Parks Maintenance Technician
Full-time
City of Athens
City of Athens
508 E. Tyler
75751 Athens , TX
Job Description: 

 Performs manual labor and semi-skilled tasks, including the regular operation of mowing equipment, required for the maintenance and management of city parks, open spaces, right-of-ways and facilities. Duties include mowing grass and clearing foliage, cleaning park grounds (e.g., playgrounds, pavilions, sports fields) and general operation, maintenance and repair of park facilities and equipment.

Responsibilities Include: 
  • Maintains plants, mows, propagates, cultivates, fertilizes and/or trims grass, trees, flowers, shrubs, and brush, including use of various light equipment and hand tools; Clears fallen limbs and foliage from park areas.
  • Maintains park equipment and facilities; Assists with minor plumbing repairs including irrigation lines, heads and control valves in parks and at city facilities, and assists with minor electrical repairs. Operates necessary vehicles and tools including pickup truck, chainsaw, carpentry tools, garden implements, mowers and tractors;
  • Assists with cleaning, organizing, and inventory control of service areas, equipment and supplies; assists in preparation and facilitation of events.
  • Assists with overseeing and directing work of community service workers, volunteers and new employees and projects as assigned; responsible for the safe operation of equipment and safety and security of park areas and individuals in park areas.
  • Assists in the construction and assembly of parks and recreation equipment.
  • Performs such other related duties as may be assigned. 
Education/Experience: 
  • High School diploma or GED,
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License with good driving record
Special Skills/Abilities/Knowledge: 
  • One year of general maintenance experience.
  • Knowledge of basic landscaping. 
Work Environment: 
Exposure to extremes in weather conditions; exposure to vibrations, and noise; work on slippery or uneven surfaces, work with electrical energy; work with and around heavy machinery, and in or near vehicle traffic; exposure to dust and fumes from motorized equipment; possible exposure to toxic chemicals; moderate to heavy lifting and carrying which includes the ability to lift up to one hundred pounds; pulling, reaching, bending, climbing; must be able to distinguish colors; must be able to operate assigned vehicle.