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Parks Maintenance Worker I - Sanitation ( 2 openings )

City of Bentonville

City of Bentonville

Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2023


Maintains grounds, parks, buildings, and recreational areas for the City by performing the following duties.


Reporting relationships, work assignments, work schedules may be subject to change in order to meet City needs or operational requirements. Attendance at work and the ability to get along with the public, supervisors, and co-workers are essential elements of this position. Other duties may be assigned.

Primarily clean park restrooms, playgrounds, and other park facilities. Picks up ground trash, empties trash cans, and cleans up after events. This position schedule requires weekends and some holidays.

Other duties may include:

Sows grass seed, plants trees, shrubs, or flowers according to instructions and planned design of landscaped area. Grubs and weeds around bushes, trees, and flower beds.

Plants new and repairs established lawns. Trims and edges around walks, flower beds, and walls.

Trims hedges and shrubs. Prunes trees and cultivates gardens. Sprays trees and shrubs and applies supplemental liquid and dry nutrients to lawn and trees as designated by crew leader and/or maintenance supervisor.

Picks up or carts away paper and rubbish. Rakes and bags leaves. Cleans grounds and removes litter.

Keeps storm drains and culverts free of debris.

Repairs and paints, benches, tables and guardrails, and assists in repair of roads, walks, buildings, and mechanical equipment.

Repairs fences, gates, walls, and walks. Paints fences and outbuildings.

Sharpens tools such as weed cutters, edging tools, and shears.

Makes minor repairs on equipment such as lawn mower, spreader, and snow removal equipment.

Mows grass, prunes shrubs, trims trees, and plants flowers and shrubs from parks. Removes leaves and other debris from parks.

Drives vehicles such as backhoe, trucks, and tractors. Repairs and maintains tools and equipment

Keeps park facilities painted and free of debris or graffiti.

Removes dead or damaged trees or tree limbs.

Maintains fall surface under play structures.

Shovels snow from walks, biking trails and spreads ice-melt on public passage ways to prevent ice buildup.

Responsible for working with Parks Maintenance Supervisor and department Crew Leaders to respond to city services during inclement weather events. This position is considered an essential services position that requires work to be performed during extreme weather and in natural disaster events.



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.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and three (3) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Must have and maintain a valid drivers license. Position may require a commercial drivers license.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, to reach with hands and arms, and to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The City of Bentonville is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to eligible, full-time employees who work 30 hours per week. This year's benefits package can be viewed here: https://www.bentonvillear.com/DocumentCenter/View/11449/City-of-Bentonville-Benefit-Guide-2023

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places, noxious fumes, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Bentonville is committed to providing equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, political status, disability status, or genetic information, as required by all federal and state laws. The City’s commitment extends to all employment related decisions, terms and conditions of employment (including job opportunities), promotions, pay and benefits.