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Parks General Maintenance Worker I-II (Temporary)

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Parks General Maintenance Worker I-II (Temporary)
Job Requisition Number COA077692
Position Number T93008
Job Type Part-Time
Division Name Parks & Recreation
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
General Maintenance Worker I: 18 years old and 1 year of experience
General Maintenance Worker II: 18 years old and 2 years of experience

Notes to Applicants

The purpose of the position is to assist in maintenance of the City of Austin Swimming Pool Facilities and Parks throughout the Austin Parks and Recreation Department.

  • Perform park grounds maintenance tasks such as mowing, trimming, and cleaning of loose debris.
  • Perform pool maintenance such as removing debris/leaves, painting pool shells, pressure washing, and acid washing.
  • Perform minor repairs/maintenance on equipment.
  • Operates department maintenance equipment and hand tools.
  • Performs safety inspections and addresses deficits of designated equipment.
  • Drives City of Austin service vehicles and trailers.
  • Assist the general public with questions/concerns.
  • Other tasks include servicing special events and other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements
With other personnel assistance, tasks may involve occasional lifting, pushing, carrying or using a force equal to less than 100 pounds.

Driver’s License and other Certifications:

  • If selected as a Top Candidate, a Texas Class C Driver’s License or have the ability to acquire one by the date of hire will be required.
  • A three (3) year driving record will be required.

Regarding your application:

  • A detailed, complete Employment Application is required to help better evaluate the applicant’s qualifications (employment dates must include month and year). The application will be used to determine salary for the Top Candidate that is selected for this position.
  • Applicants must include on their Employment Application all experience (work and/or volunteer).

Military/Veteran Preference for Interview Process
An applicant claiming Military/Veteran status must provide a copy of his or her DD-214(s), or valid comparable document, at the time of interview.

Pay Range

$13.50 – $16.00 per hour


Varies; Monday – Sunday 6:30 am-8:30 pm

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Parks & Recreation
Regular/Temporary Temporary
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Technical
Location City of Austin Municipal and Neighborhood Pools
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Employment experience with professional string trimmers and blowers
  • Employment experience with painting
  • Employment experience with driving a truck with a trailer
  • Employment experience with propane mowers
  • Employment experience with tractors and attachments
  • Employment experience maintaining mowing equipment

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Performs skilled and semi-skilled grounds maintenance tasks.
  2. Performs minor and major repairs
  3. Performs general concrete work.
  4. Operates department equipment
  5. Operates hand tools.
  6. Performs safety inspections and addresses deficits.
  7. Drives service vehicles
  8. Removes graffiti or paint and cleans/paints swimming pool shells
  9. Will pressure wash, acid wash, and paint pools.
  10. Assists the public with questions/concerns

Responsibilities-Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised: May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of general grounds keeping processes, policies and procedures within the Parks and Recreation Department.
    Knowledge of assigned areas, i.e., hike and bike trail surfaces, athletic fields, equipment, etc.
  • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of assigned equipment and vehicles.
  • Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures.
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Ability to operate power tools.
  • Ability to lifting and carry equipment or materials applicable to the work being performed
  • Ability to train and lead others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the division, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires that applicants have one (1) year experience related to grounds keeping or general labor services. Do you meet the minimum qualifications for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a valid Texas Class C driver’s license or the ability to acquire by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background check (CBI)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you willing to work varied hours to include evenings, and weekend day(s)?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents