Job Descriptions

The statements contained in the job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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Title: Maintenance Worker
Department: Parks & Recreation Updated: 04/2018
Division: Parks & Recreation FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME 1089 Wage Range: Not Available

Under moderate supervision, performs a variety of landscaping, construction, maintenance and repair tasks related to park development and maintenance of County parks and facilities and related work as required. Must be available evenings, weekends and holidays.


·         Interact with general public and facility users to provide visitor services, such as explaining regulations, answering visitor requests, needs and complaints, and providing information about the park and surrounding areas.

·         Monitor the activities of park users, enforce Park operating rules and facility reservations.

·         Operate park equipment including trucks, tractors and mowers and special equipment including chipper, chainsaw, aerial lift, 2-ton stake truck, tow portable stage and bleachers.

·         Perform general grounds duties, string-trimmer, lawn mowing and brush and debris removal. 

·         Perform routine maintenance and regular cleaning of buildings, facilities and grounds.

·         Assist with operations of facilities, open and close buildings.

·         Operate maintenance and custodial equipment and tools.

·         Assist other personnel in maintenance duties and projects.

·         Maintains records and reports as required.

·         Administer first aid and notify emergency medical personnel when necessary.

·         Institute emergency management procedures when appropriate.

·         Performs minor repairs/improvements and maintains the cleanliness and orderliness of park grounds (lawns, shrubs, trees, and vegetation) and facility structures (rest rooms, offices, parking lots, benches, irrigation systems, and other park facilities).

·         Performs basic construction tasks in maintaining and repairing erosion control, diversion, and drainage systems to protect park facilities.

·         Maintains and performs minor repair on park facility structures.

·         Operates and performs minor maintenance on trucks, tractors, mowers, or other light automotive mechanical equipment.

·         Operates and performs minor repairs on hand-held power and gardening tools.

·         Assigns, trains, and reviews the work of public service workers performing park maintenance work.

·         Assists Parks staff in maintaining records and reports and monitoring contractor maintenance services.

·         May perform routine road repairs and/or construction of park trails and roads such as grading, compacting and preparing area for installation of drainage structures.

·         May operate basic construction equipment such as two axel dump trucks and skid steers to remove dirt and rocks from trails, roads and other construction areas.

·         Other duties as assigned.



Work is performed under the general direction of the Parks and Recreation Director, with direct supervision by the Park Operations Supervisor and the Park Coordinator.


May guide the work of Park Rangers, seasonal employees, volunteers and community service workers and coordinate staff work duties in the absence of the Park Operations Supervisor. On occasion, may be required to supervisor seasonal employees.


·         Graduation from an accredited high school (GED acceptable)

·         Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the following required; certification in a minimum of one area preferred: 

o    Building and grounds maintenance

o    Electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and small engine repair

o    Installation, operation and repair of the various types of equipment involved in the operation and maintenance of buildings and grounds.

·         Writing, reading, mathematical principles; proficient computer skills-Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook; exercise sound judgment and decision making in accordance with policies and procedures; ability to research and problem solve independently; knowledge of County operations and functions; ability to prioritize and time manage; handle stressful situations, provide effective and friendly customer service; support the County's mission and values; ability to think critically where necessary.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with management, co-workers and clients; obtain and communicate accurate information; apply common sense understanding to complex instructions and respond accordingly;  communicate complex ideas through graphs, charts, presentations, reports or other professional correspondence.                
  • Ability to demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.                
  • Ability to read, write & communicate in English; follow written and verbal instruction and understand basic mathematics and figure checking.              
  • Ability to interpret and apply procedures, rules, technical information, instructions, manuals to complete tasks accurately and on schedule.                                     
  • Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes; and apply procedures using good judgment.                                                                        
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain sensitive and confidential information.     
  • Ability to work independently or part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others such as County officials, employees, vendors and the general public.
  • Ability to work under supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline.                                             
  • Adaptability to change in the work environment, managing competing demands and ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction

·         Proficient skills using Microsoft Office programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook as required.  Proficiency may be tested.               

  • Prior to starting employment, the candidate must complete a satisfactory background check.  The background check is understood to encompass all forms of pre-employment screening, including but not limited to: drug screen, physical, criminal background, driving record, sex offender registry, education, training and licensing verification, employment history, credit check, and professional and personal references.
  • Must possess a valid State of Michigan operator license and maintain this license throughout employment in this position.

·         Must be available evenings, weekends and holidays.

·         Possession of a valid CPR, first aid and AED certification, or successfully complete the training within thirty (30) days of employment in the position.

·         Possessions of a valid State of Michigan Commercial Driver’s License, or successfully complete the training within ninety (90) days of employment in the position and maintain eligibility to drive as per the County’s vehicle policy throughout employment in this position.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

·         Hear and understand information presented through spoken words and sentences.

·         Read, interpret and understand procedures, rules, technical information, instructions and manuals.

·         Speak to others to convey information effectively.

·         Sit, bend, stoop, crouch, crawl and kneel.

·         Reach with hands and arms.

·         Stand and walk for significant periods of time; travel over uneven terrain.

·         Climb stairs.

·         See details in color, at close range and at a distance.

·         Lift, move, push, pull or carry objects and equipment weighing up to seventy-five (75) pounds.

·         Use hands to operate a computer, handle materials and operate equipment.

·         This position may require irregular hours and work schedules will include nights, weekends, holidays and overtime.  May require occasional travel to various County parks.

·         Position may occasionally work in an office setting; frequently works in an outdoor environment with exposure to weather-related heat and cold, rain, wind and varying weather conditions.

·         Park properties are natural areas that risk exposure to various plants, insects, snakes, environmental allergens, etc.

·         Operating park maintenance equipment exposes personnel to moderate levels of noise, fumes, airborne particles and vibrations on a regular basis.

·         The employee occasionally works in areas requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves, safety glasses or hearing protection.



Disclaimer: The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.





It is the policy of St. Clair County not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability that does not prevent performing essential job functions or because he or she is a protected veteran.


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