To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employee serves as a grounds laborer for the Parks and Recreation Department, responsible for assisting with all activities, operations and aspects relating to the maintenance of parks and facilities of the Department.

General Description/Responsibilities

Operates as the support staff of maintenance services for the Parks and Recreation Department including but not limited to:

  • Assist in the daily operation, maintenance and upkeep of grounds of the Department.
  • Employee operates a variety of hand/gas-operated tools, such as weed eaters, chain saws, riding lawn mowers, shovels, picks, pneumatic tools, and vehicles, including tractors, excavation equipment and trucks.
  • Assist the Grounds Laborer II in the daily operation, maintenance and repair of the Watermill Splash Pad.
  • Responsible for maintaining grounds by picking up litter and debris, cutting grass, weed eating and general cleanup.
  • Responsible for depositing, and packing trash and recycling materials, debris, grass, brush and other refuse into collection vehicles.
  • Responsible for checking park properties and facilities for vandalism, broken glass, graffiti, broken amenities and equipment and other potential hazards to the public.
  • Thoroughly cleans restrooms, stocks supplies, checks restroom to make sure everything is in working order (sinks, toilets, hand dryer, baby changing stations, etc.).
  • Makes minor repairs (plumbing, carpentry, electrical) to park restrooms, shelter houses, picnic tables, and other park structures and facilities.
  • Assist Park Staff in maintaining accurate and organized filing systems.
  • Keeps records of work completed, using the department’s work order management system.
  • Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the Department.
  • Plant trees, shrubs, and flowers as assigned.
  • All other duties as assigned by Grounds Superintendent or Assistant Director of Park Operations & Development.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in horticulture/landscape management, commercial plumbing or aquatics facility maintenance is preferred.
  • Must have and maintain a verifiable Indiana Driver’s License, a demonstrated safe driving record, and must remain insurable through the Town’s insurance carrier.
  • Must have general computer knowledge with experience in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Must have basic knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling, and punctuation and ability to understand information from various sources and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Must have a safe work record with good ethics and dependable attendance record.
  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move, with assistance, more than 80 pounds with the use of Personal Protection Equipment.
  • Must be able to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule.
  • Must be able to work weekends and/or evenings during peak times.

To apply for this job email your details to csutton@brownsburg.org