Park Technician II

DATE: 2-27-03

JOB TITLE: Park Technician II
DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation


DIRECTIONS OF OTHERS: Seasonal employees

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: A high school graduate with four years experience in mechanical repair, or equivalent.

NATURE OF WORK: General park maintenance, applying normal construction trades technician.


I. Performs preventive maintenance and mechanical repairs on vehicles and turf equipment to insure safety and prolonged usefulness.

A. Inspects vehicles and turf equipment according to established schedules
B. Completes routine servicing, i.e. lubrication, oil changes, filters, etc.
C. Performs major and minor tune-ups and overhauls.
D. Makes periodic adjustments on power drive, brake, steering, electrical, and cooling systems.
E. Repairs and adjusts hydraulic systems
F. Does minor body repair consisting of patching and repainting.
G. Replaces and/or rebuilds tie rods, steering sectors, springs, shocks absorbers, generators, alternators, and electrical components.

II. Operates heavy equipment as required for grounds development and maintenance or for building construction.

A. Equipment operation could include but not be limited to: high ranger, pay loader, motor patrol, roller, and back hoe.

III. Operates light equipment as required for grounds development and maintenance or for building construction.

A. Equipment operation could include but not be limited to: skid loader, mowers, light trucks, tractors, tree spade, dump truck, sprayers, fertilizer spreaders, groomers, tree chippers.

IV. Performs annual park maintenance functions, which insure the safety, cleanliness, and general compliance with established regulations.

A. Repairs and/or assists with construction of building and picnic shelter facilities.
B. Inspects and repairs play apparatus
C. Re-opens and winterizes plumbing fixtures and water lines for buildings, irrigation systems, display fountains and drinking fountains.
D. Repairs minor electrical problems through the replacement of fixtures, lamps, and ballasts.
E. Constructs and maintains outdoor skating areas which include the erection of hockey boards.
E. Repairs and/or constructs fences, pedestrian bridges, spectator seating.

V. Performs major and minor landscapes construction, renovation, or general maintenance of buildings and grounds.

A. Seeds or sods newly developed or renovated park areas.
B. Plants and maintains shrubbery, flowers, and trees
C. Responsible for the correct spacing requirements of athletic field layouts
D. Applies liquid and/or granular fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides.

VI. Performs carpentry and masonry duties for the new construction, renovation, or general maintenance of buildings and grounds.

A. Will assist in carpentry projects, both rough-in and finishing, as required.
B. Will be responsible for preparing grounds for concrete footings and slab work and for the pouring and finishing work.
C. Operates in a safe manner a variety of hand tools and hand operated power equipment.

VII. Performs other general maintenance functions

A. Grooms and sets track for cross country ski trails.
B. Plows snow from parking lots, hiking trails, and hockey rinks.
C. Paints and stains equipment, construction materials or apparatus.
D. In absence or lack of seasonal employees may mow grass, drag and line athletic fields, empty waste receptacles, and lean shelters and restroom facilities.
E. Use gas or electric welder for repair and fabrication.

VIII. Supervises and instructs seasonal employees

A. Shall demonstrate and effectively communicate the safe operation of equipment and tools to seasonal employees assisting on construction or maintenance projects.
B. Communicates work orders and directions to seasonal employees and reports employee problems to Park Director.


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


I. Class A.C.D.L. with Tanker endorsement

II. Pesticide applicators license: general grounds, mosquito, turf and omamentals, aquatic.


I. Heavy equipment: high ranger, pay loader, motor patrol, roller, back hoe, fork lift, track hoe, dozer, 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 (stick, mig, tig), plasma cutter, gas torch and cutting torch, lathe, drill press, medal band saw, hand grinders, batters charges, floor jacks, sand blaster, hoist (car, engine, over head), air tools, hand tools.

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


I. Generally 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 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 represents the 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.