Ballfield Groundskeeper/Parks Main. Tech III

Employment Type:

Supervisor: Parks Supervision Structure

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Random Substance Testing: Yes

Position Number: PR/4

Employment Opportunity Summary

This position is responsible for the development and maintenance of city parks, facilities, and grounds.

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Employment Opportunity Additional Details

Job Scope:

The purpose of this position is to maintain city facilities and grounds. Successful performance helps ensure the maintenance and beautification of city facilities and grounds.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Maintains city parks, facilities, and city aquatics facilities, including roofing repairs, painting, construction, remodeling, welding, and installing and repairing plumbing, electrical, and heating/cooling systems.
  2. Acts as foreman as required.
  3. Sets forms; pours and finishes concrete.
  4. Layout, weld and fabricate steel frames and structures.
  5. Performs carpentry duties; frames and finishes structures.
  6. Maintains and repairs equipment including pool, hand tools, and some motor vehicles.
  7. Operates light and heavy equipment, including a mower, bobcat, backhoe, tractor, and dump truck, underground detecting equipment to find breaks in power lines and water lines.
  8. Performs landscaping and snow removal, and excavation.
  9. Trims trees and shrubs.
  10. Removes trash; cleans restrooms.
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or GED
  2. 2 years experience in maintenance or related field
  3. CPO Certified Pool Operator required within six months of hire.
  4. HAZMAT experience preferred.
  5. Missouri drivers license.
  6. Must obtain a Missouri Class “B” CDL license with air brake endorsement within 6 months of employment.
  7. Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and agree to be subject to random drug screen throughout employment.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of construction techniques and practices.
  2. Knowledge of Maintenance Worker I, II, and III.
  3. Knowledge of building maintenance and repair techniques.
  4. Knowledge of the operation and maintenance for a variety of equipment.
  5. Knowledge of safety guidelines.
  6. Skill in operating maintenance equipment such as a mower, bobcat, backhoe, tractor, and dump truck.
  7. Skill in welding and fabricating parts.
  8. Skill in oral and written communication.


  1. Health and fire codes, city personnel and safety policies.
  2. State and federal laws.
  3. Guidelines require judgement, selection, and interpretation in application.


The work consists of related duties connected to the maintenance of city facilities and grounds. Inclement weather, scheduled events and the general public contributes to the complexity of the position.

Principal Working Relationships:

  1. Co-workers, other city employees.
  2. Parts suppliers, and service technicians.

Purpose of Contacts:

Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, provide services, resolve problems, motivate or influence persons, and clarify, justify, defend, negotiate, or settle matters.

Supervisory and Management Responsibility:


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching or stooping. The employee lifts light and heavy objects, climbs in and out of equipment and uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity. The employee may be required to distinguish between shades of color.

Work Environment:

The work is typically performed outdoors. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, machinery with moving parts, and cold or inclement weather. The work may require the use of protective devices such as hard hats, gloves, safety glasses and work boots.