Douglas County  5845

Pay Range GC00


This classification provides direct services to the public to accommodate the recreational needs of users of the County park system with an emphasis on performing maintenance duties; may assist park maintenance technician, as needed.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.  Any one position may not perform all listed tasks.)

1. Perform general maintenance of park facilities, grounds, and equipment; includes:  daily cleaning of restrooms and wading pools, restock supplies; cleaning of other building, fire pits, picnic tables; unclog drains; general grounds upkeep; take trash to disposal site; irrigate, weed, and mow; shoreline maintenance at reservoirs.

2. Perform structural maintenance and repair on park buildings and facilities including rough, framing and finish carpentry.

3. Perform minor maintenance and repair on equipment and machinery.

4. Provide grounds-keeping and landscaping duties such as planting, cultivating, mowing, fertilizing, spraying, pruning, vacuuming and/or blowing grass and leaves.

5. Operate a broad range of hand power tools and light to medium equipment; provide basic maintenance on hand tool equipment.

6. Provide assistance to park visitors, which includes:  recreational information, assist with problems, deliver messages, maintain information center.

7. Provide corrective and preventative maintenance on park facilities and grounds to include automated and manual irrigation systems, domestic water delivery systems and low voltage electrical systems.

8. Register vehicles and visitors entering the park, collect fee, issue permit.  Maintain appropriate revenue recordkeeping; either deposit monies in bank or deliver to park headquarters.

9. Monitor park/recreational site areas, reminding users of department rules and regulations; ensure users depart areas prior to closing/lock up time.  May assist during special events.


Knowledge of:  Basic knowledge of grounds and building maintenance methods, principles, practices, equipment and materials as applied to assigned areas; basic knowledge of revenue handling and record keeping.  Ability and skill to: Safely operate vehicles, equipment and appropriate power tools, including pickup trucks, garbage trucks, utility trailers, riding and push mowers, weed eaters, and hedge trimmers.  Ability to: Communicate effectively in oral and written forms; maintain appropriate recordkeeping; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and register vehicles and visitors entering the park, collect fee, issue permit.  Maintain appropriate revenue recordkeeping; either deposit monies in bank or deliver to park headquarters. Use good judgment during confrontational or high-pressure situations; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees and park users.

Education, experience and training:  One year public contact experience and/or customer service work or any combination of education, coursework, experience, and training in recreation, parks, mobile home parks, grounds maintenance, building maintenance or store management which would provide required knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.  At time of appointment, must possess an Oregon driver's license.


Work is performed with supervision from the Park Maintenance Foreman, with direction from the Operations Manager.  Employee uses initiative and judgment in completing routine assignments and interpretation of general administrative or operational policies and procedures is sometimes necessary.  Significant deviations require prior approval.  Work is checked at completion of projects.  Does not work in proximity of supervisor.


Work is performed within established park policy and procedure, grounds and building maintenance reference materials, cleaning product reference materials and equipment manuals.  Employee uses judgment in interpreting policy and enforcing park regulations to determine appropriate procedure when dealing with park users.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed primarily in a park environment; may require bending, gripping with hands and fingers, hearing voice conversation, lifting up to 60 pounds, operating power tools and equipment, pulling, pushing, reaching standing and walking.  Work is performed in an environment which involves everyday risks or discomforts and sometimes adverse weather conditions.  A reasonable amount of driving is required.