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MAINTENANCE WORKER I - PUBLIC WORKS
Pay Grade: 29
Starting Range: $22,859.20 to $33,259.20
Closing Date: Jul 1 2017 12:00AM (4 day(s) from today)

Job Description:
JOB CHARACTERISTICS - Performs heavy manual work involving entry level semi-skilled maintenance and construction tasks requiring use of tools, equipment and light automotive equipment. Work is performed in accordance with specific instructions and defined procedures. Routine tasks are performed with independence and more difficult work is performed under direct supervision. EXAMPLES OF MACHINES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED - Hand tools such as shovels, rakes, hammers, saws, etc.; power tools such as chain saws, air hammers, circular saws, edgers, etc.; small equipment such as lawn mowers, sprayers, air compressors, steam cleaners, stump grinders, chippers, etc.; janitorial tools and kitchen equipment; electronics equipment such as sound systems for events (Parks & Recreation Dept.) SUPERVISION RECEIVED - As assigned ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS - Duties may include some or all of the following job functions: • Cleans and clears sidewalks; • Picks up and disposes of trash; • Mows, trims, weeds, waters and fertilizes city lands; • Lays sod; • Trims trees; • Installs and repairs streets, sewers, storm water drains, irrigation pipes and road signs, etc.; • Lays concrete; • Performs building and facility maintenance and repairs including carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, pressure cleaning, etc.; • Sets up electronics equipment and sound systems for special functions; • Sets up and breaks down chairs and tables for special functions; • Locks and unlocks buildings for events; • Assists in the preparation for and aftermath of a major emergency such as a hurricane or other storm or disaster; • Works on-call, as needed, during emergency situations such as hurricanes, severe weather, etc. OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS – • After training, when directed and under supervision, performs duties of the Maintenance Worker II Classification such as maintenance repairs and construction of Public Works, Storm Water, Wastewater, Water, Building, and/or Parks & Recreation • Projects and operating and maintaining heavy equipment; • Performs other related duties as required. Note: All City employees are required to assist the City in the preparation for and aftermath of a major emergency such as a hurricane or other disaster. If asked, this person would be required to stay at a city work shelter during such emergency in order to be readily available afterwards. Salary Range – $10.99 - $15.99/HR ($22,871.89 - $33,256.30/yr); excellent benefits. Benefit information is posted on city website at www.eustis.org, or call Human Resources at 352-483-5472. Applicants should expect a starting salary of $22,871.89/yr. Only applicants with the most job related qualifications will be selected for interview and further consideration. Additional consideration may be given to applicants with more extensive education, training, or experience. Final candidates required to pass a drug test and are offered a conditional offer of employment contingent upon satisfactory results of a thorough background check including criminal history, driver’s license check, & medical exam. CLOSING DATE: June 30, 2017 IMPORTANT: The City of Eustis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, or any other personnel action because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, marital status, age, national origin, citizenship, genetic information or any other factor protected by law. The City provides Veteran’s Preference per FS 295.07. When a preference-eligible applicant receives notice of a hiring decision and believes that he or she was not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, the applicant may file a written complaint requesting an investigation to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Blvd., Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708. Such complaint shall be filed within 60 calendar days from the date that the notice is received by the preference-eligible applicant pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Applicants claiming Veteran’s Preference must complete a City of Eustis application identifying themselves as an eligible veteran and submit FDVA form VP-1, VP-2, or VP-3 along with documentation, as soon as possible (contact HR for forms). The City encourages applications from qualified individuals with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodation to the extent provided by law. If accommodation is needed for applicant testing, please inform the City, prior to the testing date. Applications must be received or postmarked no later than 12:00 midnight on the closing date. The City may close positions that are posted with an “Open” closing date at any time, without prior notice. While we highly recommend that applicants use our online Job Application Builder, we also have printable applications available for download at www.eustis.org. Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday. For more information, please visit Human Resources at www.eustis.org or call us at 352-483-5472. Under Fla. Law, all application materials are public record and subject to public scrutiny.

Qualifications:
REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge, Abilities and Skills - General knowledge of tools and equipment used in building and grounds maintenance Ability to carry out assignments with minimum instructions; ability to adhere to prescribed routines and practices; ability to read; ability to drive and operate assigned equipment; ability to work with the public in a tactful and courteous manner; ability to work on-call and perform shift work, if required, including nights, weekends and holidays; ability to remain at a city work shelter, before, during and after a hurricane or other storm or disaster Working hours are from 6:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Minimum Qualifications – No experience or training required. Experience in laboring or maintenance work desirable. A demonstrated ability to read English is a prerequisite for employment in this position. Valid Florida Driver's License with an acceptable driving record is required.

Physical Demands:
This is heavy physical work most of the working time. Requires frequent walking; frequent standing, climbing, stooping, reaching, bending, lifting 50+ pounds, carrying/pushing/pulling 50+ pounds; good finger/hand dexterity and hand/eye coordination; good eyesight; hearing and speech or vocal communication (for safety); working in adverse environmental conditions (heat, cold, rain etc.) for long periods of time; regular driving and operation of assigned equipment.


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