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Park Maintenance Worker

NOVA Parks
Lorton, VA 22079
  • Job Code
Opportunity Announcement 21-02-05
Grade 6
Annual Starting Salary $31,988.58

The Park Maintenance Worker is responsible for performing fundamental maintenance tasks requiring working knowledge and basic physical skills. Work assignments and immediate supervision are provided by the Maintenance Supervisor or Park Manager. Annual performance goals will be set for the Park Maintenance Worker. Park Maintenance Workers are subject to lateral transfer within the organization.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (with illustrative examples of work)

The Park Maintenance Worker is responsible for performing fundamental maintenance tasks including:

Maintain park grounds:

  • Cuts dead and/or damaged trees and saws up logs and limbs using chain saws.
  • Mows grass using variety of mowing equipment including tractors, push mowers, and string trimmers.
  • Picks up ground litter and collects and disposes of litter and trash.
  • Clears and maintains trails.
  • Plants and maintains trees/shrubs and planted beds.

Maintain park facilities:

  • Makes minor carpentry, plumbing, and electrical repairs.
  • Repairs and/or assembles park benches and picnic tables; installs split-rail fences and/or replaces damaged rails.
  • Applies paint/stain in both exterior and interior sites.
  • Cleans picnic shelters and other buildings as needed; cleans restrooms and shower houses.

Maintain park equipment:

  • Sharpens chain saws and mower blades, fuels equipment, and otherwise prepares equipment and tools for use.
  • Makes minor repairs and performs routine maintenance on small engine equipment.
  • Assists with maintenance/repair of vehicles and tractors.

Perform miscellaneous maintenance tasks:

  • Cleans and organizes storage areas and maintenance shop and disposes of debris and performs other maintenance shop housekeeping duties.
  • Performs installation and take down of seasonal light shows, including wrapping lights in trees and installing wire frames.
  • Sets up and takes down tents and assists with other jobs associated with special projects in other parks.
  • May assist with supervision of part-time employees and/or volunteers.
  • Runs errands to deliver and pickup materials.


Education: Graduation from high school.

Physical: Manual work with strength and dexterity necessary to perform all required tasks, including lifting, stooping, bending, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions in outdoor and maintenance shop settings; will perform heavy manual labor in all weather conditions, lift and move items equal to or greater than 80 pounds, climb ladders, use various hand tools, and operate various mechanical equipment.

Experience: Some experience in park maintenance work with mechanical aptitude, or any equivalent combination of education, training, or experience which provides:

  • Working knowledge of the methods and materials used in maintenance of park grounds, facilities, and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of plumbing and electrical systems and other utility systems with ability to make minor repairs and provide routine servicing.
  • Working knowledge of small engine equipment with ability to perform routine maintenance and make minor repairs.
  • Working knowledge of the safe and proper use of park maintenance equipment and tools.
  • Ability to work on a ladder for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to operate a scissor and boom lift.
  • Ability to supervise part-time maintenance staff.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain driver's license with safe driving record.
  • Availability for call in emergency situations and to work additional hours when needed, to include shift work and weekends.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the position.
  • Park Maintenance Workers are subject to lateral transfer.
Duties and responsibilities are designed to be the essential elements of the job. They do not preclude the performance of related, or even unrelated, jobs which may be necessary to properly and efficiently complete all work assignments. NOVA Parks reserves the right to amend job specifications to meet current needs.

Benefits: This position is a benefit eligible position. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement plan, and more.

Testing: The Park Maintenance Worker position is classified as a safety sensitive position. Candidates for full-time, safety sensitive positions must submit to a pre-employment drug screening and achieve a negative result as a condition of employment.

It is the policy of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-352-5900 and ask for Human Resources for assistance.



Posted: 2021-02-17 Expires: 2021-03-20

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