Parks Maintenance Worker II

  • City of Orange
  • Orange, California
  • Jan 11, 2019
Full Time Custodial and Janitorial Grounds and Landscaping Services Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $43,944.00 - $56,364.00 Annually

Job Description



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Under direct or general supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled work in the construction, modification, maintenance, and repair of City infrastructure, including parks, park facilities and buildings, sports fields, open spaces, recreation trails, landscapes, playgrounds and equipment, irrigation systems and controllers, and weed abatement; provides assistance with set-up and removal of equipment and facilities at special events; uses and operates a variety of manual and power tools and light to heavy power driven equipment; and performs related work as required.


This is the full journey-level class in the parks maintenance series that performs the full range of duties required to ensure that City infrastructure, systems, and facilities to which assigned are maintained in a safe and effective working condition and provide the highest level of safety for public use.  Responsibilities include inspecting and attending to assigned areas in a timely manner, and performing a wide variety of tasks in the maintenance and repair of assigned facilities and systems.  Positions at this level are distinguished from the I level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative.  Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situation arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.  This class is distinguished from Parks Maintenance Lead Worker in that the latter is responsible for technical and functional supervision of the lower-level maintenance staff and is capable of performing the most complex duties assigned to the division.

Positions in the Parks Maintenance Worker class series are flexibly staffed and position at the II level are normally filled by advancement from the I level requiring two (2) additional years of experience and after gaining the knowledge, skill, experience, licenses, and certifications which meet the qualifications for and after demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class.  When filled from the outside, the employee is required to have three (3) years of prior related experience that allows the employee to meet the qualification standards for the II level.

Examples of Duties

Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Performs construction, maintenance, and repair activities of City parks and related facilities to ensure safe and efficient access for the public, including park facilities and buildings, sports field, open spaces, and recreation trails.

Performs turf maintenance duties, including watering, mowing, weeding, trimming, aerating, renovating, and fertilizing turf.

Performs shrub and flower bed maintenance, including planting, watering, fertilizing, and maintain landscaped areas such as bushes, trees, flowers, and shrubs; performs weed abatement using a chemical sprayer.

Trims and prunes bushes, trees, and shrubs to provide clearance of sidewalks and signs, as well as to ensure the continued health of the bush, tree, or shrub.

Removes fallen trees, stumps, fallen limbs, and related debris resulting from storm damage and general conditions.

Performs a variety of duties in the maintenance and repair of the irrigation system; changes and adjusts heads; maintains controllers; participates in performing irrigation system installation and maintenance projects.

Maintains playground equipment, picnic tables, barbecue pits, public address equipment, and related parks equipment and facilities; repairs and paints playground equipment, fences, trail fences, and related parks equipment and facilities; inspects playgrounds for hazardous objects to ensure the safety of the public.

Paints park buildings and other facilities; removes graffiti in parks and in other areas; power-washed hard surfaces.

Rakes leaves and clears debris from walkways, fields, and other facilities.

Opens parks and restrooms, and raises flags daily; picks up trash and empties barrels.

Cleans and maintains restrooms; stocks restrooms with necessary supplies; repairs toilets, urinals and faucets as needed.

Assists in the set-up and removal of equipment and facilities needed for special events.

Operates and maintains specialized vehicles and a variety of light, medium, and heavy equipment and hand and power tools related to the construction, maintenance, and repair of City parks and related facilities.

Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required.

Maintains public facilities, shop and garage areas, storage sites, and other work areas in a clean and orderly condition, including securing equipment at the close of the workday.

Installs street barricades and cones and controls traffic around work sites and special events to ensure safe conditions for the general public and City workers.

Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions; oversees volunteers, contractors, and seasonal workers; inspects contractor work to ensure quality control.

Assists Leadworker and/or Supervisor to conduct Parks and facilities inspections to ensure they are safe and functional for use.

Assists Leadworker and/or Supervisor to inspect and report on the work of contractors to ensure contract compliance.

Maintains accurate logs, reports, and records of work performed and materials and equipment used.

Receives and acts upon complaints, referrals, and concerns from the public; responds to and performs work in emergency situations as required.

Performs related duties as assigned.
Typical Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Basic principles, practices, tools, and materials as they relate to the maintenance and repair of infrastructure, facilities, systems, and appurtenances similar to those in a municipal environment.

Basic mathematics.

Safe driving rules and practices.

Basic computer software related to work.

English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.

Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors and City staff.

Maintenance principles, practices, tools, and materials for maintaining and repairing parks, park facilities and buildings, sports fields, open spaces, recreation trails, landscapes, playgrounds and equipment, irrigation systems and controllers, and weed abatement.

Traffic control procedures and traffic sign regulations.

The operation and minor maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools, vehicles, and light to heavy power equipment.

Operational characteristics of specialized parks maintenance and repair equipment.

Occupational hazards and safety equipment and practices related to the work, including the handling of hazardous chemicals.

Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Ability to:

Perform basic construction, modification, maintenance, and repair work.

Troubleshoot maintenance problems and determine materials and supplies required for repair.

Make accurate arithmetic calculations.

Safely and effectively use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, power tools, and light to heavy equipment required for the work.

Perform routine equipment maintenance.

Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written reports of work performed,

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.

Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone or radio, and in writing.

Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Perform construction, modification, maintenance, and repair work on parks, park facilities and buildings, sports fields, open spaces, recreation trails, landscapes, playgrounds and equipment, irrigation systems and controllers and weed abatement.

Perform parks maintenance and repair with accuracy, speed, and minimal supervision.

Operate specialized parks maintenance and repair equipment.

Interpret and apply the policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to assigned programs and function.

Set up and operate traffic area construction zones, including cones, barricades, and flagging.

Follow department policies and procedures related to assigned duties.

Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.

Education and Experience:
Education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade, and three (3) years of experience in construction, maintenance, and/or repair of parks and/or related facilities, systems, and appurtenances, or two (2) years of experience equivalent to Parks Maintenance Worker I at the City of Orange.  At least two (2) years of irrigation maintenance experience is highly desirable.  Prior municipal experience highly desirable.

Licenses and Certifications:

Possession of a valid California Driver License, auto insurance, and a good driving record are required.

Supplemental Information
Physical Demands:
Must possess mobility to work in the field; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work in confined spaces and around machines, to climb and descend ladders, to operate varied hand and power tools and construction equipment, and to operate a motor vehicle and visit various City sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio.  The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards.  Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment.  Position in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 100 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.

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