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Park Maintenance Worker - Various Locations

Position Type: Full-time, Hourly

Department: Parks

Compensation Range: $19.17 - $20.41 ($39,879.91 - $42,466.29)
Closing Date: August 15, 2018 @ 5:59pm CST

Job Summary: Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of a park unit to ensure quality facilities and amenities and a safe environment; preserve and enhance department assets; ensure quality service and product delivery.


Three (3) total openings are available, one (1) at each of the following units: North, Central and South Park Units.


Work Schedule: Employee must have availability to work days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays as needed.


Job Responsibilities

  • Equipment Maintenance - Inspect and maintain all equipment and tools related to the performance of job duties.

  • Turf and Grounds Maintenance - Maintain park green space to include, but not limited to: mowing, trimming, fertilization, aerification, seeding, weeding, planting, mulching, and irrigation.

  • Athletic Field and Sport Court Maintenance - Maintain baseball, softball, t-ball, soccer, rugby, football, hurling, and cricket fields. Maintain tennis, basketball, futsal, and bike polo courts. Maintenance of fields and courts include, but not limited to: crack filling, weeding, lining, goal set up, dragging and spiking infields, and net replacement.

  • Building and Amenity Maintenance - Maintain buildings and facilities such as pavilions, shelters, service yards, clubhouses, and pool buildings. Maintenance to include, but not limited to: general cleaning, rental set up, waxing and stripping floors, graffiti removal, inspection, building and repairing picnic tables.

  • Parkway, Path, and Parking Lot Maintenance - Maintain park roadways, drives, parking lots, and pathways. Maintenance to include, but not limited to: cold patching, line striping, cleaning catch basins, snow removal, and salting.

  • Special Assignments and Projects - Participate on special project teams and community outreach efforts.

  • Use of Equipment, Tools and Machinery – Operate vehicles, heavy machinery, hand tools, power tools and general office equipment.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education, License/Certification and Experience Required

  • High School diploma or GED required

  • Associate’s degree in Parks & Recreation, Horticulture, Agronomy or Turf Management preferred

  • Valid WI Driver’s License required and must be maintained throughout incumbency

  • One (1) year of work experience in park maintenance required

  • Valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required

  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) preferred

  • Category 3.0 Pesticide Applicator certification required or must be obtained within 6 months of hire

  • First Aid certification required or must be obtained within 6 months of hire



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to push, pull, lift and carry 50 lbs.; ability to operate vehicles, hand tools, power tools, and machinery to complete job tasks; knowledge of parks and recreation; knowledge of general maintenance; knowledge of sport court and field maintenance; ability to troubleshoot and make decisions.



PG 13Z3 Org. Unit: 9000 R.Vasquez


Special Instructions: This Original Examination is open to qualified internal and external candidates of the State of Wisconsin.  The selection process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods.

Milwaukee County offers competitive benefit package including group life, health and dental insurance; including major medical coverage of employees and dependents; deferred compensation and contributory pension plan, pre-tax childcare and dependent care program. Additionally, the federal government offers a loan forgiveness program for employees that serve in the public sector. 


Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.