Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Lead Grounds Maintenance Worker (events)

Posted over 1 month ago

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Job Description



Under general supervision of the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor (Events), performs lead duties over assigned activities of grounds maintenance workers (events) for special event set up and tear downs to ensure that all departmental and Community events are properly scheduled, coordinated, and equipped. This job class is treated as FLSA non-exempt position and considered a DRIVING position, subject to working on-call, split shifts, and weekend and holiday hours.

Essential Functions: (Essential functions may vary among positions, but may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.)

Examples of Tasks

1. Performs as Lead worker over an assigned work crew. Provides guidance over daily work activities. Performs a variety of tasks with an events crew by delivering, setting up and dismantling various types of special event equipment including tents, canopies, tables, chairs, portable stages, portable toilets, A/V equipment, generators, and other associated equipment for various indoor/outdoor events in the Community as well as family meetings, wakes, and funerals.

2. Coordinates and schedules office/equipment moves, collection and delivery of excess property for disposal, and collection and delivery of food and other products for the food bank.

3. Provides oversight and training to assigned work crews on proper equipment maintenance, work techniques, and safety procedures. Confers with supervisor to schedule and prioritize weekly, monthly, and quarterly maintenance requirements. Provides input to supervisor on individual crew member's job performance for yearly performance evaluations. Assumes supervisory responsibilities during the supervisor's absences.

4. Ensures special event equipment is delivered, assembled, and dismantled on time and in a safe manner. Ensures all equipment is inspected and accounted for before and after each use. Ensures supplies, tools, equipment, and vehicles are properly secured and stored at the end of the workday.

5. On occasion as needed, ensures the timely maintenance and upkeep of Community landscaping including grass, shrubs, trees, flowers, cutting of weeds, etc. Operates and maintains landscape irrigation systems and controls, and oversees and ensures the daily watering of grass, trees, shrubs, and flowers. Ensures all assigned areas remain free from weeds, trash and debris and dispatches work crews as necessary for clean-up. Ensures all exterior trash cans within designated work areas are emptied on a regular basis.

6. On occasion as needed, assists other work crews with maintenance and daily activities in Community cemeteries and at other locations needing grounds maintenance or special event support.

7. Performs other job-related duties as assigned to maintain and enhance departmental operations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of the general principles and practices of employee supervision and training.
  • Knowledge of general landscaping principles, practices, and techniques, including those used in desert areas.
  • Knowledge of special event operations and equipment, including the hazards and safety precautions associated with these activities.
  • Knowledge of the assembly and dismantling of tents, canopies, tables, chairs, stages and related furniture and equipment used for special events.

  • Skill in preparing reports of project costs, including estimates of materials, supplies, and labor.
  • Skill in supervising, training, and evaluating subordinate staff.
  • Skill in operating a variety of tools and equipment used in events and grounds maintenance work, including but not limited too small hands tools, lifts and forklifts.
  • Skill in following oral and written instructions.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other staff and the public.
  • Skill in using personal computers and related software.

  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively with tribal employees and community members and other customers.
  • Ability to manage, supervise and evaluate personnel; able to gather, interpret and compile reports.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to walk, stoop, climb, bend, and lift more than 40lbs at a time.
  • Ability to work outside with exposure to extreme weather conditions.
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment problems.
  • Ability to establish preventative maintenance programs for special event equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education & Experience: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and experience equivalent to three (3) years full time working with special event equipment and grounds maintenance, at least one (1) year of which involved lead or supervisory responsibilities. Must be willing and able to receive training as a forklift operator.

  • Equivalency - Any equivalent combination of training and experience that would enable the candidate to satisfactorily perform and meet the duties and responsibilities required will be considered in meeting the stated minimum qualifications.

  • Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill.

Special Requirements
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License.

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified : Community Member Veteran, Community Member, Spouse of Community Member, qualified Native American, and then other qualified candidate.

In order to obtain preference, the following is required: 1) Qualified Community Member Veteran (DD-214) will be required at the time of application submission 2) Qualified Community Member (must provide Tribal I.D at time of application submission),3) Spouse of a Community Member (Marriage License/certificate and spouse Tribal ID or CIB is required at time of application submission), and 4) Native American (Tribal ID or CIB required at time of application submission).

Documents may be submitted by one of the following methods:

1) attach to application

2) fax (480) 362-5860

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

Documentation must be received by position closing date.

The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted .

Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.