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Seasonal - Recreation Maintenance Worker
Title:Seasonal - Recreation Maintenance Worker
Location:Newton, NC
Closing Date:04/30/2017
8 hr seasonal position only - all Saturdays & Sundays between April - October; 12 hours on holiday weekends
Prefer work to begin at 7:00 a.m. - Allowed 4 hours per day
Objective is to clean restrooms and pick up trash before park visitation becomes heavy

Rate:  $11.42 hr.

The City of Newton participates in E-Verify and is a tobacco and smoke free workplace.  Applicants may be subject to pre-employment drug testing and a background investigation.


Performs intermediate semiskilled work in the maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds for the parks, recreation department and other city facilities; does related work as required.  Work is performed under regular supervision.

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 move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arms length, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils. The worker may be exposed to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Maintaining and repairing parks and recreation facilities; performing buildings and grounds maintenance work as assigned; preparing fields for play.
Performs general grounds maintenance work in parks and other areas;
Performs general landscaping duties including; cutting, pruning trees and shrubs, planting same, mulching;
Mows grass, rakes leaves, cuts back ditch banks, etc.;
Repairs and maintains park and playground equipment and buildings; paints facilities and buildings;
Performs minor plumbing, masonry, carpentry and electrical repairs;
Picks up trash and garbage and disposes of same; empties trash containers in areas;
Operate trucks, tractors, and other grounds maintenance equipment;
Cleans and maintains supplies in park restrooms;
Cleans and maintains administrative and recreational buildings;
Checks and repairs park and recreational facilities for safety;
Assists with repairs to heating and air conditioning units;
Prepares and maintains playing fields; drags and marks-off fields;
Makes minor repairs to machinery and equipment;
Helps set up rooms for programs; set-up/prepare for departmental events.
Assists with holiday decorations – repairs, installation and storage.
Maintains reasonable and predictable attendance;
Performs related tasks as required.

General knowledge of the tools, materials and equipment used in Building and Grounds maintenance work; general knowledge of the materials, equipment, tools, and techniques of the standard building trades; some knowledge of safety precautions applicable to the duties of the class; ability to understand and follow instructions in both oral and written form; ability to operate machinery and equipment; good physical condition; ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Graduation from high school (or GED).

Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina. Possession of Pesticide Applicator license, CPR and First Aid certificates preferred.
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