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Maintenance Assistant (Landscape)
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Orange County Fair | Costa Mesa, CA
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Job Description

Position Title:

Maintenance Assistant (Landscape)

Rate of Pay: $14.25 per hour

Position Purpose:

Assists with a variety of skilled landscape maintenance activities. This is a seasonal/temporary position not to exceed 119 days.

Essential Functions:

* Assists in maintenance activities of fairground's landscape.
* Provides assistance to landscape staff with needed repairs when assigned.
* Performs a variety of landscaping duties including mowing lawns, weeding, pruning, and general plant care throughout the fairgrounds.
* Turf grass repair, watering, seeding, edging, and mowing.
* Assists with debris removal from planters, lawns, shrubs, and walkways.
* Assists in irrigation repair, tree planting, fertilizing, and tool maintenance and repair.
* Operates landscape machinery such as ride-on mower, push mower, string line trimmer and leaf blower.
* May participate in janitorial and custodial duties including cleaning buildings and facilities, cleaning and restocking restrooms, emptying trash, and cleaning guest tables and eating areas.
* Loads and unloads supplies throughout the facilities.

This description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.


* Must be at least 18 years of age.
* Must possess a valid California driver's license to operate a utility cart and other equipment.
* Previous landscape experience, knowledge of landscape equipment care and maintenance.
* Experience with general plant care.
* Ability to safely operate a variety of landscape tools and machinery.
* Good customer service skills and the ability to work well with others a must.

Special Qualifications:

* Ability to work outside the normal business day/week schedule as demanded by events and programs.
* Must be available to work 5 days per week, on any shift.


* Experience in safely operating heavy equipment such as forklift, man-lift, scissors lift, Bobcat (skid steer tractor) and/or skip loader highly preferred.
* Previous janitorial or custodial experience preferred.
* Familiarity with the layout and facilities of the OC Fair & Event Center helpful.

Physical Demands:

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.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, talk and hear. The employee must frequently use hands and fingers to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, using proper bending and lifting. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time.

Work Environment:

Will work in a fast-paced, indoor and outdoor environment in all types of weather. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud, however louder noise levels may be experienced during outdoor events and when in larger event buildings.The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Will be required to perform other duties as directed, requested or assigned.