Seasonal Park Maintenance Worker

Seasonal Park Maintenance Worker
Organization Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Job Type Seasonal
Application Deadline Jun 30, 2021

Established in 1883, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) oversees a renowned urban park system spanning 6,809 acres of parkland and water. Featured among its 180 park properties are 55 miles of parkways, 102 miles of Grand Rounds biking and walking paths, 22 lakes, 12 formal gardens, 7 golf courses and 49 recreation centers. The MPRB is proud to provide services, programs and activities that meet the park and recreation needs of diverse communities and ensure race equity, gender inclusion and universal access.  Altogether, MPRB properties receive about 23 million visitors annually, and employs approximately 570 full-time and 1,400 part-time and seasonal employees.

Park it here for an exciting career by joining the #1 urban park system in the United States as recognized by the Trust for Public Land in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The MPRB is seeking hard-working Seasonal Park Maintenance Workers to perform seasonal manual labor in the care and maintenance of Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s (MPRB) buildings, grounds, and amenities to provide a safe, comfortable environment for the public. Position is temporary lasting up to six (6) months, with expected duration from mid-April through mid-October, depending on work location and weather conditions. May be assigned a modified workweek and workday that includes weekends and holidays. Start times are between 5-7am, end times are between 1:30-3:30pm. A limited number of positions required to work 1-9pm.

  • Assist regular full-time maintenance staff in keeping park areas, grounds, buildings, and facilities clean by picking up and performing proper disposal of trash, recyclables and compostable debris.
  • Perform grounds maintenance including mowing and weed whipping and care for flower beds and hedges.
  • Maintain athletic fields and natural areas such as lakes &other similar duties using MPRB equipment.
  • Assist regular-full time maintenance staff in maintaining pools, including performing work on chlorine or chemical systems.
  • Perform inspections and routine maintenance of small equipment.
  • Perform custodial work in park buildings and facilities including cleaning restrooms.

Need to Have:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be at least 18 years old

Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, drive, push, pull, finger, grasp, feel, talk, hear, see, walk backward, walk on rough terrain, and repetitive motions.
Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The ability to safely operate a motor vehicle as incumbents are subject to local travel to and from work locations. Operating or utilizing equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements. The ability to remain in a sitting or standing position for extended periods of time.
The incumbent may be required to traverse on rough, uneven terrain, as well as wet and slippery surfaces and to ascend and descend ladders to access work areas.
Work outdoors in all weather conditions. Exposure to pool chemicals, pesticides, fuels, noise from equipment, blood-borne pathogens.

Skills Crucial to Success in This Role:

  • Basic care and maintenance of turf, trees and shrubs.
  • Basic care and general maintenance of pools, athletic fields, and other facilities.
  • Basic care and general maintenance of recreation centers and office buildings.
  • Basic professional conduct in the workplace, including respectful communication and civility toward others.
  • Work safely following safety standards and wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Workload based on seasonal needs and hours of operation including days, nights, holidays, and weekends. Regular attendance at work expected.

FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Union Status: Seasonal La borers Local 363


View a full list of qualifications and job description

Selection Process:

  • To apply for this seasonal certified position, applicants must complete an online application with supplemental questions at This position is open until filled. What steps the selection process involves:
  • We review your minimum qualifications.
  • We rate your training and experience based on application materials and supplemental questions (100%).
  • We calculate your civil service score based on the above components and place you on the eligible list if all testing components are passed (passing score is 70.00 or above). Eligible list will expire on September 30, 2021.
  • We conduct an interview.
  • References, including verification of employment and work performance, may be considered. Past performance and discipline may be considered.
  • We conduct a background check. Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, the applicant will be asked to sign an informed consent allowing the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to obtain their criminal history in connection with the positions sought.
  • View the MPRB Background Check Policy here
  • Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, applicant must also successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination with work simulation paid for by the MPRB.

Please note that HR reserves the right to limit the number of people invited to successive testing events.

The MPRB is a tobacco-free workplace and park system.
The MPRB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.