Job Posting: Parks and Grounds Maintenance Worker

Full-Time Parks and Grounds Maintenance Position with benefits

40 Hours per Week, CDL required within 6 months of hire date

Applications and job descriptions can be picked up at the Richland Center Clerk’s office at 450 S. Main from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday, or they are available on the city web page at

Completed application forms and resumes may be sent to the above address or e-mailed to by 4:00 p.m. on January 14, 2022

Questions about the job may be directed to David Fry at 608-604-0398

City of Richland Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Provider, and Lender

City Of Richland Center, Department of Parks and Grounds

Job Description

Title: Parks & Grounds Maintenance Worker

 Reports To: Parks & Grounds Supervisor

 General Nature of Position:

Performs a variety of tasks in the maintenance of all City owned buildings and maintenance of City Parks & Grounds under the jurisdiction of the Parks & Grounds Department.  Responsible for the use and maintenance of Park & Grounds equipment.

Description of Duties:

  • Mows City parks and grounds with tractors or lawnmowers.
  • Prunes trees and shrubs with hand or power equipment.
  • Trims around stones, markers, fences, etc. with gas powered equipment.
  • Removes debris and garbage.
  • Prepares grave sites in the cemetery.
  • Digs graves to specified depth and size.
  • Waters and cares for grass, flowerbeds, urns, etc.
  • Moves headstones when required.
  • General work for ice skating rink.
  • General work for ball fields, and ball courts.
  • General work for outdoor pool.
  • General maintenance and painting on city buildings.
  • Does all required / related custodial work for all City buildings under the jurisdiction of the Parks and Grounds. Ex. Mops, sweeps, cleans, empty trash, washing windows, etc.
  • Performs carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work as needed.
  • Attends meetings, workshops, and seminars as needed.
  • Completes any related work as required by the Parks & Grounds Supervisor.
  • This job description may be subject to amendment by the Personnel / Insurance Committee from time to time as needed.
  • Weekend work will be required as needed.

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of swimming pool operations and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of methods, techniques, and equipment used in grounds and facility maintenance.
  • Ability to operate parks and grounds equipment and machinery including mowers, backhoe, skid steer, and other tools.
  • Knowledge in maintenance of outdoor ice skating rink.
  • Knowledge of cemetery operations.
  • Knowledge of airport operations.
  • Knowledge of forestry, horticulture, and landscaping skills and practices.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and co-workers.
  • Ability to communicate and understand effectively through oral skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean record for the past 3 years, and CDL endorsement after 6 months of hire date.
  • Common electrical skills.
  • Common carpentry skills.


A high school degree is necessary.  College level courses in the areas of parks, horticulture, landscaping, or forestry is desirable.  Experience working in parks and grounds maintenance (cemetery) is desired. Some mechanical knowledge and repair desirable.

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