Park Worker I/II - Parks
Under general supervision, to perform manual work involved in ground maintenance of right-of-ways, boulevards, vacant lots, municipal building grounds, ball fields, and all city parks.
PARK WORKER I: Exercises no supervision.
PARK WORKER II: This position may perform as a lead worker at a work site with some supervision of a crew.
IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
PARK WORKER II has these additional duties:
OTHER JOB RELATED DUTIES
Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of:PARK WORKER II
Methods, materials, and equipment used in maintenance work.
Occupational hazards and safety precautions of general maintenance work
Safe driving principles and practices.
Learn to operate a variety of equipment, tools, and vehicles including pick-up truck, ditch trencher, tractor, riding mower, push mower, edger, chain saw, string trimmer, and brush chipper.
Operate a motor vehicle safely.
Learn to operate a variety of heavier, more technical equipment including front loader, backhoe, lift bucket, and large area mower.
Operate irrigation controllers.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Distinguish desirable plants from undesirable plants.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.
Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.
PARK WORKER II
Identify 70% of the major landscape plants, pests and their symptoms, and weeds found in the Abilene park landscapes, and have some familiarity with their culture.
Perform calculations and organize information to accurately complete reports.
Lead and manage a team in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.
Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:
PARK WORKER I
Some experience in grounds maintenance or related manual work.
PARK WORKER II
A minimum of one year experience in grounds maintenance or related manual skilled work.
Formal or informal education or training, which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.
License or Certificate:
A valid Texas driver’s license; the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days of employment, or a military waiver is required.
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, crawl, twist, and climb.
With or without accommodation, ability to lift 50 pounds.
Exposure to noise, outdoors, vibration, chemicals, and mechanical hazards.
Ability to travel to different sites.
- Pay Type Hourly
- Min Hiring Rate $12.64
- Max Hiring Rate $16.55
- Parks & Recreation, 633 Walnut, Abilene, Texas, United States of America