Park Maintenance Worker

Hiring Organization: The City of New Brighton
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: New Brighton , MI
Application Deadline: September 16, 2014


Park Maintenance Worker/Forester – Parks Department

The City of New Brighton has an opening for a full-time Park Maintenance Worker/Forester. Specific job expectations and requirements are identified in the job description.


Monday-Friday (7:00 AM to 3:30 PM)

(Subject to some evening and weekend emergency call-outs)

FLSA Status

Full-time/Nonexempt position; Member of the Teamsters Local 320 Union

Minimal Qualifications

  •  Bachelor's degree in forestry, horticulture, natural resources or closely-related field
  • Current Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Tree Inspector Certification  Current Minnesota Department of Agriculture Pesticide A & E license (must obtain within 30 days of hire)
  •  Minimum of two years' experience within the parks maintenance field that have responsibilities similar to those in this City classification
  •  Must hold a valid Class B commercial driver’s license (must obtain within 30 days of hire)
  • Previous work related experience with forestry responsibilities in parks, public works or related services 
  • Good customer service skills

Desirable Qualifications

    •  Previous experience with forestry responsibilities in a municipal government work environment
    •  Currently holds a Certified Arborist License
    •  Previous experience operating medium and/or heavy equipment (tool cat, tractors, skid steer, front end
    • loader).
    •  Previous experience in snow removal using trucks and loaders
    •  Proficient in using a personal computer and operating Microsoft Windows based software programs and
    • previous experience with a handheld GPS Recorder
    •  Current tanker endorsement on Class B commercial driver’s license (must obtain within 30 days of hire)
    • Current chain saw operations certification (must obtain within 30 days of hire)


Starting salary $24.47 per hour / $24.96 per hour beginning January 1, 2015 (per the union contract) along with an excellent benefit package.


To Apply

Qualified candidates may request an application packet from the City of New Brighton, 803 Old Highway 8, New Brighton, Minnesota 55112 or by calling 651-638-2100. A complete application packet and job description is also available at Please contact Joe Hatch, Management Analysis, if you have any questions at 651-638-2046. Applications must be received no later than 12:00 p.m. Monday, September 15, 2014EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

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