Senior Parks Tech

City Of Wentzville   Saint Louis, MO   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on June 22, 2022
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Senior Parks Tech

SALARY: $21.51 - $22.74 Hourly;   $44,740.80 - $47,299.20 Annually



OPENING DATE:  06/20/22

CLOSING DATE:  07/20/22 05:00 PM


The City of Wentzville is seeking a full time Senior Parks Technician.

In recent years, the City has been the only municipality named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplaces list. This list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey, which measures several aspects of workplace culture, including how employees feel about pay, benefits, managers and leadership – just to name a few.

This position is responsible for the day-to-day planning and supervision of an ongoing maintenance program and special projects within the Parks and Recreation Department. An incumbent in this position exercises independent judgment and discretion in planning, deploying and overseeing the appropriate level of personnel and equipment to complete assignments and in-house construction projects.

Wentzville’s leadership is committed to being a regional destination, ensuring economic vitality, providing industry-leading services, optimizing the City’s infrastructure, and being a safe, inclusive and engaged community. Wentzville employees serve an integral role in integrating these five critical success factors into their everyday jobs. The City offers excellent benefits including health, vision, dental, employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability, a retirement pension, 12 holidays, two floating holidays, vacation time, sick time, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance, a discounted recreation center membership and much more! Complete an application for an opportunity to join a work environment with a strong sense of place, potential for growth and resources for success.

Complete an application for an opportunity to join a work environment with a strong sense of place, potential for growth and resources for success.



Essential Job Duties

  • Oversees and participates in the activities of an assigned work crew; trains employees on work procedures, equipment operation, maintenance, and safety issues.
  • Performs varied semi-skilled and skilled maintenance duties in the maintenance, repair, and construction of parks, grounds, and recreation facilities; areas of responsibility, include, but are not limited to, inspecting and maintaining parks and facilities to ensure that Department facilities provide the highest level of safety for public use.
  • Plans and supervises the installation, maintenance and repairs associated with all hard surface parking lots, sidewalks, trails, etc., within park facilities including being able to calculate quantities and estimate material costs associated with these projects.
  • Operates a variety of vehicles, medium/heavy equipment and tools used in the performance of construction and maintenance work.
  • Investigates and applies new operational techniques, materials and equipment to affect improved and more economical work performance in the department.
  • Provides recommendations and purchases approved materials, supplies and small equipment for day-to-day operations.
  • Determines quantity and types of equipment and other materials to be used for work orders; maintains work order logs and prioritizes work accordingly; monitors inventory of supplies and equipment and requests inventory as necessary.
  • Perform inspections on malfunctioning equipment; troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair machinery and equipment; implements and performs preventive maintenance to prevent malfunction and prolong the life of equipment, systems, and structures. Also responsible for ensuring worksites are kept safe and appropriately secured for workers and patrons, following safe work practices and making appropriate use of related safety equipment, as required.
  • Leads assigned crews and directly participates in work associated with setting up, tearing down, and providing event maintenance during citywide festivals and special programs.
  • Leads staff and participates in the activities associated with cleaning restrooms, removing trash and debris, removing graffiti and repairing signs.

Ancillary Job Duties

  • Maintain field maintenance records and prepare activity reports.
  • Receives and responds to questions and concerns from patrons; identifies issues and resolves problems or refers to supervisor, as appropriate.
  • Responds to winter/storm operations while assigned to 24 hour on call status.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



Job Qualifications – Education, experience and training that are required or desirable in order to effectively perform the job at the time of hire. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements and/or substitutions may be requested and require the approval of HR.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in maintenance or one of the building trades required.
  • Valid Class A CDL with airbrake endorsement within 120 days of employment required. A valid driver’s license is required upon hire.
  • Prior experience operating equipment is required.
  • OSHA-compliant bucket truck operator certification within one year of employment required.
  • Prior supervisory or crew leadership experience desired.
  • Additional training or experience in electronic systems, security systems, concrete work, and/or welding and fabrication desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities –
May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.

  • Knowledge of applicable construction standard practices and worksite safety principles and practices.
  • Skilled in calibrating applicable equipment.
  • Skilled in utilizing applicable tools and equipment of the trade.
  • Skilled in performing preventative maintenance on equipment.
  • Skilled in gathering, analyzing information, calculating project costs and making recommendations based on findings and in support of organizational goals.
  • Skilled in communicating effectively with a variety of individuals.
  • Ability to decipher sketches, penciled layouts, and blueprints.
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to focus and operate equipment while maintaining awareness of surroundings.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential job duty.



Work Environment

Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the duties of this job.

  • Primarily an outdoor work environment, with potential exposure to adverse weather conditions.
  • Work is occasionally performed in close quarters, high and precarious places, and near moving mechanical parts.
  • Exposed to loud noises from equipment.
  • Wears protective gear to limit exposure to electrical shock, vibration, fumes, dust, chemicals, and environmental toxins.

Physical Abilities

The physical demands described below 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 essential duties.

