Parks Maintenance Leader
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
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.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
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
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