Maintenance Worker - Developed Parks and Trails

$22.23 - $26.40 hourly
  • City of Missoula
  • Missoula, MT, USA
  • Jul 01, 2024
Seasonal Parks & Recreation

Job Description

The Park Maintenance Worker is a vital member of the Parks & Recreation team, dedicated to the upkeep and enhancement of public parks and recreation facilities. This role involves performing a wide range of maintenance tasks to ensure that parks are safe, clean, and inviting for the community. The ideal candidate is reliable, detail-oriented, and enjoys working outdoors in various weather conditions.

Weekend shift schedule between the months of April to October will likely be required.

Job Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Job-Attached (9.25 months, typically early March - Mid December, variable); Teamsters Local #2 Union affiliation 

Details: Applicant Screening will begin immediately. Applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established. 

To Apply: 
All applicants must submit the City of Missoula application.  

Resumes will not be reviewed. All details should be entered on the application.  

 Essential Functions:

This position will work 9.25 months of the year and will be placed on layoff, then recalled for the next season (no need to reapply when recalled, job attached position) 

  • Provide landscape maintenance for Park & Recreation grounds, lands, trails, right-of-way, medians, and facilities, using various methods and tools, including hand and small power tools, chainsaws, trimmers, edging tools, blowers, mowers, etc.
  • Maintain turf grass by seeding, fertilizing, aerating, top dressing, watering, and mowing.
  • Provide janitorial services throughout Park & Recreation facilities, grounds, etc., including cleaning restrooms, picnic shelters, buildings, storage areas, and picking up litter/garbage.
  • Perform a variety of minor routine maintenance and repairs throughout Park & Recreation facilities, pools, splash decks, athletic fields, dugouts, and courts, including park fixtures, benches, fences, painting, marking layouts for various athletic events, removing/repairing vandalism damage, and identifying/repairing safety hazards; install and repair signs.
  • Coordinate daily tasks and projects with Park Attendants, volunteers, and other partners.
  • Provide support to special events, and various programs by preparing fields, courts, and safety equipment set up/tear down according to competitive standards and codes.
  • Maintain trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, and ornamental grasses through propagation, watering, weeding, and fertilizing.
  • Perform routine cleaning, maintenance and inventory of parts, equipment, and vehicles.
  • Operate various moderate to heavy construction equipment and vehicles, including tractors, skid steer loaders, front end loaders, utility trucks, truck and trailer combinations, and flatbed/dump trucks.
  • Provide written reports and tracking sheets.
  • Assist with various construction, conservation lands, recreation facility and arborist projects.
  • Provide support with snow and ice removal using various tools and equipment.
  • Perform various scheduled deferred maintenance projects including irrigation renovation/repair, carpentry, welding, plumbing, electrical, concrete, and building repair.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of construction and maintenance projects, including recordkeeping, inventories, techniques, operation procedures for vehicles and equipment, and working in the right-of-way and medians.
  • Knowledge of turf, trees, shrubs, flowers, trails, native soils, and general landscaping maintenance procedures, including automatic underground irrigation installation, repair, and controller programming.
  • Knowledge of and ability to promote safety considerations, City safety policies, OSHA/MUTCD standards and guidelines related to park maintenance and construction.
  • Knowledge of various trade work, including plumbing, carpentry, electrical, welding and/or concrete.
  • Skill in following oral and written instructions, while working independently with minimum supervision.
  • Skill in utilizing various computer software and databases, including Microsoft 365 and the ability to learn job specific applications and equipment.
  • Skill in communicating, in person and writing, with the proven ability to establish and maintain positive effective working relationships with diverse individuals.
  • Ability to operate vehicles, small power equipment, hand tools, and light equipment in a safe and effective manner; moderate to heavy equipment (9.25-month duration)
  • Ability to identify and implement risk management techniques to reduce exposure to injury, damage, and liability.
  • Ability to read, comprehend and write incident reports and other operation reports and documentation.
  • Ability to learn City and departmental policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Ability to learn the operating and maintenance procedures for parks, sports fields, swimming pools and other recreational facilities.
Working Conditions:
  • Position requires the ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. or less.
  • Duties are frequently performed under conditions where inclement weather, noise, heat, dampness or cold are unavoidable.
  • Work environment may involve occasional exposure to unavoidable seasonal weather conditions, occupational hazards, biohazards, blood borne pathogens, sharps, herbicides, and physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

 Qualifications and Additional Application Materials:
  • Any combination of training and experience equivalent to one (1) year of maintenance, light equipment experience, or another relevant field appropriate for the specific position. 
  • Must have a valid Montana driver’s license with a verified acceptable driving record, or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.