Service Worker I - Parks

Posted: 01/01/2023

General Job Description

Assists in the upkeep and maintenance of city public areas, including but not limited to parks and athletic fields, city buildings and facilities.

Duties & Responsibility

  • Maintains Facilities and other city grounds by mowing, trimming, planting grass, trees, flowers, and shrubs using a variety of light equipment, hand tools, and chainsaws.
  • Performs construction, remodeling, repairs and preventive maintenance on city facilities and grounds as needed.
  • Cleans and maintains city facilities, parks grounds, and pavilions.
  • Cleans and sanitizes restrooms, including fixtures, floors and mirrors, also replenishes soap and paper goods.
  • Performs light carpentry, electrical, irrigation and/or plumbing duties as needed.
  • Loads, transports, and unloads necessary materials and equipment for assigned projects.
  • Assists in setting up tents, tables, and chairs for City-sponsored special events and rentals as directed.
  • Assists in performing maintenance and routine repairs at city parks, athletic fields, including the assembly of equipment. 
  • Picks up refuse from facilities and grounds: empties trash cans and barrels and disposes of properly.
  • May assist with concrete application and with form building ;
  • May assist other personnel with painting facilities, such as restrooms and  buildings as well as other items like tables and barrels;
  • Serves as essential emergency personnel when required;
  • Regular and prompt attendance is an essential function of the position; and
  •  Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

Education & Training

High School graduation or its equivalent; or sufficient education to understand and follow instructions; or

Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required

Knowledge of: basic custodial and gardening techniques; light carpentry, electrical and plumbing

Skill/Ability to: operate standard custodial and garden equipment safely; understand and follow instructions; work alone with minimum supervision; tolerate outside working conditions, including adverse weather conditions; and establish and maintain effective working relationship with co-workers and the general public

Safety/Physical Requirements: Heavy. Tasks involve bending, lifting walking, carrying, and using a force equal to ninety (90) pounds.

Certifications & Licenses Required

Appropriate Texas Driver’s License.

Working Conditions

Work Environment: Indoor/ Outdoor extreme weather conditions

Reports to: Parks Superintendent & Assistant Parks Superintendent/or Parks Crew Leader

Directs: Non-supervisory position

Other: Has contact with other city employees, local veterinarians, Texas Department of Health and Human Services Inspectors, area law enforcement officers, and the general public

Salary Range

Hourly: $17.46-$21.82    Annually: $36,319.92-$45,383.52