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
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
Uses specialized tools and power equipment to perform park maintenance
tasks, including weed control, mowing, watering, and trimming trees and
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
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.
Education, Training and Experience Guidelines :
High school diploma or GED preferred.
6 months of related outdoor work experience.
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
OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for hazardous chemicals used in
Safe and efficient operation and maintenance of power and hand tools and
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-
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.