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Douglas County  5860
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Pay Range GC15


This classification is the second within a three-level series and, as a regular and recurring part of the job, leads maintenance technician 1 support staff in the day-to-day accomplishment of work within park maintenance section of the Park Department; participate in the same work performed by staff. Incumbent has considerable contacts with the public and users of parks.

This level is advanced-level in the series and is distinguished by the regular and recurring responsibility of leadworker to the maintenance technician 1 support staff.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Assist maintenance supervisor in planning the work schedule; distribute the day-to-day workload among employees; maintain in touch with the progress of work and make adjustments to assure timely completion of assigned work projects. Give on-the-job training and instruction in accordance to established procedures and practices. Purchase supplies and materials.

2. Perform maintenance work at parks, which includes: construct structures, porches, boat ramps, sidewalks, curbs, signs; paint buildings, signs tables, fences; spread rock, soil, bark mulch; install and maintain water and sewer systems; install and service irrigation systems; basic electrical work; repair playground equipment; clean boat ramps and restrooms, restock restrooms.

3. Operate hand power tools and light to heavy equipment. These may include: mower, dump, flatbed or garbage trucks; tractor; backhoe; trencher; sweeper; cat. Perform minor maintenance and repair on equipment and machinery.

4. Provide a variety of groundskeeping and landscaping duties, such as: plant, cultivate, mow, fertilize, spray, prune, vacuum and/or blow grass and leaves.

5. Serve as department herbicide applicator.

6. Move picnic tables and equipment from area to area. Provide garbage pickup for parks. Winterize parks at end of season; prepare parks for spring opening.


Knowledge of: Considerable knowledge of grounds maintenance, irrigation systems, building and facility construction and maintenance methods, principles, practices, equipment, and materials as applied to park maintenance and development; reasonable knowledge of Oregon specialty codes that govern building and plumbing construction; considerable knowledge of operation, maintenance and minor repair of assigned equipment and machinery; considerable knowledge of safety procedures; considerable knowledge of chemicals used in weed and brush control and types of weed problems. Skill in: Performing maintenance on equipment and materials; safe operation of vehicles, equipment and tools used in area of responsibility. Ability to: Communicate effectively in oral and written forms; lead and motivate support staff; estimate time and materials for individual projects and manage time efficiently; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and use initiative and judgment in carrying out tasks and responsibilities; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; read blueprints and layout sketches; maintain accurate records; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, vendors and the public.

Education, experience and training: Four years progressively responsible work experience in park construction and maintenance, heavy equipment operation, and/or building construction which affords work experience in plumbing, irrigation, painting, roofing, cement work, electrical and grounds maintenance areas that includes some project management or leadworker experience. At time of appointment must possess valid Oregon commercial driver's license.

Must complete State Department of Agriculture examination for Government Pesticide Applicator License within six months of appointment or at earliest opportunity thereafter when the exam is administered.


Work is performed under the general direction of a park maintenance supervisor. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. The employee receives general instructions regarding the scope and approach to projects or assignments, but procedures and problem resolution are left to the employee's discretion and interpretation. Employee estimates and manages time efficiently. Work is reviewed periodically to ensure determinations and decisions made are in compliance to building facility policy and procedures.


Work is performed within established departmental policy and procedures, park maintenance and construction reference materials, horticultural and pesticide reference materials, Oregon specialty code material, blueprints, equipment manuals. Employee uses independent judgment in interpreting and choosing appropriate guidelines. Refers to supervisor in emergency or unusual situations.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed at various parks throughout the County. Physical demands may require bending, crawling, hearing voice conversation, kneeling, lifting up to 80 pounds, operating power tools and light to heavy equipment with common exposure to paints and chemicals, pulling, pushing, standing, stooping and walking. Work is performed in an environment which involves everyday risks or discomforts and sometime adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions. A considerable amount of driving is involved.

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