City of Odessa
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • $2,490 per month
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Retirement, health benefits

PLEASE NOTE: It is important that your application show all the relevant education you possess, list all employment for the past ten years, explain any break of employment over 30 days, and include three references. (No Relatives)

Double Check your Application, incomplete applications will be rejected.  All communication will be done via email, we suggest you monitor your email for any correspondence.


All applications will be screened for eligibility using the essential qualifications, experience and skills outlined in the Job Specification.  Only those applicants who possess the required essential criteria will be progressed to the next stage of the selection process.


SUMMARY: Under basic supervision, performs unskilled and semiskilled general labor work in cleaning and maintenance of City parks; operates vehicles, equipment, and tools in compliance with all safety regulations and standard procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performs general labor tasks to maintain safe, attractive, and user-friendly City parks; operates a variety of vehicles and specialized equipment to maintain maintains park facilities, golf courses, grounds, sports fields, playgrounds, and public areas; duties may vary according to job assignment.
  • Uses specialized tools and power equipment to perform park maintenance tasks, including weed control, mowing, watering, and trimming trees and landscape elements.
  • Operates a wide range of vehicles and motorized equipment, including dump trucks, bulldozers, backhoes, material spreaders, plows and scrapers, aerifiers, man lifts, and front-end loaders; inspects vehicles at start and end of work day.
  • Cleans and performs routine maintenance work and adjustments on trucks and equipment; identifies and reports mechanical problems requiring additional repair.
  • Cleans up trash, debris, and restrooms.
  • Repairs and maintains parks and golf courses as directed; hauls materials, and transports vehicles and equipment to job sites.
  • Maintains truck usage logs, truck inspection forms, maintenance records, and daily trip reports.
  • Controls ongoing work projects to assure that safety rules and regulations are adhered to, and that the work zone and all equipment are in safe operating condition.
  • Assists with setup and cleanup for special events; cross-trains in a variety of skills; maintains and operates vehicles and equipment according to Parks department standards.
  • Supports the departmental operations with regular and timely attendance.
  • Utilizes proper safety precautions in all work performed; reports problems and emergency situations; recognizes, avoids, and reports unsafe acts, conditions, accidents, and injuries.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Odessa and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.



Education, Training and Experience Guidelines: High School Diploma or GED preferred. One year of landscape maintenance work experience.

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in grounds maintenance.
  • Federal, state, and City safety rules and regulations.
  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Operation and maintenance methods and standards for parks equipment and specialized vehicles.
  • OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for hazardous chemicals used in the workplace.

Skill in:

  • Safe and efficient operation and maintenance of power and hand tools and equipment.
  • Making routine operating adjustments, repairs, and preventive maintenance to assigned equipment.
  • Controlling work sites, and establishing effective safety zones.
  • Following standard operating and safety procedures.
  • Closely following verbal and written instructions and procedures.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.

License and certification requirements: A Texas State Class B CDL is required or the ability to obtain within 6 months of employment. Candidate must at least possess a valid Texas Driver's license.

Physical demands and working environment: Work is performed indoors, outdoors, and at City facilities; requires constant physical efforts, and the ability to bend, reach, stoop, and lift objects; may be exposed to safety hazards and dangerous tools and equipment; safety precautions must be followed, including use of safety equipment. City approved safety shoes must be worn.

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