Park Maintenance Worker I

City of Sacramento

Sacramento, California

Job Type Full Time

Performs park maintenance and construction work in City park and recreation areas. The Park Maintenance Worker series provides for four levels ranging from the training level to the journey level including lead responsibility to the working supervisory level.

Under immediate supervision, performs routine ground maintenance work in City park and recreation areas. Incumbents are generally assigned as a member of a park maintenance crew.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Weeds, cultivates, plants, fertilizes, and irrigates lawns and flower beds.
  • Mows, aerates, and edges lawn areas using power and hand tools.
  • Rakes, sweeps and vacuums leaves, lawn clippings, etc., using power blower and hand tools.
  • Prunes and trims hedges, bushes, and other shrubbery.
  • Cleans and maintains public facilities in City park and recreation areas.
  • Operates small power equipment and machinery including chain saws, rototillers, lawn mowers, aerators, hedgers, spreaders, and other equipment.
  • Works as a member of the City pest control crew spraying various pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other related chemicals in City park and recreation areas.
  • Provides exceptional customer service to those contacted in the course of work.
  • Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed may necessarily be performed by each individual holding this classification.


Knowledge of:

  • Common practices, methods, and materials used in gardening and horticultural work.
  • Proper methods of planting, cultivating and pruning for hedges, trees, shrubs, lawns, and flower beds.
  • The use and purpose of common hand tools used in grounds maintenance.

Ability to:

  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Perform heavy manual laboring duties.
  • Learn to operate various park maintenance equipment and machinery.
  • Identify potential safety hazards in parks and recreation areas.
  • Work in inclement weather conditions.

Ability to read and write the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance.

Six (6) months of full-time paid landscape maintenance experience.


  • Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License is required for some assignments at time of appointment and is a condition of continued employment. Loss of the Class C Driver License is cause for discipline. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Possession of a valid California Class A Driver License and/or California Class B Driver License with Passenger Vehicle and/or Hazardous Materials endorsements are mandatory for some assignments.

If considered for appointment, candidates must pass a pre-employment drug test for some assignments.


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Category Horticulture