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City of Reno, NV Senior Parks Maintenance Worker in Reno, Nevada

Senior Parks Maintenance Worker



Class Title

Senior Parks Maintenance Worker

Class Code



$50,582.89 - $71,164.62 Annually

  • Definition

  • Benefits

Classification Description Summary

Under direction, leads, oversees, and participates in the more complex and difficult work of lower level staff responsible for performing a variety of maintenance and repair functions on City parks and related facilities including turf maintenance, landscaping, equipment operation and repair, and grounds keeping duties; and performs a variety of tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.


This is the advanced journey level class in the Parks Maintenance Worker series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned including exercising technical and functional supervision over lower level maintenance staff. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Lead, plan, train, and review the work of staff responsible for performing a variety of maintenance and repair functions on City parks and related facilities including turf maintenance, landscaping, equipment repair, and grounds keeping duties.

Train assigned employees in their areas of work including parks maintenance methods, procedures, and techniques.

Supervise the use, care and operation of appropriate maintenance and grounds equipment including, but not limited to, hand and power tools, saws, mowers, weed eaters, hedge clippers, hammers and shovels.

Verify the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specifications; ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.

Lead and participate in cleaning and maintaining facilities, restrooms, and shelters; check and replenish tissue, towels and soap; gather and remove garbage and litter from grounds and facilities.

Inspect park equipment and facilities for needed repairs including playground equipment, picnic tables, fences, water fountains and playing fields.

Oversee and participate in the cultivation and maintenance of ornamental planting and the development of new landscaped areas; transplant and cultivate plants and flowers.

Oversee and participate in maintaining turf, lawn, and landscaped areas including mowing, edging, trimming, fertilizing, and pest control; maintain landscape vegetation in assigned area including appropriate pesticide application according to federal and state laws and protocols.

Oversee and participate in monitoring and repairing electronic irrigation systems and associated control devices; assist in the installation of new irrigation systems as required.

Operate the full range of light and heavy maintenance and grounds equipment including tractors, backhoe, bobcat, dump trucks, boom trucks, forklift, riding lawn mower and snow removal equipment.

Oversee and participate in planting and maintaining flower beds; prune and trim hedges, flowers, shrubs and trees.

Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.

Estimate time, materials and equipment required for jobs assigned; requisition materials as required.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Operations, services, and activities of a parks maintenance program.

Principles of lead supervision and training.

Advanced methods and techniques of grounds keeping, landscaping, and turf maintenance.

Operational characteristics of a variety of light and heavy vehicles.

Operational characteristics of a variety of maintenance and grounds equipment and tools.

Principles and practices of irrigation systems.

Basic principles and practices of horticulture, decorative gardening, and landscape design and installation.

Plant pests and diseases and appropriate control methods.

Basic plant species terms.

Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to:

Lead, organize, and review the work of staff.

Independently perform the most difficult parks maintenance and repair functions.

Interpret, explain, and enforce department policies and procedures.

Operate a variety of light and heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner.

Apply pesticides according to federal and state laws and protocols.

Oversee and participate in a variety of grounds keeping activities.

Plant and propagate a variety of plants.

Work independently in the absence of supervision.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations.

Work with volunteers and community services workers.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.


Two years of increasingly responsible grounds keeping or park maintenance experience at a level comparable to a Parks Maintenance Worker II with the City of Reno.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL A) with appropriate endorsements.

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein 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 job functions.

Environment: Outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, solvents, potentially hazardous chemicals, gases, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; work in or around water; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; work at heights.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to climb unusual heights on ladders; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements

Local 39 Non-Supervisory


Last Update: 8/2019

JD 11/2018


No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation (1.45 % Medicare deduction required).

City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for employee. City pays a substantial amount towards dependent coverage.

City paid long term disability insurance and life insurance.

Twelve paid holidays.

Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available.

Vacation leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Credit Union available.