Park Maintenance Aide

  • Sacramento County
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Oct 02, 2020
Full time Construction Government Skilled Labor

Job Description

Under close supervision, the Park Maintenance Aide learns to perform semi-skilled tasks and performs routine unskilled ground maintenance and related construction and repair. Park Maintenance Aides receive on-the-job training in park maintenance and provide temporary help during peak workloads. Incumbents are temporary employees and may not gain permanent status in the class. Work may be full or part-time.

Examples of Knowledge and Abilities

Ability To

  • Read, write, speak and understand English at a level to satisfactorily perform the work
  • Add and subtract whole two digit numbers
  • Drive a manual transmission vehicle
  • Learn work procedures
  • Follow written and oral direction
  • Perform varied manual tasks
  • Perform light maintenance and custodial work including litter collection and trash removal, and clean restrooms
  • Learn to operate power equipment
  • Learn safety rules and precautions
  • Learn to identify plants, shrubs and trees
  • Learn to recognize common lawn pests and diseases and to apply treatments
  • Learn the use and care of tools and equipment

Employment Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

There are no education or experience requirements for this class.

General Qualifications

Minimum Age Requirement:
Applicants must be eighteen years of age prior to appointment because of the hazards of the job, as defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Driver's License:
All classes in this series require possession of or ability to obtain a valid California Driver License, Class 3 (now C) or higher, before date of appointment.

Ability to obtain a Class 1 (now A) or 2 (now B) California Drivers License may be required of some jobs.

Working Conditions:
Incumbents must be willing to work on weekends, evenings and holidays, to work outdoors in all kinds of weather, and to work at various locations throughout the County.

Background/Criminal History:
Persons appointed to this class MAY be subject to a confidential criminal history check and fingerprinting.

Probationary Period

The probationary period for this classification is six (6) months.

Application and Testing Information


Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM on the posted cut-off date. Click here to apply.

County of Sacramento
Department of Personnel Services
Employment Services Division
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay Service
Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667

  • Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date.
  • Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.


Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.

Note: Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.

  • Supplemental Questionnaires must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.
  • Please provide place of employment, pertinent dates, and concise, descriptive and detailed information for each question.
  • If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.
  • Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.
  • If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.
  • For many individuals, it is more efficient to develop responses to the supplemental questions in a word processing document and then paste them into the final document to be submitted. Changes or corrections to your Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
  • If the Supplemental Questionnaire is used in the Formula Rate or Credentials Screening Panel exam, failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score. While scoring the Supplemental Questionnaire, the candidate's application and/or attachments will not be reviewed, therefore, a candidate's responses to the questions should be accurate, thorough, detailed, and complete.


All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination.

This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job.

All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination.

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For information regarding County jobs:

  • Call (916) 874-5627 and you will be provided with a recorded message, accessible 24 hours a day.