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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Parks Maintenance Worker - Seasonal

East City Park Sign

Looking for exciting outdoor work for the summer months? Join the Moscow Parks Crew in maintaining our many green spaces, play spaces and more. This position is full-time temporary from April through October.

Basic Function

Under the direction of the Parks Supervisor or a Senior Parks Maintenance Worker, perform grounds maintenance duties; including maintaining City parks, playgrounds, greenways, paths, ball fields, and all other vegetation and landscaped areas, as well as, routine maintenance of assigned tools and equipment.  

Perform a variety of duties in maintenance, repair, turf care, and janitorial.  Work to include but not limited to assisting with construction, ballfield maintenance, equipment operation and repair, irrigation installation and repair, weed control, and grounds/building maintenance of city parks and facilities.  Specialized tasks to include pesticide application and tree work.  The city is willing to assist in the obtainment of an Idaho pesticide applicators license and City of Moscow tree worker certification.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

The incumbent shall work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.   

The incumbent shall at all times demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.

Equipment operation and maintenance including mowing and small engine equipment as well as City vehicles.  

Throughout all City parks, grounds, and playfields complete mowing, trimming, tree trimming, planting, turf maintenance, shrub bed maintenance, and other duties as assigned.

Throughout all City parks, grounds, playfields, etc., perform a variety of duties in maintenance, repair, custodial, waste management and operation as assigned.

Assist with irrigation repair.

Assist with sports field preparation and maintenance such as chalking, painting, infield skin maintenance, pitcher’s mound maintenance, etc.

As assigned work shifts to provide these essential functions at the Moscow Farmers Market and Moscow Community School District Playfields.

Supervisory Functions

None.

Licenses and Certifications

Valid Driver’s License

Ability to achieve Pesticide Application License provided by City

Competencies

Ability to interact with members of the public respectfully at all times

Ability to work effectively with coworkers

Basic reading, writing, math, and computer skills

Ability to operate both light and heavy equipment

Ability to adhere to health and safety practices

Ability to adhere to laws, rules, regulation and policies

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, maintain routine records, and work cooperatively with others.

Ability to observe legal and defensive driving practices

Work Environment

Office setting

Outdoor work

Regular exposure to fumes, dust and odors

Weekend or evening work

Adverse weather conditions

Physical Demands

Climbing

Sitting and standing for extended periods of time

Lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds

Pushing or pulling

Bending/stooping

Walking

Reaching overhead and above the shoulders

Heavy physical labor

Working around and with machinery having moving parts

Fumes from man holes and stormwater piping

Work with chemicals

Miscellaneous Information

Affirmative Action/EEO statement The City has an equal employment opportunity policy. The City will not discriminate against an applicant for employment, which includes discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, and gender expression or identity.

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