Park Maintenance Worker
Salary: $17.52-$21.39 hourly / $3,048-$3,720 monthly / Range:
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
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
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
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
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
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
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
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.