Parks Maintenance Worker (Ballfields)

About our Opportunity
The City of Asheville is seeking qualified applicants for full time non-exempt Worker positions. This Parks and Recreation Maintenance Worker position performs routine grounds, building maintenance and custodial functions for the Parks and Recreation Department. All worker positions can expect to perform a variety of duties including but not limited to grounds and facility maintenance, upkeep, and cleaning. This position will be on the ballfield maintenance crew.

Hiring Rate: $18.06 per hour

Typical Work Hours: 40 hours per week with some nights and weekends as needed.

About us
The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity.

The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operates power an assortment of tools, hand and power, used in landscaping and mowing activities.
  • Operates lawn mowers and string trimmers to cut and trim fields and other grassed areas; pulls weeds from flower beds and other landscaped areas; and may drag athletic fields, apply lime to mark boundaries as well as spraying herbicides and pesticides.
  • Picks up debris and refuses and performs routine custodial services including cleaning park restrooms.
  • Loads and unloads material on and off of trucks.
  • Maintains activity logs.
  • Provides weather related maintenance.
  • Performs routine preventive maintenance on equipment and fuels vehicles. Inspects equipment daily and reports need for repairs and assists in repair work.
  • Responsible for unlocking and locking park facilities and equipment
  • Position signs, marking cones and flags to identify work areas.
  • Provides event support setting up tables, chairs and/or tents.
  • Performs other similar duties as required.

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or GED/equivalent preferred, but not required.
  • North Carolina valid driver’s license required.
  • Experience with sports turf (preferred).
  • Experience in operating trucks/vehicles towing or pulling trailers carrying various equipment and tools such as mowers, weedeaters, edgers and other landscape tools.

Applicants with equivalent education and/or experience may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines and/or that ability to learn to operate mowers, weedeaters, edgers and other tools used in ground maintenance/ landscaping.
  • Ability to operate a City truck/vehicle which may pull trailers carrying various equipment and tools such as mowers, weedeaters, edgers and other landscape tools.
  • Ability and willingness to perform a variety of duties from mowing and landscaping to trash removal and cleaning of facilities/restrooms as needed.
  • Capable of working outside in all types of weather for prolonged periods of time and in unpleasant conditions.
  • Skilled in providing excellent customer service.
  • Ability to stand, walk and bend for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs repeatedly; may provide event support including setting up tables, chairs, tents and electrical boxes as well as lifting equipment into vehicles.
  • Basic knowledge of record keeping and daily activity logs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
  • Suited to working independently and with limited supervision.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of basic hand tools and small power tools.

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