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Parks Maintenance Tech I

Location:Kyle, TX
Salary Range:$11.766 hour DOE
Benefits:see benefits page
Employment Type:Full Time

Maintains grounds, parkland, public facilities, creek areas, and drainage ditches. Constructs new facilities and repairs facilities. Completes minor electrical and plumbing maintenance work as needed.

-Maintains parkland, grounds, and right-of-ways; operates tractors, flat bed trucks, dump trucks, mowers, and other equipment; removes debris and trash; trims trees; mows grass and runs trimming and clippings through chipper.

-Performs construction related work in parks, park facilities including pipe-laying, basic carpentry, pouring concrete, and minor electrical maintenance.

-Drives to and from sites in order to complete work assignments. Communicates with co-workers over two-way radio and pager in order to coordinate activities.

-Assists with maintenance of electrical, and plumbing for City facilities.

-Assists with City Special Events and holiday activities; planning, implementing, trash collection, keeping the event area clean, parking direction, and other duties.

-Performs daily facility preparation tasks including janitorial duties at all City Parks and facilities, activity fields and outdoor restrooms; secures restrooms after park curfew; performs set-up and take down of tables and chairs for rental facilities and City Council and Planning and Zoning Meetings.


-Attends staff, committee, and council meetings as needed.

-Provide support at various departmental programs/activities.

-Contributes to team effort by performing other duties as assigned.


-Provides customers with information; resolves citizenís complaints concerning park maintenance if needed.

-Maintains working relationship with Parks & Recreation Director.

-Works cooperatively with community groups.

-Maintains a professional working relationship with other Federal, State, and local Parks and Recreation Agencies.


-Physical duties: standing/walking, handling, lifting/carrying, pushing/pulling, bending, twisting, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing, balancing.

-Performs other duties as assigned.

-Thorough knowledge of applicable state, federal, and local laws involving any playground safety or parks and recreation specifications.

-Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with other city officials, and with the general public.

-Ability to remain calm and act resourcefully in an emergency.

-Ability to operate heavy machinery, power tools, hand tools, push mowers, front line mowers, edgers, trimmers, pruning tools, chainsaws, air blowers, chippers, hydro-mulch machines, City pickup truck, and pesticide/herbicide sprayers, tractors, flatbed trucks, and dump trucks.

-Ability to communicate with Parks & Recreation Director, co-workers, and public; must work well with other employees in order to accomplish tasks safely and efficiently.

-Ability to read the City policies and procedures, written instructions, general correspondence, traffic signs, and warning labels; ability to write work orders for repair of equipment; ability to perform basic math skills; ability to follow instructions, to find ways to perform job tasks safely and efficiently.


-High school diploma or equivalent.

-1-2 years experience as Equipment Operator, Parks Maintenance Crew Member, or previous electrical or maintenance experience.

-Valid Texas Drivers License with an acceptable driving record.


The employee must be able to stand and work for lengthy periods of time in both indoor and a variety of outdoor physical and weather environments with exposure to extreme temperatures. Must posses the manual dexterity to use small hand tools and be able to lift up to 100 pounds.

Possess the stamina to perform heavy labor. Work over uneven ground, climb stairs and ladders, work at heights, stoop, bend, kneel, work in confined places.

This position description has been prepared to assist in defining job responsibilities, physical demands, and skills needed. It is not intended as a complete list of job duties, responsibilities, and/or essential functions. This description is no intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The City of Kyle retains and reserves any or all rights to change, modify, amend, add to or delete, from any section of this document as it deems, in its judgment, to be proper.

The City of Kyle is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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