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Park Maintenance Worker-I AF

Department: Parks, Rec & Community Svcs/Parks & Facilities
Office: Rio Rancho Sports Complex
Position Number:35-26-452-205-1
Job ID#:16246
To be considered for this job:You must complete the on-line application form.
Opening Date for In-House Candidates:12/19/17
Opening Date to the Public:12/26/17
Open until filled; for best consideration, apply by:1/16/18
Starting Salary (or salary range):10.55
Other information about this position or about working with the City of Rio Rancho:A Drivers License is required for this position. Your driving record must always meet City insurability standards.

This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.
Banner:This is the initial posting of this job opening.

This job will be posted internally for 7 calendar days for current employees to apply first, then will be released for external applicants.
If you are called for an interview or to attend a pre-employment testing session:If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted via e-mail or telephone with a date, time and place to interview.
Typical schedule :M-F 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Summer hours. M-F 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Winter hours


Position Title: Park Maintenance Worker-I AF  

Department: Parks, Recreation & Community Services  

Division: Parks & Facilities   

Reports to:  Workgroup Supervisor  

FLSA Status: non-Exempt  

Bargaining Unit: AFSCME  

Pay Grade: 08A  

Job Status:

Permanent,    Full-time  

Full Time Equivalent: 1.00  


Position Summary

A Park Maintenance Worker-I performs a variety of manual or semi-skilled maintenance and repair tasks on park grounds, facilities and components and general preventive maintenance on department equipment and vehicles.

This is a Safety Sensitive position subject to random drug/alcohol testing. 

Education, Training and Experience – minimum required to proficiently perform the job

Education / higher education: High School Graduate or equivalent 

Minimum number of years of directly related experience: Six months work experience.  

Education and/or experience preferences: Previous experience with irrigation and play component installation highly desirable. 

Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

Driver’s License requirement: Frequent Driver -- Regular Driver's License      Required Endorsements: None  

Note -- For any driver, driving record must always meet City driving and insurability standards.

Required certifications, licenses or registrations: None 

Preferred certifications, licenses or registrations: Any certification pertaining to irrigation or play component highly desirable.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to proficiently perform the job

Knowledge: Working knowledge of the methods, equipment, and materials used in the care and maintenance of parks and recreation centers. Working knowledge of plants, their diseases, and methods of control. General knowledge of carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical, and other building trades. Working knowledge of automated irrigation system operation, maintenance, and installation. Working knowledge of the hazards and applicable safety rules and precautions involved in equipment operation and park maintenance and development. 

Skills:  The operation of tools and equipment typical in parks, facilities and play component installation and maintenance. 

Abilities: Learn to operate, maintain and repair power tools and equipment used in the work. Learn how to maintain turf, trees, shrubs and other planting materials. Perform basic mathematical operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and determine weight measurement, volume and distance. Effectively deal with standardized situations. Read and comprehend simple instructions, correspondence and/or memos and irrigation manuals, training guides, standard operating procedures and MSDS manuals. Write simple correspondence, reports and work logs. Communicate effectively.  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City employees, members of the public and public officials.  

Interaction with Groups/Agencies/Entities: Internal: Works with craft workers and department   supervisors to construct and repair parks and facilities on time and within   cost.     External: General public, customers, and public   officials. Participates in the Sandoval County Disaster First Responds Team. 

Authorities and Accountabilities

Level of independent decision making: Minimal-incumbent primarily carries-out instructions and follows established procedures 

Budgetary/Financial/Asset accountability: None -- Position has no accountability for, or authority to make, budgetary or financial decisions. 

Span of control: Responsibility for own work (no supervision or leadership expectations) 

Essential Functions

The following functions are typical for this position. The omission of specific functions does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Maintains parks, grounds and facilities in a safe, aesthetically pleasing condition.
  • Performs minor semi-skilled interior and exterior park building maintenance such as painting, fence repair, graffiti removal and related park improvements.
  • Maintains, adjusts and operates specialized turf care equipment and tools.
  • Controls weeds and insects by chemical spraying and completes a pesticide report.
  • Builds park grounds and facilities.
  • Installs and maintains trails, including all elements of accessibility requirements.
  • Installs and/or maintains play structures, skate park, and dog park components in accordance with playground design and safety requirements.
  • Assists with the installation, maintenance and seasonal preparation of watering systems.
  • Performs basic operator maintenance tasks on assigned vehicles.
  • Sets-up and takes-down large industrial tents.
  • Assists supervisor in construction and installation of tree memorial plaques.
  • Installs high tensile (livestock, chain-link) fencing.
  • Prepares athletic fields for practice and games.
  • Maintains open space and bosque areas.
  • Maintains culverts/drainage ditches within City park limits.
  • Provides support to City departments for special event set-up, break down, storage and maintaining park facilities during the event.
  • Mixes pesticide chemicals; operates spraying equipment and applies pesticides.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Daily activity level: Primarily physical work on a continual basis 

Physical characteristics: Job requires oral and aural communication; Job requires reading and comprehension of written materials; Job requires normal vision; Must be able to distinguish colors; Must be able to see in dim light; Exposure to high noise levels; Fine finger manipulation; Grasping with hand, gripping; Work activities produce impact on hand, wrist, forearm, elbow from vibration; Use of road work or landscaping tools; Operation of gas-powered machines or equipment; Climbing Ladders; Working at heights (towers, poles, bucket lift); Bending/kneeling/crawling; Digging or working in trenches; Lifting/carrying/push/pull greater 50 lbs.; Working while standing for prolonged periods of time; and Walking long distances. 

Exposures: Handling hazardous chemicals or toxic substances; Exposure to excessive amounts of dust, flying particles, toxic vapors, noxious fumes or mists; Exposure to vibration from equipment or operations; Exposure to sharp objects including razor blades, teeth, finger/paw nails (incl. biting); Exposure to unshielded, live electricity; Working with extremely hot or cold objects; Falling objects could injure feet; and Working outside inclement weather conditions.  

Extraordinary working conditions: None 

Hazardous equipment/machinery used: None 

Required personal protective equipment: Safety Glasses with or w/o side shields; Face shield; Breathing mask; Respirator; Latex gloves; Rubber gloves; Chemical resistant gloves; Ear Muff; Ear Plugs; Protective clothing (i.e. reflective vest); Gloves; Steel-toed boots; and Protective gear.  

If you need an accommodation for a disability that would enable you to apply or interview for this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 505-891-5011 (fax: 505-891-9183).


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