Maintenance Worker II

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Position Description

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

REPORTSTO: Ground Maintenance Field Supervisor


SALARY: $15.75 hourly



This entry level position participates in the day to day operations of the Public Works Department to include facility and grounds maintenance.


The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the major tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of anyone position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. Specific tasks on a day to day basis will reflect the overall areas of expertise for this position.

  • Crew Leader in the maintenance of City grounds and parks which include but not limited to asphalt patch repairs, tree trimming, grass mowing, and minor building maintenance.
  • Plant, transplant, prune, verti-cut, top dress, de-thatch, seed, re-seed/re-sod, hedge, weed, rake, mow, aerate, fertilize, and water to maintain all landscaping to include trees, plants, shrubs, etc.: clean, pick-up and remove all trash, branches and other debris from walkways, culverts, stairways, roadways, planters, etc. from landscaping, drains, culverts, etc.; design and redesign new and existing landscaping. Inspect grounds for hazardous conditions and initiate corrective action;
  • Diagnose various plants and turf infestations and diseases, taking the safest and most effective course of action to mitigate or eliminate the problem. Insure safe removal of large trees to include stump grinding and/or removal; control and dispose of rodent, non-venomous reptile, fowl and mammals;
  • Design, re-design, layout new and existing irrigation systems; drain, flush, clear and repair water storage systems; calibrate, set and re-set irrigation control systems; install and maintain irrigation clocks;
  • Mix, spray and apply appropriate pesticides to pants, shrubs, lawns and trees; set calibration on tank sprayers, drop spreaders, wheel driven spreaders and boom rigs; post and remove postings where pesticides are applied; and dispose of product containers per product instructions and applicable environmental laws, regulations and City policies and procedures; maintain records of pesticides application and usage and other records as required;
  • Clean up hazardous materials in parks and/or parking lots; distribute and maintain refuse containers in City parking lot areas for facility use;
  • Set-up traffic control cones and barricades in the performance of work when necessary;
  • In course of work operate utility equipment such as, backhoe, boom truck, tractor with rolling stock, box scraper, lawn sweeper, edger, trencher, auger, tiller, mower, and other equipment used to maintain grounds;
  • Ensure safety of staff and students while operating equipment and performing duties;
  • Maintains inventory of parts on service truck; drives service truck and operates radio;
  • Records and signs off on work activities;
  • Performs routine preventive maintenance on a variety of ground maintenance power equipment;
  • Assist in preparing facilities for classes and special even
  • Perform maintenance and custodial duties in parks buildings and park facilities.
  • Assisting in special events as scheduled.
  • Detects safety risks and hazards to users and employees and devises corrective measures.
  • Following and administering the policies and procedures set forth by the Public Works Department.
  • Recognition of emergency situations and administering action as required.
  • Subject to call out for personnel, maintenance, security and emergency issues.
  • Performs related work as required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and ability to perform tree and trail maintenance.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use standard hand and power tools and equipment for grounds and tree maintenance activities.
  • Ability to listen and ascertain the needs of the customer.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public.
  • Ability to handle multiple activities at once and work positively within a team model.
  • Ability to submit written requests for supplies and materials.
  • Ability to lift, carry and put away items weighing up to 80 pounds.
  • Ability to follow required safety precautions.
  • Knowledge of standard cleaning products and chemicals.
  • Knowledge of methods and requirements for the upkeep of parks and park facilities.
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate sound judgment.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical activity.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and during emergency situations as required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly in English, both orally and in writing.


Graduate from High School or GED equivalent.  This is an entry level position. Experience with hand and power tools and general maintenance knowledge is desired.


Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license (class E minimum).  First Aid and CPR certifications are desirable and must be obtained within the first six months of hire. Every New Port Richey employee is required to fill out a Disaster Response Survey and is subject to being required to report to work during a declared disaster.


Physical Ability:

Must be able to lift at least 80 pounds. This job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception and depth perception. Ability to stand or sit for periods longer than 30 minutes but not to exceed six hours consecutively. Ability to climb ladders and stairs. The Grounds Maintenance Worker II position is a physically strenuous and demanding job.  A Grounds Maintenance Worker II may spend the entire time at work standing, walking, lifting objects and operating equipment. A great deal of stretching and bending is required, often in awkward positions.

 Sensory Requirements:

Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in various tones of voice, as well as accents or rapidly spoken words. Ability to see, read, and comprehends letters, numbers, words, characters or symbols, which are both large and small. Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters and symbols which are legible and understood by others. Ability to learn tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained. Many cleaning chemicals and pesticides used as a Grounds Maintenance Worker I give off noxious fumes and have powerful odors. If not handled properly, the cleaning materials can cause serious injury, sickness and skin irritation and rashes may occur.


Work often transfers from indoors to outdoors. Grounds Maintenance Worker II will have to work in all weather conditions and must be prepared for both extreme heat and cold. Ability to accept and support the decisions made by others that may be in opposition of own views.

Applications can be emailed to, faxed to 727-853-1043 or sent/dropped off to 5919 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652.  EOE/DFWP

The City of New Port Richey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Incompliance with Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of New Port Richey provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.