The City of Roanoke is seeking a Maintenance Technician IV to work the Department of Parks & Recreation on River's Edge Park. The ideal candidate will Assign and supervise the work of maintenance technicians and workers and participates in the management of athletic fields and park maintenance. Athletic field management includes but is not limited to: game preparation (lining, dragging, asset placement, etc…), mowing, trimming, aeration, fertilization, seeding, and irrigation. Park maintenance includes but is not limited to: restroom cleaning, asset repair, and trash removal. Must be proficient in the use and supervision of large athletic turf equipment such as Toro 5910, zero-turn and walk-behind mowers, reel mowers, skid steer loader, infield pro, tractors, aerators, as well as smaller equipment. Effective oral and written communication is required. Discusses job requirements with and receives detailed instruction from supervisor. Inspects work in progress to assure conformance with instructions. Requisitions necessary equipment and materials. Assists with special events, snow removal and other emergency tasks; including some nights and weekends, as needed. Maintains time and material records and prepares simple reports. High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) and three to five years of experience and/or training in athletic turf maintenance and management or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a minimum of a Class B Commercial Driver Learner’s Permit and the ability to obtain the Class B CDL license within 3 months of hiring. Must have the ability to obtain a Registered Technician Spraying license within 6 months, a Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification within 18 months and a Fertilizer Applicator Certification within 12 months of hiring.
3-5 years experience and/or training in athletic turf maintenance and management or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must have a minimum of a Class B Commercial Driver Learner's Permit and the ability to obtain the Class B CDL license within 3 months of hiring.
Must have the ability to obtain a Registered Technician Spraying license within 6 months, a Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification within 18 months and a Fertilizer Applicator Certification within 12 months of hiring.
Overview of Benefits for Full-Time Employees:
Paid leave is time off from work available for use by an employee upon approval by supervisor. The first 24 consecutive leave hours for any illness must be charged to paid leave with additional time charged to extended illness leave. Paid leave for employees of the city shall accrue as follows:
Years of Service Hours Per Month Fire 24-hr shift Employees
0 - 1 10 17
1 - 5 12 19.75
5 - 10 14 22.75
10 - 15 16 25.50
15 - 20 17 26.75
20 - 25 18 28.25
25 - 30 19 30
30 + 20 32
Extended Illness Leave: shall accrue at the rate of six (6) hours per month. Fire suppression employees shall accrue extended illness leave at nine (9) hours per month.
Funeral Leave: for family, up to three consecutive days.
Military Leave: Fifteen work days per Federal fiscal year.
Holidays: The City provides 96 hours of annual paid holiday time.
Health Insurance: Four coverage types are available: Employee only, Employee + 1 Child, Employee + Spouse and Family. Coverage is available through payroll deduction.
Additionally, the city offers the following three Aetna Health Plan Options:
PPO 300 – Provides 100% coverage for preventive care; lower deductible and out-of-pocket maximums than other medical plans; and has higher employee premiums. This is comparable to the current insurance program.
PPO/HRA 1000 – Provides 100% coverage for preventive care; has higher deductible and out-of-pocket maximum than the PPO 300 plan; has lower employee premiums than the PPO 300 plan; and the employer makes contributions to an account through a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA). The City of Roanoke contributes $500 for employee only coverage and $1,000 for all other tiers. Contributions are pro-rated dependent upon enrollment date.
PPO/HSA 2700 – Provides 100% coverage for preventive care; has higher deductible and out-of-pocket maximum than other medical plans; has lower employee premiums; and both the employer and the employee make contributions to a Health Savings Account (HSA) to pay for medical expenses which apply to the deductible. The City of Roanoke contributes towards the Health Savings Account (HSA), $1,300 for employee only coverage and $2,600 for all other tiers. Contributions are pro-rated dependent upon enrollment date.
Optum RX (Pharmaceutical Benefits Manager) - Manages pharmacy benefits, processes employee pharmacy claims and answers employee pharmacy benefit questions.
