Ozaukee County – Planning and Parks Department
Parks Maintenance Worker
Parks Maintenance Worker –
Limited Term Employee (LTE) – Ozaukee County
County – Planning and
The Parks Maintenance Worker provides general maintenance
support for the Parks and Trails Divisions of the Ozaukee County
– Planning and Parks Department.
Employment will be seasonal to part-time with a pay range
from $8.00 - $12.00/hour, depending on experience.
Proposed starting date is
April/May 2013. Successful candidates may have the opportunity
to enroll in an AmeriCorps Education Award Program (EAP)
administered through the Great Lakes Community Conservation
Corps. EAP participants successfully completing at least 300
hours of applicable environmental stewardship activities are
eligible to receive $1,175, which can be used to pay education
costs at qualified institutions of higher education, pay for
educational training, and to repay qualified student loans.
The Parks Maintenance
Worker will assist the Parks Caretakers, Parks Superintendent
and Planning and Parks Director with most aspects related to the
Parks and Trails Divisions within the Department including, but
not limited to:
Assist with mowing grass; weed trimming; tree and shrub
planting, trimming, removal or pruning; litter and garbage
pick-up; bathroom cleaning; empty/clean fire pits and grills;
clean shelters and buildings (e.g. windows, floors); wood
splitting; and raking (branches, leaves, soil, sand, wood chips,
Assist with trail and grounds maintenance including wood
chipping; move soil, sand, rocks and other materials; painting;
picnic table and fence repairs and maintenance; open/close park
gates; use backpack leaf blower; retrieve trail usage and survey
data; assist in special construction projects; install fences
and signage; and assist with taking GPS information at the
County Parks and Trails.
Assist with the tree inventories (e.g. Emerald Ash Borer, Gypsy
Moth); assist with environmental monitoring projects; assist
with invasive species removal and management; assist in minor
equipment and building repairs; and other general parks grounds
and buildings maintenance tasks.
Operate light grounds maintenance equipment as required (e.g.
mowers, weedeaters, utility carts).
Operate hand tools as necessary for trimming and/or
removing invasive species. Clean and maintain equipment as
indicated by Parks Superintendent or Park Caretaker.
Assist in parks and trails maintenance or perform other tasks as
scheduled by the Parks Superintendent or Park Caretaker.
May be given direction by the Planning and Parks
Specialist and/or Planning and Parks Director.
Maintain a record of daily activities and provide a summary of
work accomplishments as directed by your Supervisor.
Education and Skills Required:
High school attendance or diploma.
Experience in parks, golf courses, or other recreation
maintenance or farm experience.
Outdoor work experience preferred.
Experience with horticulture, grounds maintenance,
landscaping, environment, forestry, ecology and/or related
knowledge of small equipment and hand tools.
Ability to work with limited supervision, independently
establish priorities and complete tasks.
Possession of a valid Wisconsin driver’s license
How to Apply:
Send a County employment
application form (see below) and current resume (if available)
to the Ozaukee County Human Resources Department, 121 West Main
Street, P.O. Box 994, Port Washington, WI 53074.
Applications will be
received and reviewed on an on-going until available positions
are filled, but must be received by May 31, 2013.
Successful candidates may have the opportunity to enroll in an
AmeriCorps Education Award Program (EAP) administered through
the Great Lakes Community Conservation Corps. EAP participants
successfully completing at least 300 hours of applicable
environmental stewardship activities are eligible to receive
$1,175, which can be used to pay education costs at qualified
institutions of higher education, pay for educational training,
and to repay qualified student loans.