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Maintenance Aide II - Parks Seasonal

Location: Bellingham
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:

Nature of Work

Seasonal Positions are available in Parks. These seasonal positions will be filled as soon as possible. Length of season will vary depending on the positions. These positions are open until filled and may be closed at any time.

Starting hourly rate is at Step 1 ($14.32/hour) for full time positions. The full salary range for this position is $14.32/hour - $17.48/hour.

This posting is open for Parks positions only. Please see for other postings, including any currently available seasonal positions in Public Works.

The Parks and RecreationDepartment currently has several vacancies for the 2021 season:

Maintenance Aide II - Facilities

2 positions - 6 Month Season

Maintenance Aide II - Grounds

1 position - 6 Month Season


This position performs basic seasonal grounds and facilities maintenance. Specific duties depend upon program area assigned which include multiple divisions within the Parks and Recreation Department. Performs a variety of manual labor in the construction, maintenance, repair, operation and service work of all parks and public works facilities. Operates hand and power tools and motorized equipment. Work consists of routine and repetitive tasks, processes and/or operations and will be performed cooperatively with other employees and completed in a manner that assures individual, co-worker and public safety in all weather and working conditions. Program area assignments may change from day to day depending upon Department needs. Usually works as part of an assigned crew in an assigned unit but may have an individual or specialized assignment after a period of training. May be called out for emergency work.


  • Completes scheduled maintenance activities in a variety of City facilities and parks which includes but is not limited to mowing, trimming, edging, care of trees, rose gardens, shrub beds, leaf and debris removal, mulching, weeding, planting and repair, watering, litter pick-up, painting, pressure washing, window washing, vacuuming, sweeping, emptying trash containers, cleaning and other custodial activities.
  • Sets up traffic control devices including barricades, flags and performs other safety related duties. May be required to follow protocols regarding confined spaces, lockout tagout. Performs traffic marking tasks utilizing paint sprayers and torching thermoplastic traffic markings.
  • Assists workers in higher classes in utility work including cutting, fitting, laying, connecting and installing various sizes of water, sewer and storm lines; installs valves, tees crosses, reducers, sleeves, manholes, catch basins etc., per instructions.
  • Assists workers in higher classes in construction, installation and repair of structures, equipment or other amenities such as trails, trail structures, signs, steps, retaining walls, irrigation systems, drainage systems, cemetery burial amenities and cemetery monuments.
  • Assists with Illegal Camp removal, removing trash and accumulated debris from camp sites.
  • Performs manual labor such as digging, shoveling, raking, picking, hammering, lifting, carrying, pushing a wheelbarrow and other similar manual labor.
  • Operates a variety of hand tools and power equipment. Examples of this equipment include line trimmers, chainsaws, brush chipper, hedge shears, blowers, chalk liners, line painters, field sweepers, pressure washers, drills, etc.
  • Operates a variety of automotive equipment including small tractors, pickup trucks with trailer attachments and mowers. Drives dump trucks (with manufacturer's weight rating of less than 26,001 pounds) to remove material, haul dirt, gravel, etc. as needed.
  • Completes set-up and take down of a variety of basic equipment such as PA systems and athletic field equipment and assists in set-up, repair or take down of more complex equipment such as irrigation systems, drainage systems or cemetery burial amenities.
  • Conducts daily visual inspection and maintains all assigned equipment. Maintains tools by cleaning and ensuring proper storage.Reports tool needs and concerns to Supervisor.
  • Performs Lockup/Security function in community park facilities.Patrols park system, cleaning and maintaining facilities and restrooms; informs the public of park regulations as needed. Facilitates reservations and events as needed. Completes set up and take down of a variety of basic equipment such as PA systems and athletic field equipment.
  • Answers questions and concerns from the public as well as other staff in other program areas.


  • Logs information, complete work orders and paperwork required by Supervisor.
  • Performs other related work of a similar nature and level.

Physical abilities to perform the essential functions of the job including:

  • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate hand and power equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Correctable vision to read instructions and work safely around equipment.
  • Adequate hearing to effectively hear voice radio and crew communications, roadway traffic and alarms in a noisy environment.
  • Ability to perform heavy physical labor including operating mechanical equipment for extended periods of time, climbing and working from ladders and setting up tents.
  • Ability to perform tasks requiring repetitive hand and arm movements.
  • Ability to work overhead for extended periods of time.
  • Physical ability to continuously stoop, bend, climb occasionally work in confined spaces or from heights and frequently lift and carry heavy objects in the 50 lb range and occasionally weights of approximately 100 lbs utilizing proper body mechanics, mechanical and other assistance.


Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and on City streets and right-of-ways, in close proximity to roadway traffic, in an industrial plant environment or on uneven terrain, some of the time in remote work sites. The work involves a moderate risk work environment which requires employees to follow established safety procedures in operating equipment and vehicles, handling irritant materials, working in unsanitary conditions, performing repetitive activities, etc. Employees are required to wear personal protective equipment, use appropriate safety equipment and follow standard safety practices. Experience and Training

  • Previous experience in grounds and facilities maintenance or manual construction labor using manual and power tools and motorized equipment preferred.

Necessary Special Requirements

  • Employment contingent upon passing a criminal convictions check, child and adult abuse records check and local background check.
  • Valid Washington State Drivers License by time of hire and proof of a good driving record. A three-year driving abstract must be submitted prior to hire.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule involving working evenings, weekends and holidays, as assigned. (Required by some positions)
  • At least 18 years old by time of hire.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed to ensure they are complete. All complete applications will be forwarded tothe Parks and Recreation Departmentfor further review. Candidates will be contacted by the departmentif they are selected for additional review.

Equal Opportunity

Our environment is characterized by respect for cultural backgrounds, belief systems, and ethnic diversity. The City of Bellingham is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its work force. We do not discriminate or make decisions on the basis of an individual's race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, age (40+), disability, retaliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, honorably discharged veteran or military status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. All are encouraged to apply for employment.

Fair Hiring Practices

  • The City provides individuals who have been arrested or convicted of a criminal offense an equal and fair opportunity to obtain employment.
  • The City will not inquire about an applicant's criminal history until after a conditional job offer has been made.
  • The City will disregard the prior arrest and conviction record of an otherwise qualified individual unless the offense is directly related to the job position for which the individual has applied.
  • The City will notify an otherwise qualified applicant about a potentially disqualifying conviction and give the applicant an opportunity to submit information regarding the accuracy of the criminal records as well as evidence of mitigation or rehabilitation, as appropriate.

Keywords: BELLINGHAM CITY OF, Bellingham , Maintenance Aide II - Parks Seasonal, Other , Bellingham, Washington

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