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Park Maintenance Specialist

Company: Chapel Hill
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


The purpose of this position is to maintain landscape and grounds of town facilities, right of ways, parks, playgrounds, greenways, trails, athletic fields, and cemeteries.

Please be thorough on your application so we can better understand your skills as they relate to this position. We offer great benefits, a supportive workplace, and opportunities for growth and career advancement.

Essential Functions

  • All landscaping work to include but not limited to: mowing, string trimming, removing debris, weeding, removing litter, installing plants, maintaining restrooms, emptying trash cans, fertilizing, edging beds, pruning shrubs, mulching and blowing
  • Setup, monitor, adjust, and make minor repairs to irrigation systems
  • Other duties include assisting in setting up special events, cleaning up after storm damage, clear snow and ice, removing leaves, and spreading mulch
  • Maintains turf and plantings on all the Towns facilities; mows; string trims; edges; waters; fertilizes; aerates; prunes; blows leaves; mulches
  • Operates equipment and performs maintenance on equipment; operates equipment according to the operator's manual; checks fluids; greases moving parts; checks pressure; sharpens blades; and cleans equipment
  • Operate/drive town vehicles to include but not limited to town trucks, town utility vehicles, town tractors, town mowers, etc.
  • Performs other job related tasks as required.

Supervision Exercised


Physical Demands

The work is typically performed while sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, lift 50 lbs and distinguish between shades of color.

Work Environment

Work is typically performed outdoors.

Minimum Qualifications

An equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

Knowledge of:

  • Current landscaping practices and procedures
  • Trends and practices of grounds maintenance techniques
  • Relevant town ordinances, policies, and procedures
  • Management and supervisory principles and practices
  • Methods of proper use and maintenance of landscape equipment
  • Department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures related to personnel processes
  • Safe application of pesticides and fertilizer

Ability to:

  • Solve problems and make sound decisions
  • Perform mathematical calculations
  • Operate such equipment and machinery as riding and push mowers, line trimmers, chainsaws, leaf blowers and leaf vacuums
  • Use such tools as shovels, rakes, wheel barrows, hedge trimmers, and pruning shears
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and customers
  • Communicate effectively (orally and in writing)
  • Model behavior that is consistent with our values of RESPECT


A high school diploma or its equivalent


One year of experience in landscape maintenance. Supplemental Information

This classification has been designated as Safety Sensitive and is subject to random drug and alcohol testing

Keywords: Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill , Park Maintenance Specialist, Other , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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