Parks Maintenance Worker

September 15, 2023
Chandler, AZ
Job Type


Job Announcement

The City of Chandler Community Services Department is currently seeking 4 qualified individuals interested in joining our team as a Parks Maintenance Worker. These are regular full-time, non-exempt positions with benefits.

First Application Review: September 27, 2023

Work schedule :
2- Tuesday through Saturday 6am to 2:30pm (summer 5am to 1:30pm).
2-Sunday through Thursday 6am to 2:30pm (summer 5am to 1:30pm).

Location: Parks Operation Building: 650 E Ryan Rd, Chandler AZ 85225

City of Chandler
Chandler, the fourth largest City in Arizona, is located in one of the fastest growing innovation and technology centers in the nation. Chandler is a vibrant, diverse, fiscally responsible community with a supportive business climate that attracts global industry leaders, exciting startups, talented workers and their families. In addition to being a great place to live, play and work our local hotels, resorts, golf courses, restaurants and ample shopping opportunities make Chandler one of Arizona's great vacation spots.

Why work for Chandler?
• Accrue 122 hours paid vacation in your first year, eligible to be used immediately following accrual
• Accrue 96 hours paid sick leave in your first year, eligible to be used immediately following accrual
• 12 paid holidays per year plus additional time off at the end of the year (Winter Break)
• Dress code is business casual, with jeans on Fridays
• Free Tumbleweed Recreation Center membership
• Professional development opportunities
• Tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 annually, $3200 for part time employees
• City contributions of 1% gross wages per pay period to deferred compensation
• Become part of the Arizona State Retirement System with a 100% City contribution match
• 3 medical plans to choose from along with dental and vision coverage
• Flexible schedule/Remote work options (when available)
• Diverse and inclusive environment
• Robust Employee Wellness program with $350 incentive

Who we are
Community Services
The Community Services Department enhances the quality of life in Chandler through a vast provision of diverse and affordable educational and recreational experiences. We create community through people, parks, and programs. From connecting people to lifelong learning through community libraries to providing at least one Neighborhood Park per square mile of residential development to making play accessible for all ages. Our employees drive every decision, every innovation, and every aspect of our department culture to make Chandler a premiere community.

Parks Operations
The Park Operations Division, consisting of 55 employees, serves a growing and diverse population of 269,123 residents. We are stewards of over 1,500 acres, containing 70 developed and undeveloped parks, 60 athletic and multi-use fields, 155 ramadas, 95 playgrounds, 26 tennis courts, 9 pickleball courts, 35 sand volleyball courts, 60 basketball courts, 2 disc golf courses, 2 racquetball courts, 1 cricket field, 63.4 miles of walking and biking trails, 4 dog parks, 26 restrooms, 1 archery range, 1 skate park, 1 BMX bike park, 2 urban fishing lakes, and many more specialty parks and trail areas. The Park Operations Division's staff plays a critical role in the City of Chandler's quality of life initiatives by providing safe, clean and well-maintained parks that offer exceptional recreational experiences. By providing health, wellness, educational, and recreational opportunities, child and adult development, preserving and protecting the environment and community's assets, and contributing to the economic growth and development of the city; parks play a meaningful, significant, and contributive role in the growth and recreation of the community.

Who we are looking for
Our new team members will have a passion for customer service, teamwork, and collaboration. We are looking for a motivated and ground maintenance experienced worker, who dedicates themselves to consistent and excellent customer service, can communicate in a positive, honest, and productive manner within the organization and with our customers, and who can implement unique, creative, and cost-effective solutions that promote a forward-thinking organization. Our new team member should be able to take the initiative to achieve excellence and accept accountability, demonstrate a high regard and respect for others and who is dependable and trustworthy. Whether working well in a team or individually, their goal is to provide safe, clean, and well?maintained parks, facilities, and trails through park maintenance operations

To view the complete job description, please click here .

Minimum qualifications
Completion of eighth grade, no experience required; and a valid Driver's License with acceptable driving record; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Desired qualifications
High School Diploma or GED equivalency; and One (1) year ground maintenance experience; and Previous ball field maintenance experience for some positions; and Arizona State Office of Pest Management, Ornamental and Turf Applicator Certification

The City of Chandler will conduct a pre-employment driving record check as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon acceptable results. All applicants hired will be required to be fingerprinted with successful results as a condition of continued employment.

Applicants for employment and volunteer opportunities should be aware of the City of Chandler's policies concerning the use of drugs and alcohol. These policies have not been altered by the passage of Proposition 207. The use of recreational marijuana is a violation of the City's Drug Free Workplace Policy. Certain positions within the City are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test. A positive result for drugs tested under the policy, including recreational marijuana, may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or volunteer opportunity. The examination process may vary if determined necessary.

The City of Chandler is committed to Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation.Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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