The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission
September 25, 2018
Silver Spring, Maryland
Full-time - Experienced
Maintenance Facilities, Operations
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a six-time National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner, is seeking a Park/General Maintenance Worker III - CDL to work within Montgomery County Department of Parks, Southern Parks Division. The department serves a diverse population of over one million residents in Montgomery County, Maryland, and manages 419 parks on more than 37,000 acres of parkland. The Department has an annual operating budget of over $100 million, a six-year Capital Improvement Program of over $180 million, and a career staff of nearly 800 employees.
Southern Parks Division meets both local and regional leisure needs by providing opportunities for a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities in the most densely populated areas of Montgomery County. Its mission is to provide users with choices of active and passive recreation in parks and facilities that are safe and well-managed; and to apply best practices of stormwater management and stewardship for both undeveloped land, and our build resources located within the natural environment.
The successful candidate will support various park maintenance programs and perform a variety of general park maintenance tasks such as playground repairs, grass cutting, trash removal, athletic field renovation and maintenance, trail maintenance and mowing by working with and occasionally leading teams of career and/or intermittent employees. The ideal candidate should possess skills to operate trucks, tractors with attachments, large riding mowers, loaders, and forklifts.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT DUTIES:
Performs skilled operation of turf renovation equipment and large area mowers, transports these pieces of equipment and materials to job sites, operates vehicles that require a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or restricted Class A. Also assists with maintaining and repairing equipment and vehicles.
Performs general grounds maintenance according to Commission standards in a safe and efficient manner including collecting, removing, and disposing of litter and debris; operating blowers or vacuums; shoveling snow, spreading salt or other abrasiveness on walks; stacking wood and brush; and manually loading various materials on trucks.
Effectively assists with training of career and seasonal staff.
Operates trucks, truck and trailer combinations, front-end loader, backhoe, bucket trucks, trash trucks, according to State and Commission rules and regulations.
Operates various hand and power tools and may also operate push mowers and riding mowers.
Maintains athletic fields according to established standards.
Performs routine safety inspection and maintenance of vehicles and equipment.
Demonstrates and practices safe working practices and use of safety equipment including eye protection, hearing protection, work gloves and steel-toed work boots.
1. High school graduate or GED, and four years of progressively responsible experience in grounds keeping, building maintenance, or park maintenance; and demonstrated ability to read and understand materials and instructions and write routine records and reports; or
2. An equivalent combination of education and experience.
3. Pass Commission medical examination.
4. Valid driver's license.
5. Additionally, contingent upon area of assignment, some positions in this class may require:
a. Commercial Driver's License with appropriate endorsements upon appointment, or the ability to acquire one within six months.
b. Maryland Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator's certification in the categories appropriate to the work assignment.
c. Certification by the National Playground Safety Institute.
Internal Number: 13316
About The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Created in 1927, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission embodies the vision of forward-looking community leaders who saw the need to plan for orderly development and protection of the natural resources in the two suburban counties bordering the District of Columbia. During the Commission's proud 80 plus years of existence, the population of the area it serves has increased to more than 1.6 million residents who inhabit a bi-county area of great economic, racial, ethnic and geographic diversity.The Commission's facilities, programs and responsibilities have constantly evolved and expanded to keep pace with the needs of this vibrant community. From assuming responsibility for the entire public recreation program in Prince George's County in the '70s, to building and strengthening ongoing regional business partnerships, the Commission has continued to plan, fund and deliver quality, innovative programs, facilities and services for over three-quarters of a century. M-NCPPC benefits the citizens of Montgomery and Prince George's Counties by Turning Visions Into Reality.