Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Park Equipment Operator - City of Plano

Park Equipment Operator - City of Plano
JOB ID 217229
Pay Range: Minimum  $15.825326  to Maximum  $ 22.947983


·         Operates light and/or heavy equipment required in the upkeep and operation of the areas of responsibility.
·         Inspects and maintains assigned equipment.
·         Performs various construction, routine maintenance and labor tasks.
·         Mows and edges turf; trims and prunes trees and shrubs; removes brush and debris; mulches landscape beds and trees.
·         May paint lines and set up sporting equipment to include goal posts, nets, and screens depending on area of assignment.
·         Ensures conditions are safe in the area where work is performed; selects most appropriate working routine.
·         May lead the work activities of others.
·         Responsible for the proper maintenance and upkeep of assigned sites.
·         Inspecting assigned equipment to ensure it is in operable condition.
·         Identifying and eliminating potential safety hazards.
·         Use of safe work methods and safety equipment.
·         Operating equipment within the guidelines of the appropriate Operator’s Manual.
·         Determine proper methods of maintenance and repair for each project.
·         Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of: Operation and maintenance of equipment; routine construction, repair and maintenance methods; basic safety standards; landscaping maintenance.

Skill in: Communicating clearly both verbally and in writing; operating light and/or heavy equipment used in the construction, maintenance, and repair of assigned functional operations.

·         High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
·         One (1) year of previous landscaping or construction experience which involved the operation of specialized equipment.
Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.

·         Texas Class A Commercial driver’s license.

Must possess mobility to work in and around City buildings, parks, and facilities, to operate a motor vehicle and drive on surface streets; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work and around machines, and to operate varied hand and power tools and specialized equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, and reach when completing maintenance, repairs, and various daily tasks. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 80 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.
Employees work in and around buildings and facilities and are exposed to constant noise, cold and hot temperatures, temperature swings, inclement weather conditions, dust, mechanical hazards, and hazardous odors and fumes. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required. The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the Physical Demands and Working Conditions, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Construction and Renovation - Ryan-Sanders Sports Services Turf, Round Rock, TX

Ryan-Sanders Sports Services Turf (RS3 Turf), seeks turf minded employees to grow its Sports field construction and renovation company. You will learn heavy equipment operation and maintenance, laser grading, construction and design of athletic fields.  RS3 Turf values every employee. Come work for a company where you and your efforts are respected! The position pays a competitive hourly rate and offers opportunities for advancement.
Employees also have some travel opportunities.
Essential functions:
  • Positive and team oriented attitude
  • Valid driver’s license, ability to obtain CDL
  • Ability to handle physical labor in an outdoor environment for 8 hours or more
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 80 pounds, as well as be able to stoop, kneel, bend, push, and reach on a consistent basis.
  • Experience in operating various construction equipment (i.e., agricultural tractor, wheel loader, excavator and grader) is a plus
Candidates with experience/background in the following areas should apply:
  • Landscaping, landscaping construction
  • Groundskeeper, maintaining grounds
  • Construction
  • CDL drivers
  • Farming Background
  • Irrigation
Job Type: Hourly
Job Location:
  • Round Rock, TX
Required experience:
  • Construction, landscaping, sports field management or golf course management: 1 year
Required license or certification:
Driver's License

Please email résumé and cover letter to:

Jared Olson
Project Manager

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Athletic Field Specialist I - City of Farmers Branch, Farmers Branch, TX

Athletic Field Specialist I 

Hourly $19.05 ­ $28.57
Annually $39,615.45 ­ $59,423.70

OPENING DATE: 04/17/17
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

POSITION SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to prepare and maintain athletic fields and related facilities for league and tournament play and to work various special events in a support capacity. The City of Farmers Branch will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come, first serve basis. As soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice after a three business day minimum posting.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Performs athletic field preparation and maintenance activities, determines size and layout of various fields, mows, trims, and addresses weed issues to ensure proper playability. Inspects field lights, scoreboards, and irrigation systems making needed repairs and/or reporting details to supervisor. Manicures base paths and infield arcs to provide safe transition areas between clay and turf, sods damaged areas, and installs/removes soccer goals as needed. Utilizes a weekly schedule to guide activities on softball, baseball, soccer, football, and other fields as directed. Performs grounds maintenance activities utilizing various pieces of light to heavy equipment to perform routine and in­depth maintenance projects related to athletic fields, common areas, and rights­of-­way. Cuts lines in turf, paints fields, topdresses, fertilizes, over­seeds fields, applies pesticides as needed, utilizes various pieces of specialized equipment to perform a variety of tasks, and inspects fields in accordance with a maintenance program. Conducts safety inspections on all athletic facilities, buildings, restrooms, and equipment, making repairs and/or reporting details to supervisor. Provides litter control and cleans restrooms frequently. Provides support for special events and fulfills and additional duties as assigned. May require frequent overtime in support of special events and athletic tournaments.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalent. Over one year experience (3 years preferred) directly related athletic field maintenance is required. Licenses and Certificates Valid Class "C" driver's license with a good driving record and ability to maintain while employed. Special Requirements Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, weekends and holidays, as needed, to support numerous athletic tournaments and special events. Subject to "on­call/stand­by" duty. As a condition of passing a six month probationary period, the applicant must acquire and maintain a valid Class "B" Commercial Driver License (CDL) within six months of hire; and, a Class "B" commercial driver's license within six months of hire; and, TDA Non­-commercial pesticide applicator license within six months of hire. The process includes applying for and successfully passing the General and Laws and Regulations exam, and the 3A Landscape Maintenance category exam Upon successful completion of probation, additional support and encouragement will be given toward achieving the Certified Professional Turf Manager (CPTM) certification from the Texas Turfgrass Association.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Work is generally directed by the Athletic Field Specialist II, but requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees. In the absence of the Athletic Field Specialist II, this position serves as a working supervisor and leads the Athletic Field Crew. In this position, the Athletic Field Specialist I may be responsible for daily and/or tournament operations including communicating clearly with co­workers, other City staff, and/or tournament officials. The ability to verbally communicate clearly in English is essential. Work requires regular interaction involving exchange and receipt of information and receives immediate direction. This position normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation. The immediate supervisor may, at times, provide close and constant review. Advanced work requires advanced skills and knowledge in approaches and systems, which affect the design and implementation of major programs and/or processes organization­ wide. Independent judgement and decision making abilities are necessary to apply technical skills effectively. Intermediate ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, and dictionaries. Intermediate ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Basic ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or a series of numbers, names, and addresses. Working Conditions: Work involves extreme exposure to disagreeable elements; noise and smoke fumes. Involves continuous outdoor work with frequent exposure to poor weather conditions; heat, cold, rain, wind, etc. Continuous physical exertion including frequent lifting of heavy objects weighing 50 lbs. and requiring heavy muscular effort with resulting fatigue in arms, legs, back, and/or sensory faculties.

The complete job description including salary, links to benefits, etc., and application can be found at:

An Equal Opportunity Employer