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Company: Town of Chapel Hill
Job Category: Government/Social  [ View All Government/Social Jobs ]
Job description:
The purpose of this position is to maintain landscape and grounds of town facilities, right of ways, parks, playgrounds, trails, athletic fields, and cemeteries.

Essential Functions:
Essential functions of the Landscape Specialist includes mowing, string trimming, removing debris, weeding, removing litter, installing plants, maintaining restrooms, empting trash cans, fertilizing, edging

Setup, monitor, adjust, and make minor repairs to irrigation systems

Other duties include assisting in setting up special events, cleaning up after storm damage, clear snow and ice, removing leaves, and spreading mulch

Maintains turf and plantings on all the Towns facilities; mows; string trims; edges; waters; fertilizes; aerates; prunes; blows leaves; mulches

Operates equipment and performs maintenance on equipment; operates equipment according to the operator's manual; checks fluids; greases moving parts; checks pressure; sharpens blades; and cleans equipment

Operate/drive town vehicles to include but not limited to town trucks, town utility vehicles, town tractors, town mowers, etc.

Performs other job related tasks as required.

Supervision Exercised:

Physical Demands:
The work is typically performed while sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, lift 50 lbs and distinguish between shades of color.

Work Environment:
Work is typically performed outdoors.
An equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

Knowledge of:
•Current landscaping practices and procedures
•Trends and practices of grounds maintenance techniques
•Relevant town ordinances, policies, and procedures
•Management and supervisory principles and practices
•Methods of proper use and maintenance of landscape equipment
•Department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures related to personnel processes
•Safe application of pesticides and fertilizer

Ability to:
•Solve problems and make sound decisions
•Perform mathematical calculations
•Operate such equipment and machinery as riding and push mowers, line trimmers, chainsaws, leaf blowers and leaf vacuums
•Use such tools as shovels, rakes, wheel barrows, hedge trimmers, and pruning shears
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and customers
•Communicate effectively (orally and in writing)
•Model behavior that is consistent with our values of RESPECT

A high school diploma or its equivalent

One year of experience in landscape maintenance.
Language requirements: English
Employment type:
  • Full Time
Salary Range: 26757 USD annual
Other Information
Degree: High School
Experience (year): 1
Job Location: Chapel Hill - North Carolina - USA   View a map of this job
Address: 405 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Zip/Postal Code: 27514
Describe benefits and Other Informations: The Town of Chapel Hill offers comprehensive and competitive benefits to regular full time and part time employees.

Health Insurance
Health insurance is effective the first day of employment. The town will provide full-time employees group medical insurance including family coverage. Employees and the town will share equally in the additional cost of the base plan for dependent coverage if employees desire to purchase such coverage for family members.

Retirement Health Savings Plan

Employees hired after June 30, 2010, in a regular full-time or regular part- time position are required to participate in the Retirement Health Savings Plan. Contributions are taken on a pre-tax basis. The current contribution amount is 1%.

Dental Insurance

Dental insurance is optional and is paid for by the employee. Coverage for eligible dependents is also available.

Paid Time Off
•Vacation/Annual Leave: Employees in regular full or part time positions earn between 12 and 26 days per year depending upon length of Town service.
•Sick Leave: Employees in full or part time regular positions earn 12 days per year.
•Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees receive 6 weeks of Paid Parental Leave after birth or placement of a child in the home for adoption or foster care. This leave does not come from Employee's leave bank.
•Paid Holidays: There are 11 official Town holidays. Employees in full or part time regular positions are eligible for paid holiday time.
•Funeral Leave: All employees in full or part time regular positions are granted 3 days of funeral leave per year. This leave is non-cumulative

Local Government Retirement System

All employees in regular full or part time position are required to contribute to the retirement system. Contributions are taken on a pre-tax basis. The current contribution amount is 6%.

Supplemental Retirement Plans
•NC 401(k)-The Town makes a contribution of 5% to the 401(k) for all regular full and part time employees. There is no employee match required. Employees have the option of making contributions on a pre or post tax basis. The plan is administered by Prudential.
•457 Deferred Compensation Plan-Town of Chapel Hill employees have the option of making contributions to a 457. The Town does not make contributions to this plan. The plan is administered by ICMA.

Disability Insurance
•Town Provided: The Town provides both short term and long term disability insurance to all regular full or part time employees. The plan will pay up to 50% of the employee's base income for non-job related injuries.
•Voluntary Short Term Disability: Employees have the option of purchasing supplemental disability insurance. This plan will pay employees a maximum of 25% of their base weekly earnings up to $400.

Life Insurance

The Town provides full and part time regular employees with an individual term life insurance policy. Employees have the option of purchasing additional life insurance for a small fee. Dependent life insurance is also available.

Direct Deposit

All employees hired after July 1, 2007 are required to have direct deposit.

Other Benefits
•Credit Union: Employees of the Town of Chapel Hill are eligible to open accounts at the Local Government Federal Credit Union.
•Parking is provided free of charge at or near worksites
•Annual longevity payment beginning with the 5th year of full or part time regular employment
•Tuition assistance is available upon completion of the initial probationary period
Post Date: 12/06/2017
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