Parks Maintenance Worker: Seasonal, Full-Time, Six-Month

Description :

Position:                                  Seasonal Full-Time Six Month Parks Maintenance Worke
Pay Rate:                                $14.00-$16.00 per hour depending on qualifications
Application Deadline:              Until filled, first review of applications is March 8th

The City of Cottage Grove is now accepting applications for a Full-Time Six Month Seasonal Parks Maintenance Worker with the Parks & Recreation Department to work mid-April through mid-October. Position responsibilities include general care and maintenance of an elaborate park system including but not limited to turf, ballfields, playgrounds, buildings, shelters, trails, trees, irrigation and landscaping.  A high percentage of the job function is to operate as part of a turf mowing/trimming team, although many other duties will be expected of the position throughout each season.  Applicants should be highly motivated towards the department’s mission of providing a high quality park system for Cottage Grove residents and visitors to recreate and enjoy.  

Minimum qualifications include: 1)High school graduate or equivalent.  2) Valid driver’s license. 3) 18 years of age.


Desired qualifications include: 1) Experience working in a municipal Parks Department. 2) Formal education or practical experience in mowing and/or landscaping. 3) Ability to operate hand and power tools and riding lawn mowers.  


a.    Knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools, materials and equipment of park maintenance activities.

b.    Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety practices of the trade.

c.     Ability to perform a variety of assigned maintenance duties.

d.    Ability to understand oral and written instructions.

e.    Ability to operate hand and power tools and hand or power driven mowers.

f.      Ability to perform strenuous physical labor and heavy manual tasks for extended periods when required.

g.    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, City employees and the public.


Applications are available here or at Cottage Grove Public Works, 8635 West Point Douglas Rd S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016; City Hall,12800 Ravine Parkway South., Cottage Grove, MN 55016 or www.cottagegrovemn.gov Please indicate which position you are applying for on the Job Application. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Contact :

Adam Moshier, Management Analyst, 651-458-2844

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled