City of Liberal

Parks Technician - City of Liberal




The fundamental reason this classification exists is to perform seasonal work of a manual nature, which does not require a high degree of manipulative skill or an acquired skill or previous experience in order to do an effective job. Work is generally performed under the immediate direction of a supervisor, but many types of work assigned may be very routine and repetitive in nature and after once learned can be carried on without difficulty and only under general supervision.


·         Operates a small truck to pick up items for delivery other City facilities;

·         Unloads truck and stocks items in storeroom;

·         Learn the operation of motorized equipment such as push and riding mowers, string trimmers, edgers and hedge shears, tractors, and brush-hog mowers.

·         Operates and performs maintenance on power lawn mowers such as changing oil, and parts lubrication and adjustment;

·         Cleans litter from areas under the direction of a supervisor;

·         Visually inspects vehicles for mechanical defects and reports finding to appropriate personnel;

·         Learn cleaning, maintenance, and gardening methods, materials and equipment.

·         Learn proper use of hand tools such as hammers, wrenches, picks, shovels, spades, rakes, loppers, saws or similar tools.

·         Learn irrigation techniques using sprinklers, hoses and flooding methods.

·         Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

·         Communicate orally with co-workers and the general public in a one-to-one setting.

·         Learn job-related material primarily through oral instruction and observation, which takes place mainly in an on-the-job training setting.

·         Use mops, brooms, paintbrushes and rollers and work with cleaning fluids, chemicals, pesticides, insecticides, paints, cleaning agents or similar solutions using only normal protective equipment.

·         Work cooperatively with other City employees and the general public.

·         Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.

·         Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality customer service.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to:

·         Learn job-related material primarily through oral instruction and observation. This learning takes place mainly in an on-the-job training setting.

Additional Requirements:

·         Some positions will require the performance of other essential and marginal functions depending upon work location, assignment or shift.

There is no experience or training requirement for this entry-level position.