Parks Maintenance Technician I/II/III/Senior

City of Tempe Arizona - City of Tempe, AZ

Full-time$16 - $22 an hour
EducationSkillsBenefits
Qualifications

PARKS MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN I / II / III / Senior

The city is currently recruiting to fill multiple vacancies at all levels at the

Tempe Diablo Stadium Major League Baseball Spring Training Facility.

This recruitment is open for 30 days. Applications will be reviewed until a sufficient qualified candidate pool has been established.

Hourly Salary Range:
Parks Maintenance Technician I - $16.31 - $22.02

Parks Maintenance Technician II - $18.00 - $24.31

Parks Maintenance Technician III - $20.20 – $27.27

Senior Parks Maintenance Technician - $21.82 - $29.46

Department / Division:
Public Works/Field Operations

Job Type:
Full-Time Regular

Job Number:
RC#900990

The City of Tempe participates in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Defined Benefit plan with mandatory employer and employee contributions currently at 11.80%. ASRS pension plan includes a Long-Term Disability Benefit. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holiday and short-term disability. Our employees have generous insurance options for medical, dental, vision and life. For more details, visit: http://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/internal-services/human-resources/benefits-summary

DESCRIPTION

These positions are part of a flexible classification. Qualified candidates may be hired at any of the levels based on their experience, education and training as determined by the hiring authority. The Parks Maintenance Technician (PMT) I / II/ III / Senior Flex Series is designed to systematically develop a highly skilled work force, from PMT I to Senior PMT. Flexing is competency based and employees must demonstrate attainment of both technical and leadership skills to advance to the next level. PMT levels are not capped, therefore a vacancy is not needed for an employee to advance to the next level.

The Parks Maintenance Technician will perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance and supporting administrative activities for the City’s parks, golf courses, athletic fields and cemetery.

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Maintain turf: Water, mow, weed, trim, aerate, renovate and fertilize turf.
Maintain landscape areas: plant, water, fertilize, trim/prune landscaped areas consisting of bushes, trees, flowers, shrubs and decomposed granite.
Maintain parks equipment: inspect playgrounds, picnic tables, barbecues, fences and other equipment and facilities; perform routine maintenance and minor repairs.
Maintain irrigation: design, install, troubleshoot, repair and replace irrigation systems including lines, heads, controllers and mains.
Prepare athletic fields for sports activities; measure and lay out field lines, bases, and goal nets.
Change golf course set up, move tee markers and cups.
Drive and operate heavy equipment such as dump, water and aerial lift trucks, trenchers, front loaders, backhoes, tractor, rider mower and equipment trailers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
Parks Maintenance Technician I / II / III / Senior

Requires a high school diploma or GED.

Work Experience:
Parks Maintenance Technician I- One year of experience in the maintenance of lawns, gardens, trees, athletic fields, golf courses or related as well as some experience operating small or medium sized equipment such as blowers, weed eaters, trimmers, power washers or mowers.

Parks Maintenance Technician II- One year of experience comparable to that of a PMT I in the City of Tempe and experience working independently in one skill area related to the maintenance of city parks, golf courses, athletic fields or cemetery. ‘Skill Area’ as applied to experience have defined internal checklists that delineate competencies and required certification, licensure or education. (Examples are listed below under Certifications/Licenses.)

Parks Maintenance Technician III - One year of experience comparable to that of a Parks Maintenance Technician II in the City of Tempe and experience working independently in two skilled areas related to maintenance of City parks, golf courses, athletic fields or cemetery. ‘Skill Area’ as applied to experience have defined internal checklists that delineate competencies and required certification, licensure or education. (Examples are listed below under Certifications/Licenses.)

Senior Parks Maintenance Technician - One year of experience comparable to that of a Parks Maintenance Technician III in the City of Tempe and experience working independently in three skilled areas related to maintenance of City parks, golf courses, athletic fields or cemetery. ‘Skill Area’ as applied to experience have defined internal checklists that delineate competencies and required certification, licensure or education. (Examples are listed below under Certifications/Licenses.)

Years of experience are based upon a full-time work schedule (2,080 hours per year). The sum of an applicant’s full-time and/or part-time qualifying work experience must meet or exceed the stated minimum qualification. Education will not substitute for the required work experience; however, related unpaid and/or volunteer work experience may be used as qualifying work experience.

Certification, Licenses, and/or Registrations:
Parks Maintenance Technician I / II / III / Senior– must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Parks Maintenance Technician II / III / Senior- Possession and maintenance of any and all licenses or certifications related to the employee’s defined skilled area(s) of expertise.

Arborist

Golf Course Professional

Horticulture Technician

Irrigation Repair Technician

Irrigation Installer

Master Gardener

Parks and Recreation Professional

Pesticide Applicator Turf & Ornamental and ROW & Weed

Pesticide Certified Applicator Golf

Pesticide Applicator General Pest

Sports Field Management Turf Management

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Successful completion of initial probationary period is contingent upon passing an FBI background investigation. Based on position, referred applicants may be subject to additional testing which may include pre-employment polygraph, physical and drug screening.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

For the complete job descriptions go to:
https://www.tempe.gov/home/showdocument?id=64188 – Parks Maintenance Technician I

https://www.tempe.gov/home/showdocument?id=64190 – Parks Maintenance Technician II

https://www.tempe.gov/home/showdocument?id=64192 – Parks Maintenance Technician III

https://www.tempe.gov/home/showdocument?id=64194 – Senior Parks Maintenance Technician

These positions are FLSA Non-Exempt – eligible for overtime compensation and/or compensatory time.

Employees in these positions are represented by the United Arizona Employee Association (UAEA).