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 75 pounds.
  • Frequent climbing, balancing, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, talking, seeing, hearing, smelling, and manual dexterity.
  • Drive vehicles used to transport materials, tools, and equipment as required.
  • Must be able to stand and walk for significant periods of time.
  • Must be able to speak and hear clearly.
  • Routinely operate the light and medium power-driven equipment:
  • Must have clarity of vision and the ability to adjust focus, judge distance and spatial relationships, identify and distinguish colors.


This supplement in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job duties described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

Background Information

All DOT regulated positions are considered safety sensitive by regulation. Safety-sensitive employees are those employees who discharge duties so fraught with risks of injury to self or others, environmental injury and/or property damage that even a momentary lapse of attention can have disastrous consequences. It is an essential job function safety rule applicable to every employee working in a safety sensitive classified position to be able to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.

Essential License, Certifications, Registrations and Insurability

All Drivers must have a current commercial driver's license (CDL) in accordance with the standards set forth in 49 CFR PART 391. Federal regulations require random testing of Drivers for drug or alcohol use. Drivers must be insurable at standard rates.

FMCSA Driver Fitness for Duty Statements

  • FMCSA Driver Fitness for Duty Statement: The DOT regulations make clear that the City, as a DOT regulated employer, makes the final determination of who is a qualified individual to drive a commercial motor vehicle. The City shall not permit a person to drive a commercial motor vehicle unless the person meets all DOT minimum qualifications and such other more stringent qualifications and requirements relating to safety of operation and employee safety and health. The City may use the services of independent Medical Examiners, Medical Review Officers and Occupational Physicians to make its final determinations.
  • FMCSA Driver Clearinghouse Certification: Drivers must be currently cleared without restriction in the FMCSA Clearinghouse to immediately perform FMCSA Safety Sensitive duties as a DOT regulated Driver. FMCSA Driver Safety Rule: Requires mandatory reporting by Drivers of off-duty DUI and Drug Offense Arrest and/or Conviction. In accordance with the authority granted to the
  • City by the DOT to impose other requirements to prevent alcohol misuse by Drivers, it is mandatory that Drivers disclose to their supervisor and/or Human Resources by the end of the business day arrest and/or convictions for all alcohol and/or drug related offenses committed while operating any motor vehicle. This will allow the City to immediately remove from safety sensitive functions, Drivers who have engaged in off-duty unsafe behavior related to alcohol or drug misuse (which is directly related to their safety sensitive functions performed for the City) to make determinations as follows:
    • If the Driver is fit for duty
    • If the Driver is still qualified under DOT regulations to operate a CMV for the City;
    • If the Driver is still insurable at standard rates under the City's insurance plan; and
    • If the Driver can still meet the essential job functions for the position. It is an essential job function of every DOT regulated Driver that they be qualified and licensed to operate a CMV without the use of a judicially ordered interlocking device, or similar device as part of a diversion or conviction for an alcohol related offense.

Essential Physical Demands

  • Hand-eye coordination. Driving a CMV requires that controlled use of multiple limbs on the basis of what a person observes. Federal regulations require drivers to have normal use of their arms and legs.
  • Hearing ability. Drivers need good hearing. Federal regulations require the ability to hear a forced whisper in one ear at five feet (with or without the use of a hearing aid).
  • Patience. Because of possible traffic congestion Drivers are put in stressful situations and must be able to continue to calmly operate their CMV
  • Physical Health. Federal regulations do not allow people to become a Driver if they have a medical condition that may interfere with the operation of a CMV, such as high blood pressure or epilepsy.
  • Visual ability. Drivers must be able to pass vision tests. Federal regulations require at least 20/40 vision with a 70-degree field of vision in each eye, and the ability to distinguish colors on a traffic light.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time, stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear, see and inspect, and bend.

Essential Emotional Demands

  • Demonstrated past and present ability to safety operate a CMV
  • Can read, understand, hear and apply written and spoken directions
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safety awareness
  • Ability to work in an unfatigued state
  • Ability to accurately gauge lengths of time and distance
  • Ability to quickly store and recall instructions in one's short term memory
  • Ability to concentrate
  • Ability to cope with sudden changes in surrounding and/or emergency situations and/or alarms
  • Demonstrated caring, committed and concerned attitude about safety
  • Ability to rapidly respond to stimuli
  • Possess fast reflexes and unimpaired coordination
  • Ability to perform tasks involving high levels of cognitive function and judgement
  • Not mentally or physically impaired from any cause that can adversely affect ability to safely and competently perform the DOT regulated functions
  • Ability to take prompt and appropriate response to operating conditions
  • Not mentally or physically impaired from any cause that can adversely affect ability to safely and competently perform the DOT regulated functions

The City of Wentzville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. The City of Wentzville makes every effort to fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The City of Wentzville is a drug and alcohol free work place. A pre-employment drug screen is required for all positions. The City of Wentzville participates in E-Verify.


1001 Schroeder Creek Blvd
Wentzville, MO 63385