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GARDENER & LABORER (Grounds Maintenance Technician 1)
There is one position opening in the Parks, Cemeteries & Public Grounds Department for a Gardener & Laborer.  This position is Labor Service and is also included under the Public Employees Council of the Laborers International Union of North America AFL-CIO, Public Employees Union Local 1144A.

Duties/Responsibilities:  Operates department equipment, trucks, power and hand tools used in the completion of a wide range of parks, cemeteries and public grounds projects such as mowing and trimming grass areas, use of a chain saw to cut and remove trees/shrubs, repair playground equipment, dig ditches and trenches, rake and mow lawns, etc.  Maintains chemical standards for the municipal pool, monitors and repairs all equipment needed to filter and clean pool water.  Mark and grade municipal ball fields.  Install, maintain or renovate lawns by either seeding or sodding areas, plant or transplant flowers/shrubs.  Performs routine maintenance on equipment.  Attend training sessions as required.  Any new hire will be required to have a CDL and be available during snow events, department overtime and storm related tree emergencies.  A CDL permit would be acceptable, but a CDL must be obtained within 12 months.  

Education/Experience:  The position requires one (1) year experience in gardening work under Class II of the Labor Service Taunton Classification Plan.  All new hires must have or be able to obtain within 12 months, a Class II B Commercial Driver’s License as well as a Massachusetts Applicators Pesticide License within six (6) months of appointment.  

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:  Performs the major part of work outside; including work from ladders and staging with physical strain encountered when performing any tree work; lifting could be included with weight up to 50 lbs.  May have to carry items weighting 50 lbs. or more, example:  trees balled, shrubs balled, etc.  Must successfully complete a CORI check and a physical examination as a condition of employment.

Working Hours:  Regularly 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Seasonal Hours:  Per Department Commissioner

Beginning Wage: Step 1:  $17.51 per hour based on a 40-hour work week. Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, City Pension, and Deferred Compensation Plan.

Submit Labor Service and City Employment Applications in confidence by February 8, 2016 to:

Human Resources Department
141 Oak Street
Taunton, MA  02780


The City of Taunton is an EEO Employer



General Job Description:  
The Administrator’s position is accountable for all activities and departments of the Taunton Nursing Home subject to the rules and regulations promulgated by government agencies to ensure proper health care services to residents.  Administers, directs and coordinates all activities of the facility to carry out its objectives in providing resident care.  Plans, develops and administers Personnel and Labor Relations programs within the basic policies of the facility.  Formulates promotion, and welfare of all personnel and all employer-employee relationships.  Advises administrative staff of personnel involvement in policies, programs and proposed organization changes.  Evaluates manpower requirements.  Initiates and recommends policies and procedures necessary to achieve objectives in the facility and ensure maximum utilization of personnel.  Manages the financial operation of the facility, including keeping of fiscal records and control of funds.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Supervise all department heads.
  • Directly supervise Maintenance and Laundry
  • Prepare annual operating budget
  • Work with Municipal Council, Mayor, and all City of Taunton Department Heads
  • Have full responsibility for the management of the Taunton Nursing Home
  • Meet with Board of Directors monthly and report on activities of facility
  • Prepare all bids and contracts with outside vendors
  • Must have Massachusetts Nursing Home Administrator’s License
  • Must have at least five years experience as a Nursing Home Administrator
  • Must be a college graduate with a degree in Health Care Administration, Business Administration, or Nursing.  Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration of Business Administration preferred.
Salary Range:  $1,847.65 to $2,027.56 weekly plus benefits
Please request a full job description from the Human Resources Department.
Applicants submit cover letter & resume in confidence to:               Human Resources Department
        or email to                            141 Oak Street
[OPEN UNTIL FILLED]                                             Taunton, MA  02780              

This is a Unionized City of Taunton Management Association position.  The City of Taunton is an M/F/EEO Employer.