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Wage Increased! Seasonal Fairgrounds Lead Crew Hand

Wage Increased! Seasonal Fairgrounds Lead Crew Hand

Vacancy Announcement

The loss of Floyd Ehret, our longtime seasonal Fairgrounds Lead Crew Hand, has left a significant role to fill. We are accepting applications for a Seasonal Fairgrounds Lead Crew Hand.

Date Posted:  May 06, 2022

Closing Date:  June 03, 2022

The wage for this position is $20.00 per hour.

About the Position and Department: The Seasonal Fairgrounds Lead Crew Hand is under the direct supervision of the Fairgrounds Manager. This a full-time seasonal position.

Position Overview:  At the direction of the Fairgrounds Manager, provides oversight and directs the work of seasonal crew hands. This position is a working seasonal crew hand and performs a variety of maintenance tasks at the Fairgrounds including but not limited to lawn care, trimming trees, painting, cleaning, and repair of standing structures to prepare for various events including the Fallon County Fair. After the Fair, breaks down various temporary structures, cleans grounds, cleans equipment, and prepares items for storage. Performs extensive outside manual labor in a variety of weather conditions. This position requires working before, during and after the Fair.

Required Education and Experience:  Employment with Fallon County requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age. A minimum of one (1) year experience with grounds maintenance and general maintenance is required.

Preferred Education and Experience:  Previous experience with maintenance, mechanics, and large equipment operation is preferred. Experience leading a working crew is preferred.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:  Must possess a valid Driver License. This position will use County owned vehicles and/or equipment and is subject to a motor vehicle driving history review.

Applicant Pool Statement:  If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

How to Apply:  Applications and a complete job description are available at the Human Resources office, 10 W. Fallon Avenue, Baker, Montana or online at www.falloncounty.net.  Submit applications (resumes optional) by mail to:  Human Resources Manager, PO Box 846, Baker, Montana, 59313 or at the Human Resources office in the Courthouse. Questions may be directed to Shyla Hadley 406-778-2451 or Julie Straub 406-778-8164.

This vacancy announcement provides a brief overview of the position for recruiting purposes and is not intended to provide a full description of the work, competencies, and qualifications. Fallon County is an equal opportunity employer that is committed affirmative recruitment, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. The information contained on employment applications is sought in good faith. It will not be used to discriminate against any applicant for employment in violation of state or federal law.

 

Fallon County Job Description

Fallon County is an equal opportunity employer that is committed affirmative recruitment, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Applicants with disabilities who need accommodation with the application or selection process should contact Human Resources.

Job Title:  Fairgrounds Lead Crew Hand Department:  Fairgrounds
Reports to:  Fairgrounds Manager Job Status:  Seasonal,  Non-exempt
Location:  Baker, Montana Probationary Period:  Six (6) months

Job Overview

At the direction of the Fairgrounds Manager, provides oversight and directs the work of seasonal crew hands. This position is a working seasonal crew hand and performs a variety of maintenance tasks at the Fairgrounds including but not limited to lawn care, trimming trees, painting, cleaning, arena work, stall upkeep, and repair of standing structures to prepare for various events including the Fallon County Fair. After the Fair, breaks down various temporary structures, cleans grounds, cleans equipment, and prepares items for storage. Performs extensive outside manual labor in a variety of weather conditions. This position requires working before, during and after the Fair. This position will receive direction from and respond to requests from the Fair Board.

Essential Functions

Daily Work Assignments – At work sites, provides oversight and direction to seasonal crew hands to ensure work is completed in a timely manner in accordance with established protocols and procedures. Provides verbal direction and guidance to seasonal crew hands.

Grounds and Building Maintenance Prior to Fair – Performs extensive grounds maintenance tasks including mowing and watering lawns, weed eating, arena grooming, and trimming trees in and around the Fairgrounds utilizing variety of equipment including but not limited to power mower, push mower, weed eater, skid steer, and tractor. Ensures roads and grounds are safe and ready for traffic. Performs general mechanical duties on equipment including attachments. Prepares buildings and standing structures for the Fair by cleaning, setting up, repairing, and painting. Requires extensive walking, lifting, bending and use of power tools.

