Job Details

Parks Seasonal Maintenance Worker

City of Salem, Salem, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 02/17/2020

The City of Salem is looking for candidates for Seasonal Parks Maintenance Workers. Seasonal appointments will not exceed six months from date of hire. This recruitment will be used to establish an eligible list for future hiring needs and will be valid for up to six months.

Parks Maintenance Workers are often the first person that parks patrons encounter when they use a City park. Parks Maintenance Workers perform a variety of tasks to ensure the safety of patrons, care for the plants such as planting, pruning and irrigation, and maintenance facilities such as playground equipment, picnic shelters, and restrooms. Some typical assignments include:

1) Turf and ball field maintenance – mowing, edging field preparation, fertilizer application, etc.
2) Tree maintenance and support – ground work, chipper operation, operate chip truck, CDL not necessary, but preferred.
3) Irrigation support – repair irrigation systems, replace heads, repair leaks, troubleshoot systems.
4) Grounds and horticulture support – planting, pruning, fertilizing, irrigation, and landscaping.

Successful applicants will be given assignments at varying times depending on area of focus, starting with early spring turf and ball field maintenance. Candidates should focus their applications so that their knowledge of the materials, methods, procedures, tools, and equipment appropriate to the maintenance and construction of parks facilities and operational area or specialty is clearly listed.

What are the minimum qualifications?
Must pass the pre-employment background check, and physical exam.
High school graduate or GED. Some general maintenance, repair, grounds keeping, construction trade or other related manual labor experience is preferred, or any combination of experience and training which demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed, and ability to perform the essential job functions.
Driver's license and must meet the City of Salem's driving standards.
The following licenses and certifications are desirable: a current Spray Applicators License; Certified Playground Safety Inspector; an Oregon Commercial Driver's License.
Positions that require a CDL will be eligible to receive a pay differential and will be required to pass a drug test (including marijuana).

Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Maintenance Worker or view by clicking here.

How can I apply?

Click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

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