Parks/Golf Equipment Operator (Parks)

United States

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Department: Parks Reports to: Designated Supervisor

Summary : Under basic supervision, performs unskilled and semiskilled general labor work in cleaning and maintenance of City parks; operates vehicles, equipment, and tools in compliance with all safety regulations and standard procedures.

Essential Functions : Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following :

  • Performs general labor tasks to maintain safe, attractive, and user- friendly City parks; operates a variety of vehicles and specialized equipment to maintain park facilities, golf courses, grounds, sports fields, playgrounds, and public areas; duties may vary according to job assignment.
  • Uses specialized tools and power equipment to perform park maintenance tasks, including weed control, mowing, watering, and trimming trees and landscape elements.
  • Operates a wide range of vehicles and motorized equipment, including dump trucks, bulldozers, backhoes, material spreaders, plows and scrapers, aerifiers, man lifts, and front-end loaders.
  • Cleans and performs routine maintenance work and adjustments on equipment; identifies and reports mechanical problems requiring additional repair.
  • Cleans up trash, debris, and restrooms.
  • Repairs and maintains parks and golf course as directed; hauls materials, and transports vehicles and equipment to job sites.
  • Maintains truck usage logs, truck inspection forms, maintenance records, and daily trip reports; inspects vehicles at start and end of work day.
  • Controls ongoing work projects to assure that safety rules and regulations are adhered to, and that the work zone and all equipment are in safe operating condition.
  • Assists with setup and cleanup for special events; cross-trains in a variety of skills; maintains and operates vehicles and equipment according to Parks department standards.
  • Utilizes proper safety precautions in all work performed; reports problems and emergency situations; recognizes, avoids, and reports unsafe acts, conditions, accidents, and injuries.
  • Supports the divisional operations with regular and timely attendance.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Odessa and the public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Education, Training and Experience Guidelines :

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • 6 months of related outdoor work experience.
  • Knowledge of:

  • Methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in grounds maintenance.
  • Federal, state, and City safety rules and regulations.
  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Operation and maintenance methods and standards for parks equipment and specialized vehicles.
  • OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for hazardous chemicals used in the workplace.
  • Skill in:

  • Safe and efficient operation and maintenance of power and hand tools and equipment.
  • Making routine operating adjustments, repairs, and preventive maintenance to assigned equipment.
  • Controlling work sites, and establishing effective safety zones.
  • Following standard operating and safety procedures.
  • Closely following verbal and written instructions and procedures.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co- workers.
  • License and certification requirements: A valid Texas State Driver's License is required.

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

    Work is performed indoors, outdoors, and at City facilities; requires constant physical efforts, and the ability to bend, reach, stoop, and lift objects, use hands to operate equipment; handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; may be exposed to safety hazards and dangerous tools and equipment; safety precautions must be followed, including use of safety equipment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; may work on slippery and uneven surfaces and are exposed to loud noise, odors, and dirt. City approved safety shoes must be worn.

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    Parks/Golf Equipment Operator (Parks)




    United States


    May 26, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

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