Aetna Health Plan 2020 Monthly Rates
Employee Only: $70.94
Employee + Child: $265.16
Employee + Spouse: $621.98
Employee Only: $45.94
Employee + Child: $225.16
Employee + Spouse: $571.98
Employee Only: $21.72
Employee + Child: $169.46
Employee + Spouse $474.36
Dental Insurance: Four coverage types are available: Family, Employee and Spouse, Employee and Child, and Employee only. Coverage is available through payroll deduction.
Delta Dental (Delta Premier) 2020 Rates, Bi-weekly
Employee: $ 1.40
Employee/Child: $ 9.44
Employee/Spouse: $ 9.44
Family: $ 24.68
Life Insurance: Paid by the City at no cost to employees. Coverage is equal to the annual salary rounded to the next highest thousand and then doubled. For an accidental death, the coverage would be twice this amount.
Optional Life Insurance: Paid by the employee. Various amounts of coverage, including family members, available through payroll deduction.
Long Term Disability Insurance: Designed to provide a monthly benefit to assist employees with bills and maintaining a standard of living when disabled as a result of a covered sickness or injury. Coverage is available through payroll deduction. Annual cost is your annual salary multiplied by .00255. This amount is half of the total premium and the City pays the other half.
Retirement: Employees contribute 5% of salary and choose between participating in a traditional defined benefit plan or a hybrid program. Employees vest in the employer component of either plan upon completing five (5) years of service.
Defined Benefit Pension Plan: Normal retirement after 55th birthday, and when combination of age and creditable service equals 85; or, 65th birthday if completed at least five years of creditable service. For sworn officers in Police and Fire/EMS, normal retirement after 50th birthday, and when combination of age and service equals 75; or, 65th birthday or older with 5 years of creditable service. An annual retirement benefit equals 2.0% of salary (based on an average of the highest five years) times the number of creditable years with a maximum of 63%. Early retirement options are available and reductions may apply based on age and service.
Hybrid Program: Provides the characteristics of the traditional pension plan with that of a deferred compensation plan. The pension plan provides an annual benefit equaling 1% of salary (based on an average of the highest five years) times the number of creditable years with a maximum of 63%. The deferred compensation component provides for the employee contribution to be deposited in an account directed by the member. The combination of the two components is structured to provide approximately the same actuarial benefit as the Defined Benefit Pension Plan. International City Management Association - Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC) provides the third party administration of this deferred compensation plan for participating employees.
Sheriff's Department Employees are covered b the Virginia Retirement System (VRS). Previous service covered by VRS may be portable to the Roanoke Retirement System.
Retirement Health Savings Plan: All employees contribute 1% of salary to a 401(h) health savings account. Employees vest in the City match of 1% upon completing five (5) years of service. International City Management Association - Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC) provides the third party administration of this plan for participating employees.
Deferred Compensation: Employees may voluntarily contribute salary deferred dollars into a City Sponsored 457 Plan. International City Management Association - Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC) provides the third party administration of this deferred compensation plan for participating employees.
Flexible Spending Account: Allows employees to set aside pre-tax dollars from their pay checks to pay for child care and/or medical and dental expenses not covered by the City's health care or dental plans. You may also set aside pre-tax dollars to cover certain transit or parking expenses. Keep in mind only transit or parking expenses may be rolled over from year to year.
Virginia College Savings Plan: Two plans to choose from at a reduced application fee, Virginia Prepaid Education Program and the Virginia Education Savings Trust.
Employee Health Services: The City employee health services provides medical care for employees, retirees, and eligible spouses.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Support services available to assist employees facing life challenges.
Pay Days: Direct deposit is required for all new employees. Paid bi-weekly, 26 pay periods per year.
Vision Insurance: Covered under the health care plan at no additional cost to employees. Includes discounts on eyeglass frames, eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.
Discounts & Voluntary Benefits: Employees may access discounts through various national and local retailers. Discounts include 10% off auto insurance and 5% off home or renters insurance with Liberty Mutual. Voluntary benefits offered through Corestream. Critical Illness, Accident Insurance and Cancer Policies will be available through Colonial Life and Long Term Care will be available through Transamerica. All voluntary benefits may be payroll deducted.