Jul 27, 2020

Parks and Recreation Field/Park Maintenance (Part-Time)

$8.00 hourly
  • Town of Christiansburg
  • Christiansburg, VA, USA
Part-Time Facilities

Job Description

Town of Christiansburg
Department of Parks and Recreation
Code 611

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Parks and Recreation, the Field Maintenance position is responsible for performing various semi-skilled maintenance, landscaping, and construction tasks in the Town’s parks, playing fields, and recreational facilities.

Primary Duties
• Performs a variety of landscaping duties (i.e. mows grass, plants flowers and shrubs, weed eats around signs and fence lines, edges curb lines, clears leaves, trees limbs and other debris from park areas; spreads and hauls ground cover, dirt, or mulch; sprays weed killer and fertilizer; prunes trees and shrubs; weeds flower beds; aerates and spreads grass seed; services irrigations systems; grooms ball fields; removes snow and ice, etc.).
• Performs installation, maintenance, and upkeep tasks for various parks, facilities, courts, fencing, and other structures
• Performs general construction
• Repairs and maintains parks or other public facilities
• Pick up trash and empty trash cans
• Repairs sports equipment (i.e. basketball goals and tennis court nets)
• Paints interiors/exteriors
• Cleans and restocks park restrooms (i.e. cleans floors, etc.)
• Assists with special projects and seasonal work
• Maintains ball fields
• Installs and removes holiday decorations, and banners
• Clears parks areas of debris following special events
• Removes and replaces staging materials from sites as needed
• Maintains inventory of equipment, parts, supplies
• Performs routine safety inspections on equipment; advises supervisor of needed repairs
• Prepares or completes various forms, reports, work orders, logs, accident reports, inspection reports, or other documents
• Receives various forms, reports, work orders, application instructions or other documents; reviews, completes, processes, forwards, or retains as appropriate
• Consults with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, provided information, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution
• Maintains a comprehensive current knowledge of applicable policies, procedures, codes, and regulations; maintains an awareness of applications, methods, trends, equipment, and advances in parks maintenance and attends conferences, workshops, and training sessions as appropriate
• Operates a variety of equipment and machinery to complete tasks
• Performs other related duties as required

• Tractor
• Finish mower
• Trimmer
• Blower
• Sprayer
• Spreader
• Pole Saw
• Snow Blower
• Ball Field Striper
• Chalker
• Power Saw
• Hand Saw
• Drill
• Power Tools
• Hand Tools (e.g. hammer, screwdriver)
• Bull Float
• Pickup/Dump Truck
• Salt Spreader
• Hand Spreader
• Golf Cart
• Utility Vehicle
• Computer
• Vacuum
• Floor buffer/stripping machine
• Mops/brooms
• Trash Can
• Cleaning products
• Shovel

The Field/Park Maintenance position works a varied schedule 20-25 hours a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., some evening and weekend work as workload and circumstances dictate, with one-hour lunch. Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, unsafe structures, heights, confined spaces, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, toxic agents, wildlife, or rude/irate customers. Tasks require the regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds).


The Field/Park Maintenance position is required to follow departmental expectations and adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and procedures in the Town of Christiansburg Personnel Handbook. During this probationary period, the Parks Maintenance for Parks and Recreation must demonstrate a strong understanding of all that the job requires.

Education and experience
• High School Diploma or GED Equivalent; supplemented by two (2) years of experience in maintenance, landscaping, custodial or construction; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Licenses and Certification
• Valid, Virginia driver’s license with the ability to meet/maintain Town insurability requirements

Upon Hire
• Various cleaning methods
• Various cleaning equipment
• Basic Maintenance
After Hire
• Areas required to clean
• Town personnel policies
Skills and Abilities:
Upon Hire
• Perform manual tasks requiring moderate physical strength
• Operate mechanical cleaning equipment (i.e. stripper/buffer)
• Read basic operating instructions and cleaning supply labels
• Perform duties independent of instruction
• Ability to operate and control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and/or rapid adjustments
• Ability to exchange information for the purpose of clarifying details within well-established policies, procedures and standards
• Basic math skills with the ability to add/subtract/multiply/divide; calculate decimals and percentages; utilize the principles of fractions and interpret graphs
• Ability to determine, calculate tabulate, or summarize data/information, including performing subsequent actions in relation to these computational operations
• Ability to carry out instruction furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form; involves semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action
• Ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information
• Ability to exchange information for the purpose of clarifying details within well -established policies, procedures, and standards
• Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness, and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria
• Ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals; some tasks require the ability to communicate orally
After Hire
• Stripping and finishing floors

The employee shall adhere to Town of Christiansburg policies regarding safety precautions and the use of safety equipment that is necessary for the health and safety of all employees and citizens. If a safety concern arises, the employee must stop any life-threatening problem immediately and in other cases immediately inform the employee’s supervisor.

The job description is:
• Intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and behaviors required of employees in this job title.
• Not an employment agreement or contract. The Town of Christiansburg has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
• Intended to describe the essential functions of the position that a qualified individual must be able to perform, either with or without reasonable accommodation.

The Town of Christiansburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer and E-Verify participant. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town of Christiansburg will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time without notice.



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