This is routine manual work in the maintenance and care of recreation department facilities and grounds which includes maintaining facility cleanliness, performing grounds maintenance, performing minor repair work, and assisting skilled trades workers in the performance of minor work orders. Work is performed under the supervision of a district caretaker supervisor. Assignments will include the cleaning and care of assigned buildings and surrounding grounds or performing grounds maintenance work as a member of a crew in a recreation park or square. Work is carried out in accordance with detailed work instructions. Work involves some disagreeable aspects and requires moderate physical effort.
Sweeps, mops and scrubs floors; waxes and polishes floors; washes windows; dusts furniture and woodwork; empties trash receptacles.
Occasionally secures loose flooring, ceiling tiles and paneling, measures partitions and shelves, repairs holes in panels or partitions.
Tightens door locks; repairs doors by tightening hinges or nailing wood over holes in doors or windows.
Tightens bolts on bleachers and benches; secures seats and footplates.
Repairs sport and play equipment by tightening nuts and bolts, wiring crossbraces and bending basketball rims into place.
Checks thermostat to assure proper temperature is being maintained.
Cleans debris from gutters and downspouts on one-story buildings.
Keeps building free of safety hazards.ELECTRICAL
Replaces light bulbs, switchplates and coverplates; resets circuit breakers; replaces fuses.PLUMBING AND HEATING
Unclogs sink by removing debris; unclogs toilets and urinals by removing debris and plunging; turns off water supply to leaking or running fixtures; replaces lavatory supplies.
Cleans debris from water fountains and catch basins.PAINTING
Washes wall and woodwork; scrapes loose and peeling paint and plaster; removes protruding nails and screws; removes obstacles from area to be painted; does minor painting such as covering graffiti.OUTDOOR
Sweeps and cleans all walks from curbline in; cuts grass using a power mower; rakes leaves; trims hedges and bushes; seeds and waters grounds areas as required; shovels snow; keeps playground areas free of debris and safety hazards.
Makes play areas; lines fields; fills holes and low areas.
Performs related work as required.
Education equivalent to completion of the eighth school grade.AND
Successful completion of 40 hours of training in the maintenance and care of recreation or parks facilities and grounds provided by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society or by an agency approved by the Department of Recreation.OR
One year experience with a landscape, nursery, grounds or other related maintenance jobs.AND
Five months of experience performing grounds maintenance and caretaking work at a large recreation or park facility, including custodial and grounds maintenance work.
NOTE: 30 hours of college coursework in a related field (nursery, ground arboriculture or landscape design) can replace the General Experience
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.