Grounds Worker Parks -


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109 3rd Ave S
United States of America



I.  Purpose of Job

Maintains all grounds on park property. Plans and executes the day-to-day plans  for maintaining all park grounds.

Must be able to work holidays, weekends and nights during special events..

II. Essential Job Duties 

A.  Maintaining park grounds

  • Mows, weed eats, trims and edges park grounds using commercial grade equipment.
  • Uses commercial landscape blower to remove grass and debris from walking paths and sidewalks.  
  • Adheres to safety standards and operates equipment safely around the public.

B.  Maintains and transports equipment  

  • Performs general inspection of all equipment including fluids, belts, and blades before using.
  • Performs general maintenance of equipment including cleaning, greasing, and blade sharpening.
  • Cleans and maintains all equipment and work areas.
  • Loads and unloads all equipment for transportation to worksites.

III. Other Job Duties

Performs other job duties as assigned, including:

  • May operate bush hog to maintain large fields.
  • May operate chainsaw to trim or cut trees.
  • Assists with preparing parks for special events.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities to assist other employees in the department as required.

IV. Primary Job Challenges

Primary job challenges of this position include being able to efficiently maintain a large amount of acreage in a timely manner.

V.  Equipment Operated

Operates and maintains commercial grade lawn mowers, weed eaters, blowers, bush hogs, and chainsaws.

VI. Key Competencies Required

  • Job Content Knowledge

Has general knowledge of policies, procedures, and activities of the City, landscape and construction practices as they pertain to the performance of duties related to this position. Is able to determine and decide upon procedures to be implemented in maintaining safety codes and standards. Knows how to determine and ensure the safety of work sites. Is skilled in the operation of a variety of equipment utilized in the performance of assigned duties. Is knowledgeable of the language and terminology used within the department.

  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out multi-step instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems by choosing from several known choices with frequent reliance on how problems were dealt with before.
  • Teamwork:  Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others. Encourages others to express their ideas and opinions. Provides input into identifying and solving problems. Anticipates need of others for information about job tasks and work environment and provides it to them in a timely manner. Willingly assists others with job tasks when appropriate. 

VII. Physical Demands and Work Environment

Physical Demands: Performance of the essential duties of this job requires the incumbent to:         

  • Regularly stand.
  • Regularly walk.
  • Regularly use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
  • Regularly reach with hands and arms.              
  • Occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Occasionally talk or hear.                                  
  • Regularly lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:  Performance of the essential duties of this job requires:                                                                                   

  • Regular Work near moving mechanical parts
  • Regular exposure to fumes or airborne particles
  • Regular exposure to outdoor weather conditions
  • Regular exposure to vibration.

The work environment is loud (examples: large earth-moving equipment).  

Minimum Requirements


VIII. Qualifications

Education and Experience: The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through attainment of a High School Diploma or GED; or one to three months related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

TN Driver’s License, CPR Certification (Must be obtained within 6 months)

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