Parks Maintenance Technician I - II - III

  • City of McKinney, TX
  • McKinney, Texas
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Building Maintenance Engineering Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $31,881.62 - $49,234.02 Annually USD

Job Description



Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was named “The #1 Best Place to Live in America.” Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That’s why we exist.


City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-inspired values - Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment as a high performance organization.


Under direct supervision of the Parks Supervisor, the purpose of this position is to maintain City parks, grounds, facilities, and amenities. Work is primarily performed at/on parks and athletic fields in upkeep and maintenance of City Property. Employees perform manual level work and possess dexterity and manipulative ability, utilize a variety of hand tools and equipment in the performance of tasks, and usually work in adverse environmental conditions. Performs related work as required.

Depending on the applicant’s experience, licenses, and skills, the position can be filled at Level I, Level II, or Level III

Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


In order for us to continue to achieve our primary function of making McKinney a better place to live, work, and raise a family, we hold these expectations for all employees.
  • Learn and demonstrate an understanding of how team, department, and City goals are interconnected.
  • Contribute to a positive work culture.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to assess his/her work performance or the work performance of the team.
  • Contribute to the development of others and/or the working unit or overall organization.
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team, to demonstrate team skills, and to perform a fair share of team responsibilities.
  • Ability to continuously learn and develop through a mix of internal and external training opportunities, and if applicable, encourage subordinates to do the same.


When assigned to Parks Maintenance Technician I - $31,881.62 - $46,288.62
  • Performs a variety of general duties related to the maintenance, upkeep, construction, installation, and repair of City parks, grounds, trails, athletic fields, recreation facilities, buildings, and other City-owned landscaped areas.
  • Operates simple to moderately complex equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of City parks, street trees, street median landscaping, buildings and facilities.
  • Performs grounds maintenance i.e. mowing, weed-eating, edging, blowing, pruning, planting, trimming and sodding.
  • Performs regular and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Cleans, clears and disposes of debris and refuse in trash bins and in the landscape from City and municipal properties.
  • Assists in preparations for, and clean-up during and after, special events.
  • Performs maintenance, minor repairs and adjustments to irrigation systems.
  • Assists with minor plumbing and irrigation work as needed.

When Assigned to Parks Maintenance Technician II - $33,954.75 - $49,234.02
  • Duties of Level I carry over, in addition to:
  • Assists in complex irrigation maintenance and repairs.
  • Performs minor plumbing and irrigation work as needed.
  • Performs regular and preventative maintenance and minor repairs on equipment.
  • Operates and maintains complex equipment including large mowers, tractors, backhoes, skid steers, dump trucks, bucket trucks and aerial lifts.

When assigned to Parks Maintenance Technician III - $35,868.56 - $52,726.13
  • Duties of Level I & II carry over, in addition to:
  • Installs, schedules, and assists in complex irrigation maintenance and repairs, and performs system checks.
  • Operates equipment in the maintenance of athletic fields.
  • Performs painting, cleaning, maintenance and repair on municipal property, play structures, buildings and pools.
  • Applies fertilizers and herbicides using manual and small motorized machinery.
  • Performs minor plumbing repairs.
  • Performs concrete installations.
  • Assists with bulb replacement and minor electrical work under supervision of a Parks Maintenance Specialist and/or Supervisor.
  • Operates chainsaws and stump grinders in the maintenance and removal of trees and bushes.


  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.

  • Ability to embrace and embody the City’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (R.I.S.E.).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, subordinates, and people to whom service is provided.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to produce desired work outcomes, including quality, quantity, and timeliness.
  • Ability to plan and organize work, time, and resources, and if applicable, that of subordinates.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Meet the City's driving standards.
  • Requires the ability to exchange information for the purpose of obtaining information or clarifying details. Performs such within well-established policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials. Requires the ability to perform coordinated movements involving placing and turning motions, such as operating a tractor, dump truck, welding equipment, chain saw, edger, weed eater, and mower.
  • Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference data and information, such as equipment manuals and City policy manuals.
  • Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Requires ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form.
  • Requires the ability to exercise the judgment required in situations characterized by repetitive or short cycle operations covered by set procedures or sequences.

Required Qualifications


The minimum qualifications vary between Levels I, II, & III. Please consult with the hiring manager to review your qualifications.

Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications may be an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.


The preferred qualifications vary between Levels I, II, & III. Please consult with the hiring manager to review your qualifications.

  • Must pass a drug screen and background check.
  • Must have Class C Texas Driver’s License.
  • Ability to obtain Pesticide Applicator's License within 6 months of hire.
  • Must be available for rotating schedules that will include weekends and evenings.

Physical Demands/Supplemental


Tasks involve the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds). Some tasks require visual and odor perception and discrimination.


Tasks may risk exposure to extreme cold/heat or extreme weather conditions, strong odors or smoke, dust or pollen, and toxic chemicals.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

The City of McKinney is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) committed to an alcohol / drug free workplace and to providing equal opportunities regardless of age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

The City offers a full complement of benefits:

Health Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Medical and Childcare Account (FSA)
  • Mental Health Care and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • City-paid and VoluntaryLifeInsurance
  • City-paid and VoluntaryLong Term Disability Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance through Aflac
Additional Benefits
  • Legal Services through Legal Shield
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to $10,000 per year)
  • Wellness Program (earn up to $600 per year)
  • Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)
    • Mandatory 7% employee contribution
    • City match 2:1
    • 5 year vesting
    • Retire after 20 years of service, or age 60 with 5 years of service
457(b) Deferred Compensation PlansPaid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Vacation (80 hours per year for new hires; tieredincreases after 2 yrs)
  • Sick Leave (135 hours per year for yourself and immediate family)
  • Paid Parental Leave (80 hours for birth, adoption, or placement of a child in foser care)
  • Ten Paid Holidays
  • Personal Day
  • Optional compensatory time for hourly employees
  • Compensatory time for salaried employees

For more detailed information, please see the City of McKinney's summary of benefits .

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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