PARKS MAINTAINER – 2 Vacancies
Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department - Parks Division - *Revised posting – Update to Necessary Requirements section - 40 hours/week -
Join our team of professional park staff to care for our 67 parks, 30 playgrounds, over 20,000 street trees, 11 community gardens, dozens of flower beds, 50+ miles of trails, 39 athletic fields and various winter recreation areas. Help make our parks, trails and open spaces a great place our Portland community can enjoy. This Parks Maintainer position performs a variety of semi-skilled and lead construction, repair and maintenance work within City owned parks, trails and open spaces.
Requirements of this position include thorough knowledge and working experience of agricultural and turf management practices. Knowledge and experience with the functions and operating methods of a wide variety of mowing and park construction equipment, ability to operate equipment efficiently and safely, and ability to make minor repairs. Must have the ability to work well in a team and individual setting. Flexibility and willingness to work mandatory overtime during the winter period to include sanding and salting and plowing of snow; this may include weekends and holidays. Good visual acuity for driving and physical strength, agility and stamina necessary to withstand exposure to adverse climatic conditions; Demonstrate great customer service and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and members of the public.
Training desired: CPR and First Aid certification, chainsaw safety and felling certification, and completion of OSHA approved confined space training and work zone safety.
*Necessary requirements include a Maine Certified Landscape Professional and a State of Maine Commercial Pesticide Applicators License with category 3A and 6B (or the ability to obtain within 6 months of appointment date). Candidate must have a valid Class B Maine Driver’s License in good standing or have the ability to obtain within the first 6 months of appointment date. Also, must pass a federally mandated drug test at time of obtaining a Class B License. Must have and maintain a good driving record. Must undergo a pre-employment physical assessment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.
Labor & Trades Union – Grade 18 - Pay range starting at $834/week.
Accepting applications until vacancy is filled.
To APPLY for this position please click here: https://selfservice.portlandmaine.gov/ess/EmploymentOpportunities/JobDetail.aspx?req=329&sreq=2&form=1000&desc=PARKS%20MAINTAINER
Permanent employees receive a generous benefits package that includes paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine and Thomas College.
The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
***COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate*** For the safety of our employees and our constituents, the City of Portland requires that new employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of employment. Candidates may request an accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs at the conditional offer stage.
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