Class Title: Park Maintenance Worker 1

Class Code: PRK MNT WRK 1

Hourly: $19.29 - $22.96 | Monthly: $3345.09 - $3980.26 | Annually: $40141.14 - $47763.16

Benefits: Full-time | Seasonal


This classification is responsible for performing park landscape and natural area maintenance, repair and renovations and construction on park grounds and trails.


The Park Maintenance Worker 1 is the entry level in the Park Maintenance Worker classification.  The Park Maintenance Worker 1 is distinguished from the Park Maintenance Worker 2 by performing primarily routine operations duties and the Park Maintenance Worker 2 leads staff, projects, or programs.


Works under the supervision of a Supervisor.  Carries out work independently, but work and decisions are typically reviewed prior to final execution.


Limited direction is a responsibility of this position when on-site leadership and guidance of part-time and seasonal personnel is needed.


The information provided below encompasses the typical duties and capabilities linked with this classification.  Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintains, repairs, renovates, and constructs park grounds and trails.
  • Assists with landscaping, horticultural, and forestry projects.
  • Assists with noxious weed management.
  • Assists with the application of pesticides and fertilizers.
  • Maintains and repairs landscaped areas, including turf, trees, shrubs and irrigation.
  • Operates mowers, tractors, sweepers, and other mid-sized motorized equipment.
  • Operates hand and powered tools.
  • Prepares and maintains the District’s sport fields for practice and game play, including dragging, harrowing, and watering playing surfaces; marking fields.  Identifies and eliminates safety hazards.
  • Performs snow removal and ice control duties.
  • Assists with new construction and remodeling in such areas as carpentry, painting, concrete work, excavation, wildlife habitat and upland natural areas.
  • Assists with irrigation system installation, repair and maintenance.
  • Assists with set up and operation of special events.
  • Communicates openly and constructively with supervisor and district employees to enable efficient decision-making and positive morale.
  • Maintains equipment in clean and safe condition; operate equipment safely at all times.
  • Promotes safe conditions in all park facilities.
  • Provides assistance and guidance to public park users as needed.
  • Acts as a Mandatory Reporter; reports incidents of child abuse/neglect.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


The individual in this classification is expected to possess and exhibit the following knowledge, skills and abilities.

Strong Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices and methods used in horticulture, park maintenance repair and construction, forestry, and trail construction;
  • Equipment and practices involved in park grounds, wetlands, landscape or building maintenance;
  • Safety rules and identification of safety hazards; and
  • Maintenance and safe operation of powered equipment and hand tools.

Skill and Ability to:

  • Effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing, including by phone, e-mail or in person to successfully complete assigned projects;
  • Work independently while also able to work cooperatively with others;
  • Safely operate powered equipment and hand tools;
  • Effectively understand and follow oral and written instructions;
  • Exercise initiative and good judgment; and
  • Establish and maintain effective, cooperative and respectful working relationships with all contacts.


The following are minimum qualifications for this classification.

Education, Experience, and Training: 

  1. High School diploma or equivalent; AND
  2. Some experience in park maintenance, horticulture and landscaping, irrigation technology, or construction preferred; OR
  3. Any satisfactory combination of education, experience and training.

Licenses and Certifications:

  1. Possession of, or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid Oregon driver’s license.
  2. Some positions may require possession of or ability to obtain within one year of hire a valid Public Pesticide Applicator’s license.


The following are working conditions, including environmental and physical demands, required for this classification.

  • Duties are performed indoors and outdoors with exposure to inclement weather including heat, cold, humidity, wind, snow, and rain.
  • Daily standing and walking over uneven terrain, such as parks and trails with up/down inclines, paved and unpaved surfaces for sustained periods of time.
  • Safety equipment, including shoes, gloves, reflective vests and eye protection are required.
  • Daily operation of a motor vehicle on public roadways.
  • Occasional exposure to hazardous chemicals, vibration and fumes.
  • Safety equipment, including shoes, gloves and eye protection are required.
  • Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers, and constant use of hands and arms and may require overhead reaching.
  • Occasional lifting, moving, dragging, pushing and carrying of heavy objects (up to 50 pounds unassisted).
  • Occasional crouching, crawling, bending, kneeling, climbing or balancing.
  • May require working for emergency call-outs or snow removal during off duty hours including some holidays.



Full-Time or Seasonal

Benefits: Full-time | Seasonal

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