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Website City of Fort Lauderdale, FL


This position requires a CDL Class B with Airbrakes. You will not be considered without this license .
Out of state candidates who possess a CDL must be able to obtain a State of Florida CDL Class B with Airbrakes within 30 days of hire date

The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.

The employee in this position performs necessary trimming and pruning of trees and palms to eliminate hazards, remove dangerous/dead tree limbs to ensure healthy tree growth and to preserve tree structure.

Performs progressively responsible facility maintenance duties, which includes minor repairs of building systems, cleaning restrooms, trash pick-up, etc. or performs progressively responsible grounds maintenance duties. Displays more specialized knowledge in the area of tree trimming, irrigation repair, carpentry, athletic field maintenance, etc. An employee in this class usually functions as a crew leader.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.

This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local Union769 and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.

NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.


Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Monitors and prints out work orders; closes out work orders performed; keeps track of work in progress
  • Plans and assigns duties and work activities
  • Maintains, repairs, constructs, and renovates park facilities
  • Participates in performing custodial tasks as applies to municipal buildings and other municipal property, including trash removal
  • Lines playing fields; drags, waters, weeds, and maintains landscaped areas on baseball and football fields, as assigned
  • Inspects and repairs structures and buildings
  • May supervise and participate in planting, mowing, watering, cleaning and trimming municipal parks and grounds; planting trees, flowers, and shrubbery; and operating equipment necessary in completing assigned tasks
  • May climb trees using ropes, hooks or a hoist mounted on a truck; does necessary trimming and pruning to eliminate hazards and preserve the beauty of the trees on municipal streets and property; fell dead or dangerous trees and cut dead limbs, remove overhanging or damaged limbs
  • May perform maintenance of municipal facilities and property, such as painting, plumbing, masonry, and landscaping work involving the use of hand and power tools
  • Performs landscaping duties, including mowing, edging, weed eating, and blowing
  • May be required to respond to emergency calls
  • Performs minor equipment repair and maintenance

Additional Responsibilities

  • May operate specialized trucks, small roller, grader, cement saw, tractor and various mowing equipment.
  • May supervise and participate in performing custodial tasks as applies to municipal buildings and other municipal property
  • May line playing fields, drag, water, weed and maintain landscaped areas on baseball and football fields
  • May supervise and participate in setting up and taking down of benches, seats, chairs and other equipment
  • May act as a concession attendant when required
  • May assign and issue tools, maintain shop area and equipment
  • May perform minor repairs on equipment and municipal buildings including lubrication of the equipment
  • May perform semi-skilled tasks requiring the use of hand tools and perform manual work in conjunction with job assignments
  • May perform duties in conjunction with City street maintenance such as erecting signs, barricades and clearing debris
  • May inspect public trees to diagnose disease; ensuring healthy tree growth; removes tree stumps
  • Performs related work as required


  1. High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
  2. Minimum of three (3) years of related experience using equipment powered by motor and other hand tools. Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job-related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience or education.
  3. CDL Class B with airbrakes required

Special Requirements: Availability to work staggered schedules including evening hours when necessary
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee’s Department Head will determine who will be required to work.

The position involves heavy physical demands, such as exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Depending on the number of applications and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran’s preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale’s veteran’s preference claim form ( J-204) .
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