Maintenance Worker

  • Type:

    Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:

    13.83 per hour
  • Announcement Date:

    11/08/2021

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the maintenance of county-owned parks and recreational facilities.

Major Duties:

  • Performs general building facility maintenance including sweeping, mopping, and waxing floors, and making minor plumbing and building repairs.
  • Performs general grounds maintenance at parks and recreation facilities including mowing grass, trimming weeds, trimming hedges, picking up trash and debris, and blowing leaves.
  • Inspects facilities after use for any damages or litter and ensures that all county owned property is accounted for.
  • Maintains sports fields including mowing, dragging, spraying of chemicals, lining fields, trimming hedges, and repairing dugouts and fences.
  • Maintains assigned tools and equipment, including tractors, mowers, and vehicles.
  • Responds to emergency calls from the State Department of Transportation pertaining to county-maintained landscaping on the Interstate.
  • Responds to emergency calls at southern end facilities after normal working hours and weekends.
  • Operates heavy equipment as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Required:

  • Knowledge of county and safety policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of athletic field maintenance techniques.
  • Knowledge of grounds maintenance techniques, including the application of herbicides and pesticides.
  • Skill in operating such tools and equipment as tractors, lawnmowers, bush hogs, weed-eaters, sod cutters, line machines, chemical sprayers, electric hedge clippers, chainsaws, chippers, and various hand tools.
  • Skill in dealing with the public
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

WorkEnvironment:

This work is typically performed outdoors, where the employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, irritating chemicals, and inclement weather. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to read, write, and perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of South Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Application Procedure:

Only applicants submitting a fully completed Jasper County application will be considered. Please submit completed documents to Jasper County Human Resources, PO Box 150, Ridgeland, SC 29936. Applications are available on-line or, may be obtained in person at the Clementa C. Pinckney Government Building, 358 Third Avenue, Ridgeland, SC 29936. APPLICANTS WILL BE DRUG TESTED AND MUST SUCCESSFULLY PASS A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

If an accommodation is needed in order to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office.

JASPER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER