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Seasonal Park Maintenance

Company: City of Valparaiso Parks Department
Location: Valparaiso
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:


*Seasonal Park Maintenance*


*The Valparaiso Parks Department is accepting resumes for the part-time position described below.*

*POSITION: Seasonal Park Maintenance STATUS: Part-time*

*Staff - 5 months*

*DEPARTMENT: Maintenance FLSA: Non-Exempt*

*WORK SCHEDULE: M - F, 40+ hrs./week JOB CATEGORY: $12-$13/hour*

*Limited weekend hours*

*To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the position satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The City of Valparaiso provides reasonable accommodations to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless those accommodations would present an undue hardship.*

Valpo Parks is hiring Seasonal Park Maintenance Laborers at multiple park locations throughout the city. The Seasonal Park Maintenance Laborer is an entry level position that supports the Park Operations staff in a wide variety of daily operations related to the upkeep and maintenance of park grounds, playgrounds, trails, buildings, equipment, and natural areas within the City of Valparaiso.

Responsibilities include the following:

* Trash collection and disposal

* Cleaning Park facilities and services restrooms, including sweeping/mopping floors, cleaning toilets and urinals, removing trash and replacing trash bags, cleaning walls and ceilings, and restocking soap and paper products as needed.

* Maintains shelters and rental buildings, including sweeping floors, removing trash and replacing trash bags, wiping off tables/seats, dusting, and cleaning windows

* Maintains playground and boxes

* Mowing & trimming

* Sport Field maintenance

* Event setup and take down including hauling tables, chairs, crowd control barricades, popup tents, staging and/or other items as needed

* Other duties as assigned

Seasonal Park Maintenance Laborers regularly operates various trucks/equipment/tools in the performance of duties, including tractors, mowers, weed eaters/trimmers, backpack or handled blowers, hammers, wrenches, screw drivers, air compressor, air nozzle, shovels, rakes, brooms, mops, and other equipment/tools as needed.

This position provides an opportunity to interact with and learn alongside skilled staff in the park maintenance division and other careers in unique industry fields and skilled trades work.

This seasonal position is available from April - November but is also available for students seeking a summer work opportunity, as well as other times available out of school.


Incumbent performs duties primarily in outdoor facilities, involving sitting/walking at will, sitting/standing/walking for long periods, bending/reaching, lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds, pushing/pulling objects, crouching/kneeling, handling/grasping/fingering objects, hearing sounds/communication, speaking clearly, color perception, and close/far vision/depth perception.

Incumbent may be exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures, and fumes, odors, dust, dirt, noise.


The job description for the position of Seasonal Park Maintenance Part-Time for the Valparaiso Parks and Recreation Department describes the duties and responsibilities for employment in this position. I acknowledge that I have received this job description, and understand that it is not a contract of employment. I am responsible for reading this job description and complying with all job duties, requirements and responsibilities contained herein, and any subsequent revisions.

Please apply on Valpo Parks website using the link below:

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Pay: $12.00 - $13.00 per hour


* 8 hour shift

* Day shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

* Valparaiso, IN 46385: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


* Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: In person

Keywords: City of Valparaiso Parks Department, Gary , Seasonal Park Maintenance, Professions , Valparaiso, Indiana

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