Park Maintenance Worker I/II (Full-Time and Part-Time/Seasonal)

  • Stanislaus County, CA
  • Modesto, California
  • May 08, 2024
Full Time Building Maintenance
  • Salary: $44,512.00 - $59,654.40 Annually USD

Job Description

About the Opportunity

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a background in facilities maintenance and repairs, is a professional who has a good work ethic, demonstrates strong interpersonal skills, and possesses broad experience in providing excellent customer service. This individual will communicate well with park visitors as well as with peers and supervisors, will thrive in a fast-paced environment, and will meet the needs of the department. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to resolve difficult situations and/or repairs using diplomacy and tact.

To learn more about the Department of Parks and Recreation, click here.

There is a current full-time vacancy at the County Centers/ Community Parks location and seasonal Park Maintenance Worker I vacancies at Modesto and Woodward Reservoirs. This eligible list will also be used to fill future full-time/part-time/seasonal vacancies within the department .


The Park Maintenance Worker I is the entry level classification in the series. This position performs a variety of routine and semi-skilled park, public facility and ground maintenance work. This individual operates power equipment, assists in the repair, maintenance and construction of parks, recreation areas and public facilities. Assists in the entrance stations and in the training of others engaged in general park and grounds maintenance and repair. This position is subject to overtime, standby, weekend, holiday, and callback assignments. Works under supervision and performs related duties as assigned.

The Park Maintenance Worker II is the journey level classification in the series. In addition to the Park Maintenance Worker I duties, the Park Maintenance Worker II assists in the training and supervision of maintenance and entrance station personnel and has a greater opportunity to exercise personal discretion and judgment in the performance of his/her duties. This position is subject to overtime, standby, weekend, holiday, and callback assignments. Works under supervision and performs related duties as assigned.

The work schedule is full-time, 40 hours per week, and may include working weekends, holidays, and varying shifts. The Park Maintenance Worker I/II will be required to work outdoors and in adverse weather conditions, including high-heat temperatures.

Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Classified Service of the County and is assigned to the Craft/Maintenance/Institutional bargaining unit for labor and relations purposes.

Individuals who are in a full-time classification position are required to serve a twelve-month probationary period, which may be extended an additional six months, for a total of eighteen months.

Part-time extra-help is a provisional classification where permanent status may not be obtained. This position is subject to overtime, standby, shift, and callback assignments and will perform related duties as assigned. This position is non-benefited except for participation in a 401a program with Nationwide.

Incumbents may also be subject to overtime, standby, callback, weekend, holiday and shift assignments as identified in their MOU (Memorandum of Understanding).

The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at under the "Disability" tab.

Typical Tasks

  • Mow, aerate, trim and edge turf areas, using power and hand tools and equipment;
  • Rake, sweep and vacuum leaves, trimmings and clippings;
  • Pick up trash and debris;
  • Weed, cultivate, plant, fertilize and irrigate panted areas;
  • Prune and trim trees, shrub and hedges;
  • Clean restrooms, and other structures;
  • Repair and paint tables, benches, fences, signs and structures;
  • Maintain water lines and associated facilities, such as drinking fountains, irrigation and sprinkler systems;
  • Patch and repair pathways and roads;
  • Operate and service ground maintenance machinery and equipment;
  • Clean and sharpen hand and power tools;
  • Transport, load and unload supplies, equipment and machinery;
  • Instruct temporary help in proper techniques of ground maintenance and related repairs;
  • Collect and account for park fees;
  • Operate a cash register;
  • Assist visitors, answer questions concerning County parks, rules and regulations;
  • Prepare written financial reports and records;
  • Operate a short-wave radio; AND
  • Operate a computer including word processing and email programs.

PARK MAINTENANCE WORKER II - All Typical Tasks Listed Above Plus the Following
  • Supervise the work of small crews in the maintenance of park grounds, landscape areas and related facilities;
  • Train and instruct subordinates and inspect completed work of assigned crew; AND
  • Provide input into employee performance evaluations for those supervised.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education/Experience)

  • Proper methods of planting, cultivating and caring for hedges, trees, shrubs, lawns and flowers;
  • Use and care of gardening materials, tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of parks and recreational facilities;
  • Fundamentals of basic plumbing and carpentry work; AND
  • Common safety practices and procedures.

  • Perform ground maintenance and repair work;
  • Operate power equipment and vehicles, such as tractors and attachments;
  • Use and care for hand and power tools;
  • Identify potential safety hazards;
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions;
  • Perform heavy physical labor;
  • Apply pesticides in accordance with State of California regulations;
  • Instruct, direct and supervise the work of others; AND
  • Prepare and maintain routine records and reports.

We recognize your time is valuable, please only apply if you meet the following required qualifications.

  • One (1) year of experience performing landscaping, skilled or semi-skilled maintenance work or other related duties; AND
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License.

  • Two (2) years of experience performing landscaping, skilled or semi-skilled maintenance work or other related duties; AND
  • Obtain licensing or certification in one of the following areas: Class A or B drivers license, arborist, playground equipment safety inspector, backflow prevention device tester, pool operator, State Water Resource Control Board of California Grade 1 certification in: water distribution operator, or waste water treatment plant operator. Note: License/certification is dependent on departmental need. Employees who are unable to obtain the license/certification within 12 months of hire may have their probationary period extended up to an additional six (6) months. Failure to obtain the license/certification within 18 months of hire may result in demotion or termination; AND
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicant screening may focus on the following desirable qualifications. Please list any of these qualifications you may have within the "Duties" section of the online application.
  • Arborist Certification; OR
  • Qualified Applicator Certification; OR
  • Certified Back-flow Inspector; OR
  • Certified Pool Technician; OR
  • Waste Water Treatment experience/certification; OR
  • Class A/B license; OR
  • Six (6) months of experience as a Park Aide with Stanislaus County.

Park Maintenance Worker I is a Veterans’ Preference Program eligible job classification. For more information please click here (Download PDF Reader).

Application and Selection Procedures

Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications.

Most County recruitments consists of the steps detailed below and are governed by Merit Principles. The examination process ensures that all applicants are given the same opportunity to gain employment within Stanislaus County.

  • Application Review and Screening. Applications are carefully screened based on information provided. Those who submit incomplete applications that lack relevant qualifications or do not submit all required documents will not be invited to move on.
  • Written Examination. Applicants will be invited to participate in a written exam that tests knowledge for the position.
  • Oral Examination. Applicants are invited to a panel interview in which they will be evaluated by County subject matter experts.
  • Eligible Lists. Candidates who pass the examination will be placed on an eligible list for that classification. Eligible lists are effective for six months, but may be extended up to eighteen months.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled, or no later than July 31, 2024
Application Screening: Every two (2) weeks
First Screening: May 22, 2024
Written Examination: Every two (2) weeks

Note: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, part-time and full-time vacancies throughout Stanislaus County.

Final appointment will be conditional upon successfully passing a County paid pre-employment drug screening (if applicable for position) and a job-related background investigation.

Some positions may require possession or the ability to obtain, and maintenance of a valid California Driver’s license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job related essential functions.

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Cell phones are typically incompatible with the online application format or browser. We recommend using a desktop or laptop computer. If you are still having technical difficulties, please call NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627.

Benefits associated with this position can be found at Benefits Summary .

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Modesto, California United States View Map