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Facilities Grounds Worker 1

Posting Date:  September 16, 2020
Position Type:  Full - Time, Hourly

Department:  1151 DAS - Fiscal Affairs

Compensation:  $17.76 – $ 20.34 per hour
Closing Date:  Open until filled

Job Summary: Under the general direction of the Facilities Ground Supervisor, this position performs general tasks in Facilities buildings. The major objective is to provide a basic level of service in the operations area of maintaining buildings and grounds.

Essential Responsibilities: 1. Performs corrective maintenance requested by tenants or facilities staff. Maintenance tasks are usually general in nature and may include light bulb replacements, opening/closing the facilities, monitoring facilities, or performing work outside normal building hours. 2. Carry out work schedules and maintenance tasks and programs, assist in repairs and preventative/routine maintenance needs throughout the buildings and grounds. 3. Provide general building support for moves, quality assurance, and coordination of facilities related tenant request and support. Support events and other facilities tasks as assigned by the Supervisor. 4. Mowing and trimming grass with large riding equipment, maintain storm water ponds, tree removal and trimming, heavy equipment/loader operation. 5. Assist skilled Trades in the performance of their duties by performing a variety of tasks for care and maintenance of buildings and grounds. May work under direction of or one-on-one with Trades to assist in service and maintenance coverage. 6. Perform snow and salting operations, regular and emergency, walkways/sidewalks, parking lots and roadways. 7. Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current resident of the State of Wisconsin.

  • HS Diploma/GED equivalent.

  • A valid state of Wisconsin driver’s license at time of hire and maintained throughout employment.

  • At least six (6) MONTHS of experience in grounds and maintenance work on buildings.

  • The ability to lift/carry up to 50lbs and push/pull up to 150lbs on a regular basis.

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software, specifically Word and Excel.

  • Must successfully undergo a criminal history background check to maintain security clearance for Milwaukee County facilities.

Desirable Areas:

  • Experience in snowplow operation is desirable.

NOTE: Passing of required training set forth by Facilities Management is required within six-month probationary period.

Additional Experience and Abilities: Experience with operating machinery and vehicles such as:  mowers/rider, front loader, lifts and compactors preferred; experience with power tools, ladder, scaffolding, PC’s, chainsaws and chippers is desirable; ability to communicate information effectively with internal and/or external contacts; ability to read, write, and comprehend simple instructions; ability to execute decisions within limits of standard policy and procedures.

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Note: In accordance with Rule III Section 11 of the Civil Service Rules a non-competitive examination will be held for this position. The non-competitive examination will consist of a review of candidate materials, education and related experience.

Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Milwaukee County conducts job related criminal background checks and pre-employment screenings.

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Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.