Park Maintenance

    • Job Tracking ID: 512950-781915
    • Job Location: Fargo, ND
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Date Updated: July 19, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Salary Range: $17.62-$22.02 per hour DOE
    • Job Status: FT-benefited
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Job Description:

This position is responsible for the maintenance of all parks owned by the Fargo Park District during all seasons of the year. This position will work closely with all other departments within the Park District. This position will be engaged in construction, repair or maintenance of all city parks and facilities. This position will work with irrigation systems, apply chemicals related to park maintenance, operate a variety of equipment related to park maintenance and assist with training and supervision of part-time seasonal staff. This position is responsible for the beautification, maintenance and construction of city parks and facilities.


Essential Functions

Evaluation of this position is based primarily on performance of the following essential functions, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Construction and maintenance of city parks, open spaces, facilities and recreational areas.
  • Operate and maintain all equipment related to park maintenance in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Operate, repair and maintain plumbing and irrigation systems.
  • Properly apply herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers and other chemicals related to park maintenance as directed by the Park Supervisors or the Park Foreman.
  • Complete lists of daily work assignments; make field decisions regarding job procedures, work standards and equipment use. Train part-time seasonal staff on monitoring, maintenance and servicing of equipment to ensure operational standards.
  • Winter duties shall include snow removal on trails, parking lots and outdoor ice rinks. Construction and maintenance of outdoor ice rinks. Facility and ice maintenance of indoor ice facilities.
  • Perform other duties as presented by the Park Supervisors or the Park Foreman.


Other Functions

Evaluation of this position may also be based on occasional performance of the following other functions, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Keeps direct supervisor promptly informed of key/significant issues or concerns.
  • Carries out duties and responsibilities in a safe and efficient manner to maintain safe work environment and surrounding area for oneself, co-workers and public. Responds to hazardous situations and/or potentially unsafe conditions by taking corrective action as capable and promptly notifying supervisory personnel.
  • Performs related duties as assigned or apparent.
  • Respond to comments from the public and provide information regarding park cleanliness and related park maintenance items.


Experience and Skills:

Education/Experience - Accepted education and experience are as follows:

  • Two year degree from an accredited institution in facility and grounds maintenance.
  • Related degree with one to two years of experience in a maintenance related field.
  • No college degree; required minimum of three years of experience in facility and grounds maintenance.


Credentials/Licenses/Certifications - Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must have or the ability to obtain within six months of hire, a North Dakota Pesticide Applicators license and a Class A CDL with Tanker Endorsement.


Application deadline is Monday, August 2, 2021 EOB. Please attach your resume to your application. This document is required.