Parks Maintenance Worker I

City of Rapid City - Rapid City, SD (30+ days ago)3.4


What We Do:
The Rapid City Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for beautifying, operating and maintaining park and recreation assets (parks, trails and recreation facilities) as well as implementing year round recreation programs for all ages. The Parks Division maintains city park systems throughout the community including irrigation systems; maintains city greenhouse which provides flora and fauna planted throughout the park system, and maintains fleet of department vehicles and equipment.

Please visit the Parks and Recreation Department for more information.

This position is part of the AFSCME union. Applications received within the work unit will be considered first.

Position Details

About Our Job:
The Parks Maintenance role maintains City-owned parks and public areas.

Job duties may include (but are not limited to):
Maintains parks, cemetery, and recreation areas by operating hand and power tools to cut and prune trees, shrubs & plants; edge flower beds; install fence; install and repair irrigation systems; remove snow; prepare graves for burial; rake leaves, wood chips; set concrete forms; place and finish concrete; use motorized equipment such as mowers, tractors and attachments, sweepers, snow blowers, , trencher, air compressor, tamper, jackhammer, dump trucks, garbage trucks, and pickup trucks. Operates tree spade, chain saw and brush chipper.
Repairs and remodels structures such as buildings, fences, arbors and playground equipment by using hand and power tools.
Landscapes parks by planting trees and laying rock and sod.
Performs park custodial duties such as cleaning restrooms and picnic shelters, and collecting trash.
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Additional Information

About You:
Rapid City parks help bring together people from all over our great city. Work at city parks offers innovation, leadership, the satisfaction of public service, and a place to grow and develop your career. If you enjoy working outside, working on a wide range of equipment and tools while maintaining high safety considerations, please consider applying for the Parks Maintenance Worker I position.

Our ideal candidate will:
have a horticulture background
have experience working in a green industry
posses a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within 30 calendar days from hire date.
We understand your time is valuable, so we encourage you to apply if you possess the following minimum requirements:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 1 year experience in parks maintenance and/or 2 years experience in professional grounds maintenance.
Application must be received by the Human Resources Department by closing date and time stated above. Applications and information may be obtained from the City website at