Lakes Service Worker II

Department: Public Works
Division: Lakes
Hourly Rate: $13.23 – $19.84

General Purpose

Under general supervision of an assigned Crew Leader maintains the lakes, waterways, canals and ditches within the city limits.  The incumbent provides services to waterfront property owners.  The employee assists with the construction of and maintains storm drain leaf traps.  Work is reviewed through observation and written reports for adherence to established policies and procedures.

Examples of Essential Functions

Assist Certified Aquatics Applicators with herbicide applications which may include mixing and loading chemicals for aquatic weed control program, installing spray systems on boats, trucks or other mobile units, reading herbicide labels and following safety rules.

Assist with vegetation and shoreline management tasks including trimming of City shorelines and canals, collecting and planting native aquatic plants, ditch maintenance and trash removal.

Install and maintain lake markers including restricted area buoys and informational signs at canal, boat ramp and park locations.

Assist with the construction and cleaning storm drain leaf traps and with the cleaning of other stormwater management systems.

Drive dump truck, or other heavy equipment requiring Class B CDL.

Perform herbicide applications as prescribed by the Aquatics Supervisor.

Please note: The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

Knowledge of aquatic tools and equipment.

Ability to swim well.

Skill in the operation of boats, pumps, power tools and a variety of motor equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires graduation from high school/GED; one year general labor experience, and six months’ experience as a Lakes Service Worker I (or comparable work experience).  Must have a valid, Florida, Class B Commercial Driver’s License, or an FDACS Aquatics Pesticide Applicator license.

Employees in this position are required to pass the National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS-700 within 30 days of employment and the ICS-100 within 60 days of employment.

Certifications and Training

Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver License.

All certifications must be current at the time of application and must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

Requirements

Environmental

Tasks may require frequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions. May require handling and application of potentially toxic herbicides.

Physical

This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping. May involve the complex operation of gasoline, electric, or diesel-powered machinery or hand and power tools requiring the manipulation of multiple controls, fine adjustments or both.

Sensory

Tasks require manual dexterity in addition to visual and hearing acuity. Tasks require color, depth, odor, sound, texture and visual perception and discrimination and oral communication ability.