City of Charleston Grounds Equipment Operator Foreman in Charleston, South Carolina

Job Description

Shall be responsible for the operation of equipment used in landscape construction; repair and maintenance of municipal parks, athletic fields, rights-of-way and drainage and irrigation systems; as well as leading a crew in using a variety of machines, tools, and equipment. Primary responsibilities include grading of parking lots and project sites; field damage repairs and improvements; ballfield renovations and cultural practices such as aerification and topdressing; and mowing/grooming of athletic fields. Sample projects include, but are not limited to: Site/ Parking Lot grading, Hardscape subbase preparation, Baseball infield grading/grooming, Drainage installation, Planting Area Preparation/Installation of Plants and/or sod. Routinely operates heavy equipment such as Backhoes, Excavators, and Dump trucks utilized in renovations, maintenance, and emergency recovery. Drives and operates multiple pieces of equipment and implements: Zero-turn mowers, tractors, front-end loaders, skid steers, trenchers, vibratory rollers, flail mowers, Bush-hogs, Box blades, grading drags, ballfield grooming equipment, etc. Completes work orders and daily worksheets. Performs daily maintenance on equipment operated and maintains records of such maintenance. Performs, evaluates, and makes daily inspections of work in progress at various facilities/worksites, and makes necessary recommendations for schedule modifications. Interprets drawings (landscape, hardscape, grading plans), schematic diagrams and confers with management or staff to determine quality and reliability standards. Inspects service call sites, and compiles estimates of work required and materials needed. Observes employees using necessary tools/instruments to verify that equipment is being operated and maintained according to quality assurance standards. Supervises assigned crew constructing and/or maintaining City parks, property or rights-of-way using a variety of machine and hand tools and equipment. Maintains all equipment and tools in good working condition. Inspects work areas to determine type of work required and materials and equipment to be used. Studies production schedules and estimates worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment. Interprets policies to workers and enforces safety regulations. Performs and interprets job orders to workers, and assigns duties. Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules. Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of work crew. Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems. Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals. Maintains time and production records. Confers with other supervisors to coordinate activities of the division. Performs activities of workers supervised. Performs any other related duties as assigned. Requires: Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) or equivalent; and up to one year of related experience and/or training; or Associate’s Degree (AA/AS); and 2 to 3 years of related experience and/or training; or High School diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) and 4 to 5 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid state issued driver’s license. Valid Commercial Driver’s Permit – Class B at the time of application. Valid Commercial Driver’s License – Class B within 6 months of employment. SC Pesticide Applicators certification preferred, but not required. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Excel and Word or similar software.

Branch: Varies

Location: Charleston, SC 29401

Department: Parks

Division: Grounds Maintenance

Job Status: Full-Time

Rate of Pay: $18.22 / Hour

Closes On: April 27, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST