓ Valid Mississippi Driver’s License

✓ Social Security Card

✓ High School Diploma or Equivalent