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Seasonal Park Maintenance Worker




Maintain and make improvements to all park grounds, amenities and facilities as assigned

Essential Functions

  • Perform routine maintenance of park facilities and amenities that include play structures, buildings, athletic fields and related amenities
  • Perform routine maintenance of park grounds that include string-trimming, mowing, general landscaping and litter/debris removal
  • Routine janitorial responsibilities of park facilities that include the cleaning of park shelters, restrooms, play structures, athletic field structures and the emptying of trash barrels
  • Preparation of athletic fields for games and practices that include infield grooming, lining and setting bases/markers
  • Perform routine maintenance of City right-of-way and easements that includes string-trimming, mowing and litter/debris removal
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures
  • Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activities, conditions and faulty equipment
  • Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City's Loss Control Handbook
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Ability

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age
  • Must have a valid Missouri Driver's License
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work

Preferred Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED equivalency
  • One (1) year park maintenance experience

Essential Education, Certification, and/or Licenses

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills      Knowledge of:

  • General park maintenance standards
  • General grounds maintenance
  • Utilization of general tools and power equipment
  • Operation of light maintenance equipment

      Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively with park patrons and co-workers
  • Follow oral and written instructions
  • Work a non-traditional and flexible work schedule including holidays

        Skills in:

  • Utilization of general hand tools and power equipment
  • Operation of light maintenance equipment
  • Basic grounds and building maintenance

Supervision Received

  • The work is performed under the supervision of the Park Maintenance Superintendent

Supervision Exercised

  • None

Work Environment

  • The primary duties of this class are performed outdoors in a public park and building environment and may include working on rooftops and in adverse weather conditions and hazards involving the use of power tools and equipment and hazardous chemicals

Essential Physical Abilities

  • Sufficient clarity of hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions, communicate with other employees and the public, and discern emergency or alarm warning systems, including vehicle backup alarms
  • Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and work orders; technical manuals and related diagrams, and move over rough and unfamiliar terrain
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a variety of power and hand tools and to make adjustments to equipment
  • Sufficient strength to lift and carry 50-pound objects for varying distances
  • Sufficient body flexibility, mobility, stamina and balance to perform maintenance and repair operations that require bending, stooping, kneeling, stretching, and other physical exertions working in trenches, climbing and working on ladders, and moving over rough or unfamiliar terrain
  • Sufficient ability to endure prolonged exposure to adverse conditions such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, and prolonged sun and heat exposure during summer months

Additional Info

Job Type : Seasonal

Salary Range : $12.30 - $13.00/hour

Work location : In person

Do you accept applicants under the age of 18? : No

Residency requirement : No

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