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City of Greenville
City of Greenville



Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time

$30,368.00 - $44,033.60 Annually


206 S. Main Street - Greenville, SC

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number




Brief Description

Brief Description of the Job
The Parks & Recreation Maintenance Technician I may be assigned to one of the following areas: Cemetery, Park Maintenance, or Public Gardens. Performs inspection, maintenance, grounds-keeping, installation, service, and repair of assigned area, facilities, and equipment. Assembles, installs, monitors, and assists with construction, take-down, clean-up, and removal of Parks & Recreation projects and other permitted special events. Provides assistance during storm/weather clean-up events and emergencies by clearing or removing trees, limbs, debris, and other storm or weather damage. Assists with Parks and Grounds projects and improvements. Proactively identifies, removes, and reports potential safety hazards. Ensures equipment and property safety, as well as routine inspection of equipment.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Maintain General Property (60%): Maintain assigned playgrounds, cemeteries, trails, shelters, sports fields and courts, waterways, monuments, and Parks and Recreation facilities, and related amenities. Ensure all park facilities are routinely inspected and maintained, including but not limited to special facilities and restrooms. Plant trees and shrubs, mow, trim, over-seed, fertilize, mix soil and spread, water, aerate, paint, remove litter and graffiti, and apply pesticide application for diseases, weeds and insect control on turf, annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs. Assist sports field crew with field preparation, playgrounds, and basic preparation of recreation spaces and events. Install and remove plant material (annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs) during appropriate times of the year. Prepare soil and install sod on designated grass areas. Install Engineered Wood Fiber playground mulch in designated playground areas. Install mulch for trees, plants, and large designated areas. Provide assistance to internal and external stakeholders during storm/weather clean up or related events and emergencies. Remove hazardous items such as dead animals, bees, ants, snakes, needles, transient materials, invasive and noxious plant material as directed. Operate large and small equipment to accomplish tasks.

Maintain Equipment (10%): Maintain and service equipment by removing dirt, washing and greasing parts, checking oil, changing oil filters, changing blades, and fueling. Perform preventative maintenance of equipment to include air compressor, generator, push mower, pressure washer, water pump, chain saw, pole saw, tiller, backpack and machine front blowers, hand and power tools, chemical sprayers, walk behind edger, trimmers, reel, sports field drag, front mount and zero turn mowers.

Conduct Construction and Installation Assignments (10%): Assemble and install picnic tables, park benches, bleachers, playground equipment, shade structures, windscreens, special event/volunteer structures and trashcan holders. Assemble cooking grills, dig holes, place poles in ground, mix, set, and pour concrete pads in park areas. Float concrete and edge support pads for picnic tables, trashcan holders, and park benches. Conduct fence and light installation by digging holes, setting poles, placing split rails, leveling poles, and attaching fencing. Install park signage, load materials and equipment. Help direct traffic as assigned.

Assist with Special Projects and Events (10%): Assist with the set-up, tear down, and cleanup of permitted special and volunteer events. Assist with various City related projects, including the construction, installation, and tearing down of temporary structures, banners, and decorations; operating small and large equipment, and tools; entering creeks or rivers to remove debris; and, assisting the public as needed.

Ensure Safety Measures (10%): Proactively identifies, removes and/or reports potential hazards. Takes steps to address, remove, or report hazardous conditions or items such as dead animals, bees, ants, snakes, needles, transient materials, invasive and noxious plant material as directed. Complies with City, State, and Federal safety procedures and protocols in the performance of job duties to include reporting all accidents, incidents, and injuries witnessed or incurred. Ensures equipment and property safety, as well as routine inspection of equipment.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements
Formal Education: Must have a High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience: This is an entry level position for which training will be provided. Under and including one year of experience in landscaping, grounds maintenance, or construction is preferred.

Drivers License Required: Requires a Class D South Carolina license.

Certifications and Other Requirements: None

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of:

  • Safe equipment operating practices/procedures.
Ability to:
  • Read papers, journals, Safety Data Sheet (SDS), manuals, policies, and other reference materials.
  • Deal with a system of real numbers; and practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement.
  • Write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses.
  • Operate the tools and equipment listed below.
Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Requires operation of various types of mowers (e.g., push, front mount, zero turn, and reel mowers) light dump truck, utility vehicle, blower, ballfield drag, walk behind edger, aerators, weed eater, air compressor, generators, water pump, hand and power tools, rakes, back pack sprayer, power washer, non-CDL water wagon, chain saw, pole saw, tiller, and tamp. Requires the use of a portable radio, phone, or other communication devices. Requires general computer knowledge to complete timesheets and access city intranet for SDS for chemical exposures.

Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Outdoors in areas such as public parks, zoo, gardens, cemeteries, and rights-of-ways.

Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Daily exposure to respiratory hazards (i.e., gas fumes; chemicals such as pesticides; dust and dirt; physical hazards such as high voltage power lines, dangerous machinery, aggressive community service personnel and general public, falling tree branches); noise and vibration. Seasonal exposure to extreme temperature, wetness and/or humidity. Technician I positions assigned to Zoo will have weekly exposure to physical danger in the performance of various zoo projects, including the transport and movement of zoo animals. Monthly exposure to fire hazards. Daily exposure to communicable diseases.

Protective Equipment Required: Safety glasses, ear protection, steel-toed shoes, protective gloves, Class 2 and 3 safety vest, hard hat, and safety chaps.

Physical Demands
Constantly require hearing, vision, fine dexterity, reaching, lifting, carrying, handling and twisting. Frequently requires walking, standing, foot controls, talking, climbing, bending, balancing, crouching, sitting, kneeling, pushing/pulling, and crawling. The Parks and Recreation Technician I and II includes heavy strength demands, including 50-100 pounds occasionally, 20-50 pounds frequently, or from 10 up to 20 pounds constantly.

Mental Demands
Frequently requires performing under time pressures, frequent change of tasks, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working closely with others as part of a team, and noisy/distracting environment. Occasionally requires tedious/ exacting work and irregular schedule/overtime. Rarely requires emergency situations.
Working Conditions

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of our employees and their families. View more details about these benefits here: City of Greenville Employee Benefits.


The City offers the following health insurance options to eligible employees:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Term Life
  • Employee Supplemental Life
  • Spouse Term Life
  • Child Term Life
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Care, etc.)
All health insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following the employees hire date except for LTD which is effective the 91st day following date of hire.

  • General Leave is earned/accrued biweekly by all regular, full-time and permanent part-time employees as a percentage of normal work hours.
  • The City of Greenville observes 11 paid holidays.
The City is a member of the South Carolina State (SCRS) and Police Officers (PORS) defined benefit Retirement Systems.

  • Employee Recognition & Awards Program (ER&A)
  • Employee Service Awards
  • Longevity Bonus
  • Worker`s Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

City of Greenville (SC)

206 S. Main St

Greenville, South Carolina, 29601




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The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.


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