Class Title: Park Maintenance Worker 2

Class Code: PRK MNT WRK 2

Hourly: $20.72 - $27.22 | Monthly: $3592.61 - $4719.16 | Annually: $43111.33 - $56630.03

Benefits: Full-time


This classification is responsible for assisting the Park Services Supervisor by leading projects and/or staff, and performing landscape maintenance and work on park grounds, outside facilities, and trails.


The Park Maintenance Worker 2 is the journey level in the Park Maintenance Worker classification and also performs the duties of a Park Maintenance Worker 1.  The Park Maintenance Worker 2 is distinguished from the Park Maintenance Worker 1by leading staff, projects, or programs in addition to performing higher level responsibilities.


Works under the supervision of a Supervisor.  Follows standard processes and procedures without supervision but confirms changes to standard practices and significant decision in advance.


Supervision is not normally a responsibility of this classification; however, provides training, direction and leadership to Park Maintenance Worker 1 staff and volunteers.


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

  • Leads the work of employees, including training in safe operation of tools and equipment, and providing feedback to employees; participates in work of crews; provides guidance and training in procedures and techniques as needed to ensure quality and quantity of work meets standards.
  • Coordinates and provides direction on projects and/or programs; assigns work, identifies costs, adheres to project budget; and ensures equipment and supplies are available.
  • Coordinates with contractors and acts as a resource in the field. May provide instruction and site-specific details to reduce conflicts and to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Maintains the irrigation system of assigned areas to include troubleshooting, designing, laying-out, installing, programming, repairing and winterizing irrigation systems.
  • Purchases materials and supplies; reconciles purchasing statement.
  • Reviews and provides input on park and facility designs and development projects; reads and interprets construction drawings and blue prints.
  • Assists the Supervisor in reviewing, providing input, and making recommendations on design of parks and facilities and development projects; providing input on staff performance, calculating costs and square footage, entering data into the maintenance management system, and electronic filing system.
  • Performs Park Maintenance 1 duties:  maintains park landscape and natural areas, grounds and trails; applies pesticides, performs snow removal and ice control duties; assists in park renovation projects in such areas as carpentry, painting, concrete work, and excavation; assists with set-up, operation, and break-down of special events; maintains equipment in clean and safe condition; operates equipment safely at all times.
  • Promotes safe conditions in all park facilities.
  • 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, arbor culture, noxious weed control, park maintenance repair, forestry, trail construction and resource management;
  • Maintenance and safe operation of powered equipment and hand tools;
  • Effective employee training techniques; general knowledge of effective supervisory practices;
  • Basic computer programs and data entry; and
  • Basic arithmetic, spelling, English and grammar.

Skill and Ability to:

  • Effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing, including by phone, e-mail or in person;
  • Work independently while also able to work cooperatively with others;
  • Safely operate equipment, mowers, tractors, hand and power tools;
  • Effectively understand and follow oral and written instructions;
  • Exercise initiative and good judgment;
  • Demonstrate leadership, organizational, planning and problem-solving skills;
  • Effectively lead and direct others;
  • Effectively handle difficult situations and people;
  • Proficiently use specialized software application and operate a variety of office equipment including computers; 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. Three (3) years of experience in park maintenance, horticulture and landscaping, natural resources, forest management, irrigation technology, or construction; 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.
  3. Some positions may require chainsaw certification.


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.
  • Exposure to various hazardous chemical, fumes, and high noise levels.
  • 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.
  • 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.




Benefits: Full-time

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