Parks Service Worker

$28.75 hourly
  • City of Bozeman
  • Bozeman, MT, USA
  • Jul 09, 2024
Full time Parks & Recreation

Job Description

A City Service Worker for the City of Bozeman Parks Department performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance, construction, and repair of Park and Recreation grounds and facilities.  The position includes a variety of tasks including, but not limited to beautifying and maintaining the appearance of Bozeman’s ground and facilities, performing minor repairs to equipment, troubleshooting equipment, operating various equipment, and janitorial tasks to include emptying garbage, cleaning restrooms, stocking, and preparing parks for rentals, events, and general use.  The duties of this position are completed under general supervision, but a high level of individual judgment is pertinent.  
This is a full-time opportunity with many benefits!  

As a City of Bozeman employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to positively impacting the community.  This great opportunity also provides enrollment in an established retirement system with significant employer contribution (9.07%), generous vacation and sick time accruals, 8 weeks of paid parental leave, and excellent medical/dental/vision benefits.

Bargaining Unit: Teamsters
Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Non-Exempt
Work Week: Typically Friday-Monday 6am-2pm (4-10 hour days, may adjust to 5-8’s in the winter; Tues/Wed/Thurs OFF)

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Performs pesticide application as required, including calculating proper amounts of pesticides, spraying parks and trails, and completing necessary paperwork as required;
  • Builds and maintains the City’s ice rinks to ensure safe conditions for City residents;
  • Removes snow and maintains City parks’ sidewalks and streets in the winter months to ensure safe travel for both pedestrians and vehicles, including removing snow from parking lots and sidewalks, removing snow from foot bridges, and sanding and salting sidewalks as necessary;
  • Maintains the interior and exterior of park buildings as required, including roofs, siding,   plumbing, and electrical systems as necessary;
  • Maintains parks in clean and safe condition, including picking up trash and maintaining trash receptacles, and cleaning and repairing restrooms as necessary;
  • Paints buildings and restrooms as directed, including staining and oiling signs, garbage racks, trail markers, benches, and picnic tables;
  • Installs, inspects and maintains playground equipment to ensure safe operating conditions for citizens as required;
  • Installs, maintains, and repairs irrigation systems as necessary;
  • Maintains the City’s trails to ensure safe and easy access for City residents, including installing new trail systems, controlling weeds on existing trails, and keeping all trails clear of overgrowth and debris;
  • Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required;
  • Operates and maintains light and medium duty equipment and trucks appropriate to the functional area of assignment, including backhoes, front-end loaders, pickups, snow plows, mowers, tractors, brush chippers, and other related equipment;
  • Operates a variety of hand and power tools and equipment related to work assignment as instructed;
  • Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly condition, including securing equipment at the close of the work day;
  • Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems;
  • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas;
  • Responds to citizens’ questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner. Provides outstanding customer service to City of Bozeman residents, employees, and customers;
  • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;
  • Performs other duties consistent with the role and function of this classification. 

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED; and
  • At least 1-3 years-experience in maintenance, construction and repair of park-related grounds, trails and related buildings; and in the operation, service and minor repair of a variety of light and heavy duty equipment, including turf and trail equipment, and general shop equipment; or
  • Any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Substantial knowledge of basic principles and practices of construction, maintenance, and repair activities in the City’s Parks and Trails systems;
  • Substantial knowledge of the safe and proper use of basic hand tools, power tools, and other related construction equipment;
  • Substantial knowledge of basic safety principles and practices of maintenance and repair activities;
  • Substantial knowledge of related Federal, State, and local ordinances and regulations governing  City Parks and Trails operations;
  • Substantial knowledge of the techniques, methods, and materials related to the construction and maintenance work in the area of assignment;
  • Substantial knowledge of the maintenance and operation of related light and medium duty equipment used in functional area of assignment;
  • Ability to read construction plans for assisting in the locating and tracking of water/sewer lines;
  • Ability to work outdoors for extended periods of times with exposure to varying weather conditions;
  • Ability to efficiently operate related light and medium duty equipment, hand and power tools, and other equipment related to functional area of assignment;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with assigned supervisors, other City employees, and the general public;    
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language;
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions;
  • Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations;
  • Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks;
  • Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions;
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;
  • Integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.

Required Special Qualifications

  • Valid Montana State Driver's License; specified positions may require an appropriate level commercial license with appropriate certifications; and
  • Certifications specific to the functional areas may be required;
  • Offers for employment are conditional upon satisfactory response to appropriate post conditional offer process;
  • Pre-employment drug testing may be required.