Parks & Facilities Worker I

Public Works Maintenance
Central Valley
Until filled
$17.34-$22.20 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


130 S. Second Street Chowchilla, 93610


The City of Chowchilla is seeking a Parks & Facilities Worker I, under general supervision from the Public Works Supervisor, to provide clean, well-maintained, and attractive parks and facilities and information about park and recreation facilities and services.


Parks & Facilities Worker I

This is an entry level-level classification. Some positions may require a valid Commercial Applicator’s Certificate, and involve the use of mechanized spraying equipment for the application of pesticides and herbicides.  This class is further distinguished by need for greater independence of judgment and action and because incumbents may act as a lead worker with other Park Workers.   

Prerequisites:   Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Parks & Facilities Worker I. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of one year of experience in the care and maintenance of parks and recreation facilities, or related work, valid California Driver License, and a high school diploma or equivalent.   


Ideal Candidate

Qualifications/Requirements:   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Knowledge of:  English language, math, operations, services and activities of a public works maintenance program; principles of lead supervision and training.   
  • Skills in:  Internal and external communications, operational characteristics of mechanical equipment and tools used in the area of work assigned. Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the area of work assigned. Principles and procedures of record keeping.   
  • Ability to:  Independently perform maintenance, construction and repair work in the area of work assigned. Operate a variety of vehicular and stationary mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner in routine situations. Perform heavy manual labor, follow verbal and written directions, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others, read and write at the level required for successful job performance.



  • Holidays:  The City recognizes 11 days each calendar year plus 2 floating holidays.
  • Vacation:  Employees earn 3.70 hours of vacation per pay period for the first three years and increases to the maximum of 9.23 hours per pay period.
  • Sick Leave:  3.70 hours earned per pay period with no maximum accrual cap.
  • Retirement: Employees are members of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). The city does not participate in Social Security.
  • Health Insurance:  Employee pays a portion for employee and dependent coverage of medical, dental, health and life insurance.
  • Medicare:  City pays 1.45% of salary; employee pays 1.45% of salary.
  • SDI:  1% of salary paid by employee.
  • Deferred Compensation:  CalPERS 457 Deferred Compensation program is available for employee participation.
  • Additional:  Longevity pay based on years of service; bi-lingual pay available; City pays all state mandated training and licenses.

Special Instructions


Candidates must complete an application through Www.CalOpps.Org. CalOpps can be accessed via the City’s website Www.CityOfChowchilla.Org. Any required certifications, diplomas, resumes may be uploaded through CalOpps. Paper applications may be requested, completed then submitted (with any required documentation) to JMcClendon@CityOfChowchilla.Org.

The City of Chowchilla is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, political affiliation, age, marital status, medical condition, or disability. The City of Chowchilla makes reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you require special accommodations in the testing process, you must inform the City of Chowchilla in writing prior to the testing. Applicants that request such accommodations must document their request with an explanation of the type and extent of accommodations required.

Candidates considered to be best qualified based on the information provided will move forward in the recruitment process.

The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked at any time.


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