Grounds Maintenance for Galveston Island Beach Parks
Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees
Galveston, TX, USA
3d ago

Job Summary : The grounds maintenance worker is responsible for the overall appearance of the park, which includes the maintenance of all buildings, grounds and guest facilities.

This person will be responsible for routine maintenance as well, which includes basic mechanical, electrical and plumbing skills.

All park employees are expected to help fill positions as needed to meet daily operational needs. This may require guest services at our gates, directing cars for parking, general housekeeping and maintenance of facilities, and all other duties as directed by the Park Manager.

Minimal Qualifications :

  • Fluent in English both verbally and in writing; bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public, using tact and professionalism
  • Basic mechanical skills and troubleshooting
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to operate a passenger vehicle, golf cart and all terrain vehicle
  • Ability to operate a vehicle with a trailer in tow
  • Ability to operate hand tools and basic power tools
  • Ability to operate heavy machinery Surf Rake, Bobcat, Tractor, trash truck
  • Ability to stand and walk for 8 hours a day
  • Valid driver's license
  • Punctual, in-person attendance is required for this position
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Required education, current certifications, licenses and training :

  • Certified Tourism Ambassador Certification or ability to become certified. This training is offered and paid for by the employer, and requires the ability to read and write
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work Schedule :

  • Must be available to work all shifts as assigned, and as needed to meet operational goals
  • Shifts and days worked vary according to operational needs and weather conditions
  • Must be available to work all holidays, weekends and special events
  • Essential Job Tasks :

  • Promote good public relations through friendly, helpful, accurate communication with park visitors
  • Accurately complete daily reports and forms
  • Maintain a neat and orderly work area
  • Cleaning of restrooms and common areas for guests
  • Maintain trash for the park, and take garbage bags to dumpster
  • Maintain cleaning supply inventory, notifying manager if supplies are low
  • Perform basic maintenance to include mechanical, electrical and plumbing work
  • Perform park walkthrough, monitoring for safety and maintenance needs, reporting them to the Park Manager
  • Resolve park visitor concerns when possible, and refer escalated issues to the on-duty manager as necessary
  • Work effectively with other employees and park visitors, assisting in any other job tasks associated with the successful operations of the park
  • Perform park maintenance at other parks as needed to meet operational goals
  • Assist with special projects for all parks
  • Perform all other duties as assigned
  • Physical Requirements : The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to work in an indoor and outdoor environment for duration of shift
  • Must be able to physically perform all job requirements which include : squatting, crouching, reaching, bending, twisting at the waist, sitting, standing and operating basic cleaning tools, hand tools, power tools, heavy machinery, phone and computer
  • Office space is located in an elevated building, and employee may be required to ascend and descend stairs or ramp to reach work space
  • Some job duties may require the use of a ladder or scaffolding, which requires climbing, descending and working from heights
  • Must be able to frequently lift and / or move up to 50 pounds unassisted. and occasionally lift and / or move more than 50 pounds assisted
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Must be able to read, write and comprehend both written and oral communications, as well as respond in written and oral communication.
  • This job description describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

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