18-78 Parks Maintenance Construction Specialist I
Contact Info


Posted on: 2018/03/01

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED. 
  • One year of experience in programs or projects involving lawn/parks maintenance/installation, vehicle operations and general construction work.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess or have ability to obtain within sixty days of employment and must maintain a valid New Mexico Class D driver’s license.
  • Must possess or have ability to obtain within first six months of employment, and must maintain Community First Aid, CPR, and AED certifications.
  • Successful completion of the pre-employment physical exam prior to commencing work.
  • If in possession of a valid New Mexico CDL driver’s license at the time of application or if obtained after being hired, must successfully complete mandatory drug screening and subsequent random drug and alcohol screenings.  
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of grounds maintenance and turf equipment operations. 
  • Knowledge of power tools, equipment and truck operations.
  • Knowledge and application of safety measures associated with the job.
  • Skill in pruning, trimming and maintaining landscaping.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow and enforce safety procedures.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific oral and written instructions and procedures. 
  • Ability to perform grounds maintenance tasks, such as laying sod.
  • Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade. 
  • Ability to mix and apply of pesticides for use in the spraying of weeds and insects.
  • Ability to communicate successfully, both orally and written.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Maintenance of parks, grounds, ball fields and rights-of-way. 
  • Mows, seeds, edges, fertilize, prunes and trims bushes and trees, bunker areas with appropriate equipment.
  • Gathers and disposes of debris, trash and litter removal.
  • Maintains restrooms on all properties.
  • Performs snow/ice removal.
  • May provide golf course assistance.
  • Installs or repairs fences.
  • Assists with concrete work or constructing park related facilities, including landscaping.
  • Assists with small construction tasks, such as excavating and handling and/or transportation of equipment and materials. 
  • Operates and maintains different types of tractors, lawn mowers, lawn edgers, various hand and job-related power tools.
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Inspects and helps repair irrigation systems.
  • Ensures strict confidentiality of financial records.
  • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
  • Performs other duties as required.
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee has extensive physical activity.  The employee regularly is required to walk and stand; have manual and finger dexterity; stoop, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to crawl, sit, climb heights, reach above shoulder level, crouch, kneel, balance, push/pull, and carry.  The employee must do strenuous physical work, heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
Work Environment:
Work is performed in primarily in an outside environment with moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.   Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, and requires following basic safety precautions.  Work may be stressful at times. Travel, evening, holiday and weekend work may be required.  Employee will be required to be reachable and respond to emergencies outside of normal business hours. May be deployed to assist in the response to wildfires.

Park Maintenance/Construction Specialist III and other CDL holders are covered under the Department of Transportation (DOT), Anti-Drug and Alcohol Act pursuant to the Pipeline Safety and Commercial Driver’s License Regulations, covering random, post-accident, pre-hire, and return to duty testing.

Each and every county position requires the following professional skills and abilities as key and necessary elements of performance.  Employees are required to:

•Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance;
•Work well with others and participate fully in a team oriented environment;
•Interface with other employees and customers in a courteous and respectful manner;
•Project positive support of their department and all county organizations at all times; and,
•Maintain and enhance the county’s commitment to customers
How to Apply:
County application is required.  Apply at the Human Resources Division, County of Los Alamos, 1000 Central Avenue, Ste. 230, Los Alamos, NM  87544.  Applications are available in our office, at www.losalamosnm.us or by calling (505)662-8040.  All vacant positions are listed on the above website and on our Job Line at (505)662-8039.  

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the examination process, notify the Human Resources Division at (505)662-8040 at the time of application.  Some documents can be provided in accessible formats.  Contact Human Resources at the above number if an accessible format is needed.

Applications become a public record upon receipt and may be made available for public inspection.

Selection Procedure:
The Incorporated County of Los Alamos does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in employment or the provisions of service.



Deadline for Submissions: 03/22/2018