Park Assistant

Roanoke County   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Management
Posted on June 23, 2024
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Under general supervision, will perform routine semi-skilled work in the area of park maintenance engaging in a variety of labor-intensive tasks.


  • Mowing, string trimming, and landscaping
  • Maintenance of athletic fields such as baseball, softball, football, and soccer
  • Light construction, general carpentry, and moving
  • Housekeeping, cleaning and general custodial work
  • Maintenance and cleaning of a large variety of park and maintenance equipment
  • Departmental Special Event and Tournament Support
  • Assisting with Roanoke County snow removal operations as needed
  • Candidate work schedule will vary depending on need and quantity of work. Schedules are determined weekly.
  • Candidate works varied days, shifts, weekends, holidays and is subject to on-call response if needed.
  • The position is directly supervised, assigned duties and scheduled for work by the Parks Crew Leader and Parks Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Preferred: High school diploma or equivalent


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

Certifications/ Licenses

Required: Valid Virginia driver's license with a good driving record

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • General knowledge of the operation of pick-up 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 carpentry, painting, masonry repairs 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 and Child Protective Services background search with acceptable results. Following a conditional offer of employment, must pass a post offer physical examination. Must be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description.


Benefits are available to full-time positions only.

County of Roanoke Virginia

5204 Bernard Drive

Roanoke, Virginia, 24018