Parks Technician-CL - Talent Pool

  • City of Portland, Oregon
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Oct 19, 2020
Full Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $25.99 - $29.53 Hourly USD

Job Description

The Position

Why submit interest through a talent pool? Once a vacancy is available, and a job is scheduled to be posted, you will be notified to check our website and apply.

About this position: The Parks Technicians ensures safety, cleanliness, and operability of park grounds and facilities. This includes performing a full range of grounds maintenance, irrigation maintenance, restroom maintenance, facilities/building maintenance on the grounds and a variety of other tasks as assigned. The position ensures overall safety of parks users by inspecting the grounds and equipment.

About the work: Parks Technician should have the skills to communicate effectively in delivery of customer service, as they will be a representative of both Portland Parks & Recreation and the City of Portland. They should have the ability to function as a highly skilled and productive team member. These positions may also be assigned to direct work of crews or work groups, responsible for worker or volunteer safety, review of work, training and guidance in duties. These positions work out-of-doors for extended periods under unfavorable weather conditions. As a Parks Technician you will:
  • Perform grounds maintenance including mowing, raking, edging, lawn trimming, tree trimming, watering, weeding.
  • Utilize small grounds maintenance equipment that could include power mowers, edger, leaf/snow blowers.
  • Clean and maintain restrooms.
  • Clean, paint and perform minor repairs of facilities and equipment.
  • Repair, replace and tune up sprinkler heads, broken irrigation lines, valves, and maintain park irrigation systems including operating and maintaining irrigation clocks for landscaping.
  • Utilize knowledge of fertilizer formulations for proper application.
  • Assist Horticulturist in projects as needed

To Qualify

The following link will take you to the class specification for this position. Any of the listed knowledge, skills, and abilities may be required for future openings.

Specific licensure or certification for these positions will be as follows:
  • A Oregon Public Pesticide Applicator's License with herbicide endorsements within six (6) months of hire.
  • A valid state driver's license and acceptable driving record.

The Recruitment Process

The talent pool announcement is NOT an application and is being used to gather interest for future Parks Technician postings. Please note: We will be only collecting your contact information, therefore a resume and application is NOT required at this time.

When a recruitment is posted, you will be notified via email. Once notified, you will be required to submit an application online via our job board. It is not a requirement to submit interest to the talent pool to be considered for future Parks Technician recruitments.

Additional Information

Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.
Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, you will attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply.
ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.
Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.
Did you know? The City of Portland offers How to Apply Classes that are free and review best practices for applying to the City. Follow the link for the most recent list of scheduled dates:
Contact Information:
Tamara Larison
Senior Recruiter
tamara.larison@portlandoregon.govClosing Date/Time: 11/29/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

Job Address

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