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Parks Maintenance Leader

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DEFINITION: Under direction, acts in a lead capacity in the performance of construction and maintenance of parks, beaches and leisure recreational facilities; and performs related tasks as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is distinguished from the Maintenance Leader by regular assignment in the Parks Department and by park and beach maintenance only. This class may occasionally operate or supervise the operation of light to heavy equipment. Operators of heavy equipment on a continual basis are not assigned to this class.


1. Plans, schedules, assigns and leads the work of skilled and semi-skilled workers involved in the overall maintenance, repair and construction of roads, trails, park grounds, drainage, facilities, plumbing and electrical utilities.
2. Installs and maintains plumbing, electrical and parks landscaping; supervises and operates light to heavy equipment; maintains and repairs vehicles used in park maintenance; maintains and repairs equipment used in parks services; builds, maintains, and repairs ramps, docks, and buoy lines; fabricates and welds metal for various purposes; cleans, maintains and regulates chemicals for swimming pools and filters.
3. Cleans ditches and channels; removes and trims trees; sprays chemicals to control vegetation; oversees usage and storage of herbicides and pesticides.
4. Maintains files on equipment, supplies and other documentation; coordinates purchases of supplies and materials; coordinates regular safety meetings.


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

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

Ability to: plan, schedule and lead the work of staff; read and understand construction plans; fabricate and weld metal; construct, maintain and repair various structures used in park access and use; perform regular physical work that includes lifting, carrying and walking; use and store safely various herbicides and pesticides; establish effective working relationships with others; maintain clear and concise records; oversee supplies and materials; learn to clean, maintain and regulate chemicals for swimming pools and filters.

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