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PARKS MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN TRAINEE/I/II/III/SENIOR
Multiple vacancies in the area of: Urban Forestry
First review of applications will occur on August 27, 2021
Parks Maintenance Technician Senior: $24.34 to $32.69 Hourly
This position is part of a flexible classification. Qualified candidates may be hired at either level based on their experience, education and training as determined by the hiring authority.
Department / Division: Community Services / Parks & Recreation
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
This position is classified as safety sensitive.
Schedule: Urban Forestry: 5:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Summer and 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Winter; Monday through Friday. 9/80 flex schedule and overtime may be available.
Job Number: RC#
The City of Tempe participates in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Defined Benefit plan with mandatory employer and employee contributions currently at 12.41%. ASRS pension plan includes a Long-Term Disability Benefit. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holiday and short-term disability. Our employees have generous insurance options for medical, dental, vision and life. For more details, visit:
Urban Forestry – This specific position will work under the guidance of the City’s Urban Forester to maintain and grow Tempe’s Urban Forest resource with a focus on City parks. This will include planting, pruning, removals, inspections, health assessment, inventory, and community outreach.
One year of experience in the maintenance of lawns, gardens, trees, athletic fields, golf courses or related as well as some experience operating small or medium sized equipment such as blowers, weed eaters, trimmers, power washers or mowers.
One year of experience comparable to that of a Parks Maintenance Technician II+ in the City of Tempe and experience working independently in two skilled areas related to maintenance of City parks, golf courses, athletic fields or cemetery.
Years of experience are based upon a full-time work schedule (2,080 hours per year). The sum of anapplicant’s full-time and/or part-time qualifying work experience must meet or exceed the stated minimum qualification. Education will not substitute for the required work experience; however, related unpaid and/or volunteer work experience may be used as qualifying work experience.
Parks Maintenance Technician I/II/III/Senior:Requires a high school diploma or GED. The term “equivalent” means that directly related work experience exceeding the required work experience will substitute in equal time increments for college-level education, for example: one year of additional directly related work experience will substitute for one year of college education (30 credit hours).
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
the employee’s defined skilled area(s) of expertise.
Applicants considered for this job classification must pass the following:
For a complete list of City of Tempe job descriptions go to:
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The City of Tempe is an Equal Opportunity /Reasonable Accommodation employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, familial status, age, disability, and United States military veteran status. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will make a reasonable accommodation(s) during the recruitment & selection process. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Human Resources at 480-350-8276. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
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