NOW HIRING: Wilmington DPW Seeks Groundsman For Parks & Grounds Division

WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington DPW is hiring a Groundsman for its Parks & Grounds Division. The job posting is below:

PARKS & GROUNDS
GROUNDSMAN II
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Unit: AFSCME II
Reporting To: Director of Public Works
Wages: $1,021.21/weekly
Hours: 6:30 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – Friday
Location: DPW Operations, 135 Andover Street
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Definition:

Manual work in the care of Town-owned grounds; all other related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

  • Works under the direct supervision of Parks & Grounds Foreman (Head Groundsman)
    Performs a variety of routine and repetitive tasks, with work checked during progress and upon completion for satisfactory performance.
  • Makes few contacts beyond immediate associates.
  • Continuous and strenuous physical effort demanded in walking, bending, standing and lifting or carrying equipment, tools and materials while performing duties under varying weather conditions.

Examples of Work:

  • Performs manual work in digging and in back-filling excavations; handles heavy materials on maintenance and repair projects.
  • Seeds, loams, fertilizes, rakes, rolls, weeds, mows and waters lawn areas.
  • Plants, trims and cuts hedges, shrubbery and flowers; rakes up and disposes of rubbish and leaves.
  • Drags and marks playing fields and works on irrigation systems.
  • Operates equipment such as power-mowers, light trucks, brush cutters, snow plows, power saws, line painters, small tractors and other parks and grounds equipment.
  • Maintains and marks play fields; maintains tennis courts and skating rinks; repairs and paints benches, back stops and bleachers; installs and maintains playground equipment.
  • Plows snow and removes ice and snow from walks, drives and pavements.
  • Transports and sets up staging and risers; moves furniture and equipment.
  • Performs other work of the Department of Public Works as directed by the Director of Public Works, Operations Manager, and Operations Supervisor.

RECOMMENDED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • High School education; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Background in agronomy, turf management, or related course work a plus.

Knowledge, Ability, Skill:

  • Ability to lift heavy objects and to work continuously under varying weather conditions.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral instructions. Ability to use hand tools and operate power equipment. Possession of CDL required.
  • Possession of a pesticide license and hoisting license preferred but not required.

EOE

To Apply:

Submit resume, cover letter and completed application to:

Town Manager’s Office
Attn: Assistant Town Manager/Human Resources Director
121 Glen Road
Wilmington, MA 01887

or via email at: jobs@wilmingtonma.gov

If submitting by email please use “Position: Groundsman II Parks & Grounds Division” in the subject. Resume, cover letter and completed application may be attached as a PDF to the email. Please note, we will not reformat or fix formatting issues if sending electronically and in a file type other than PDF.

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