Seasonal Park Maintenance Worker

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on May 18, 2023
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$25.09 - $30.33 Hourly


Multiple locations in King County, WA

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DNRP-Natural Resources & Parks



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A1 : SEIU L925-DNRP (Parks)


Do you love the great outdoors and are passionate about preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of our public lands?

Do you want to make a meaningful impact on your community by ensuring that our parks are well-maintained and safe for all to enjoy?

This is an excellent opportunity to join King County Parks team as a Seasonal Maintenance Worker and make a difference while enjoying the great outdoors.

As a vital member of the Parks Seasonal team, you will be performing a variety of work tasks such as landscaping, athletic field maintenance, trail building and maintenance, construction and demolition, invasive weed removal, restoration, planting and working with volunteer groups, etc. Work is performed outdoors and in all types of weather conditions.
Apply now and join us in our mission to steward our public lands for future generations.

Seasonal Job Duration: Up to six months from April 15 - October 15, 2023

For questions about applying, please contact Parks Human Resources at

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Who Are We?
Be a part of King County Parks! King County Parks has evolved from 150 acres in 1938 to more than 28,000 acres. Today, our system consists of more than 200 parks, 175 miles of regional trails, and 215 miles of backcountry trails. Our mission is to steward, enhance and acquire parks to inspire healthy communities. We seek to cultivate strong relationships with community partners to enhance park amenities for all King County residents to enjoy today and for generations to come. Learn more at .
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Who is Eligible: This position is open to all qualified applicants. King County and the Parks and Recreation Division values diverse perspectives and life experience and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply.

Individuals interested in joining our team must be committed to racial, social and economic equality for ALL people in King County. We welcome applications from people who will help us consistently demonstrate the values of equity, respect and partnership.
To learn about the King County Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan click here .

Work Schedule: Temporary Seasonal Positions - up to 6 months of work from April 15 - October 15. This position can work up to 40 hours per week and is overtime eligible. Work weeks vary depending on work assignment and location; shifts may include weekends and evening work. Hours of operation are from 5:30 a.m. to midnight, Sunday through Saturday.

Job Duties

Core Job Duties:
  • Provide for the welfare and safety of park visitors by providing assistance and information to patrons, including park rules and regulations.
  • Maintain parks grounds and trails, by trimming, mowing, clearing, and removing litter and debris.
  • Maintain and prepare athletic fields, arenas, play areas, picnic shelters, restrooms and other park facilities.
  • Safely operate and maintain equipment and vehicles such as weed eaters, power blowers, push mowers, and trucks, mowers, small utility vehicles.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Required Qualifications:
  • Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license.
  • Ability to perform heavy physical labor with weights up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work on uneven slopes, surfaces, grades and terrain in inclement weather and other adverse conditions.
  • Ability to work with and provide exceptional customer service to the public and volunteer groups.
  • Ability to follow instructions and be able to work independently and as a member of a team.
The Most Competitive Candidates Will Have:
  • Basic skill in operating small manual and power hand tools and operate equipment on a continuous basis.
  • Experience with landscaping, gardening, athletic field maintenance, or other park maintenance experience highly desired!
  • Construction experience desired for some locations
Supplemental Information

Selection Process: Applications will be screened for qualifications and completeness. The most competitive candidates may be invited to a virtual interview process. Please note: we primarily use e-mail to communicate with candidates. Please be sure to check your email for updates in the recruitment process.

An offer of employment will be contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment physical and a background check, which includes criminal and driving histories.

Union Affiliation : This position is represented by Service Employees International Union, Local 925.

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:

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Guided by our "True North" , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

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No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 12paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.