Park Attendant
City of Deer Park, TX - Deer Park, TX

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Performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance and operation of park and recreation buildings, grounds, open spaces and parks.


Works under the immediate supervision of a Parks Operations Supervisor.



Examples Of Essential Duties:


Mows and maintains park and open space areas such as baseball and soccer fields; mows weeds; cleans and maintains tennis courts and nets; maintains sprinkler systems and assists in the repair and installation of sprinkler lines and heads.

Drags ball fields; lines fields for games.

Assists in the maintenance of the municipal swimming pool.

Inspects, washes, and performs routine maintenance of park drinking fountains and restrooms.

Sweeps, washes, paints, and repairs or replaces park tables and slabs.

Performs minor semi-skilled interior building maintenance such as painting, plumbing, carpentry, and other unskilled and semi-skilled trades work.

Performs routine maintenance on lawn and power equipment.

Plants lawns, trees, shrubs, and flowers.

Carries out the seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, soil conditioning, watering, and the pest and weed control of the City's parks and open spaces.

Maintains and adjusts specialized turf care equipment and tools, including electric motors, pumps, sprinklers, tractors, mowers, and irrigation systems.

Operates tractors, mowers, jack hammers, welders, trucks, steam cleaners, buffers, washers, and other listed equipment as needed.

Maintains current skills and knowledge in the proper and safe techniques of building and grounds maintenance functions.

Performs custodial work such as required and assigned, including: change light bulbs and fluorescent tubes; sweep floors; vacuum carpets, mop; shampoo and steam clean carpets; buff non-carpeted areas; dump garbage and reline cans with liners; clean and sanitize restrooms and replenish supplies; sweep; empty ash cans; clean spills; clean drinking fountains, mirrors, tables, walls, fixtures, blinds, light fixtures, etc.; dust furniture; wash windows, walls, metal and woodwork; clean rain gutters; sweep roofs.

Collects and disposes of solid waste from buildings and grounds; picks up litter from premises.

Opens and closes, locks and unlocks facilities as needed.

Assists in setting up and taking down equipment for various park and recreation programs, prepare facilities for park and recreation purpose use.

Installs and maintains goal posts and nets for sports facilities, including soccer,volleyball, baseball, softball, tennis and basketball.

Assists in the construction of new parks facilities, including clearing, grading, drainage, and foundation work,

Keeps records of work completed.


Serves as a member of various employee committees, as assigned.

Drives recreation van on assigned field trips.

Typical Qualifications:


Education and Experience:

(A) Any combination of education and experience which demonstates the knowledge
and experience to perform the work.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(A) Some knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in building and
grounds maintenance; Some knowledge of equipment and supplies used to do
minor repairs; Some knowledge of first time aid and applicable safety
(B) Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment.
(C) Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work
schedule; Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time,
and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions; Ability to
communicate orally and in writing;
(D) Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely; Ability to understand,
follow, and transmit written and oral instructions; Ability to establish effective
working relationships with employees, supervisors, and the public.

Supplemental Information:

Valid State Driver's License with CDL endorsement, or ability to obtain one.