Parks Maintenance Technician - (Seasonal)

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Eden Prairie, MN
Feb 17, 2019
Mar 19, 2019
Labor / Trades
Job Type
Employment Status
Park Maintenance Technician - PTS Position Details

Status: Part-time/Temporary/Seasonal (PTS), non-exempt

Salary: Starts at $13.00 - $16.00 per hour (depending on qualifications) 

Location:Maintenance Facility (15150 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344)

Hours:Typically 7:00am-3:30pm shift; occasional overtime to cover tournaments, special needs, or to complete certain projects will be required.

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Park Maintenance Supervisors


Park & 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.

Position Details

The Park 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. This position is responsible for the following areas of impact:

 1)   Maintains park grounds (i.e. landscaping, planting, mowing, turf maintenance, and tree removal.

2)   Maintains the City trail system (i.e. construction, inspection, repair, and mowing).

3)   Installs and/or maintains park amenities (i.e. playground equipment, basketball courts, ice rinks, tennis courts, volleyball courts and picnic areas).

4)   Supports special user groups or events, such as youth athletic associations or city recreation programs, by preparing fields and/or park facilities.

5)   Ensures safety of all users through continual inspection of park property and amenities.

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.

Position Requirements

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D) required. Valid Driver’s License.

Work Experience: Must be 18 years or older; related experience preferred.

Technical Skills: Familiarity with MS Office (Word, Excel) preferred.

Physical Requirements: This position requires the ability to lift/carry/push/pull at least 30-50 lbs, operate a motor vehicle and work under all weather conditions. 

City Expectations

All employees are expected to contribute to the success of our organization by demonstrating the shared values: Collaboration, Innovation, Integrity, Performance, Relationships.

Position Specific Expectations

Safety: All Maintenance Technicians must demonstrate safe equipment operation and working conditions in traffic on City streets, parks and while entering confined spaces.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

City of Eden Prairie Pre-employment Process

The City of Eden Prairie conducts the following pre-employment checks for this position:

  1. Criminal History Check
  2. Driver's License Check
  3. Drug & Alcohol Test

All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the City's evaluation of the pre-employment process before their first day of employment with the City. 

City of Eden Prairie Recruitment Timeline

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Review Applications: As received

Interviews: Ongoing through Spring, 2019

Expected Start Date: Negotiable

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