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Job Title: FACILITIES MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN - Durham Parks and Recreation - Durham, NC Posted on: June 24, 2015


Division/Work Unit:  Park Planning and Education/Park Maintenance Unit

Hours:  Monday - Friday 6:30 am -3:00 pm; some evenings and weekends will be required.

Description:  The purpose of this position is to address daily, ongoing minor repairs and to perform routine preventive maintenance across the City's parks system.  It is responsible for maintaining park facilities (examples include but are not limited to:  shelters, courts, restrooms and other park amenities such as playgrounds, water fountains, light fixtures, sinks, grills, etc.).   Position may also be responsible for minor repairs and routine maintenance for small engines in park maintenance equipment (blowers, mowers, weed eaters, etc.)  This is accomplished by overseeing regular and emergency maintenance, responding to customer requests, and making skilled repairs.  Other duties may include leading the work of semi-skilled and unskilled workers, getting price quotes, completing special projects and assignments, handling moving requests, assisting with special events and 24-Hour Emergency (On-call) Response.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Special vocational administrative or technical may be obtained with 6 months/1 year of advanced study or training past High School equivalency;
  • 3-5 years of experience in general maintenance and repair; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities;
  • Valid NC Class "C" Driver's License required.

Preferred skills:  Turf maintenance, irrigation repair, small engine maintenance and repair, building trades experience (carpentry, plumbing, or electrical)

Hiring Range: $32,152 - $38,582

For More Information:            Contact Robert Jennings, Parks Superintendent

                                                (919) 560-1701     

Application  Deadline:           07/07/2015                              

To Apply:  Applications available at

Individuals selected for conditional offers of employment must pass the City of Durham physical examination including drug and alcohol testing.  A driver's history check is conducted for applicants applying for jobs requiring a valid North Carolina Driver's License and/or CDL. This Agency seeks diversity in the workplace.  The City of Durham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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