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Park Maintenance Worker (Full-Time)
Department:Parks and Recreation
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Hiring Pay Rate:$11.51 per hour
Salary Grade:Grade 7
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled


Performs a variety of semi-skilled and manual labor tasks in the maintenance of parks and recreational facilities.  Duties include the custodial cleaning of parks and facilities, mowing and upkeep of grounds, equipment and facility repairs, landscaping of beds and pruning of trees in parks and public right of ways, as well as occupational customer service. Position also serves in an event support role.  Performs some carpentry, plumbing and minor electrical work.


Valid NC Driver's License with good driving record.  Must be able to perform heavy work exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.  Ability and visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and equipment.




General Statement of Duties

Performs various semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance and repair of town buildings, parks and recreation areas.


Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee in this class performs a variety of tasks that relate to building repair and maintenance of parks, ball fields, and recreation facilities.  Work may include operation of equipment.  Worked is performed under the immediate supervision of the Parks Maintenance Crew Leader and is checked by observation and by reports. 


Illustrative Examples of Work

Performs grounds keeping activities such as mowing grass, weeding, weed-eating, and mulching.

Makes regular inspections of parks; removes leaves, empties trash, stocks and cleans restrooms; inspects for needed repairs.

Performs building maintenance such as painting, carpentry, electrical, masonry, plumbing and roofing tasks.

Drags, lines and sets bases for ball fields.

Operates backhoe, front end loader, rubber tire tractor, bobcat, mowing equipment, weed eaters, leaf blowers, and edgers.

Assists in set up for special town functions and activities.

Performs related duties as required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Work requires general knowledge of tools and equipment used in the work assigned.

Employee must have the ability to operate tools and equipment used in the work assigned.

Employee must have the ability to perform strenuous work for extended periods of time.

Employee must have the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Employee must have the ability to maintain effective working relationships.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational support functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking and hearing, and repetitive motions.

Must be able to perform heavy work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Must possess the visual acuity to perform mechanical or skilled trades’ tasks of a non-repetitive nature such as carpenters, technicians, service people, plumbers, and painters.

Must possess the visual acuity to be the operator of trucks, forklifts, cranes, and other equipment.

The worker is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions and noise.

The worker is subject to hazards such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, or exposure to chemicals.

The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilations.

The worker may come in contact with potentially infectious bodily fluids during the performance of his/her duties.


Desirable Education and Experience

Less than high school but sufficient to perform the job tasks.

Special Requirements

North Carolina class C driver license. 


Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status