Park Operations Technician

$46,592 - $58,240 yearly
  • Basin Recreation
  • Park City, UT, USA
  • Nov 15, 2023
Full time Government Other

Job Description

The Park Operations Technician is responsible for the care, maintenance, repair, and preparation of parks, fields, and other recreation areas.

Examples of Duties

Essential Functions

The following duties and responsibilities are intended to be representative of the work performed by the incumbent(s) in this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of specific duties and responsibilities will not preclude it from the position. These essential job functions listed are required with or without accommodation.

  • Assist with the operation and maintenance of all parks and recreational areas.
  • Maintain facility restrooms. 
  • Operate park maintenance equipment.
  • Monitor parks and recreational areas to determine maintenance needs. 
  • Assist with athletic field preparation.
  • Assist with maintenance of the irrigation systems.
  • Assist with fertilizing, weed management, and pest control.
  • Respond to public inquiries regarding parks and recreational areas.
  • Assist with set-up and coordination of special events.
  • Perform building maintenance, custodial tasks, and snow removal duties. 
  • Assist with building maintenance and repairs. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

Knowledge of:

  • Turf grass management.
  • Irrigation systems.
  • Related OSHA safety standards, current Safety Data Sheet (SDS) procedures, bloodborne pathogens protocols, proper use, and application of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 

Skill and Ability to:

  • Operate hand tools, power tools, machinery, and related equipment in a skilled and safe manner.
  • Apply fertilizer, herbicides, and pesticides safely and effectively.
  • Work independently with limited supervision or collaborate with a team. 
  • Follow and perform written and oral communication.
  • Communicate and coordinate Parks Operations activities to staff, other agencies, and the public. 
  • Attend training courses to stay informed of technical and operational trends.
  • Perform all duties with safety as a top priority.

Working Conditions, Physical Requirements, and Aptitudes

  • Duties may be performed either indoors or outdoors, which may involve working in all weather conditions and ongoing exposure to chemicals.
  • Manual dexterity and coordination; high degree of mental and visual alertness. 
  • Occasional exposure to hazardous chemicals, vibrations, and fumes.
  • Work effectively with crowds and uncooperative individuals, difficult situations, emergencies, or periods of continuous demand.
  • Operation of motor vehicles on public roadways.
  • Travel to and from sites, facilities, and other locations within the District; transport materials as needed.
  • Work a variety of shifts, including evenings, weekends, and/or holidays depending on program needs. 
  • May require emergency call-out.

Physical Requirements





Walking, bending, and other physical exertion





Pushing, pulling, and kneeling





Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds unassisted





Focus on a computer screen





Periods of standing or sitting







Minimum Qualifications

  • 21 years of age or older with a valid U.S. driver’s license.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One (1) year of related experience. 

The successful applicant must pass a required pre-employment background check, drug test, and subsequent mandatory background checks in accordance with current District policy requirements.

Preferred but not required:
Experience operating equipment used for park maintenance.