Park/General Maintenance Worker II

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Montgomery County,  Maryland

Brookside Gardens, a horticultural display garden in Montgomery County, Maryland, seeks an experienced Custodian.  The Custodian is responsible for maintaining clean, healthy and inviting public buildings and staff offices using green and sustainable products.
 Examples of Important Duties:

  • Sweeps, mops, vacuums and dusts public buildings and staff offices.
  • Strips, waxes and buffs floors.
  • Cleans, deodorizes, disinfects and restocks bathrooms.
  • Cleans and shampoos carpets.
  • Collects trash, compost and recycling.
  • Moves furniture.
  • Operates light to medium trucks and various pieces of equipment to perform routine park maintenance tasks such as loading and unloading materials.
  • Uses vehicles, powered equipment and hand equipment to perform snow removal in parking lots, roads and around buildings.
  • Sets up and takes down tables, chairs and other equipment for educational programs and rental events.
  • Writes supply orders and maintains supply room inventory.
  • Collects and enters data into daily reports.  Uses Microsoft Office Suite to maintain records, files and inventories pertinent to areas of responsibility.
  • Informs visitors of rules and regulations.
  • Locks and unlocks Commission facilities.
  • Interacts with visitors daily in a courteous and effective manner.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Pass Commission medical examination.

2. Two years of experience in grounds keeping, building maintenance, or park maintenance;

3. Ability to read and write.

4. Valid driver's license.

Supplemental Information:Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of custodial cleanliness standards, cleaning agents, and cleaning procedures.
  • Knowledge of basic equipment maintenance.
  • Skill in using hand tools and powered equipment safely.
  • Ability to respond quickly and effectively to changing visitation levels, program schedules and events.
  • Ability to provide a courteous, friendly, welcoming atmosphere to visitors, volunteers and staff.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Working Conditions:
Primarily works inside, but will work outside on occasion or as assigned.  Exposed to weather, dirt, waste, odors, caustic chemicals, pesticides, wildlife and potentially harmful insects.   Will work some weekends, evenings and holidays.
The compensation and benefits package features a defined retirement plan, generous annual, personal and sick leave, and medical and dental coverage.
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a six-time National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner, is seeking a Custodian to work within Montgomery Parks.  The Department serves a diverse population of more than one million residents in Montgomery County, Maryland, and manages 419 parks on more than 37,000 acres of parkland.  The Department has an annual operating budget of over $100 million, a six-year Capital Improvement Program of over $180 million, and a career staff of nearly 800 employees. 
Brookside Gardens is a 50-acre horticultural display garden with intricately designed landscapes, permanent and seasonal displays, and two conservatories. 

Throughout the year, the Gardens welcomes more than 400,000 visitors, at engaging programs and events for children and adults, including the summer live butterfly exhibit and winter light display. We welcome applicants who reflect the diversity of our community and can help us become a more inclusive garden for staff and visitors.

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