Alamance County
  • 09-Feb-2018 to 23-Feb-2018 (EST)
  • Recreation and Parks
  • Burlington, NC, USA
  • $28,016.00
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical and Dental, 401K

Alamance County Recreation & Parks Department


Park Technician I



General Statement of Duties


An employee in this position performs general maintenance work of the recreation and parks facilities under the supervision of the Park Manager and Parks Superintendent.


Essential Function of the Classification


An employee in this job classification performs a variety of tasks in the maintenance and operation of Cedarock Park, designated community centers, athletic facilities, hiking trails and paddle accesses. Work involves frequent public interaction so good customer service skills are required to be helpful to visitors as well as carry out park guidelines and promote a positive image for the department.  This position works under the general supervision of the Park Manager and Parks Superintendent. Job performance is evaluated throughout the year by observation, conferences, public comment, and a written year-end job performance evaluation.


Illustrative Examples of Work


Public Interaction


Engage and assist visitors with direction and information related to the park and recreation facilities.


Assist in providing scheduled tours to school groups and organized adult groups of the Garrett Farm and other park facilities.


Assist in the planning and implementation of special events throughout the year.


Assist with the supervision of volunteers and community service workers on assigned projects.


Daily Park Operations


Ensure that the park is open and operated in accordance with department policies.


Assist with the mowing and weed eating of approximately 150-200 acres of landscape during the growing season.


Patrol grounds and facilities and ensure they are presentable, clean and safe for visitors.


Assist with the care and feeding of the farm animals within the Garrett Farm complex.


Assist with the maintenance of two fishing ponds.


Ensure that the park, park structures and restrooms are clean and free of litter at all times.


Ability to work weekends and evenings.







Assist with the construction and maintenance of all facilities to include interpretive waysides, kiosks, picnic tables, gazebos, and bridges.


Assist in the maintenance of buildings and structures located at Cedarock Park which may include, but is not limited to the following tasks:

  • Replacing roofs
  • Painting interior and exterior
  • General landscaping and herbicide application
  • Replacing structural components of historic structures


Assist with minor electrical and plumbing repairs.  Jobs that require extensive work will be submitted to the county maintenance department or contracted to a certified electrician or plumber.


Maintain all tools and equipment that are needed to properly keep the park facilities operational.


Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Ability to operate medium to heavy machinery to include riding lawnmowers, weed eaters, chainsaws, small tractors and four-wheeled utility vehicles.


Working knowledge of the methods, practices, tools and materials used in general maintenance and repair work.


Knowledge and understanding of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work environment.


Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other departmental agencies and community organizations.


Maintain current CPR and Basic First Aid.


Possess basic computer skills to include Internet, Email, and Microsoft Word.


Must be able to lift a minimum of 75 pounds


Acceptable Training and Experience


Graduation from an accredited high school. Degree from a 2-4 year college is preferred. General knowledge of maintenance of basic tools, lawnmowers, and outdoor park related machinery. Customer service skills and basic computer skills required.


North Carolina Driver's License and reliable transportation/personal vehicle is required.

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