Grounds and Building Maintenance During Fair – Cleans and performs general upkeep on buildings, as well as cleaning restrooms, taking care of garbage cans, garbage patrol throughout the grounds, assisting venders and entertainment with but not limited to loading, unloading, and set up. May be the direct contact for questions about barn and stall requirements. Preps grandstands for shows including removing garbage, cleaning bathrooms and merchandise set-up.

Grounds and Building Maintenance After Fair – Performs extensive grounds maintenance tasks including mowing lawns, weed eating, and trimming trees in and around the Fairgrounds utilizing variety of equipment including but not limited to power mowers, push mowers, and weed eaters. Takes down structures, cleans buildings and equipment, repairs structures, and prepares items and equipment for storage and winterization.

Competencies

The knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics to perform this work include but are not necessarily limited to:  Active Listening, Adaptability, Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Coordination of Work Assignments, Delegation, Dependability, Flexibility, Initiative, Mechanical, Leadership, Oral & Written Expression. Problem Solving, and Professionalism.

This position requires thorough knowledge of routine manual labor including use of shovels, lawn mowers, weed eaters, and other tools as provided to complete a sundry of maintenance and cleaning tasks at the Fairgrounds. This includes possessing a strong knowledge of basic tools including purpose, repair and maintenance to ensure tasks are completed efficiently and safely. Ability to assess and determine a course of action in addressing repair and maintenance tasks.

Must possess the ability to direct the daily work of the crew, delegating work assignments and tasks to appropriate crew hand with awareness of experience/knowledge/skill level. Demonstrate calm and effective leadership. Serves as a liaison between crew hands and the Fairgrounds Manager to ensure work is completed in a timely and safe manner. Must be able to work independently. Possess excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to resolve questions and concerns using good judgment and discretion. Effectively interact with variety of personalities and demands of the public, resolving questions or concerns with courtesy and respect. Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. Willingness to work beyond routine and scheduled hours.

Safety

Safety is a primary duty and a personal responsibility. County employees are responsible for reading, understanding and following safety rules and procedures as identified within County Policy, our Safety Program as well as at each department/work location/JSA. This position is responsible for wearing PPE as identified in the JSA or when working in areas where there is danger of injury. Responsible for wearing suitable work clothes as determined by the Fairgrounds Manager. Reports all injuries, hazards and/or near misses utilizing established reporting forms and procedures. Knows the location of first aid kits, fire extinguishers and other safety devices. Attends all safety meetings including annual training.  This position will not perform potentially hazardous tasks or use any hazardous material until properly trained.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities; however, will direct the daily work of the fairgrounds seasonal crew hands.

Work Environment
This position performs work in and around the Fairgrounds in a variety of weather conditions including but not limited to heat, sun, wind and rain. Exposed to a variety of grasses, weeds, trees, shrubs, flowers, and other sources of pollen.

Required Education and Experience
Employment with Fallon County requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age. The above knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through a minimum of one-year experience with grounds maintenance and general maintenance.

 Preferred Education and Experience

Previous experience with maintenance, mechanics, and large equipment operation is preferred. Experience leading a working crew is preferred.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Must possess a valid Driver License. This position will use County owned vehicles and/or equipment and is subject to a motor vehicle driving history review.

Salary Schedule

The wage for this position is $20.00 per hour.

This position requires enrollment in the Public Employees Retirement System with an established contribution rate for both the employee and the County.

Position Type/Hours of Work:

This seasonal position typically works forty (40) hours per week April through the end of September, with flexibility for this time period. Schedule is dependent upon workload and demand, but generally will work Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The week of the Fair will work entire week and weekend; resulting hours will generally exceed forty (40) and will be compensated at time and half for overtime.

Physical and Environmental Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk on uneven surfaces, sit, bend, and reach with hands and arms. May be required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. May be required to lift up to fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision abilities include close and distant vision. Will work inside and outside in a variety of weather conditions.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to perform the job successfully; employees are routinely required to address emerging employer requirements in alignment with individual work units and assignments of jobs which may result in additional or a change in duties/functions not identified. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee; it is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer change.

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