Maintenance Worker 1 - FT

Parks · Vallejo, California
Department Parks
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $23.21-28.13 Hourly

The Greater Vallejo Recreation District invites applications for:


Position: Maintenance Worker 1                                   Department:  Maintenance

Job Opening Date: July 5, 2021                                  Location:  Vallejo, CA

Deadline for applying:  Until filled                               Position Type:  Full-time

Pay Range: $23.65 - $28.77/hour


The Greater Vallejo Recreation District is a Special Service District that has been serving area residents for over sixty years. As a Special Service District, GVRD operates as a separate government agency from the City of Vallejo. GVRD manages 407 acres of public park space including 20 neighborhood parks, 10 community parks, 6 special purpose parks, and Olympic-size swimming pool and 4 community centers.  GVRD maintains over 1,000 acres of public land. 


GVRD is governed by a five-member Board of Directors. With 30 plus full time and approximately 155 part-time and seasonal employees, GVRD operates on a 2019-2020 fiscal year budget of $7.9 million for general fund operations and Measure K funding amounting to $2.2 million.  The Measure K funding is being utilized to purchase necessary equipment, improve parks, facilities.


Job Description:


Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class.  Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.


This position is responsible for completing semi-skilled maintenance tasks (minor electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and painting) in the operation and repair of District facilities, as well as performing custodial duties of facilities. This is the entry-level class in the Parks Maintenance Worker series.



The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Assists in the maintenance of park, facilities and buildings maintenance as directed.
  • Maintains landscaping in District parks, grounds and buildings using a variety of hand and power tools. Prunes shrubs and trees, and mows and edges lawns and fields as directed.
  • Performs minor repairs on irrigation system. Digs holes to expose irrigation pipe and makes repair as needed.
  • Cleans park grounds, buildings, and facilities. Clean restrooms, offices and empty trash receptacles. Hauls trash and debris as directed.
  • Inspects walls, sidewalks and play equipment for graffiti and removes as directed.
  • Inspects play equipment for unsafe structures and hazards. Repairs as necessary or refers to supervisor.
  • Prepares baseball and softball fields in advance of games, including watering, dragging the infields, and chalking appropriate lines. Sets out bases, cleans dugouts and bleachers, and empties trash.
  • Performs turf maintenance functions on turf areas including mowing, fertilizing, aerating topdressing, and seeding as directed.
  • Assists in ensuring that that vehicles are properly maintained. Washes and details vehicles.
  • Learn to operate construction and maintenance equipment and power tools including, but not limited to, backhoe, grader, jack hammer; operate mowers, edger's and pruners; maintain hand and power tools and assigned equipment; perform preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Adhere to established safety regulations and precautions related to all work performed.
  • Applies pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers in park areas.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Receives general supervision and direction from higher level Parks maintenance staff.
  • Job has no responsibility for the direction or supervision of others.


This area describes the personal interaction with others outside direct reporting relationships as well as the impact the job has on GVRD, the department or unit objectives, the output of services, or employee or public satisfaction.

  • Work requires regular interaction involving exchange and receipt of information. The impact the job has on GVRD is limited in terms of time, money, or public/employee relations.


This section describes the accountability and participation if any, as it relates to the fiscal accountability within department or assigned area(s) of responsibility.


  • Position has no fiscal responsibility.


Required Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalency
  • One (1) to three (3) years' experience in general construction and maintenance
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities

Required Licenses or Certifications

  • Possession of or the ability to obtain and maintain California Department of Pesticide Regulations Qualified Applicator’s Certificate (QAC) upon hire or as soon as administratively possible. Possession of a Class C California driver's license.


Knowledge of:

  • English grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Principles and practices of basic bookkeeping
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment
  • Basic methods and techniques of general construction, grounds maintenance and custodial work
  • Basic operational characteristics of mechanical equipment and tools used in the area of work assigned

Skill in:

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships
  • Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature
  • Performing basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, and ratios

Ability to:

  • Meet schedules and deadlines of the work
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions
  • Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries
  • Learn to perform a variety of maintenance, construction, custodial and repair work in the area of work assigned
  • Learn fertilizer composition and application, plant identification, care, pruning, and maintenance practices
  • Learn mowing techniques and operation of a variety of vehicular and stationary mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position requires frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards and requires heavy physical effort. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Incumbents may be required to exert up to up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects.


This is a full-time position consisting of 40 hours per established workweek.




This position does not require security clearance.



GVRD is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Location
    Vallejo, California
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $23.21-28.13 Hourly