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Parks Maintenance Worker - City of Snoqualmie ( Job # 19-0008)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $5,074.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $6,049.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Parks & Public Works
Closes: July 31, 2019 at 5:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)

Summary

The City of Snoqualmie is currently recruiting for its next team member to join our Parks and Public Works Department.  Help maintain the city's beautiful parks and open spaces.  This is a union position under the direct supervision of the Parks Lead and Parks Supervisor and general supervision of the Operations Manager. Incumbent performs duties associated with the maintenance and operations of the City’s parks, trails, trees, municipal irrigation system, open spaces and maintains tools and equipment. Completes tasks according to established policies and procedures. Incumbent may also at times perform public works functions including operation and maintenance of water systems and streets.

All applicants must pass a background check.  

Must have a good driving record free of frequent or serious violations and be able to provide requested documentation.

Must pass a pre-employment physical.

 

This position is represented by Teamsters Local 763


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Performs a wide variety of maintenance activities including, but not limited to: mowing and edging turf, pruning trees and shrubs, blowing, sweeping and washing sidewalks, preparing and fertilizing soil, picking up and delivering grounds related materials, weeding and fertilizing of parks and open spaces, irrigation maintenance and installation. 

Prepare and maintain ball fields, athletic fields and surrounding landscape areas.

Maintains restroom facilities in City Parks, including janitorial, minor repair activities, which may include basic carpentry, mechanical and plumbing work. 

Assist with installing, repairing and maintaining park tables, benches and barbeques.

Operate and perform general maintenance of a variety of equipment and handheld tools, including but not limited to: riding and push mowers, weed eaters, chain saws, loppers, pole saws, hand pruners, aerator, sod cutter, fork lift, backhoes, dump trucks, chipper, grader and other light equipment, machinery and tools used in parks maintenance.

May assist in inspecting, repairing, maintaining, operating and installing irrigation and drainage systems.

At times will work alongside youth training participants and court appointed community service people.

Maintain regular, reliable, and punctual attendance.

Person will be required to lift 60 lbs. Also, secondarily, may participate in water and street utility work in needed circumstances.

The above duties are not inclusive of all duties. All other duties and special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience:

High School diploma or GED. 

Four years of experience involving park maintenance, irrigation maintenance, landscaping and grounds keeping or related field.

 

Certifications:

Valid Washington driver’s license free of frequent or serious infractions or accidents. 

Must be able to be certified in First Aid/CPR.   

Ability to obtain flagging certificate within six months and may require certification in herbicide and pesticide applications.

Preferred:  CDL.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge of materials, equipment, maintenance methods and practices relative to parks and landscape maintenance programs. 
  • Knowledge and ability to practice on the job safety practices which will minimize municipal liability. 
  • Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships with with all levels of City staff and the public.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and be an effective team player.
  • Ability to work safely and efficiently with a team or independently.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to operate all Parks & Public Works equipment. 
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and effectively problem solve.
  • Ability to meet schedules and deadlines.
  • Ability to perform outdoor manual labor skills under all weather conditions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical strength and ability to perform moderate to heavy manual labor for extended periods in both indoor and outdoor parks and recreation facilities, operating motorized equipment and vehicles, some exposure to inclement weather, dust and noise.

SELECTION PROCESS

Your application packet will be reviewed and those found to be MOST qualified will be invited to participate in a job-related skills test and interview.    If contacted for the skills test, applicants must provide the City with a copy of their current Washington State Drivers Abstract prior to being scheduled for the testing process.


Attachments

Location
City Hall
38624 SE River St.
Snoqualmie, WA 98065