City of Abilene Jobs – Parks Maintenance Specialist

Website City of Abilene

Job Description:

Under general supervision, to perform manual work involved in irrigation & plumbing maintenance of right-of-ways, boulevards, vacant lots, municipal building grounds, ball fields, and all city parks including park restrooms.

Job Responsibilities:

This position may perform as a lead worker at a work site with some supervision of a crew.

  • Operate various types and sizes of equipment such as tractors, riding mowers, mulchers, edgers, ditchers, front loader, backhoes and lift bucket during the course of irrigation and plumbing maintenance of right-of-ways, boulevards, vacant lots, municipal grounds, ball fields, restrooms and city parks.
  • Make needed repairs to irrigation heads, drip lines and water lines associated with the distribution of irrigation water to irrigated areas.
  • Make needed repairs to park restrooms to assure available restroom facilities are available to park patrons in an efficient manner.
  • Make needed repairs to park drinking fountains to assure availability of safe drinking water to park patrons in an efficient manner.
  • Make needed repairs to aeration, irrigation and circulation pumps.
  • Perform simple field repairs to equipment.
  • Must have the ability to navigate a computer/ smart phone for entry of work order information into a work order system.
  • Must be able to diagnose problems and make adjustments in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to program, diagnose problems and install irrigation controllers.

Job Requirements:

  • Methods, materials, and equipment used in maintenance work.
  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions of general maintenance work
  • Safe driving principles and practices.
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose problems, and take appropriate action.
  • Navigate a computer/ smart phone for entry of work order information into a work order system.
  • Learn to operate a variety of equipment, tools, and vehicles including pick-up truck, ditch trencher, tractor, riding mower, push mower, edger, chain saw, string trimmer, and brush chipper.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Diagnose and make needed tree pruning or removal.
  • Perform calculations and organize information to accurately complete reports.
  • Display leadership to others through hard work and a great attitude.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.
  • Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.
  • Lead and manage a team in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.
  • Computers and other modern technology that are pertinent to the completion of work and documentation of work.
  • Efficiency in planning and utilization of available time and resources.
  • Program, diagnose problems, and install irrigation controllers.
  • Safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Learn to operate a variety of heavier, more technical equipment including front loader, backhoe, lift bucket, and large area mower.
  • Operate irrigation controllers.
  • Manage time and resources efficiently.

Job Details:

Company: City of Abilene

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Other

Job Location: Abilene, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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