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at City of Hobbs

Pay: $14.18 to $16.31/hour
$14.18 - $16.31
Posted: 10/12/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2599787
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Installs, repairs, and maintains grounds at Harry McAdams Park to include campground, playground area, facilities, memorial area and jogging trail

Essential Duties

Duties include mowing, weed eating, edging, fertilizing, pruning trees and shrubs, spraying pesticides, herbicides or fungicides, painting and maintaining shelters.  Monitors pond levels, removes and disposes of debris from pond.  Picks up litter and disposes of garbage throughout the campground and day-use areas.  Inspects, cleans and stocks toilet and washroom facilities in campground and day-use areas.   Performs vector control throughout campground.  Performs repairs and maintenance to irrigation systems, plumbing, electrical boxes at campsites.  Prepares, sets up and takes down equipment for various park and recreation programs or special events.  Operates equipment such as a truck, riding and hand mowers, weed eaters, a variety hand and power tools, chainsaws.  Operates heavy equipment such as a backhoe, trenchers, various tractors, dump truck, a polecat and other equipment.  Performs daily maintenance checks of all equipment operated to ensure adequate fuel/oil levels and proper running order.  Assists with general housekeeping.  Assists with maintenance of other City park facilities as needed.

  • Provides information to park guests/users. 
  • Assists Ranger in registering campers and collecting fees. 
  • Collects registrations from the drop box at park entrance with self-registration, confirming vehicle license plate and state, site number, day use or amount of camping days, date, and amount of payment. 
  • Provides campers and users with current information about the park site, parks rules and regulations related to campgrounds and day-use sites, service areas and facilities; the cleaning and maintenance of campsites, and responds to questions about area, history, local attractions, special events, problems, or discrepancies.

Minimum Qualifications


  •  Graduation from high school or GED preferred, with one year of experience in grounds maintenance and landscaping work required, including some experience in landscape and/or general facilities maintenance preferred. 
  •  Working knowledge of the methods, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in park/campground general maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of basic water hydraulics, turf, soil and tree water requirements.
  • Knowledge of pesticides/herbicide sprays used in the control of common insects, rodents and weeds.
  • Basic knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, concrete, and painting practices.
  • Ability to understand basic dynamics of landscape irrigation systems.
  • Ability to work at heights greater than 15 feet utilizing polecat.
  • Ability to deal courteously, tactfully, cooperatively and effectively with the public.
  • Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to understand, follow and transmit written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Parks, Recreation, & Community Affairs personnel, Golf Course personnel, and general public.
  • Valid state issued driver's license.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain New Mexico Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator's license.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear, and reach with hands and arms from a standing position.  The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, kneel and use hands and fingers to handle feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, crouch or crawl.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 50 pound and occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 100 pounds or more.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and equipment and outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is frequently exposed to adverse weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock, stinging insects and scorpions, snakebites, spider bites, and varmints.