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Parks Department Maintenance Operator (I, II or III)

Start Date: July 09, 2024 | End Date: August 31, 2024
County: Cumberland County
Job Type: Parks & Recreation

Position:                      Parks Department Maintenance Operator (I, II or III)

FLSA Status:               Non-Exempt/Hourly

Location:                      Yarmouth Community Services Department – Parks Division (Athletic Fields and Public Grounds)

Pay Range:                   Base hourly rate based on Candidate Qualifications. (The new Employee may be a Parks Maintenance Operator = PMOI, PMOII, or PMOIII status)

Hourly Pay Rates:        PMO1=$22.29 p/hr.; PMOII=$23.52 p/hr.; PMOIII=$26.56 p/hr.  This position will receive stipends, as eligible, and per the Parks and Public Works                                                        Employee Association (Union) document.

Closing Date:               Open Until Filled


The Town of Yarmouth is currently accepting applications to fill the position of Parks Maintenance Operator (I, II or III) to join the Parks Division team with Yarmouth Community Services.  The job description is available on the Town of Yarmouth website (under Human Resources).  

DESCRIPTION:  This position performs a variety of semi-skilled and unskilled tasks in the maintenance and operation of parks and recreation buildings, grounds, athletic fields, parks, open spaces and conservation lands.  The regular work week is forty (40) hours per week.  New hourly rates were effective as of July 1, 2024, which are based on qualifications and position classification (I, II or III status). 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (See Job Description for full detail):

  • Mows and maintains all Town of Yarmouth spaces (I.E. athletic field, parks, lawns, building grounds, trails, open space and conservation lands). Maintains, weeds, trims flower beds, shrubs and trees.   
  • Operates specialized turf care equipment and tools such as electric motors, pumps, sprinklers, tractors, mowers, and irrigation systems.
  • All job tasks associated with planting in Town spaces (I.E. seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, soil conditioning, watering, and pest/weed control. 
  • Maintains winter facilities and functions: ice rink flooding, sweeping and plowing and XC ski trails.
  • Operates all Parks equipment: tractors, mowers, trucks, trimmers, chain saws, steam cleaners, washers, and other equipment as needed.
  • Opens and closes, locks and unlocks facilities as needed. 
  • Assists with setting up/taking down equipment for various park and recreation programs, prepares facilities for athletic events and parks and recreation program use.
  • Installs/maintains goal posts and nets for all sports facilities (soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, baseball, softball, tennis, pickleball, and basketball).
  • Performs minor semi-skilled interior building maintenance such as painting, plumbing, carpentry, and other unskilled and semi-skilled trades work.


  • Performs some custodial work as required and assigned. Collects and disposes of solid waste from buildings and grounds; picks up litter from premises.
  • Assists in the construction of new parks facilities, including clearing, grading, drainage, and foundation work.  Assists in the construction and installation of playground equipment, safety surfacing, benches, tables, kiosks, etc.
  • Routinely assigned to assist the Highway Division with winter maintenance.  Performs snow plowing and shovels sidewalks.
  • Performs other work as required or assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent; specialized course work in athletic field maintenance, groundskeeping, landscaping, or related field helpful. Two (2) years of related landscaping and/or maintenance work; or any combination of related education and experience which demonstrates the knowledge and experience to perform this work.
  • Maintains current skills and knowledge in the proper and safe techniques of building and grounds maintenance functions.
  • A State of Maine Class C Driver’s License in good standing.  A Commercial Driver’s License is helpful, but not required. 
  • A strong work ethic and dedication to customer service is a must.
  • Successful completion of a six-month probationary period.


The Town of Yarmouth offers competitive pay and excellent benefits.  This full-time position is eligible for 13 paid holidays, overtime or compensatory time, vacation/sick/earned paid leave, options for health, dental, vision, life and income protection insurances, retirement plan options, as well as clothing/uniform allowances.  This position will also be eligible for stipends after meeting respective eligibility periods.  These include, but are not limited to on call stipends, Employee Wellness and Preventative Health Incentives, Class A Driver’s License, Playground Safety Inspector Certification, Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certifications, etc.  One-time lump sum bonus is available to those who successfully complete an approved, relevant course of study and certification.

The Town of Yarmouth is a great place to work!  Come join us!  Want to learn more?  Please contact Yarmouth Community Services (846-2406) or Human Resources (846-9036). 


To Apply:  Please submit a complete application packet to  Your materials should be addressed to the attention of Jessica Factor, Human Resources Director.  Please include the Town’s Employment Application, with a cover letter and/or resume. 

The Town of Yarmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  The Town of Yarmouth does not discriminate in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral or any other aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. The Town of Yarmouth does not discriminate against qualified applicants and employees with disabilities in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, job training, fringe benefits, classification, referral or any other aspect of employment. The Town of Yarmouth also provides qualified applicants and employees with disabilities with reasonable accommodations that do not impose undue hardship on the Town of Yarmouth.

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