Parks & Grounds Worker

Placer County

Auburn, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $26.69 - $33.31/hour
Deadline Aug 26, 2024
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

The Department of Agriculture, Parks, and Natural Resources is currently seeking a Parks & Grounds Worker. 

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plant, cultivate and irrigate lawns and flower beds; prepare soil for transplanting; mow and edge lawns; prune and trim trees, hedges, and shrubs; weed assigned areas, apply fertilizer, and mix and apply pesticides and herbicides; and install, maintain, and repair irrigation systems and components.
  • Clear and rake grounds, playgrounds and playing fields; clean walks, parking lots, and storm drains; dispose of trimmings and other debris; dig trenches and post holes either manually or with mechanical assistance; clean and maintain trails; and maintain native vegetation.
  • Inspect, service, repair and otherwise maintain various types of grounds equipment, including mowers, rototillers, edgers, hedge trimmers and other power driven and mechanical equipment.
  • Perform routine carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work including repairing faucets, sinks, and toilets, framing, rough carpentry and painting, pouring concrete, and lighting and wiring in parks facilities.
  • Perform daily sanitation duties and maintenance of parks rest rooms, campsites and picnic areas; perform minor playground equipment repair; accept and receipt parks fees and maintain appropriate records.
  • May remove snow and ice on a seasonal basis.
  • As a Maintenance Worker perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in Parks and Grounds.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience: Two years of responsible experience performing duties similar to those of a Maintenance Worker assigned to the Parks and Grounds Division or to another County division in Placer County.
  • Training:  Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

Required License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a Qualified Applicator Certificate from California Department of Pesticide Regulation is desired.
  • Possession of a valid Class A or B driver's license with air brakes and tanker endorsements may be required depending upon the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

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Category General / Stewardship, Outdoor Recreation
Tags Trail Maintenance