Parks Maintenance Worker

Parks Maintenance Worker (Laborer II)

Grade: 4 (Starting Salary $12.81 Hour - $26,644 Annual)

Accepting applications for the following position thru 12:00 PM on Friday, September 18, 2020


Performs routine manual skilled and semi-skilled labor such as laying out and marking fields for various sports, mowing, weed-eating, minor repair, and equipment maintenance.  Performs related work as required.


Loads and unloads dirt, grounds materials, mulch, gravel, chemicals and other materials used in the repair and maintenance of City facilities

Maintains and repairs park grounds and buildings.  Loads and unloads a variety of tools and equipment used in ground maintenance

Performs light construction and maintenance of City facilities including grounds care and assists in City snow removal operations as needed

Cleans, maintains and repairs a large variety of park and maintenance equipment.  Operates power mowers, weed-eaters, chipper machines and related equipment used to mow grass and clean and maintain grounds

 Lays out, marks and maintains game sites for sports such as baseball, softball, T-ball, football, and soccer

Moves bleachers, furniture and other equipment as necessary

 Works varied days, shifts, weekends, holidays and subject to twenty-four (24) hour call


Preferred: High school diploma or equivalent

Required: Some experience in the operation of motorized equipment and performance of general maintenance activities

Required: Valid Virginia driver’s license with a good driving record Preferred: CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) Class B with an air brake endorsement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of the operation of pick-up trucks, dump trucks and trailers and motorized maintenance equipment and manual tools
General knowledge of traffic rules and regulations as related to the operation of maintenance vehicles

General knowledge in the use and care of common hand, electric and gas-powered tools. Ability to maintain and repair a wide range of facilities and equipment, which may involve minor carpentry, painting, fence repairs, digging, trimming, or other skills
Ability to perform 24 hour on-call responsibilities and work varied shifts as assigned
Ability to understand and follow specific oral and written instructions, safety labels, and warnings
Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable work or weather conditions
Ability to understand and follow instructions relating to the safe usage of tools, chemicals, and other materials
Ability to organize and perform maintenance functions independently without work-site supervision
Ability to demonstrate mathematical aptitude to layout athletic fields

Additional Requirements
Subject to a complete criminal history background search with acceptable results. Following a conditional offer of employment, must pass a post offer physical examination and drug screening. Must be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description.




The City of Covington offers equal employment opportunities to all job applicants and employees.  All employment policies and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.


When positions are available they will be advertised in the local newspaper, Virginian Review and/or the Roanoke Times. Applications for employment may be obtained from the local Workforce Services office (Virginia Employment Commission located at 106 N. Maple Avenue, Covington, VA 24426) or by download from Download Central on our website. The City of Covington is an EEO Employer.

The City of Covington presently employs the following:

  • Accounting Clerk, Administrative Assistant, Administrative Secretary, Animal Warden, Automotive Mechanic, Automotive Mechanic Supervisor
  • Building Official
  • Cemetery Sexton, Communications Officer, Crew Supervisor, Custodian
  • Deputy Commissioner of Revenue, Deputy Treasurer, Director of Central Accounting
  • Equipment Operator
  • Landfill Foreman
  • General Maintenance Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Laborer, Landfill Scalehouse Attendant
  • Maintenance Superintendent
  • Parks and Recreation Director, Police Chief, Police Officer, Property Code Enforcer, Public Works Director
  • Refuse Collector
  • Senior Center Coordinator
  • Treatment Plant Chief Operator, Treatment Plant Operator, Truck Driver
  • Utility Worker, Utility Worker/Pump Station
  • Water Service Technician

The City of Covington's benefit package for fulltime employees consists of Local Choice Health Insurance, Minnesota Life Insurance, VRS, annual leave, sick leave, and holiday pay with additional optional benefits.

Download Forms

© 2020 City of Covington | Website design by