Parks Maintenance Technician
Parks Maintenance Technician
Status: Full-time regular, non-exempt
Benefits: Qualifies for full-time benefits date of hire
Salary: Starts at $23.94 to $26.23 per hour, depending upon qualifications
Location: Maintenance Facility (15150 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344)
Hours: Standard business hours (7:00am-3:30pm) on a flexible schedule that will include weekends (Saturday and Sunday). Must respond in emergency situations.
Reporting Relationship: Reports to Parks Maintenance Supervisor
Parks & Natural Resources
The Parks and Natural Resources Division is responsible for providing the citizens and users of the City’s park system with safe, properly maintained, and high quality facilities. The Division is responsible for developing and maintaining the park and open space system with facilities that meet the community needs. Wildlife, forestry and natural resources management are a top priority of this division.
The Parks Maintenance Technician accomplishes tasks within a team environment to provide the citizens of Eden Prairie and other users of the City’s parks system with safe and properly maintained facilities. The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:
- Performs the daily operations of the park and forestry maintenance programs ensuring work safety, reporting accidents in a timely manner, supervising and assisting park department seasonal employees.
- Develops a working knowledge of park system and operation policies; develops the skills to operate park maintenance equipment.
- Serves as a direct liaison to customers in daily park operations; responds to issues and addresses concerns; upholds reputation of City to the public.
- Responds to emergency situations; must maintain appropriate licenses per position requirements.
- Completes projects as directed.
- Maintains an excellent driving record and a Commercial Driver’s License.
- In snow events, ensure that park locations and trails are properly snow plowed in a timely manner. Assist the streets division with snow-plowing on all other streets.
While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) is required; Associates Degree or two year technical degree/certificate preferred; must obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-Class A) with air brakes and tanker endorsement within six months of employment.
Work Experience: One to two years of related experience required; previous experience with landscaping or heavy equipment operation preferred. Preventive maintenance experience with turf, irrigation, light construction, and maintenance equipment preferred. Additionally, previous experience with tree felling, pruning, safe chainsaw operation, and snow removal experience is also preferred.
Physical Requirements: Occasionally exertion of force in excess of 50 and/or up to 100 pounds to move objects or equipment accessories is required. Must be able to exert 20-50 pounds of force frequently to move objects.
Working Conditions: Most work is performed in a field environment involving working inside and outside of vehicles. Seasonal conditions can include excessive heat or cold. Conditions can include working in wet, muddy, slippery, dusty, icy and windy conditions. At these times there may be intermittent exposure to very disagreeable working conditions. Some assignments involve exposure to pesticides and fertilizer/chemicals. Most work is performed off of publicly traveled areas but workers must pay attention to the public using the parks and trail system. There is considerable attention to detail when handling equipment in tight quarters or around people. Occasionally there is exposure to traffic and moving equipment.
City of Eden Prairie Expectations
All employees are expected to contribute to the success of our organization by demonstrating the shared expectations: Customer Focus, Flexibility, Initiative, Results Orientation, Public Stewardship, and Teamwork.
Position Specific Expectations
Accountability: Follows through on commitments; focuses on appropriate tasks throughout the shift; takes responsibilities for actions both as an individual and on behalf of the organization; actions and words are in sync; follows all policies and procedures; maintains confidentiality; is prepared and punctual to all scheduled shifts.
Sound Judgment: Able to make a decision based on the right mixture of facts; determines a course of action after weighing and analyzing different options.
Attention to Detail: Able to find errors in work and solve problems; anticipates issues and performs at a high level of accuracy; sets up systems to ensure errors are not repeated.
Communication: Able to convey a message to get a point across; communicates in a clear and concise manner; able to write clearly and succinctly; tailors message to a variety of communication settings and styles.
City of Eden Prairie Pre-employment Process
The City of Eden Prairie conducts the following pre-employment checks for the Park Maintenance Technician position.
- Professional Reference Checks
- Criminal History Check
- Driver’s Check (must have a valid driver’s license and excellent driving record)
- Pre-employment Physical
- Drug and Alcohol Test
- CDL Process
All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the pre-employment process before their first day of employment.
City of Eden Prairie Application Timeline
To apply, please go to www.edenprairie.org and click on the employment tab on the top of the page.
Position Posted: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Applications Due: Friday, October 27, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Review Applications: Week of October 30, 2017
First Round Interviews: Wednesday, November 8 and Thursday, November 9
Final Interviews/Skills Assessment: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Potential Start Date: Early December, 2017 (negotiable)