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Park Maintenance I

The Park Maintenance I is responsible for daily upkeep and repair of the park including grounds, horticulture areas, walks, public areas and buildings, restrooms, as well as meeting safety and security regulations.

Job Title:   Park Maintenance I Last Date Modified:  June 17, 2020
Exempt/Non-exempt:   Non-Exempt Full Time / Part Time / Seasonal:  PT Year-Round
Schedule:   Weekdays, Weekends, Holidays Minimum Hours:  24-32 hrs/wk
Department:   Grounds Supervisor Title:  Grounds Manager
Job Duties: Duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Ensure park meets safety and security regulations, including inspecting for and repairing perimeter breaches and play sets, identifying potential safety hazards in facility and ensuring problems are fixed immediately.
  • General park maintenance including:
  • Upkeep existing gardens: weed, cultivate, plant, fertilize, and irrigate lawns and gardens.
  • Mow, aerate, and edge lawn areas using power and hand tools. Rake, sweep and vacuum leaves, lawn clippings, and debris. Prune and trim hedges, bushes and other shrubbery.
  • Design, repair and maintain sprinkler system and drip system.
  • Assist in general repair and preventative maintenance of the park facilities – buildings, play sets, restrooms, animal enclosures, fences, bridges, benches and tables.
  • Assist with frequent cleaning of high touch surfaces (playsets, grab bars, railings) in accordance with COVID-19 prevention standards
  • Clean and maintain public facilities as needed.
  • Conform to maintenance budgets, make recommendations to Grounds Manager.
  • Maintain Agriculture Certifications, MSDS Logs and other reports.
  • Work with City Public Works Department and contractors on grounds projects as needed.
  • Lead and work with volunteers on grounds projects.
  • Assist with care and feeding of barnyard animals.
  • Perform heavy manual laboring duties.
  • Handle emergencies and customer concerns.
Job Skills/Experience Requirements:
  • Two years paid experience with landscaping and some experience providing semi-skilled building and grounds maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of common practices, methods and materials used in gardening and horticulture work.
  • Common practices, methods and materials used for building and park maintenance work.
  • Operation and maintenance of various building and park equipment and machinery.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures involved in park maintenance including hand tools, power tools and outdoor gas power equipment.
  • Work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions and communicate clearly orally and in writing.
  • General knowledge of plumbing and electrical including basic installations and repairs.
  • General carpentry skills.
  • General painting skills.
  • Must be able to work professionally around park visitors of all ages.
Job Skills Desired:
  • First aid certified.
  • Knowledge of safety practices.
  • Experience caring for domestic farm animals (sheep, goats, rabbits, pigs, donkey, cow, etc.) and exotic animals (arachnids, parrots) including related cleaning and maintenance.
Job Abilities:
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Able to work around and in close contact with animals daily.
  • Willing to work a schedule that may include after hours, night rentals and weekends.
Education / Certifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
Compensation is $13.00-$14.00 per hour DOE
Please send cover letter and resume to Sherri Adams, HR Specialist
Position is open until filled.
No phone calls please.