Park Maintenance Technician

Pima County Government   Tucson, AZ   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on May 10, 2024
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Agua Caliente Park Maintenance Technician (5884 - Parks Technician I)

Salary Grade: 3

Pay Range

Hiring Range: $17.36 - $20.40 Per Hour 

Full Range: $17.36 - $23.44 Per Hour

Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification.  

Performs routine trades or craftsman duties above the helper or apprentice levels, maintaining and repairing facilities, equipment, vehicles, their parts, or surrounding grounds in direct support of a process, system, or facility. Also, participates in construction or renovation activities. Work requires manual labor and the use of hand and powered tools, equipment, and/or vehicles and frequently involves repetitive individual tasks in a variety of work settings.

This position is located at Agua Caliente Park (12325 E Roger Road, Tucson, AZ 85749.) The successful candidate will be required to work some rotating evening, weekend, and holiday shifts. 



(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)

  • Constructs, erects, installs and repairs assorted wooden items and structures;
  • Applies paints, varnish, stains, and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces, trimmings and fixtures;
  • Evaluates and repairs roofs by applying water- and weatherproofing materials, emulsified blacktops and mortar, as necessary;
  • Installs, adjusts, rebuilds, repairs, replaces and maintains a variety of locks in County facilities;
  • Makes minor repairs and adjustments to plumbing, steam, and water systems and fixtures, electrical wiring and fixtures, doors, windows and pumps;
  • Adjusts, corrects, and manipulates digital files using specialized software to meet print shop requirements for printing; 
  • Sets up, operates, adjusts and cleans offset printing equipment to produce various forms and media;
  • Inspects, repairs, patches, balances and mounts tires on County vehicles;
  • Obtains information from drivers and operators to determine condition of County vehicles and communications equipment;
  • Checks heavy equipment for proper fuel, hydraulic fluids, water, coolant and lubrication levels, and adds, as needed;
  • Installs new traffic control, street name and special events signs and sign posts;
  • Performs operator-level inspections, servicing and maintenance of assigned tools, equipment and vehicles;
  • Prepares areas undergoing repair, painting, maintenance, construction or other related activity, including collection and disposal of trash;
  • Operates powered maintenance and construction equipment;
  • Maintains manual or computerized service and usage logs and other records on vehicles, equipment, supported systems, supplies and related materials;
  • Stores, handles, applies and disposes of hazardous materials required to complete work or generated by work assignments;
  • Cuts, trims, seeds, fertilizes and applies herbicides and pesticides to turf grasses, soils, trees and ornamental shrubs;
  • Maintains security and accountability for all tools, equipment and materials required in performance of duties, particularly in a medical, detention or correctional setting;
  • Maintains and uses safety and personal protective equipment;
  • Inspects and inventories storage containers, bulk and parts stocks and records, either manually or in computerized systems, the contents, quantities, levels or disposition;
  • Explains rules, regulations or procedures to the public and other County employees for use of County facilities, vehicles and equipment;
  • Monitors and adjusts equipment or supported systems for proper functioning and reports deficiencies to supervisors;
  • Leads Trades Maintenance (TM) Helpers, TM Technicians and other employees, volunteers, community service workers, inmates or detainees in performing routine clean up and maintenance duties.


Knowledge of:

  • operation and maintenance of basic hand and power tools, equipment and materials encountered in area of specialization of assigned work area;
  • typical hazards of the assigned work-areas or encountered in the area of specialization, and safety procedures or equipment required;
  • basic industry practices of the area of specialization, trade, craft or skill.

Skill in:

  • performing routine trades or craftsman level duties in the area of assignment;
  • following written and oral instructions;
  • making basic mathematical calculations at level required for assigned duties;
  • maintaining written and (if applicable) computer-based documentation of activities;
  • communicating effectively.


Minimum Qualifications

(1) One year of experience performing helper or apprentice-level duties in landscaping, irrigation, and/or building maintenance.

(Relevant training or education may substitute for up to one year of the aforementioned experience.)


(2) One year of experience within Pima County as a TM Helper in landscaping, irrigation, and/or building maintenance. Some positions may require additional specialized training and/or experience.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

  1. Minimum of one (1) year experience in landscape maintenance including the use and operation of riding mowers, string trimmers, pruning saws, chain saws, loppers, hand pruners, blowers, basic hand tools, and small engine equipment.
  2. Minimum of one (1) year experience in building and structure maintenance (painting, light carpentry, plumbing, changing lamps/light bulbs, cleaning, and handyman-type repairs).
  3. Minimum of one (1) year experience maintaining and repairing irrigation systems including drip applications and turf irrigation. 
  4. Minimum of six (6) months experience working around a water feature, including performing maintenance while in a small boat. 
  5. Possession of an Arizona-certified applicator license.