Parks and Recreation Operator l Vacancy Announcement

Vacancy Announcement

Job Title

Parks and Recreation Operator I

Job Description

Semi-skilled work in the performance of laboring tasks and operating a variety of equipment. Employees in this classification performs tasks in parks and maintenance and construction. Supports and assists Lead Operator and Operator II.


This position pays an hourly rate of $16.54 - $26.46. It is a non-exempt position.


The Town provides 100% paid employee health insurance, dental insurance, long-term disability, life and accidental death insurance. The Town also provides 50% paid dependent health insurance, a 401a retirement plan that is fully vested after three years, paid time off, and paid holidays. Employees have the option of purchasing additional life insurance, short-term disability insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, and vision insurance at reduced rates.

Closing Date

This position will remain open until filled.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assists the Parks Lead Operator in maintaining grounds, fields, and parks performing mowing, dragging, weeding, tilling, raking, digging, and other manual labor tasks.
  2. Prepares fields for athletic activities such as lining, dragging, and raking.
  3. Applies required chemicals, installs, turf and seeds on fields, parks, and other grounds.
  4. Maintains equipment and facilities by performing manual labor and semi-skilled work.
  5. Installs plant materials and applies required chemicals.
  6. Performs general maintenance on buildings such as painting, minor carpentry and plumbing.
  7. Performs litter control functions; cleans restrooms; clean and provide maintenance to outdoor park properties.
  8. Makes daily written and oral reports to Parks Lead Operator.
  9. Performs on-call duties when needed including special events.
  10. Provide facility support for leisure services and programs.
  11. Maintain positive image for Town.
  12. Maintain licenses as required.
  13. Closing of facilities at end of each day.
  14. Attend training and seminars.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Knowledge, skill and ability to operate tools and machinery used in parks maintenance and construction.
  2. Knowledge of occupational hazards connected with laboring work.
  3. Ability to learn new trends in methods of operating and maintaining equipment and tools.
  4. Ability to read small print and accurately complete reports.
  5. Ability to acquire other licenses as needed.
  6. Ability to effectively communicate with public and maintain positive image for Town.
  7. Ability to communicate with individuals in person and telephonically.
  8. Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  9. Ability to operate construction equipment.
  10. Ability to lift and carry over 45 pounds.
  11. Ability to climb stepladder.
  12. Ability to pull, push, walk, stand, kneel, bend, balance, drive, and stoop.
  13. Ability to effectively, safely, and efficiently operate equipment as needed.

Education and Experience

  1. High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) equivalency.
  2. At least one-year experience in performing manual labor.


  1. Possession of a valid Florida Driver License.


All positions are regular full time unless stated otherwise. Employment applications for vacant positions may be submitted at Town Hall or by email. Each application must include the position title, and each position requires a separate application. All submitted materials are subject to public disclosure by the Florida Public Records Act. The Town is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.


Human Resources
409 Fennell Blvd.
Lady Lake, FL. 32159

[email protected]


Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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