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This is normal laboring work of more than ordinary difficulty in the performance of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks of a physically demanding nature.
Work involves the performance of duties which are of a routine nature and are performed with some degree of independence. The more skilled tasks, however, are performed under closer supervision. Specific instructions are normally received with assignments.


May review work performed by a small group of employees performing related work.

May drive a truck and some light construction equipment, involving responsibilities for safe and efficient operation.

Performs unskilled and semi-skilled tasks maintaining grounds, shrubbery, and lawns.

Digs ditches, sets stakes, and strings; plans and mortars cement blocks; mixes cement and patches walks; helps run water and sewer lines.

Performs general laboring tasks in mowing grass, cleaning grounds; rakes leaves and trash; plants shrubs; prepares flower beds and plants flowers, prunes shrubs, uses power and hand tools as required.

Sprays lawns, shrubs, and trees with fertilizer and insecticides.

Waters lawns and shrubs during dry periods, using hose or by activating fixed or portable sprinkler system.

Performs related work as required.


Any combination of training and experience equivalent to completion of the eighth grade and some experience related to this class of work.

Ability to understand and follow specific oral and written instructions.

Ability to use a variety of standard power and hand tools.

Ability to perform heavy normal labor, often under adverse climatic conditions.



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