Park Ranger/ Maintenance Worker

Dearborn Heights, MI
Building Maintenance
Entry Level
Job Summary
The Park Ranger/ Maintenance Worker maintain grounds of city buildings and playgrounds as well as clean, repair, and maintain building and equipment. Work is performed under the supervision of the Building Maintenance Department. 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have earned a High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to operate a riding lawn mower and a push lawn mower
  • Must have a good work ethic and complete tasks in a thorough manner   
  • Must be able to work without supervision and be able to follow written/verbal instructions
  • Must have own transportation and have a valid Michigan chauffeur driver’s license with an excellent driving record
  • Relevant experience in lawn care, landscaping, or gardening and able to operate locks and keys

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Cuts grass with riding mower and/or push mower
  • Rake lawns using hand rake and/or power rake
  • Remove grubs and weeds around bushes, trees, flower beds and trim hedges
  • Edges and trims identified areas with power equipment
  • Remove debris, picks up and carts away paper, rubbish, and cleans cooking grills
  • Repairs and paints benches, tables, guardrails, pavilions, walls, buildings (internal and external), and assists in repair of roads, sidewalks, building, and mechanical equipment, using hand tools. 
  • Cleans comfort stations (bathrooms) and other buildings which includes sweeping, mopping, cleaning sinks, toilets, and commodes
  • Moves picnic tables and re-arranges as needed
  • Sweeps pavilions, tennis courts, sidewalks and main driveways
  • Unlocks and locks park gates dependent on park schedule
  • Completes supply and equipment inventories and reports needs to Buildings and Maintenance Supervisor
  • Inventories play structures, play areas, picnic tables and bleachers reporting potential hazards that might cause harm to park users
  • Polices park areas and restrooms and assists park users when needed. 
  • Prepares and maintains fields for softball, soccer and football
  • Transports tools and materials to and from job site using truck
  • Performs other duties as assigned by crew leader or supervisor

Environmental Conditions and Equipment Used
  • Exposed to outside weather conditions and loud noise levels
  • Uses tools and equipment that are relative to the position, including animal chemical sprayers, buckets, solvents, shovels, computers, etc.

Specifications (Skills, Mental and Physical)
  • Must have the ability to apply principles of rational systems to solve problems and interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form
  • Must be able to read at a level to understand procedures and methods related to the job, as well as communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Must have math ability that includes finance skills and algebra
  • Must be able to complete heavy work that includes exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects, and/or 250 pounds with assistance of another, often physical demand requirements are in excess of those for medium work
  • Must be able to complete work duties that include reaching, handling, fingering, feeling and repetitive motions
  • Must have hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and receive detailed information through oral communication and/or make fine distinctions in sound
  • Must have visual acuity for determining accuracy, thoroughness of work and observation of general surroundings and activities
  • Must be able to adapt to changing situations, work well with others and participate in a team-oriented environment
  • Must be able to be customer oriented and maintain excellent customer service     

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