Parks Maintenance Worker II - Grounds


: $28,575.00 - $45,200.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Facility Maintenance

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What Success Looks Like In This Job

Under general supervision, to perform a variety of duties involved in the maintenance of parks, trails, and related facilities.

Examples of Duties for Success
  • Perform the full range of turf maintenance duties, to include: watering, mowing, weeding, trimming, aerating, renovating, and fertilizing turf.
  • Perform the full range of shrub and flower bed maintenance, to include: planting, watering, fertilizing, and maintaining landscaped areas including bushes, trees, flowers and shrubs; control weeds.
  • Trim and prune bushes, trees, and shrubs to provide clearance of sidewalks, signs, and lights, as well as to ensure the continued health of the bush, tree, or shrub.
  • Perform a variety of duties in the maintenance and repair of the irrigation system, to include:changing and adjusting heads, maintaining controllers, and assisting in irrigation system installation and maintenance projects.
  • Operate the full range of grounds maintenance vehicles and equipment including dump trucks, mowers, edgers, blowers, forklift, tractors, loaders, and hand and power tools; maintain tools and equipment and perform preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Inspect and maintain play equipment, picnic tables, and other related parks equipment and facilities; install and repair playground equipment, fences, and other related parks equipment and facilities; sand and paint trash receptacles, picnic tables, and related items.
  • Identify plant and animal pests to be controlled; measure, mix, and apply chemicals to trees, shrubs, grass, and flowers to control weeds, insects, and plant disease; set and monitor rodent traps.
  • Remove fallen trees, stumps, fallen limbs, and related debris resulting from storm damage and general conditions.
  • Patrol parks and trails; identify maintenance needs and safety hazards; report needs to appropriate staff.
  • Remove graffiti along trails, in parks, and in other areas.
  • Rake leaves and clear debris from walks, trails, fields, and other facilities; sweep trail roads and parking lots; pick up trash.
  • Clean and maintain restrooms; stock restrooms with necessary supplies; repair toilets, urinals and faucets.
  • Identify equipment needs for each assigned project.
  • Perform winterizing maintenance in parks, gardens, and County owned facilities; remove snow.
  • Determine appropriate methods, sequences, and layout of work detail.
  • Assist in the construction of various projects; assist in the maintenance of roads and parking lots.
  • Deal courteously and tactfully with public in response to inquiries and complaints; provide information regarding rules and regulations of the parks, trail, and other facilities.
  • May assist in supervising/monitoringseasonal and volunteer staff.
  • Assist in the setup and operations of the Adams County Fair; prepare signs.
  • Perform otherrelated duties ad responsibilities as required.
  • Qualifications for Success
  • Experience: Two (2) years experience in the maintenance of trails, parks, or related facilities.
  • Education and Training: High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • License or Certificate: Candidates must possess a valid Colorado Commercial Driver's License Class B at the time of interview. Candidates selected for interviews will need to provide a current copy of their motor vehicle record. Adams County is required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to conduct pre-employment drug screens, background checks and motor vehicle record checks. Successful candidates must pass all of the above, including a DOT physical and a criminal background check.
  • Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.
  • More Qualifications for Success

    Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment:

  • Ability to sit, stand, kneel, crouch, squat, stoop, reach, crawl, twist, climb, and lift 50 pounds.
  • Exposure to cold, heat, noise, outdoors, confining work space, electrical hazards, vibration, chemicals, dust, toxic waste, mechanical hazards, and explosive materials.
  • Availability for overtime, 24 hour on-call and stand-by call.

  • Associated topics: backfill, dig, garden, labor, laborer, landscape, mower, plant, podadore, sweep * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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