Parks and Recreation Maintenance Mechanic I

Description :

                      CLASS TITLE:    Parks & Recreation Maintenance Mechanic I




Performs a variety of general and specialized maintenance and repairs on pools and associated facilities.



  • Assists in repairing and servicing electrical pumps, compensators, starters, electrical monitoring systems, controllers, switch gears, generators and thermostats and related equipment.
  • Tests pool water using a chemical kit to verify the readings on the automatic chemical testing units.
  • Adjusts pool water chemical balance as needed by adding chemicals to water, after calculating the proper amounts to be added to the water for proper balancing.
  • Performs clean up and custodial duties for specified areas within pool facilities; monitors and performs daily maintenance and custodial functions at indoor/outdoor swimming pool facilities.
  • Completes daily chemical usage reports and water quality and maintains reports on repairs and supplies.
  • Corrects safety hazards in the facilities.
  • Assists with maintenance duties to include outdoor park facilities, basketball and tennis courts, skate parks and facility signage.
  • Repairs and maintains drinking fountains, outdoor lighting and routine maintenance of playgrounds, parks and trails.
  • Maintains inventory control of maintenance and custodial supplies, pool chemicals, tools and repair parts.
  • Performs other work as necessary and or as assigned.
  • Must report to work on a regular and timely basis.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. 



The Parks & Recreation Maintenance Mechanic I reports directly to the Parks & Recreation Maintenance Leader III.


The Parks & Recreation Maintenance Mechanic I does not have any direct reports or supervisory responsibilities.




Training and Experience:  High school diploma or equivalent and three (3) years of experience as a trades helper or maintenance laborer in any of the construction and maintenance trades.  Preference will be given to those with experience in aquatic facility maintenance. 


Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:  General knowledge of manual labor work practices, methods, tools and materials of varied, semiskilled maintenance work; and considerable knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the work.  Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions; ability to lead a group of workers performing manual labor for extended periods of time, in varying weather conditions; ability to use and instruct others in the use of mechanical tools and equipment; ability to operate and instruct others in the use of various types of automotive and power equipment; ability to read and interpret plans and specifications; ability to plan and oversee the work of semiskilled and skilled workers; and the ability to understand and influence the behavior of others within the organization, customers or the public in order to achieve job objectives and cause action or understanding.


Physical Requirements:  The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.  On a case-by-case basis, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Physical requirements include occasional walking and standing; frequent lifting up to ten (10) pounds and carrying of objects weighing up to five (5) pounds; occasional lifting up to sixty (60) pounds and carrying up to 20 pounds; frequent reaching, handling and twisting; occasional balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling and climbing; vision, speech and hearing sufficient to perform essential tasks.  Must be able to work in confined spaces, be exposed to chemicals and wear appropriate personal protective equipment including a respirator.  Punctuality and reasonable attendance is essential.  Must submit to drug screening and fitness to work physical exam.


Licenses and Certificates:  Possession of a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License required. Possession of a Certified Pool Operators Certificate, or ability to obtain the certificate within nine (9) months of appointment. 


WORKING ENVIRONMENT:  Indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions.  Employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles and toxins or caustic chemicals.  Noise level in the work environment is usually loud.   Will be subjected to confined spaces.  Requires ability to work nights, weekends and holidays.


STARTING PAY:  $13.07/hr. – $17.10/hr.  Excellent employee benefits (insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, retirement, holidays).


WORK HOURS:  7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.  Requires ability to work nights, weekends and holidays.


WORK LOCATION:  City of Muskogee, Parks and Recreation Department, Recreation Division, 1444 South Cherokee Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Contact :

RESUMES MAY BE SUBMITTED BUT WE REQUIRE THAT OUR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED ALSO.  The employment application can be found on our website:  Just click on “Menu” at the top left side of the page (in the green bar), then under that go to “Departments” & click on “Human Resources”, then click on “Links and Downloads” on the left hand side of the page, then click on “Applications” (toward the bottom of the page), then click on “Employment Application” (print and fill out) or “Fillable Employment Application” (fill out online), or one can be faxed, emailed, or mailed to you or you can pick one up from the City of Muskogee Human Resources Department at 229 West Okmulgee Street (the three story red brick building (Muskogee Municipal Building) at the southeast corner of 3rd and Okmulgee Streets).  The Human Resources Department is located on the First Floor, Room 102.  Applications can be returned to the same address or by mail:  City of Muskogee, Human Resources Department, P. O. Box 1927, Muskogee, OK  74402-1927; by fax:  918-684-6223; or by email:  If you should have any questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 918-684-6221 or inquire in person at the address above or fax or email (above).


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  There is no deadline for applications for this position – it will be open until filled.



Deadline for Applying : Open until filled