Temporary Parks Maintenance Assistant (up to 29.5 hours per week)

City of Boynton Beach, FL
August 27, 2023
Boynton Beach, FL
Job Type


Purpose of Classification
The purpose of this classification is to perform general and preventative maintenance, assist staff with daily parks maintenance operations and be a contributing team member of various improvement projects in the Parks and Grounds Division.

Essential Functions
The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Performs general maintenance and clean up duties at City parks which include, but are not limited to, emptying trash receptacles, sweeping, mopping and vacuuming floors, wiping down tables, chairs and other furnishings, replenishing toilet paper and hand towels, and cleaning concession area, restrooms and fields.

Performs basic landscape maintenance including mowing, weeding, edging and blowing.

Picks up and disposes ground trash and landscape debris.

Performs manual work involving maintenance, repair of buildings and/or grounds, and minor construction.

Assists with set-up and breakdown of City events, programming activities and facility rentals.

Assists in park inspections to ensure the safety of the public and park facilities.

Identifies, reports, repairs and prevents possible safety hazards to avoid potential injuries.

Enforces safety and other park rules and regulations.


Performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess or obtain a 10-Hour OSHA General Industry Card within three (3) months of hire; and
  • Must possess (or able to obtain within fourteen (14) days of hire) and maintain a valid Florida Driver's license.

Supplemental Information

Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.

Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction.

Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.

Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with supervisor, customers, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public as needed.


  • Requires limited knowledge of the materials, methods and equipment typically used in parks maintenance work and clean up duties.
  • Ability to understand and follow applicable Occupations Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and departmental safety practices and procedures.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods, and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse environmental conditions.
  • Ability to operate small trucks and parks maintenance equipment.
  • Ability to use a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Ability to work as a member of team or individually on assigned projects; complete assigned duties in a productive and efficient manner.
  • Knowledge of basic rules of safety and ability to enforce applicable rules and regulations.
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills and be able to establish good customer relations. Must have an ability to deal with people effectively, courteously and enthusiastically.


Physical Ability : Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of objects and materials 50 pounds. May occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (50 pounds).

Sensory Requirements : Tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds, depth, and visual cues or signals. Tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors : Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, traffic hazards, and toxic agents.

The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.


Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in the City's hiring process. Additionally, certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements in employment by the City.

Temporary Employee - No pension deductions, not Full Time benefits.

Closing Date/Time: 9/8/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

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