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Pay Grade: 31
Starting Range: $26,478.40 to $38,459.20
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description:
JOB CHARACTERISTICS - Performs semi-skilled maintenance and construction tasks requiring advanced laboring knowledge acquired through training or work experience. This position involves operating and maintaining heavy equipment. Routine tasks are performed with considerable 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.) In addition, may operate and maintain heavy trucks, bucket trucks, tractor mowers, front end loaders, street sweepers, forklifts, etc. SUPERVISION RECEIVED - As assigned ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS – Performs duties of Maintenance Worker I, which 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 such as sound systems for events; • 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. In addition, may perform some or all of the following job functions: • Operates, inspects and maintains heavy equipment; • Prepares routine records and reports including materials lists, daily worksheets, inspection forms, etc.; • Trains subordinates; • Purchases and stocks routine departmental supplies; • Makes minor repairs to equipment and tools; OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS – • Also, performs various duties, as assigned, associated with special events scheduled by the City; • After training, when directed and under supervision, may perform more complex duties related to operating, maintaining and repairing heavy mechanical equipment; • Performs other related duties, as require Starting Range –$12.73 - $18.49/hr (DOQ) Only applicants with the most job related qualifications will be selected for interview and further consideration. CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED 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 Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday. For more information, please visit Human Resources at or call us at 352-483-5472. Under Fla. Law, all application materials are public record and subject to public scrutiny.

REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge, Abilities and Skills - Knowledge of the operational characteristics of assigned tools, equipment and materials; knowledge of safe driving techniques and related occupational hazards. 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 detect improper functioning of mechanical systems and make minor adjustments; 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 Minimum Qualifications – At least (1) year experience in laboring or maintenance work, including equipment operation experience. A demonstrated ability to read is a prerequisite for employment in this position. Valid Florida Class "B" Commercial Driver's License with an acceptable driving record is required. Special certifications in related field such as Flagger, Forklift, Trench Safety, Playground Safety, etc. desirable.

Physical Demands:
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.

Printable Job Application

While we highly recommend that potential applicants use our online Job Application Builder, we also have printable versions of our job applications available for download.