Seasonal Parks Maintenance

Seasonal Parks Maintenance
Organization King County Parks
Location Seattle, Washington
Job Type Seasonal
Application Deadline Sep 15, 2024


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Do you love the great outdoors and are passionate about preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of our public lands? 
Do you want to make a meaningful impact on your community by ensuring that our parks are well-maintained and safe for all to enjoy? 
This is an excellent opportunity to join King County Parks team as a Seasonal Maintenance Worker and make a difference while enjoying the great outdoors.

About the Role:
As a vital member of the Parks Seasonal team, you will be performing a variety of work tasks such as landscaping, athletic field maintenance, trail building and maintenance, construction and demolition, invasive weed removal, restoration, planting and working with volunteer groups, etc. Work is performed outdoors and in all types of weather conditions.
Come join us on our mission to steward our public lands for future generations.

Seasonal Job Duration: Up to six months from April 15 – October 15, 2024  
Both full-time and part-time shifts available

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Attend our hiring event nearest to you and kickstart your seasonal journey!
Parks is hosting a series of in-person hiring events, where you will be able to interview in-person. Candidates who attend a hiring event will be given first consideration for the open positions. 
We encourage you to bring a friend who may also be interested.
Date, Location and Time:

March 6, 2024 
Location: Clise Mansion at Marymoor Park
6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, 
Redmond, WA 98052
Interview Timings: 9am – 1pm and 2:30pm -4:30pm
March 13, 2024 
Location: King County Vashon Library
17210 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA 98070
Interview Timings: 12:30pm- 3pm

March 20, 2024
Location:  Renton Community Center

1715 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton, WA  98057
Time: 9am- 2pm

Please have your application completed on-line before the event. 
For questions about applying or interview events, please contact Parks Human Resources at [email protected]

About the Team:
Be a part of King County Parks!
King County Parks has evolved from 150 acres in 1938 to more than 28,000 acres. Today, our system consists of more than 200 parks, 175 miles of regional trails, and 215 miles of backcountry trails. Our mission is to steward, enhance and acquire parks to inspire healthy communities. We seek to cultivate strong relationships with community partners to enhance park amenities for all King County residents to enjoy today and for generations to come.
Come join us in shaping the future of parks and community well-being!
Commitment to Equity, Racial and Social Justice: 
King County, named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is a diverse and vibrant community that represents cultures from around the world. Our True North is to create a welcoming community where everyone can thrive.  We prioritize equity, racial and social justice, making it a foundational and daily expectation for all employees. In this role, you will actively apply these principles in all aspects of your work. Learn more about our commitment at

Apply now for a rewarding career at King County Parks Division of King County Department of Natural Resources & Parks (DNRP). Join our talented workforce in protecting and restoring the natural environment and promoting more resilient, sustainable, and equitable communities.
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Job Duties

 What You Will Be Doing:  

  • Provide for the welfare and safety of park visitors by providing assistance and information to patrons, including park rules and regulations.
  • Maintain parks grounds and trails, by trimming, mowing, clearing, and removing litter and debris.
  • Maintain and prepare athletic fields, arenas, play areas, picnic shelters, restrooms and other park facilities.
  • Safely operate and maintain equipment and vehicles such as weed eaters, power blowers, push mowers, and trucks, mowers, small utility vehicles.


Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Qualifications You Bring:

  • Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to perform heavy physical labor with weights up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work on uneven slopes, surfaces, grades and terrain in inclement weather and other adverse conditions.
  • Ability to work with and provide exceptional customer service to the public and volunteer groups.
  • Ability to follow instructions and be able to work independently and as a member of a team.

Competencies You Bring:   

  • Action Oriented: Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with high energy and enthusiasm.
  • Ensures Accountability: Holds self accountable to meet commitments.
  • Collaborates: Works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates openly with diverse groups of people.

It Would Be Great if You Also Bring:

  • Basic skills in operating small manual and power hand tools and operate equipment on a continuous basis.
  • Experience with landscaping, gardening, athletic field maintenance, or other park maintenance experience highly desired!
  • Construction experience desired for some locations


Supplemental Information

Working Conditions:

Work Location: Various King County Parks locations.
Seasonals are responsible for their own transportation to and from assigned work locations. Please note that many of our reporting locations may not be served by public transportation.

Work Schedule: Temporary Seasonal Positions – up to 6 months of work from April 15 – October 15. This position can work up to 40 hours per week and is overtime eligible.
Work weeks vary depending on work assignment and location; shifts may include weekends and evening work. Hours of operation are from 5:30 a.m. to midnight, Sunday through Saturday.

Union Representation: This position is represented by Service Employees International Union, Local 925.

Application and Selection Process: 
We welcome applications from all qualified applicants. We value diversity, diverse perspectives and life experience and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness and alignment with the experience, qualifications, knowledge, and skills essential for this role to determine which candidates may be invited for an interview.
Please note: We primarily use e-mail to communicate with our candidates. Please be sure to check your email for updates in the recruitment process.

Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position.

  • Complete Application – Please fill out your application as fully as possible. We cannot accept attached resumes (or “see resume”) in lieu of the application section.
  • Responses to all supplemental questions

Resume or Cover Letter is optional (Will be reviewed if submitted)
Note:  Additional documents won’t be considered during minimum qualification screening.

Who to Contact: For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact [email protected]

Discover More About the Parks Division: Visit our website
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Discover More About DNRP: Visit our website, explore an interactive map of our recent accomplishments and check us out at FacebookX (formerly Twitter)LinkedInTikTokInstagramYouTube and Keeping King County Green News.

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