Park Maintenance Repair Worker I/Ii - Parks, Recreation And Neighborhood Services

City Of San Jose, CA San Jose , CA 95111

Posted 3 months ago

The Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services Department is recruiting for a Park Maintenance Repair Worker position. The Park Maintenance Repair Worker reports directly to the Senior Maintenance Worker or Parks Facility Supervisor, and is responsible for maintaining, repairing, installing and renovating irrigation systems, playgrounds, Koi fish pond, waterfalls and pumps, tables, benches and barbeque units, and performing other maintenance duties as assigned.

Incumbents perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled park maintenance repair work of routine difficulty. Some of the typical duties include, but are not limited to: park maintenance, preventative maintenance, repair,installation, and renovation of irrigation systems(potable & recycled), controllers, main line valves, zone valves, backflow prevention device and isolation valves, drinking fountains, irrigation sprinklers, pipes, fittings and flanges, playgrounds, park furniture and hardware, and decorative fountains and swimming pools including associated pumps, metering devices, and chemical control units. Incumbents also read blueprints and schematics to identify and solve irrigation issues; draw sketches and plans for assigned projects; estimate materials required; perform repair and overhaul of park maintenance machinery and equipment such as chain saws and mowers and may operate arc welding/oxyacetylene equipment; record time and materials used into the Parks Division's Business Intelligence computer system (InForEAM); train assigned personnel in performing tasks associated with assignments; assume responsibility for work area, crew, and public safety on assigned maintenance and repair projects;and, on standby, respond to emergency park issues on a rotational basis.

Depending on their qualifications, successful candidate(s) may be hired as a Park Maintenance Repair Worker I or Park Maintenance Repair Worker II.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:

  • Job Expertise- Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.

  • Desirable certifications: (a minimum of one of the following certifications to be successfully obtained within 1 year of appointment): Certified Backflow Prevention Tester, Certified Playground Safety Inspector, or Certified Pool Operator.

  • Communication Skills- Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally, and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.

  • Customer Service- Demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently using professional demeanor.

  • Leadership- Leads by example; demonstrates high ethical standards; remains visible and approachable and interacts with others on a regular basis; promotes a cooperative work environment, encourages and rewards risk-taking, allowing others to learn from mistakes; provides motivational support and direction.

  • Problem Solving- Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem(s); collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome.

  • Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills- Develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.

Education: Completion of High School, General Educational Development(GED) or a California Proficiency Certificate.


  • Park Maintenance Repair Worker I Three (3) years of experience(2080 hours= 1 year) in parks, grounds and park maintenance repair or related repair work.

  • Park Maintenance Repair Worker II - Four (4) years of experience (2080 hours= 1 year) in parks, grounds and park maintenance repair or related repair work.

Licenses or Certificates:

  • Possession of a valid driver's license authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in the State of California.

  • As a condition of employment in some designated positions, possession of a valid State of California Class A or B driver's license with applicable endorsements may be required in the performance of job duties.

Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

Selection Process

The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise.

You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response.

  • Please describe your experience in park grounds and park maintenance repair or related work. In your response, include names of employers, job titles, dates of employment, hours worked per week, and the duties you performed. Your response must correspond to the detailed information provided in your job experience listed, application, or attached resume.

  • Describe your experience in pipe fitting repair and installation and working with irrigation (potable & recycled water) systems. List the components included in an irrigation system and discuss your knowledge of these components. Identify the steps to troubleshoot an irrigation system failure in a logical and sequential manner using an example of an irrigation system in an entire park site is "off."

  • Describe your experience reading blue prints, construction documents, or plans. Please describe how you have used these documents in your work experience.

  • Describe your experience maintaining and repairing playground equipment. Describe the types of structures and repairs you worked on and provide examples of safety regulations of which you have knowledge.

  • Describe any experience you may have in a lead capacity in general or on a specific project, including the number of staff you led, project description and results.

You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration.

If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Paige To at

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Park Maintenance Repair Worker I/Ii - Parks, Recreation And Neighborhood Services

City Of San Jose, CA