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Park Maintenance Worker

Salary: $17.52-$21.39 hourly / $3,048-$3,720 monthly / Range: 5074

DEFINITION: Under general supervision, performs a variety of construction and maintenance/repair work associated with County parks, beaches, and leisure recreational facilities; and performs related duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is a journey-level class responsible for general construction and maintenance of County park facilities that include building construction, groundskeeping, minor road repair, plumbing, electrical, masonry, and painting. It is distinguished from the Park Maintenance Leader by the latter's regular assignment to lead a crew consisting of Park Maintenance Workers and extra help. It is further distinguished from the Maintenance Worker class by regular assignment to perform a wide variety of general maintenance and construction tasks while the latter maintains, repairs, and constructs roads and flood control facilities. This class may operate light to heavy equipment. Operators of heavy equipment, where operation of such equipment comprises the main daily duties of the position, are not assigned to this class.


1. Builds, installs, maintains, and repairs chain link fences, wooden fences, backstops, playground equipment, barbecues, picnic tables, roofs, windows, doors, floors, and stone walls by using construction hand and power tools, sledge hammers, wire cutters, etc.; constructs and maintains hazardous waste containment facilities.
2. Excavates, grades, and prepares ground surfaces for concrete and decomposed granite applications; fabricates concrete structures such as foundations, footings, and slabs by building forms, cutting and tying rebar, mixing, pouring, and finishing concrete work; patches or repairs damaged areas or holes with premix.
3. Installs and maintains water lines and associated facilities such as drinking fountains and irrigation and sprinkler systems; maintains sewer lift stations.
4. Installs, inspects, maintains, and repairs electrical lines, and interior and exterior lighting.
5. Repairs, sands, scrapes, paints, or stains tables, benches, fences, signs, doors, windows, and small structures.
6. Mows, aerates, trims, and edges turf areas; rakes, sweeps and vacuums leaves, trimmings, and clippings; weeds, cultivates, plants, fertilizes, irrigates, and sprays planted areas; prunes and trims trees, shrubs, and hedges and feeds debris into a chipper; rakes sand, removes debris, and buries dead fish and animals on County-owned beaches.
7. Performs arc, gas, and shielded arc welding in the fabrication of metal fixtures and structures.
8. Operates, services, and makes minor repairs to grounds maintenance equipment, including sharpening and maintaining hand and power tools, mowers, tractors and small equipment; performs scheduled maintenance for trailers, light to heavy diesel and gasoline tractors and trucks; transports, loads, and un-loads supplies, tools, equipment, and vehicles.
9. Purchases tools and supplies; provides written estimates for projects that include amount and kinds of materials, projected costs, and completion time.


1. Two years of broad experience in construction and general maintenance; or,
2. equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Knowledge of: general principles of construction, plumbing, electrical, masonry, and painting work; operation and maintenance of common types of light to heavy equipment used in construction and landscaping.

Skill to: fabricate and weld metal; use and manipulate small hand tools such as screwdrivers and hammers as well as larger tools such as shovels, trowels, rakes; construct, maintain, and repair various types of structures used in park access and use.

Ability to: read, understand, and interpret construction plans, blueprints, and manuals; follow safety practices in use and storage of various herbicides and pesticides; establish and maintain working relationships with others; keep records and prepare reports sufficient to document inspections, pesticide usage, etc.; keep inventory of supplies and materials; make arithmetical computations.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License.

Some positions may require possession of a California Class A Driver's License. Once an incumbent has obtained the Class A license, he/she will be subject to mandatory testing for drugs prior to being assigned work requiring such a license; once assigned, incumbents will be subject to mandatory testing for drugs and/or alcohol on a random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up basis

Incumbents in these classifications may be exposed to a variety of hazardous and/or unpleasant working conditions, including: wet, rainy, cold, or hot weather; poison oak; and exposure to chemicals.

Work in this classification is characterized by demanding physical labor, such as: lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 lbs.; continuous walking, occasionally on rough or uneven terrain; climbing into and out of vehicles at various heights above ground; maintaining body balance in awkward positions.


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