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Employer: City of Abilene
Division: Parks
Job Title: Park Maintenance I
Salary: $0 Hourly

Job Description:

Position Title:                     Park Maintenance I

Position Summary:           The City of Abilene Kansas seeks qualified candidates for a Park Maintenance position.  Under the supervision of the Park Maintenance Supervisor, the Park Maintenance I is a non-exempt position under FLSA.  This employee maintains the city's park and recreation facilities, operates departmental equipment, and performs grounds keeping duties.  This employee should possess strong mechanical aptitude and communication skills.

How to Apply:             Complete On-Line Application

Range:                         Range 1 - $13.32 to $17.81

Date Opened:             October 28, 2019

Date Closed:               November 15, 2019

Hours:                         M-F 8 am – 5 pm

The City of Abilene conducts background checks and drug screening on all potential candidates.

The City of Abilene is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Department                         Parks & Recreation Department

Reports To                          Park Maintenance Supervisor

FLSA Status                        Non-Exempt (eligible for overtime pay)

Retirement                          KPERS

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

Essential Job Functions:

Maintains and services department equipment;

Operates mowers, hedgers, weed eaters, and other lawn care equipment;

Performs tree trimming duties, and operates chainsaws;

Hauls trash, and cleans restrooms;

Repairs and installs playground equipment;

Performs repairs to the sprinkler system, and performs other minor plumbing repairs;

Performs janitorial duties and minor repairs to all recreation facilities such as, senior center, basketball/softball complexes, swimming pool and parks;

Prepares and maintains all athletic fields;

Provides snow and ice removal during inclement weather;

Performs light carpentry duties;

Assists in the gardening and grounds keeping duties;Assists in the landscaping, planting, placement of plants, flowers and shrubs throughout the city;

Assists with set up for special events

Performs painting duties as needed throughout city owned facilities

Ancillary Job Functions:

Assists other departments as the need arises;

Assists with various special events throughout the year;

Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.

Works with community service volunteers

Assist public with landscaping advice

Education and Experience:

A high school diploma or GED, and a valid Kansas drivers license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Not all inclusive)

The ability and willingness to learn about equipment maintenance, carpentry, mechanics, and lawn care techniques is required.  This employee must be able to operate hand tools, power tools, chainsaws, mowers and other departmental equipment.  The ability to read and interpret written instructions, and strong oral and written communication skills are required.

Work Environment: Adverse working conditions exist within this position.  Exposure to hazardous chemicals and all types of weather conditions is possible.

Physical Abilities: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions)

Manual labor including lifting and carrying heavy loads, bending, stooping, and the ability to operate departmental equipment is required to perform the daily duties of this position.


Vacancy Number: PR 2019

Open Date: 10/28/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 11/15/2019 11:59:59 PM