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Lawn Care Technician

Title: Lawn Care Technician
Reports To: Lawn Care Crew Leader
Date: February 1, 2021

Position Summary
Responsible for the cultivation and care of the landscaping and grounds surrounding HACW properties. Plants flowers, moves, pulls weeds, repairs structure and maintains outside of the buildings.

Responsibilities

1. Maintain outside premises of HACW properties and office locations.

2. Responsible for daily upkeep of the property grounds according to schedule or as needed which includes cleaning and removing of trash.

3. Provide proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, around dumpsters and other ground areas. Shovel snow, when needed.

4. Prune or trim trees, shrubs, and hedges using shears or pruners. Extracting and disposing of invasive plants and weeds.

5. Minor maintenance duties to assist maintenance crew with unit turns.

6. Operate lawn care equipment and appliances properly.

7. Responsible for the care, maintenance and inventory of all lawn care supplies and equipment owned by HACW that is issued to you in the performance of duties.

8. Be aware of and operate within OSHA (occupational Safety & Health Act) standards and company safety policies at all times.

9. Be observant of agency buildings and property needs. Report any and all damages to supervisor.

10. Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

1. Proven experience with lawn care.

2. Knowledge of use and maintenance of lawn care equipment and appliances

3. Knowledge of safe disposal of chemical liquids and other hazardous components

4. Familiarity with basic landscaping and handyman practices

5. Attention to detail and capacity to work independently.

6. Very good physical condition and strength

7. High school diploma is preferred but not required.

Knowledge and Skills

1. Thorough knowledge of occupational hazards and applicable safety precautions of the assigned work.

2. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Agency employees and residents.

3. Ability to communicate orally.

4. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Supervisory Controls

The employee receives instructions from Lawn Care Crew Leader. Generally, methods of accomplishing assignments are at the discretion of the employee within parameters established by supervisor. Deadlines, priorities, necessary guidelines, and scope of work are generally set by the supervisor and the employee's progress is monitored during each phase of the assignment and reviewed for compliance with procedures and for quality and completeness.

Guidelines

The employee follows established procedures, practices good judgment.

Complexity

Work performed by the employee may be routine or non-routine in nature depending on the situation and assignment. Tasks are generally routine and repetitive in nature, some tasks may require the exercise of personal judgment in making decisions on accomplishing assigned work.

Scope and Effect

The employee's work primarily affects the residents of the Agency. It also impacts the readiness and adequacy of the curb appeal for the affordable housing provided by the Agency. Through successful accomplishment of maintenance tasks, the Agency is able to continue providing decent, safe, and sanitary housing.

Work Relationships

The employee's work relationships are primarily with residents and other employees. Contact with residents is particularly important. The purpose of this is to give and obtain information necessary to do maintenance tasks efficiently, safely, and to document all actions. Conditions under which contacts occur can range from normal too stressful in an emergency situation.

Physical Requirements

1. Normal physical activity can be tedious and require heavy lifting, carrying, and prolonged standing, walking, reaching, bending, pushing, pulling, kneeling, crouching, stooping, climbing, balancing and lying prone. Must be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds without assistance.

2. Must have a sense of balance sufficient for standing on a ladder of at least six (6) feet in height for an extended time period of time.

3. Work requires spatial perception, and finger and manual dexterity.

4. Must be able to sit or stand for up to eight hours at a time while performing work duties.

5. Must be able to use fingers bilaterally and unilaterally to utilize job-related tools and equipment.

6. Must have vision and hearing corrected to be able to legally operate a vehicle in various environmental and traffic conditions and perform essential job functions.

7. Must be able to perform essential job functions in an environment that will sometimes include increased levels of work-related stress.

8. Must maintain punctuality and attendance as scheduled.

Work Environment

The employee works indoors and outdoors and is exposed to weather extremes. The employee may occasionally be subjected to electrical shock hazards, dangerous heights, dangerous chemicals (e.g., solvents, etc.), and skin irritants. The employee may be required to use goggles, gloves, masks, lumbar support belts, safety boots, and other personal protective equipment.

Other Requirements

1. Must possess a State of North Carolina driver's license

2. May be required to work after office hours.

3. Must pass employment drug screening.

4. Must pass criminal background check.

5. Must work with the highest degree of confidentiality.