City of Bloomfield
  • Bloomfield, NM, USA
  • 13.96
  • Full Time

with Full Competitive Benefits

Job Opening 2022-13

Job Position: Parks Worker I

Number of Job Vacancies: One (1)

Department: Parks & Recreation

Work Location: City of Bloomfield

Salary Range: $13.96/hr. with Full Competitive Benefits

Status: Regular/Full-Time

Days Worked: Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled



Works under the general supervision of the Parks Director performing a variety of working level skilled duties related to the construction, installation, maintenance, upkeep and repair of parks buildings, recreation equipment, parks grounds and general environs.


Provides close to general supervision to temporary, seasonal, and part-time or full-time laborers while in training or on a project-by-project basis.


Might serve as a project leader, performs general building maintenance; constructs and maintains bowery, small buildings, and storage facilities; assures proper operation of lighting fixtures, doors, windows, and plumbing; might assist in framing, painting, roofing or other skilled construction and maintenance activities related to carpentry, plumbing, and electrical; performs concrete and masonry work.

Assists in the installation of sprinkler systems; selects line sizes, sprinkler spacing, type and control equipment; install, test, and maintain systems utilizing low voltage, hydraulic, or other operating features.

Performs operations such as spraying projects for the prevention or eradication of pests, fungus, and insects harmful to park plants, trees, shrubs, and other environs; selects appropriate chemicals and combinations to accomplish task; maintains records of spraying activities; assures chemicals are properly stored and used in conformity with city, state, or federal regulations; operates spraying equipment.

Operates various types of heavy equipment such as front-end loader, back hoe, utility trailers, bob tail dump truck, etc.; transports materials and equipment; participates in various seasonal projects such as snow removal; operates and maintains trencher; operates a variety of types of small and light equipment such as mowers, sod cutters, chain saws, pruning equipment, aeration tractor, and various hand tools; performs routine and regular maintenance on equipment to assure efficiency and safety; welds as needed to fabricate parts and make repairs.

Operates complex lawn mowing equipment; mows and trims grass, bushes, and shrubs; assists in pruning activities on trees, shrubs and plants; removes dead, diseased, or injured trees; stimulates healthy plant growth through custom pruning and cutting.

Performs general landscape and gardening duties; plants and transplants trees, shrubs, bushes, grass, flowers, etc., as directed to develop attractive parks and grounds; performs various fertilization techniques using dry and liquid chemicals.

Performs playing field preparations; marks and chalks playing areas; grooms playing areas, sets up standards and goals; drags infields, etc. monitors and maintains volleyball and tennis courts; assures proper installation and maintenance of playground equipment; performs risk management safety inspections of all recreation equipment.

Trains laborers in equipment usage such as backhoes, loader tractors, gang lawn mowers, and landscape equipment. Performs related duties as required.


1. Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or GED; AND Two (2) years experience performing above or related duties; O An equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Working knowledge of maintenance equipment such as backhoes, loaders, dump trucks, mowers, tractors, aerators, welders, trimmers, etc.; knowledge of landscape and sprinkler system design; flow pumps; knowledge of hazards and related safety precautions associated with equipment operations. Some knowledge of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and pesticides, and proper application of the same; knowledge of turf and greens management; knowledge of interpersonal communication skills. Some level skill in the operation of various types of light equipment such as gang mower, front end loader, tractor, backhoe, etc., basic mechanics, basic electrical and plumbing operations, basic carpentry, and masonry. Must have a valid driver's license and a CDL-B is desirable. Ability to recognize and identify common weeds and pests; ability to recognize and identify diseases common to turf and greenery; ability to effectively apply chemicals for the abatement and eradication of noxious weeds and insects; effectively, perform various semi-skilled and skilled functions related to building maintenance; ability to communicate verbally and in writing; ability to develop effective working relationships with supervisor, subordinates, and the public.

3. Work Environment: Tasks require a variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, lifting, etc. Talking, hearing, and seeing are essential to the performance of the position. Daily exposure to weather extremes and seasonal conditions is normal. Common eye, hand, and finger dexterity exists. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, and discriminating thinking. Frequent local travel is in the normal course of job performance.

Disclaimer: The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified. Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons. Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice. This job description supersedes earlier versions.

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