Portland Recreation & Facilities
Job Description

PARKS MAINTAINER - 2 Vacancies – Parks Division

Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department

Full-Time, 40 hours/week

Join our team of professional park staff to care for our 67 parks, 30 playgrounds, over 20,000 street trees, 11 community gardens, dozens of flower beds, 50+ miles of trails, 39 athletic fields and various winter recreation areas. Help make our parks, trails and open spaces a great place our Portland community can enjoy. This Parks Maintainer position performs a variety of semi-skilled and lead construction, repair and maintenance work within City owned parks, trails and open spaces.

Requirements of this position include thorough knowledge and working experience of agricultural and turf management practices. Knowledge and experience with the functions and operating methods of a wide variety of mowing and park construction equipment, ability to operate equipment efficiently and safely, and ability to make minor repairs. Must have the ability to work well in a team and individual setting . Flexibility and willingness to work mandatory overtime during the winter period to include sanding and salting and plowing of snow; this may include weekends and holidays. Good visual acuity for driving and physical strength, agility and stamina necessary to withstand exposure to adverse climatic conditions; Demonstrate great customer service and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and members of the public.

Training desired: CPR and First Aid certification, chainsaw safety and felling certification, and completion of OSHA approved confined space training and work zone safety.

Necessary requirements include a Maine Certified Landscape Professional and a State of Maine Commercial Pesticide Applicators License with category 3A and 6B (or the ability to obtain within 6 months of appointment date) and a valid Maine Class B driver’s license in good standing. Must have and maintain a good driving record. Undergo a pre-employment medical exam and fitness assessment and pass a federally mandated drug test Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.

Labor & Trades Union – Grade 18 - Pay range starting at $834.00/week.

City Benefits -
Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 13 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine. Part-time employees may receive a pro-rated benefits package which may include some, but not all, of the benefits listed above.

The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

***COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate*** As a condition of employment, you must demonstrate proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to start of employment. If you cannot get vaccinated due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief, you may request an exemption as a reasonable accommodation. Failure to provide proof of vaccination will result in your exclusion from employment with the City of Portland.