The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) has a job opening for a Groundskeeper. TAA’s Groundskeeper position will assist Landscape Specialists with maintenance and repair tasks; collect and dispose of trash and debris from Tucson International Airport (TUS) and Ryan Airfield (RYN); perform interiorscape duties inside selected TAA buildings; and provide responsive and exceptional customer service.
A high school diploma or equivalency, a minimum of one year work experience in Landscaping or Nursery operations is helpful (any equivalent combination of acceptable training and experience). General construction and mechanical skills would be an asset.
- The operation of hand-held gasoline powered landscape equipment such as weedeater, blower, chipper, chainsaw, lawn mower and edger.
- Interiorscape plants and how to maintain plans in an interior environment.
- Irrigation systems and controllers helpful, but not required
- Self-motivation and taking initiative to complete quality work that furthers the mission and goals of the department and TAA.
- Appling and using good organization, oral and written communication and critical thinking.
- Work any assigned shift, including evenings/weekends/holidays, subject to overtime and on call.
- Follow appropriate policies, practices and procedures.
- Learn Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) FAR Part 139, Advisory Circulars (AC's), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Regulations and Standards.
- Learn the organization-wide mission and gaols, and how these relate to division, department, team and individual projects and initiatives.
- Operate any airport vehicle or equipment, whether standard or automatic.
- Work in high-noise environment and extreme seasonal weather.
- Lift large, bulky, heavy items, including various equipment parts weighing up to 80 lbs with or without assistance, and/or using equipment.
- Communicate in English via telephone, radio and cellular telephone, in a high noise environment, with sufficient clarity to be understood by others.
- Distinguish colors by a practical test in all lighting conditions of standard airport lighting system colors and Air Traffic Control Tower light-gun signals, and identify fuel grade color code markings, and actual samples of various fuels.
- Hear and understand through both ears, sounds coming through a radio, a standard telephone receiver, or othr outside sound sources.
- Read, write and speak the English language in a clear manner; speak Spanish or another second language is helpful but not required.
- Perform tasks with a high degree of accuracy, maintain confidentiality, attention to detail, with mature judgment, function in compelling, high stress, fast-paced work environment, with deadlines and multiple projects.
- Initiate and organize responsibilities without supervision, and to take independent action relative to work problems requiring immediate solutions.
- Usa a computer utilizing Microsoft office software
Licenses, Certificates, Special Requirements:
- A valid driver's license
- Obtain and maintain the ability to drive airport vehicles on the Non-Movement Area of the Air Operations Area (AOA)
- Must obtain and maintain access to the Security Identification Display Area (SIDA)
- Must successfully complete the National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100 and 200 course requirements and certificaiton within the first year of assuming the position