GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: To perform work of a semi-skilled nature in the care and maintenance of grounds to be utilized for various outdoor recreational activities; and to do related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Receives both general and/or specific work assignments and technical instructions from a superior; work is reviewed both in process and upon completion for results obtained and compliance with assignments and instructions.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Lays out and reviews the work of a group of laborers when assigned to assist.
Illustrative Examples of Work Performed
In accordance with technical instructions from a superior to perform work of a semi-skilled nature in the care and maintenance of grounds to be utilized for various outdoor recreational activities involving:
- the seeding, trimming, mowing, rolling, watering, spiking and raking of fairways, putting greens, baseball infields, gridirons, etc.; the mixing and application of various chemicals, chemical sprays, fertilizers and top dressings to tees, fairways and greens; the cutting and laying of sod and turf as well as the construction and repair of walks, lanes, parking places, sheds and benches necessary for the effective and safe operation of various outdoor recreational activities.
On occasion, to supervise the work of laborers when assigned to assist.
To inspect the grounds frequently to determine needed care, maintenance, construction and reconstruction work.
To keep the grounds free of all kinds of litter, debris or other objects or materials harmful to the operation of such grounds.
To inspect for and take the necessary steps to effect the control of insect pests and ground diseases.
During the off-season, to engage in such activities as: snow removal, sanding of roads and pathways, sweeping, cleaning of equipment and machinery in preparation for various outdoor recreational activities.
To do related work as required.
Required Qualifications for Appointment
KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES: A working knowledge of the methods and techniques of groundskeeping; working knowledge of the methods and techniques of mixing, and applying, various chemicals, chemical sprays, fertilizers, top dressing and grass seed; the ability to operate and make minor repairs to various equipment and hand tools related to grounds maintenance; the ability to apply prescribed methods for the control of insect pests and common grass diseases; the ability to lay out and supervise the work of others when assigned to assist; and related capacities and abilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Education: Such as may have been gained through: completion of ten school grades; and
Experience: Such as may have been gained through: employment as a greenskeeper at a golf course or as a groundskeeper with lawn or general landscaping experience.
Or, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience.
At the time of appointment must be physically qualified to perform assigned duties as evidenced by a physician's certificate.
To work statewide on all RIDOT roadside assets, landscaping, trees, graffiti removal; to drive snow plowing equipment during winter operations, if needed.
Assist maintaining RIDOT roadsides including but not limited to litter and debris pickup, grass cutting, weed whacking, etc.