NOVA Parks
Ashburn, VA, Virginia
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In order to be considered for this position, you must apply at the NOVA Parks website.
Opportunity Announcement: 21-04-09
Grade: 6
Annual Starting Salary: $32,404.43


The Park Maintenance Worker is responsible for performing fundamental maintenance tasks requiring working knowledge and basic physical skills.  Work assignments and immediate supervision are provided by the Maintenance Supervisor or Park Manager.  Annual performance goals will be set for the Park Maintenance Worker.  Park Maintenance Workers are subject to lateral transfer within the organization.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (with illustrative examples of work)

The Park Maintenance Worker is responsible for performing fundamental maintenance tasks including:

Maintain park grounds:

  • Cut dead and/or damaged trees and saw up logs and limbs using chain saws.
  • Mow grass using variety of mowing equipment including tractors, push mowers and string trimmers.
  • Pick up ground litter, and collect and dispose of litter and trash.
  • Clear and maintain trails.
  • Plant and maintain trees/shrubs and planted beds.
  • Implement invasive management plan.
  • Maintain irrigation systems (if applicable).

Maintain park facilities:

  • Make minor carpentry, plumbing and electrical repairs.
  • Repair and/or assemble park benches and picnic tables; install split-rail fences and/or replace damaged rails.
  • Apply paint/stain in both exterior and interior sites.
  • Clean picnic shelters and other buildings as needed; clean restrooms and shower houses.
  • Assist with waterpark maintenance (if applicable).

Maintain park equipment:

  • Sharpen chain saws and mower blades, fuel equipment and otherwise prepare equipment and tools for use.
  • Make minor repairs and perform routine maintenance on small engine equipment.
  • Assist with maintenance/repair of vehicles and tractors.
  • Maintain batting cage equipment (if applicable).

Perform miscellaneous maintenance tasks:

  • Clean, organize storage areas and maintenance shop, and dispose of debris and perform other maintenance shop housekeeping duties.
  • Maintain inventory of maintenance items.
  • Use park maintenance software to track maintenance tasks.
  • Assist with other jobs associated with special projects in other parks.
  • May assist with supervision of part-time employees and/or volunteers.
  • Run errands to deliver and pickup materials.
  • Track accomplishments through performance management software.


Education:  Graduation from high school.

Physical: Manual work with strength and dexterity necessary to perform all required tasks, including lifting, stooping, bending, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions in outdoor and maintenance shop settings; will perform heavy manual labor in all weather conditions, lift and move items equal to or greater than 80 pounds, climb ladders, use various hand tools, and operate various mechanical equipment.

Experience: Some experience in park maintenance work with mechanical aptitude, or any equivalent combination of education, training, or experience which provides:

  • Working knowledge of the methods and materials used in maintenance of park grounds, facilities, and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of plumbing and electrical systems and other utility systems with ability to make minor repairs and provide routine servicing.
  • Working knowledge of small engine equipment with ability to perform routine maintenance and make minor repairs.
  • Working knowledge of the safe and proper use of park maintenance equipment and tools.
  • Assist in the maintenance of equipment inventory and maintenance through web based maintenance software.
  • Ability to supervise part-time maintenance staff.
  • Knowledge of computers with the ability to use a variety of software programs.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain driver’s license with safe driving record.
  • Availability for call in emergency situations and to work additional hours when needed, to include shift work and weekends.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the position.
  • Park Maintenance Workers are subject to lateral transfer.

Duties and responsibilities are designed to be the essential elements of the job.  They do not preclude the performance of related, or even unrelated, jobs which may be necessary to properly and efficiently complete all work assignments.  NOVA Parks reserves the right to amend job specifications to meet current needs.

Benefits:  This position is a benefit eligible position.  Benefits include medical and dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement plan, and more.

Testing:  The Park Maintenance Worker position is classified as a safety sensitive position.  Candidates for full-time, safety sensitive positions must submit to a pre-employment drug screening and achieve a negative result as a condition of employment.

It is the policy of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Contact 703-352-5900 and ask for Human Resources for assistance.

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