Civil Service

Job ID:

Issue Date:
OCTOBER 4, 2019


Application Deadline:

General Statement of Job:
Under regular supervision, performs semi-skilled and unskilled work in the maintenance of Parks and Recreation facilities and grounds. Work involves maintaining parks and fields for the City. Reports to the assigned Foreman.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities (This is descriptive, not restrictive as to all tasks included in this position):
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Cuts and maintains the grass at various City facilities; keeps the field maintained for different sporting activities; edges the grass along the sidewalk at the parks; weeds the assigned parks and around the fences. Prepares the parks for various sports activities; marks the field for different sports events. Moves tables and chairs from various parks. Provides assistance with building maintenance when needed. Keeps the facilities clean by picking up the trash on the ground and the trash barrels clean. Sprays for bugs to ensure the safety and health of the public and for weeds. Keeps trees trimmed. Spreads dirt and fertilizer on the fields and parks. Receives and/or reviews various records and reports such as work orders, chemical list, instructions from Foreman, procedures for daily routine, etc. Prepares and/or processes various records and reports such as leave request, safety report, etc. Refers to instructions on labels, policy and procedure manuals, computer manuals, codes / laws / regulations, publications and reference texts, etc. Operates a variety of vehicles, equipment, and machinery such as riding lawn mower, edgers, paint machine, weed eaters, three wheeler, chainsaw, lawnmower, spray painter, etc. Uses a variety of tools such as rakes, shovels, spray machines, tiller, sod cutter, hand tools, etc.; a variety of supplies such as cleaning supplies, hand soap, fuel, oil, general office supplies, etc. Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as Foreman, Maintenance Superintendent, Director and Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation, coworkers, and the general public. ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS Moves bleachers and furniture from one facility to another. Picks up supplies. Brings barricades where needed for City events. Repairs fences when needed. Performs related duties as required.

Communication Skills:
Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving assignments and/or direction from supervisor.

Physical Requirements:
Tasks involve the regular, and at times sustained, performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderately heavy weight (up to 50 pounds).

Mental Involvement:
Requires the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagrammatic form; to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in or from standardized situations. Requires the ability to learn and understand principles and techniques; to make routine independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation. Must have the ability to comprehend and interpret received information.

Minimum Training and Experience Qualifications:
To qualify for employment, applicants must be 18 years of age. Must have acceptable work and personal history backgrounds. Must be able to perform the heavy manual labor. Must possess a valid Louisiana driverís license.

Interpersonal Relationship Skills:
Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with emergency situations or tight deadlines. The worker may be subject to danger or risk to a moderate degree.

Test Required:

Salary Requirements: