Maintenance Crew Laborer

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DEPARTMENT:                  Parks and Recreation 

WORK SCHEDULE:          7:00am – 3:30 pm M-F 

JOB CATEGORY:               LTC (Labor, Trades, Crafts) 

SALARY:                               $14.74 Per Hour 

STATUS:                                Full-time

FLSA STATUS:                    Non-exempt 

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The City of Richmond provides reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would cause an undue hardship. 

Incumbent serves as Maintenance Laborer for the Parks and Recreation Department, responsible for performing general upkeep and maintenance at City parks, facilities and grounds. 


Maintains buildings, grounds, athletic fields, tracks, and playgrounds, including painting, mowing grass, trimming/cutting shrubs and trees, landscaping, seeding/planting, spraying, raking leaves, and removing trash and debris. Assists in maintaining safety in ice and snow, including snow removal and applying salt to sidewalks/roads in winter as needed. 

May need to clean and service rest rooms and collects trash in park facilities, including shelters and rental buildings. 

Inspects and maintains park facilities and equipment, including repairing/replacing picnic tables and playground equipment, replacing light bulbs and filters, and performing minor plumbing and electrical repairs as needed. 

Performs maintenance and upkeep duties in the Uptown area and at the City Building, including sweeping cleaning, collecting trash, emptying trash cans, shoveling and salting sidewalks, mowing, trimming, pruning, fertilizing, hanging decorations, replacing light bulbs, painting, and making minor repairs as needed. 

Regularly operates various trucks/equipment/tools in the performance of duties, including back hoe, bobcat, dump truck, ditch witch, bucket truck, snow plow, tractors, mowers, weed eaters,

hedgers, trimmers, pruners, tiller, edger, leaf blower, chain saw, power drills, paint sprayers, gator, stump grinder, shipper, and other hand/power tools as needed. 

Maintains department trucks, tractors and equipment, including checking fluids and other preventative maintenance as needed. 

Completes and files maintenance records and maintains equipment service records as required. Attends department meetings as assigned. 


High school diploma or GED. 

Working knowledge of and ability to make practical application of department policies and procedures and applicable OHSA safety policies and procedures. 

Working knowledge of methods, practices, and materials used in grounds and facility maintenance, with ability to maintain park grounds and complete repairs on park facilities and equipment as needed, 

Knowledge of safety precautions and practices applicable to working with heavy equipment, vehicles, and a variety of pesticides and herbicides, with ability to assure safety of self and others at all times. 

Ability to meet all hiring requirements, including passage of a medical exam and a drug test. 

Ability to operate a variety of trucks/equipment/tools as assigned, including back hoe, bobcat, dump truck, ditch witch, bucket truck, snow plow, tractors, mowers, weed eaters, hedgers, trimmers, pruners, tiller, edger, leaf blower, chain saw, power drills, paint sprayer, gator, stump grinder, chipper, and other hand/power tools as needed. 

Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug free workplace, and personal conduct. 

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other City departments, vendors, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities, and disabilities. 

Ability to provide access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to state requirements. 

Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carry out verbal or written instructions, 

Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and with others in a team environment, often under time pressure, and on several tasks at the same time.

Ability to perform arithmetic calculations and read/interpret detailed prints, sketches, specifications, technical manuals, instruments, gauges and dials. 

Ability to complete and maintain accurate records of maintenance and repair activity. 

Ability to occasionally work flexible hours and occasionally respond to emergency situations as needed. 

Possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to obtain CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) within six (6) months of hiring if requested 


Incumbent performs specific park ground and building repair/maintenance duties with work priorities determined by supervisor and seasonal deadlines. Assignments are set jointly by incumbent and immediate supervisor, following standard operating policies and procedures. Incumbent must have supervisor’s permission to deviate from standard operating procedures. Errors in work are primarily detected or prevented through procedural safeguards and/or notification from other departments or the public. 

Incumbents reports directly to the Assistant Superintendent. 


Incumbents duties may involve continuous physical exertion, driving for long periods of time, lifting/carrying objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds, pushing/pulling objects, bending, crouching/kneeling, reaching, sitting/walking at will, standing/walking for long periods of time, walking on uneven terrain, close/far vision, depth perception, hearing sounds/communication and handling/grasping/fingering objects. 


Incumbent performs a majority of duties outdoors and is frequently exposed to normal hazards associated with park/building maintenance, including heavy machinery, excessive noise, traffic, moving parts, toxic chemicals, dust, dirt, fumes, slippery surfaces, working in high places, such as bucket trucks, extreme temperatures and wet/cold/icy conditions. Incumbent may be required to wear protective clothing and/or equipment. In responding to emergency situations, incumbent may be exposed to downed power lines and/or fallen trees. Safety precautions must be followed at all times to avoid injury to self and others. Incumbent occasionally works flexible hours and occasionally responds to emergency situations as needed. 

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