Park Technician I

Park Technician I

DATE: 5-27-13

JOB TITLE: Park Technician I
DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation


DIRECTION OF OTHERS: Other Park Maintenance Employees, Part-time and Temporary/Seasonal Employees


Minimum Qualifications: High school graduate with five years’ experience in mechanics, and at least two years of supervisory responsibility; or equivalent.Class A Commercial Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications: Two-year vocational training in mechanics. Pesticide applicators license: general grounds, mosquito, turf and ornamentals, aquatic. State certified welding certificate.

 NATURE OF WORK: Directs shop repair and maintenance of Park and Recreation Department equipment and vehicles. Operates light and heavy equipment. Leads and participates in parks and golf course maintenance projects.


I. Insures that equipment and vehicles are serviceable and operable.

A. Inspects vehicles and equipment for needed service or repair.
B. Schedules repair work.
C. Participates in and directs activities related to vehicle and equipment servicing and repair, including major overhauls.
D. Maintains equipment maintenance records.
E. Instructs employees on how to make routine maintenance checks.

II. Operates park maintenance vehicles as necessary light and heavy equipment on a needed basis, and participates in park and golf course maintenance projects.

A. Pay loader Front-end loader operation
B. Boom truck High Ranger operation
C. Water truck operation
D. General Turf and Ground equipment

III. Maintains shop and equipment to insure ease of use and longevity

A. Cleans or assists in cleaning of shop equipment
B. Maintains tools and ship area in neat and orderly fashion
C. Instructs employees on the safe use of shop equipment and tools.

IV. Initiates orders for replacement parts and supplies

A. Maintains inventory of ship supplies for daily use
B. Informs appropriate person and places orders for needed supplies and parts
C. Recommends items to Park Director for inclusion in budget requests

V. Performs other job-related activities as necessary

A. Directs park maintenance daily operation during absence of Park Foreman
B. May by assigned duties indicated in Park Maintenance Technician II and Heavy Equipment Operators job descriptions.

C. Operates snow removal equipment for Street Department.



I. Answers questions of the general public when in the field or directs public to the proper authority.



I. Heavy equipment: high ranger, pay loader, motor patrol, roller, back hoe, fork lift, track hoe, dozer, and all other equipment to complete job.

II. Light equipment: Skid loader, push and riding mowers, light trucks, tractors, tree spade, dump truck, sprayers, fertilizer spreaders, groomer, wood chippers, snow blowers, sweepers and all turf equipment.

III. Shop tools: Welders, plasma cutter, gas torch, cutting torch, lathe, drill press, medal band saw, hand grinders, batters charges, floor jacks, sand blaster, hoist ( car engine, overhead), air tools, hand tools, and mobile radios.

IV. Small tools: Table saw, jointer, sanders, radio arm saw, circular saw, reciprocating saw, jig saw, port band saw, rooters, drills, screw guns, levels, lazar levels, air post powder, air hammer, ladders, water pumps, generators, mauls shovels, picks, masonry tools, traveling machines, floats, steels, concrete saws, brick saws, drill press, chain saw.


I. Varying Hours 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Occasional evening, weekend, or holiday work is required. This is a non-exempt position.

II. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently be exposed to outside weather conditions including extreme heat and humidity, extreme cold, as well as wet and slippery conditions. While outside the employee is occasionally exposed to direct sunlight, dust, pollen, and equipment exhaust fumes. The employee may need to traverse rough and uneven terrain and paved and unpaved trails. The employee occasionally works with toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when around machinery or equipment.

In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act the following representsthe Physical and Environmental Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employees is regularly required to walk on uneven and rough terrain as well as paved and unpaved trails, use hands and arms to handle and manipulate objects, tools or controls; and operate foot controls on equipment. The employees frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear. When operating or training others in equipment operation the employee is frequently exposed to bouncing, jostling, twisting, and turning of the upper body. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally must lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.