Parks Service Worker I

Department: Parks & Recreation
Division: Golf Maintenance
Hourly Rate: $12.28 – $18.43

General Purpose

Performs routine and specific manual work at a variety of city facilities for the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. Accomplishes a variety of maintenance and repair tasks utilizing a variety of tools and specialized equipment. Position relies on following established policies and procedures and the use of good judgement to perform job duties. Work is reviewed through observation, completion of work orders, and review of results achieved. Work is performed under close supervision – the incumbent is assigned duties according to specified procedures and receives detailed instructions; work is checked frequently.

Essential Functions

Note: The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Perform a wide range of semi-skilled labor related to the maintenance of City parks and properties, as assigned.

Install and maintain landscape vegetation, including turf, hedges, and raised and/or hanging planters.

Loads and unloads equipment and supplies.

Install, repair, and clean park equipment and amenities.

Operate a variety of equipment and vehicles such as trucks, carts, pressure washers, mechanized lawn or irrigation equipment.

Communicate effectively with all staff, vendors and the public.

Demonstrate proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.

Perform other work as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

General knowledge of departmental and municipal rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

General knowledge of basic landscaping and lawn maintenance techniques.

General knowledge of or ability to learn safe work practices and procedures.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, superiors, and the general public.

Ability to use a variety of hand, power, and small engine tools.

Ability to operate equipment and vehicles in a safe manner under various conditions.

Ability to communicate information tactfully and impartially and to use discretion and confidentiality.

Ability to demonstrate proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.

Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.

This position is performed with general knowledge – the incumbent is generally familiar with information contained in relevant source documents or information in a particular subject field; has ability to use relevant sources to obtain specific or supplemental information.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent; supplemented by 6 months of general maintenance experience.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities and other competencies required for the position may be considered.  


Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License Class E or higher.



This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull and reposition objects.

Ability to ascend/descend stairs, scaffolds, and ladders.

Ability to traverse about a variety of city jobsites with reasonable accommodation.

Ability to position oneself to work in confined spaces.

Ability to manipulate objects, demonstrate small, precise movements, and operate necessary equipment such as hand, power, and small engine tools repetitively or continuously.


Tasks may require frequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions including inclement weather, sun, extreme temperatures, odors, dirt and dust, loud noises, and hazardous chemicals, etc.


Tasks require the manipulation of objects and demonstration of small, precise movements, the ability to detect and distinguish various features of one’s surroundings, and the ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with others.