Temporary - General Maintenance Worker I (20 positions/Full-time)

  • City of Austin, TX
  • Austin, Texas
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Building Maintenance

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must have 1 year of experience in the assigned area.


Notes to Applicants

The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department ( PARD ) provides protects and preserves a park system that promotes quality recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences for the Austin community.

The purpose of the General Maintenance Worker I position is to provide general maintenance services to City of Austin Parkland. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Perform park grounds maintenance.
  • Perform trimming and blowing of lose debris.
  • Performs minor repairs/construction on assigned equipment.



Application Instructions:
  • Detailed, complete Employment Record is required to help better evaluate the applicant's qualifications - minimum and preferred as noted on the job posting.
  • Detailed, complete Employment Record (employment dates must include month and year) will be used to determine salary if the applicant is the top candidate that is selected for this position.
  • Applicants must include on their Employment Record all experience (work and/or volunteer) related to this job posting - up to 10 years or more.
  • Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application - Statements such as "See Resume" will not be accepted.
  • Employment Record dates must include month and year.
  • Resume will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.


90 Day Provision for Additional Vacancy:
  • This posting may be used to fill other vacancies in other divisions/work locations within the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. Decisions on assigned selection will be made at the time of hire based on the business needs of the department.


Physical Requirements :
  • Tasks may involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying or using a force equal to lifting up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to communicate, respond and work with participant's needs and safety issues.
  • Possess the ability to work outdoors in any and all types of weather and/or inclement conditions.



Military/Veteran Preference for Interview Process:
  • An applicant claiming Military/Veteran status must provide a copy of his or her DD-214(s), or valid comparable document, at the time of interview.


Posting Guidelines:
  • PARD reserves the right to close posted positions prior to the advertised close date, based on recruitment strategies and business needs.


Work/Location Schedule Notes:
  • May be required to work during special events, evenings, weekends & holidays.
  • Work schedule and location is subject to change based on department needs and programs.
  • Various work locations.


Multiple Work Sites:
  • Decker Lake:
    Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park at 6614 Blue Bluff Road
  • Emma Long Park:
    1600 City Park Rd, Austin, TX 78730
  • Decker Maintenance (North District Parks)
    9608 Decker Ln, Austin, TX 78724
  • Fiesta Gardens:
    2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702
  • Zilker Metropolitan Park:
    2100 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78704


Driver's License and Certifications:
  • If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program Driver Safety Program you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties.
    Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations. Click here to learn more.


Multiple Work Sites:
  • This position will require traveling to multiple sites throughout the work day.


Other:
  • This is a multi-position posting and multiple candidates will be hired from this recruitment. If you are not contacted 10 business days after the recruitment closes, you are not moving forward in the recruitment process and we encourage you to review our other City of Austin recruitments.


All PARD work site locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any PARD work site - including construction sites, parking lots, garages or in any personal vehicles located on the premises.

Pay Range
$15.00 per hour.

Hours
Days and Hours:
Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 8:00PM

Work/Location Schedule Notes:
  • Various Shifts and Hours - including holidays, weekends, and evenings.
  • Work schedule and location is subject to change based on department needs and programs.
  • May work up to 40 hours per week.


Job Close Date
08/31/2020
Type of Posting External
Department Parks & Recreation
Regular/Temporary Temporary (No benefits)
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Technical
Location Various City of Austin Parks
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:
  • One (1) year experience related to grounds keeping or general labor services in a park-like setting.
  • Six (6) months or more experience using hand tools, powers tools and other maintenance equipment including but not limited to, leaf blowers, string-line trimmers, walk-behind curb edgers, and large mowers.
  • Six (6) months or more experience providing customer service in a park or park-like setting.
  • Six (6) months or more experience with minor plumbing repair.
  • Six (6) months or more experience in minor carpentry repair.
  • Six (6) months or more experience in using cleaning materials.

Other:
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location.


Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
  • Pick up litter and service restrooms.
  • Perform grounds keeping and grounds maintenance tasks.
  • Operate hand tools.
  • Operate power tools.
  • Assemble and dismantle portable stages and seating arrangements.
  • Perform routine cleaning of facilities.
    Operate vehicles.
  • Assist the public with questions/concerns.
  • Assist with graffiti or paint removal.

Responsibilities - Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised: None.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Knowledge of general grounds keeping processes, policies and procedures within the Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Knowledge of equipment used in grounds keeping or other related work.
  • Knowledge of minor construction.
  • Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures.
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Ability to operate power tools.
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment or materials applicable to the assigned work.
  • Ability to read and follow floor plan sketches and diagrams.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.

    Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
    EEO/ADA
    City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

    Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  • * To be considered for this position, you must be 18 years of age and have at least one (1) year of experience in the assigned area. Do you meet these requirements?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * How many years of experience do you have related to grounds maintenance or park maintenance services?
    • None
    • 1 - 2 years
    • 2 - 3 years
    • 3 - 4 years
    • 5 or more years
  • * Do you have the ability to travel to multiple work sites throughout the work day?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * This position is a temporary part-time position, that will be scheduled to work 20-40 hours per week. Hours and days vary based on the facility needs. The person selected will be required to work during special events outside the normal hours for programming needs; and also may be required to work evenings, weekend, & holidays. Can you work on the days and hours as noted?
    • Yes.
    • No.
  • * This is a multi-position job posting and you may or may not be notified when the job posting closes.
    • Yes, I understand I may not be notified when the job posting closes.

    Optional & Required Documents
    Required DocumentsOptional Documents
  • Resume

Job Address

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