FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt $15.00 - $20.00; Full Time
Purpose of Position: The purpose of this position is to perform skilled labor functions at all Carmel Clay park locations to complete grounds maintenance, facility maintenance, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and installation tasks. This position is a full time year round position and reports to the Park Maintenance Foreman for regular assignments, task prioritization, and other personnel issues.
Essential Job Functions: The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Perform general maintenance on community assets such as hardscapes, playgrounds, picnic shelters, restrooms, grounds, outdoor furniture, parking lots, irrigation, trails, prairies, wetlands and woodland areas. Work tasks may include:
Protecting and applying stains, paints, coatings for wooden assets
Monitoring and removing discarded trash, litter, and waste throughout the parks
Periodic cleaning of restroom building, picnic shelters, and other facilities
Perform general maintenance and repair tasks necessary to keep machinery, equipment and tools in operable condition. Includes work tasks such as:
Inspecting and maintain equipment, engines, hydraulics, tires, checking and replacing fluids, replacing parts, greasing and cleaning equipment
Monitor equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety
Utilize precautionary safety equipment and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees, volunteers, and the public.
Report accurate and timely data associated with completion of work orders.
Inspect park properties and report deficiencies
Supervise and train part time and seasonal employees on daily work functions.
Enforce park rules, regulations and policies.
Comply with applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:
Ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Ability to utilize a variety of reference and descriptive data and information
Ability to operate MS office computer utilities, tablet, and smart phone applications
Ability to communicate effectively; includes ability to interact with members of the public to resolve problems
Ability to analyze, carry out, and modify management plans as required
Ability to operate a motor vehicle to conduct work activities
Ability to operate or be trained to operate a variety of machinery, equipment and tools associated with park maintenance operations, including a skid steer with various attachments, UTV, tractor, blower, mower, hedge trimmer, chain saw, extension ladder, chemical sprayer, hand tools, power tools, snow plow, and electrical testing equipment
Availability to remain on-call for a rotating weekly shift to include occasional evenings and weekends
Ability to exert heavy physical effort necessary to perform certain park maintenance tasks, involving some combination of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials weighing up to 90 pounds
Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, pollen, odors, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, dead animals, disease or pathogenic substances
Qualifications Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:
Required to work weekends and evenings for regularly assigned events and for on-call
High school diploma or GED
3+ years related experience involving grounds maintenance and manual labor, building maintenance, construction trades, and/or auto mechanics
Or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position
Driving is an essential function of this position and individual must possess and maintain a valid Indiana driver’s license and be insurable
Additional Qualifications Preferred but Not Required:
Indiana Pesticide applicator certification in any herbicide category
Irrigation repair and installation experience
National Recreation and Park Association certification (CPSI, CPRP, etc.)
The Carmel/Clay Board of Parks and Recreation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
About Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation has played an integral role in why Carmel, Indiana has been named one of the top cities to live in within the United States for the third year in a row. In short, the parks department has more than 15 parks and greenways spread across 500 park acres, numerous recreation facilities, including the Monon Community Center and The Waterpark, a before and after school program held at all 11 Carmel elementary schools, and a summer camp program.
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation holds the Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). As an accredited agency, the department serves the recreation, fitness, and nature needs of the community, manages and develops existing spaces and resources and creates a sustainable future for parks and recreation programs through a financially viable and environmentally conscious parks system.