Seasonal Park Caretaker

West Valley City

This position will work less than 4 hours per day. Maintain City Parks and related properties. Provide citizens with clean, safe and well cared recreational facilities. Perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks on grounds, equipment, facilities, parks and other assigned areas.


Starting Pay: $11.00 per hour

Schedule: Part-time, less than 20 hours per week

Posting Close Date: Open until filled


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Perform mowing, weeding, spraying of turf areas.
Perform litter pick-up as needed.
Perform impact material maintenance in playgrounds.
Perform minor repair of irrigation systems (If assigned to Granger Park only).
Perform weeding, mulching, and planting of flower and shrub beds.
Perform maintenance duties on physical facilities such as: pavilions, restrooms, score towers, fences, fountains, picnic tables, benches, and playgrounds.
Perform maintenance duties on power equipment, storage areas, and any other equipment used in the operation and maintenance of parks.
Operate machinery, mowers, trucks, etc.
Use a variety of hand tools, including shovels, rakes, wrenches, etc.
Maintain a clean pavilion in assigned park, including: spraying/sweeping floor, cleaning tables, etc.
Ensure lights and power are on in pavilion as per reservation request.
Pick up garbage/litter through park as needed.
Clean restrooms – if applicable- including: toilets, sinks, floors, walls etc.
Restock toilet paper as needed.
Wheel out garbage cans for emptying, on appropriate day.
Assist full-time staff as needed.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Language Skills

Must be able to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing.
Mathematical Skills

Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Valid Utah driver’s license.
Work Environment / Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to push and pull 50 lbs.
This position is frequently subject to extreme weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, snow and wind.
Frequent exposure to dust, fumes and dirty conditions as is typical of a shop and park environment.
Employee will be subject to moderate noise levels and exposure to moderate physical hazards in performing projects and in maintenance work.
Exposure to intermittent stress due to human behavior and job tasks may be experienced.
Employee will need to be on his/her feet and walking for extended periods.
Employee must be able to deal with the public in a business-like manner, always remembering that he/she is a representative of West Valley City.

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