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Maintenance Worker I - Parks - City of Sammamish ( Job # 19-0020)

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Minimum Salary: $44,559.00 per year
Maximum Salary: $60,983.00 per year
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Parks & Recreation
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Perform general and specialized grounds maintenance duties at assigned parks and other city infrastructure and facilities. Operates a range of equipment including but not limited to city vehicles, machinery, and a variety of hand and power tools. Provides support for special events. May perform duties of similar complexity in other maintenance areas as required or assigned. This position is eligible to earn overtime for hours worked over forty (40) per workweek if approved in advance by your supervisor.


Work under the general supervision of the Parks Resource Superintendent. Technical and field leadership is provided by the Maintenance Lead.


  1. Perform routine tasks such as Turf and Vegetation Control, Ballfield Maintenance, Park Maintenance, Vehicle and Equipment Operation and Maintenance;
  • Mowing, seeding, fertilizing and repairing turf; planting of trees and shrubs.
  • Utilize various hand/power tools and equipment such as pressure washers, pole-pruners, hedge trimmers, clippers, chain saws and chipper;
  • Assess plant and tree problems, diagnose and take corrective action; remove trees that are dead, diseased or hazardous.
  • Operate, maintain and repair in-ground irrigation systems.
  • Clean Parks, walks, parking areas and other areas of debris and trash. 
  • Inspect, maintain and repair athletic fields, courts and play equipment.
  • Perform semi-skilled repair and maintenance in plumbing, electrical, mechanical, carpentry, painting and concrete work.
  • Operate dump, flatbed, and light duty trucks; operate front-end loaders, tractors and backhoes.
  1. Assist in maintenance projects and tasks such as Special Events, Park Improvement Projects, Public Works and Facility Department functions;
  • Setting up, breaking down and general maintenance of City sponsored events.
  • Reading construction, landscape and irrigation plans and perform construction on park improvement projects.
  • Perform Public Works functions such as drainage, street and sign maintenance and repair, and snow removal.
  • Respond to parks and public works emergency situations independently in absence of higher classified employees.  Take action as necessary to bring the situation under control.  May involve instructing and directing other employees during such emergencies; including coordination with Fire and Police personnel.
  • Serve on employee committees as assigned.
  • Perform other duties in other maintenance areas as assigned.


  1. Get along with others and work as a member of a team.
  2. General principles of landscape and athletic field maintenance, including turf, shrubs and trees commonly used in park landscaping.
  3. Identify work hazards and practice general safety procedures.
  4. Interact with the public in an effective, customer friendly manner.
  5. Communicate information effectively verbally and in writing.
  6. Able to use computer programs including email, databases and specialty software related to park maintenance work.
  7. Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  8. Work independently without direct supervision in the field.
  9. Safely operate light-duty trucks, large and small equipment and a variety of hand tools used in park maintenance.
  10. Ability to perform under pressure in traffic control and emergency situations.


Graduation from high school or GED equivalent required.  Any equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job.  Ability and interest in outdoor park maintenance work in all types of weather.  Experience in maintenance or other related work preferred.  Ability to pass pre-employment drug and background check.


Large equipment such as riding mowers, light and heavy-duty trucks w/trailers, tractor, backhoe; Small equipment such as chain saws, blowers, string trimmers; Hand tools such as shovels, rakes, drills, etc.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must lift and/or move up to 60 pounds (occasionally more) and perform a variety of physical tasks and heavy labor.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Duties are performed primarily outdoors in a variety of terrains, under a variety of weather conditions, including sun, rain, wind, mud, and snow, for periods of approximately eight – twelve hours/day.  Duties are frequently performed working alone, but may sometimes be performed as part of a work team.  Conditions at work sites might include falling objects, loose footings, loud noises, construction equipment, and working in right-of-way, traffic, or roadways.


Work schedule includes evenings, weekends and Holidays.  Must be 18 years or older.  Possession of a valid Washington State Driver’s license and good driving record is required at hire. Possession of a Washington state flagging card, First Aid, CPR & Bloodborne Pathogen or ability to obtain within twelve (12) month of hire is required.  A Washington State Public Operators Pesticide License is required within twelve (12) months of hire. All required licenses and certifications must be kept current.  Will be required to wear steel-toed boots while working.  Applicants are subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol tests and possible physical examinations.  Proper documentation to fulfill the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act within three (3) days of employment is a condition of employment with the City of Sammamish.  Completed City of Sammamish application is required.


Need accommodation throughout the application/interview process? Unable to apply on-line? Contact the Human Resources at or (425) 295-0503


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the City and the requirements of the job change.





Sammamish M&O Center
1801 – 244th Ave NE
Sammamish, WA 98074