Park Maintenance Aide

Temporary Employment Opportunity
Parks Maintenance
Central Coast
Until filled
$11.53-$13.94 Hourly


426 Work Street Salinas, 93901


The City of Salinas, Public Works Department is accepting applications for the temporary position of Park Maintenance Aide. Temporary employees may not exceed a maximum of 25 work hours per week and 1,000 work hours per fiscal year (fiscal year runs from July 1 – June 30).


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: All interested applicants must provide a copy of high school diploma or GED certificate. Copies must be submitted at the time of application as a single PDF attachment. Applications will be considered incomplete without the required documents and will not be considered further.

DEFINITION: This position will be assigned to perform basic park labor duties at a variety of City parks or recreation facilities, including the Salinas Municipal Stadium.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Supervision is provided by the assigned Park Maintenance Crew Supervisor. Experienced members of the Park Maintenance Worker class may be required to provide training and technical supervision.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION: Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Litter removal, restroom cleaning, and athletic field preparation. Irrigation, pruning, painting, graffiti removal, general landscape maintenance and repairs and planting of materials. Operation of small power equipment. Safe work practices.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS: Physical mobility and stamina to stand and walk for long periods of time, and to walk over uneven surfaces. Physical agility to push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop and reach overhead. No severe allergic reactions to dust or pollen. Physical strength to lift up to 80 pounds. Manual dexterity sufficient to use hand and power tools. Hearing and speaking ability sufficient to converse in English over the telephone and in person, two-way radio and in person often over the noise of machinery and traffic, to detect and describe noises in machinery or to hear running water. Vision sufficient to read fine printed materials on labels, manuals, maps, diagrams, to work with color-coded wires with no color deficiencies, and to drive. Mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions.

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of: Correct and effective use of landscape maintenance tools, equipment and materials. Safe work practices. Ability to: Perform heavy manual labor for periods up to eight (8) hours.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Perform heavy manual labor for periods up to but not limited to 8 hours per day. Work outdoors under adverse conditions in heat, wind, cold and rain. Work in and around potentially hazardous substances, including pesticides, herbicides and motor fuel.

License or Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.

Education and Experience: Any combination equivalent to high school/GED completion and experience in the field of landscape maintenance or other related labor position which utilized small power tools is preferred.

SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants’ qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of the information provided on the employment application. The exam process may consist of an oral interview and written exercise. The City reserves the right to use alternate testing procedures if deemed necessary. CITY COMMUNICATION REGARDING THE SELECTION PROCESS WILL BE VIA E-MAIL. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE E-MAIL ON YOUR APPLICATION. Finalist interview/assessment will be held with the City of Salinas. 02/15/18 ma.


The City of Salinas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor. The City of Salinas makes reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with a disability. Individuals requiring any accommodation in order to participate in the testing process must inform the Human Resources Officer in writing no later than the final filing date stated in this job announcement. Requests for accommodation should include an explanation of the type and extent of accommodations needed to participate in the selection process and/or to perform the duties of the job for which they have applied.





This is a non-benefited position. 

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