Parks Maintenance Person/ MEO 1/Laborer
City of Lowell - Parks & Recreation Dept

Job Order #: 18765340

Lowell, MA 01852

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 4/11/2023

EXPIRES 7/10/2023

Job Description

Job Description
Please Post: April 6, 2023
Deadline: April 20, 2023
Parks Maintenance Person/ MEO 1/Laborer
Parks & Cemeteries

Job Title: Park Maintenance Person/ MEO 1/ Laborer (2000-11, 3463)
Department: Parks and Cemeteries
Reports To: Commissioner of DPW, Supt. of Parks or designee
Labor Union: AFSCME 1705
Salary: $19.8145 (min) to $23.7003 (max) per hour; 40 hrs/week
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Maintains grounds, equipment and public property by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Performs skilled and unskilled manual duties in the care and maintenance of recreation areas, athletic fields, parks and playground equipment; Lines playing fields; Floods grounds for skating;
Cuts lawns. Trims and edges around walks, flower beds, and walls.
Prunes shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth or remove damaged leaves, branches, or twigs. Operates various power tools as needed.
Painting duties include but not limited to playground equipment, benches, walls, & park furniture, flowering beds and related structures as designated by supervisor
Cleans grounds and removes litter. Shovels snow from walks and driveways.
Spreads salt on public passage ways to prevent ice buildup.
Plants grass, flowers, trees, and shrubs. Waters lawn and shrubs.
Repairs fences, gates, walls, walks and water fountains; outbuildings.
Replaces grass, swings, slides and other playground equipment.
Does painting and other maintenance work related to park equipment.
Sharpens tools such as weed cutters, edging tools, and shears.
Makes minor repairs on equipment such as lawn mower, spreader, and snow removal equipment.
Swimming pool maintenance, such as repairing pool pumps and filter systems.
Operates trucks with a rated capacity of more than 3 tons and up through 9 tons, large tractors, and equipment such as road sweepers, snow loaders, leaf loaders, snow fighters, sidewalk rollers and road flushers. Loads and unloads trucks; picks up and hauls materials; plows and sands highways, streets, parks, etc; Greases, oils and cleans equipment; changes tires; performs minor maintenance. May occasionally operate equipment that requires only a class 3 license.
Digging holes; trenches, and other excavations; Loading and unloading supplies; ,maintains parks and playground areas, open spaces; Mowing grass using hand or powered equipment, trimming shrubs and lower parts of trees along sidewalks and highways; Removing snow and ice using manual or small powered equipment; Spreading sand on icy areas; Uses standard hand tools. Performs unskilled laboring duties as assigned. Performs related work as required.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualified individuals should apply by the deadline of April 20, 2023 by submitting application/resume with cover letter using the City of Lowell job opportunities online portal:

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