01-0123R

RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF CITY GARDENER, INCLUDING A TITLE CHANGE TO PARKS AND GARDENS MAINTENANCE LEAD WORKER.

BY COUNCILOR STEWART:

        RESOLVED, that the proposed amendments to the specifications for the civil service classification of city gardener, including a title change to parks and gardens maintenance lead worker, which were approved by the civil service board on February 6, 2001, and which are filed with he city clerk as Public Document No. __________________, are approved; that said classification shall remain subject to the city's collective bargaining agreement with its basic unit employees, that the pay range will change from Pay Range 29, pay rate of $2,906 to $3,448 per month to pay range 32, Pay Rate of $3,303 to $3,927 per month. The proper city officials are authorized to execute and implement an agreement with the union to provide for employing one or more unit members consistent with this resolution.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This job description was revised based on an audit of the position. The audit revealed that additional duties are being performed in this classification, including developing and monitoring the garden program budget, applying for and monitoring grants, conducting long-term garden maintenance planning, and directing, coordinating and enforcing the city of Duluth snow removal ordinance. The change in rate of pay from Range 29 to Range 32 is consistent with other lead worker classifications.