Park Maintence Worker I

Description :



Class Title:    Parks Maintenance Worker I                                Cost Code: #10-09

Department:  Municipal Recreation & Parks                               Grade No.  GS-4

Division:        Public works                                                       Status: Classified





Will perform work as a general laborer in maintaining the various parks & recreation facilities in the City of Truth or Consequences



Under supervision of the Municipal Parks & Recreation Director/Manager, or as directed.



  • Builds, installs, maintains, and repairs chain link fences, wooden fences, backstops, playground equipment, barbecues, picnic tables, roofs, windows, doors, floors, and stone walls by using construction hand and power tools, sledge hammers, wire cutters, etc.
  • Installs and maintains water lines and associated facilities such as drinking fountains, irrigation systems and sprinkler systems, timers, sprinkler heads, and general maintenance.
  • Repairs, sands, scrapes, paints, or stains tables, benches, fences, signs, doors, windows, and small structures located at any of the Park and Recreation areas.
  • Turf management such as, mowing, aerates, trimming, and edging; rakes, sweeps and vacuums leaves, trimmings, and clippings; weeds, cultivates, plants, fertilizes, irrigates, and sprays planted areas; prunes and trims trees, shrubs, and hedges and feeds debris into a chipper; removes debris and sand build up.
  • Operates, services, and makes minor repairs to grounds maintenance equipment, including sharpening and maintaining hand and power tools, chainsaw, weed eaters, mowers, hedgers, aerators, tractors, small equipment, trailers, transports, loads, and un-loads supplies, tools, equipment, and vehicles.
  • Maintains landscaping, which may include planting of grass, trees and shrubs, mowing grass, removing weeds, spraying chemicals, fertilizing and watering.
  • Maintain adequate inventory of equipment and supplies.
  • Performs safety inspections on department parks, recreation areas, playgrounds, trails and other facilities to ensure that they are safe for use by the public.
  • Responsible for cleaning, disinfecting, graffiti removal, washing facilities and maintenance of the restrooms or facilities located at any of the Parks and Recreation areas.
  • Cleans and removes litter from parks, parking lot, and other public areas
  • Responsible for maintaining all athletic fields; ballfields complex, soccer fields, rodeo arena, cemetery’s, tennis courts, shooting range and all other city parks.
  • Opens and locks public facilities as directed.
  • May be required to perform other duties outside of the scope of normal job classification as assigned.


The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of all employees assigned to this job.







Education and Experience:

  • One (1) year experience in parks, ground maintenance, landscaping, sprinkler systems, construction or building maintenance. Experience can be a combination of the above or related field.
  • One (1) year basic mechanical experience.




  • Considerable knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in grounds and building maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of equipment and supplies used to do minor repairs.
  • Ability to understand, follow, and transmit oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate in both oral and written English.
  • Ability to maintain a pleasant working relationship with fellow employees and the general pubic
  • Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule.
  • Ability to use hand tools, power tools, power mowers, tractors, weed eaters, chainsaws and other various equipment.
  • Ability to handle and use various chemicals and compounds.
  • Working knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions.
  • May be required to learn and operate heavy equipment.




  • Valid      New Mexico Driver’s License.
  • Must
         successfully pass the pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.
  • Certified      in First Aid and CPR or be able to obtain it within the 1st      year.




Utilizes any equipment, tools and materials necessary to accomplish the duties described in the Essential Duties section above, including but not limited to:


  • Personal      computer, including Microsoft Office Suite; calculator; copy machines;     telephone; cellular phone or portable      radios.      
  • Mowing      equipment, including riding mowers, push mowers, weed eaters and sweepers.      Also included are backhoe, brush-hog, ditch-witch, compressor and      jackhammer, pesticide/herbicide spray equipment.
  • All      small hand and power tools, including such items as tree pruning      equipment,

      chainsaws, power drills and saws, and general use hand tools.

  • All      chemicals associated therewith.




  • Normal      work performed on weekdays. Some overtime work may be required, including      evenings and weekends. May also be required to rotate standby duties.  
  • Outside      work is subject to seasonal temperature extremes and inclement weather.
  • Subject      to hazards such as chemicals, including pesticides, herbicides,      fertilizers,   oxidizers, cleaning      chemicals, solvents, paints and acids, cement and stucco.
  • May      be subject to health hazards such as infections, diseases, fumes, odors,      dusts and gasses.
  • Exposure      to moderate to high noise levels.


The work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.




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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:


  • Duties      may involve lifting of heavy objects, not to exceed 100 pounds.
  • Duties      involve walking or standing for long periods of time on even, uneven,      hard, soft, wet, or dry surfaces.
  • Duties      involve crouching and kneeling for long periods of time.
  • Duties      require use of hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or      controls, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Duties      require ability to speak and hear.
  • Specific      vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance      vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions, and the      ability to adjust focus.




Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference check; job related tests might be required.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


Contact :





 The City of Truth or Consequences has an opening for the position of PARK MAINTENANCE WORKER I  in the PARKS DEPARTMENT.

See Job Description for full requirements and representatives duties.

Grade: rate commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus benefits

Application and Job Description areavailable from the City’s Human Resources Office, 505 Sims Street, T or C., NM, 87901, tel#575-894-6673 ext. 314Fax #575-894-0363.Deadline for applications to be returned to City’s HR Office is Until filled  E.O.E.


PUBLISH:      September 15, 2017   -  Sentinel

                    September 20, 2017     - Herald


 POSTED:        Workforce Solutions   (09/15/17 – until filled)

                       City’s Website           (09/15/17 – until filled)

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled