Park Maintenance Lead

Under general supervision of the Aquatics, Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, this position is responsible for the care and maintenance of parks, municipal grounds, and designated city medians and rights-of-ways. This includes daily supervision of parks and building maintenance employees and resources and equipment necessary for the maintenance and care of afore mentioned properties. This position is a working supervisor and will require the incumbent to perform duties required for ground and landscape maintenance, inspection and maintenance of park amenities, irrigation inspection, and reporting.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervises Park maintenance by assigning or completing duties such as: maintaining a regular schedule for mowing, weeding and watering parks, city grounds, right of ways and medians; sweeping and clearing fallen limbs from the public pathways, pick up waste and empty trash containers and regular inspection of the parks and assigned grounds.
  • Supervises landscape maintenance by assigning or completing duties such as: planting, pruning, trimming trees, and shrubs, pulling weeds, edging, raking, tree inspection and inventory, and other necessary activities.
  • Assign or complete irrigation inspection duties, completing irrigation adjustments and minor repairs, contacting vendors to complete major repairs such as line breaks.
  • Supervises inspection and maintenance of park amenities by assigning or completing duties such as: performing inspections of playgrounds, restrooms, pavilions, water fountains, fencing etc. to ensure the safety of the public and Aquatics, Facilities Maintenance.
  • Notate possible safety hazards or causes of injury and react accordingly; perform general maintenance and repair as required.
  • Supervise and assist in building maintenance activities such as: changing filters, repairing plumbing leaks, carpentry, painting and other minor building maintenance repairs as needed.
  • Assist in preparing parks and city plaza for special events; assist with set-up and clean-up as required.
  • Operate necessary equipment such as tractors, mowers, weed eaters, hand and power tools, etc., following safety policies and procedures and caring for and properly maintaining all park related equipment and supplies.
  • Prepare reports and maintain records including requisitioning materials and supplies needed; assisting/developing equipment and materials specifications and bids; recording and completing service requests and work activity orders; compiling reports and ensuring proper payment to contractors and vendors.
  • Assist with the management of park related contracts including but not limited to: mowing, landscaping, tree maintenance and construction. Conducts related inspections and reports.
  • Cooperates with co-workers professionally to accomplish work efficiently and effectively.
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned
  • Must be able to work weekends


  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Basic math and math concepts
  • Methods, materials, and practices of building maintenance
  • Principles and practices of general park, landscape and tree maintenance
  • Principles and practices of irrigation inspection
  • Principles and practices of supervision
  • Principles of business writing and report preparation
  • Principles and practices of effective customer service

Ability to:

  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in maintenance, construction, plumbing, electrical, turf management, budgeting and personnel supervision or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Proficiency with CMMS systems
  • Operate computer, software and other general office equipment
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Accomplish assignments with limited supervision
  • Work as part of a team, assisting others with a variety of job tasks; maintain a good working relationship with supervisors, coworkers, contractors and the general public.
  • Read, interpret, and follow verbal and written instructions and construction blue prints.
  • Perform all aspects of manual labor including lifting 80 lbs. as mentioned in Physical Working Conditions listed below.
  • Learn quickly and keep up with the speed of service demands
  • Demonstrate intrinsic motivation, high ethical and moral standards
  • Work Thursday through Monday with a schedule 6:30 am to 3 pm, maintaining regular, reliable attendance
  • Clear a post-offer criminal background and other appropriate testing and requirements.

License or Certificate:

  • Valid Oregon Class C Driver's License with a good driving record. NO DUI in the last 10 years
  • National Red Cross CPR and First aid certification preferred; must have the ability to acquire within first six months of employment.
  • Oregon Herbicide/pesticide applicator’s license must have the ability to acquire within first six months of employment.
  • OSHA 30 must have the ability to acquire within first six months of employment.
  • HVAC is a plus

Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:

  • Ability to push/lift 75 pounds
  • Ability to climb ladders
  • Bending at waist, sitting, kneeling, climbing, walking, crouching as job may require
  • Ability to work in extreme temperatures
  • Working in high noise levels requiring hearing protection
  • Working around lubricants, solvents, batteries, cleaning fluids, paints