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Class Title: Laborer (Parks) Job Code:
Department: Parks Grade:
Date: April 4, 2017 Union: Teamster's Local No. 110


Performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance and operation of parks and recreation buildings, grounds, open spaces, parks and equipment.


Works under the immediate supervision of Parks Department Foreman.


Occasionally may be required to oversee the work and activities of summer help or person(s) working under school, training, judicial or community service programs.


Mows and maintains park and open space areas such as lawns; baseball and soccer fields, mowing, weeding, cleans and maintains tennis and basketball courts and nets; operates, maintains or installs sprinkler systems, maintains any and all structures and equipment and assists in the repair or installation of same.

Drags baseball fields; lines fields for games.

Assist in the maintenance of the municipal swimming pools.

Inspects, washes, paints and repairs parks slabs or paved areas.

Moves, cleans, washes, paints, repairs or builds parks picnic tables.

Performs minor semi-skilled interior building maintenance such as painting, plumbing, carpentry and other semi-skilled and unskilled trade work.

Performs maintenance and repair on lawn and power equipment.

Plants lawns, trees, shrubs, and flowers.

Carries out the seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, soil conditioning, watering, and the pest and weed control of the City?s parks and open spaces.

Maintains and adjusts specialized turf care equipment and tools, including electric motors, pumps, sprinklers, tractors, mowers, and irrigation systems. Operates tractors, mowers, jack hammers, welders, trucks, steam cleaners, buffers, washers, and other listed equipment as needed.

Maintains current skills and knowledge in the proper and safe techniques of building and grounds maintenance functions.

Performs custodial work such as required and assigned, including: change light bulbs and fluorescent tubes; sweep floors, vacuum carpets, mop, shampoo and steam clean carpets, buff non-carpeted areas; dump garbage and reline cans with liners, clean and sanitize restrooms and replenish supplies, sweep, empty ash cans, clean spills, clean drinking fountains, mirrors, tables, walls, fixtures, blinds, light fixtures, etc; dust furniture, wash windows, walls, metal and woodwork, clean rain gutters, sweep roofs.

Collects and disposes of solid waste from buildings and grounds; picks up litter from premises.

Opens and closes, locks and unlocks facilities as needed.

Assists in setting up and taking down equipment for various park and recreation programs, prepares facilities for park and recreation use.

Installs and maintains goal posts and nets for sports facilities, including soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball, tennis and basketball.

Assists in the construction of new parks facilities, including clearing, grading, drainage, and foundation work.

Keeps records of work completed.


Serves as a member of various employee committees, as assigned.


Education and Experience:

(A) Any combination of education and experience which demonstrates the knowledge and experience to perform the work.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(A) Some knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in building and grounds maintenance. Some knowledge of equipment and supplies used to do minor repairs. Some knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions.

(B) Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment.

(C) Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to schedule. Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time, and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions. Ability to communicate orally and in writing effectively. Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely. Ability to understand, follow and transmit written and oral instructions. Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, and the public.



Pick up truck, lawn and landscaping equipment, including tractors, mowers, airifier, chainsaw, edgers, weed trimmers, electric motors, pumps, sprinklers, irrigation systems, miscellaneous hand and power tools for turf maintenance, carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, and cement finishing work, swimming pool equipment including chlorination system, pumps, boiler, valves, filtration devices, gauges, etc., janitorial equipment including floor buffers, steam cleaner, carpet cleaners, washers, vacuums, mops, brooms and dusting equipment.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands, to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
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