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Seasonal Parks & Recreation Groundskeeper

Company: City of Enid, OK
Location: Enid
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:

Position Description


POSITION TITLE: Seasonal Groundskeeper DEPARTMENT: Parks & Recreation


POSITION REPORTS TO: Parks & Recreation Supervisor, Foreman


BLS COMPARABLE: 37-3011, Landscaping and Grounds Keeping Workers

Leadership: Provides co-worker leadership to others through motivation, team building,

and providing feedback.


  • Subject to post offer, pre-employment drug screen.
  • Subject to post offer, pre-employment physical examination/medical history check.
  • Subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • As a position directly affecting the safety of others, the employee will be required to comply with all provisions of City of Enid's substance abuse policy, including random drug and alcohol testing.
  • Possession of a valid Oklahoma driver's license with an acceptable driving record.

POSITION PURPOSE: To enhance the quality of life of Enid residents and guests through the maintenance and improvement of recreational parks and a storm water drainage system.


  • Provide manual care for City parks, lawns, offices, and other designated areas by mowing, aerating, weeding, grubbing, removing thatch, and trimming and edging around flower beds, walks, and walls.
  • Operate various tools to include shovel, chainsaw, rake, weed eater, and rinding mower.
  • Haul and spread topsoil, and spread straw over seeded soil to hold soil in place.
  • Dig, plant seeds, bulbs, foliage, flowering plants, grass, ground covers, trees, and shrubs, and apply mulch for protection, using gardening tools.
  • Stake, prune, or remove trees using accepted methods.
  • Perform general repair of water leaks and electrical system malfunctions in parks and maintain irrigation systems, including winterizing the systems.
  • Deliver waste receptacles and picnic tables to parks for events.
  • Gather and remove litter.
  • Clean and maintain restrooms, fountains, and playground equipment.
  • Serve in a flexible capacity as public service requires in winter to include assisting in snow and ice removal crews during winter storms.
  • Prepare and maintain athletic fields, outdoor courts, and indoor courts.
  • Clean and maintain shelters within the park system.
  • Maintain trails throughout the park systems.
  • Provide assistance and support to other departments as needed.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • City parks, walking trails, basketball courts, and recreational facilities and equipment are well maintained and provide quality of life to citizens.
  • Policies and procedures in City of Enid personnel manual and safety manual are understood, followed, and modeled for other employees.
  • Effective relations exist with co-workers as well as with the public.
  • The City's professional reputation is maintained.


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: No prior experience or training.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

SKILLS/ABILITIES: Accurate and attentive to detail.

Ability to assist and support others.

Ability to operate riding mower, chain saws, and weed eaters.

Able to operate telephone, copier, and other basic business machines.


FINGER DEXTERITY: Manual dexterity sufficient to work with the fingers.

VISUAL ABILITIES: Normal vision, with or without corrective lenses.

PHYSICAL STRENGTH: PDC Level: Medium Employee lifts/carries 50 lbs occasionally (less than 33% of the time or 1-100 times per day). Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily product/technical nature. Occasional overhead reaching, squatting, kneeling, and crawling.

LANGUAGE/COMPREHENSION: Ability to communicate orally and distinguish minimal written language such as addresses and street signs.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two-step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.

MATHEMATICS ABILITY: Ability to perform very basic math skills including adding and subtracting two digit numbers, multiplying and dividing with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of money and weight or distance measurement.

WORK SCHEDULE/HOURS: Regular -6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Seasonal Position- Employment will not exceed four months in any 12

month period.

Other - Variable lunch period and breaks in coordination with other office personnel.

Limited hours during major holidays to keep trash and restrooms clean in parks, 2-3 hour shifts.

May be required to work nights and weekends during snow and ice events, 10-12 hours.

Early morning or night time hours could be required for work that would need to be done in high traffic areas, very limited.

WORK CONDITIONS: Outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions (rain, sun, wind, snow, etc.) and indoor shop environment with adequate ventilation.

Noise level: Loud. Hearing protection as required.

Other work conditions: Air contamination (when mowing).


Improperly illuminated or awkward and confining workspace.




Class B CDL.

Class A CDL.

3-5 years related experience.

6+ years related experience.

Ability to fill in for Park Technician for short term.

Ability to fill in for Park Technician for extended period of time.

Good application of safety as applies to job.

Advanced safety knowledge.

Local tree trimming license.

Advanced tree care knowledge.

Herbicide/pesticide applicator license.

Training in landscape design.

High school/GED.

Knowledge of park and playground safety.

Valid CPR certification.


Job descriptions assist organizations in ensuring that the hiring process is fairly administered and that qualified employees are selected.

All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.

I have reviewed this job description and I can perform the essential functions of this position, with or without, reasonable accommodations. I have also received or have been offered a copy of this job description.

Printed Name__ Date // Signature____

Keywords: City of Enid, OK, Enid , Seasonal Parks & Recreation Groundskeeper, Other , Enid, Oklahoma

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