Branson, Missouri
Rec Plex
15.54  Hourly
13.81  Hourly
Full Time, Non-Exempt
Monday Thru Friday, 7:00 Am - 3:30 Pm

Open to Internal and External Applicants

Closing Date:  February 26, 2020

Grade: 9C

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department: Parks & Recreation



The Maintenance Worker I position consists of work in the building maintenance crafts or trade areas required for maintaining parks and facilities under the care of the Branson Parks Department.  Examples of work include construction, maintenance, repair of facilities and equipment, mowing and maintenance of the grounds and athletic fields in city parks.  The incumbent may perform a multitude of regular or assigned tasks which may vary from day to day.  This position works under the direct supervision of a Supervisor I and/or a Supervisor III and reports indirectly to the Assistant Director and the Director of Parks and Recreation.


  • Starting pay commensurate with experience and level of duties
  • Opportunity for annual increases; current eligible employees up to 5% more for 2020
  • Excellent growth opportunities for fully engaged employees
  • Non-exempt – overtime eligible


Medical Insurance:

  • Up to 100% of employee only coverage is available
  • Option for three plans to fit your needs
  • $0 deductible available for a nominal monthly cost
  • HSA plan where nearly $100 monthly is deposited to your account
  • 2/3 of dependent coverage paid by the Employer

Dental Insurance

  • 100% of employee coverage paid by the Employer
  • $1,500 annual benefit toward basic and major services
  • No cost oral exams (twice yearly)
  • Dependent coverage available

Paid Time Off Work

  • Vacation - begin with 80 hours accrued vacation a year
  • Sick Leave – 96 hours accrued sick leave a year
  • Up to 24 hours Community Involvement leave each year, as approved
  • 12 paid holidays a year


  • Pension plan through Missouri Local Government Retirement System (LAGERS)
  • Vesting in only five years
  • Employer contributes 14% of annual wages to LAGERS on employee’s behalf
  • Monthly payment from LAGERS upon retirement for life
  • Two 457(b) retirement plans to choose from for additional retirement income


  • Life and AD&D insurance paid by the Employer
  • Vision coverage; supplemental insurance (disability, cancer, accident, etc.) available
  • No cost employee membership to CoxHealth Fitness Center at the Branson RecPlex
  • No cost admission for employees and their families to the Branson AquaPlex                                                                                               


Requires a regular and consistent physical presence in the City of Branson parks and recreation facilities.  The duties include the following:   

  1. Behaves in a manner that promotes a productive, healthy, safe and positive work environment by:
    • Depicting trustworthiness through integrity, truthfulness, consistency and honesty, and while protecting confidential information as necessary;
    • Creating and maintaining positive relationships at all levels by treating others with courtesy, respect and in a conflict-free professional manner, and believing the best in others;
    • Taking into consideration the effects on others, on costs, and on intended outcomes of decisions and actions taken;
    • Upholding the public trust by being safe, enforcing safety, and working promptly, diligently and with a focus on quality;
    • Showing impartiality and equity toward others, and not using job responsibilities to provide nor elicit special favors, and by not making promises that conflict with job duties and responsibilities;
    • Adhering to all policies, laws and regulations as applicable to the role and to being a citizen.  
  2. Follows the legal and ethical direction of supervisor(s).
  3. Performs building and equipment maintenance duties, including rough carpentry, minor remodeling projects, plumbing, plastering, cement, painting, welding, and minor electrical repair work.
  4. Assists in the maintenance of parking lots, sidewalks, parks, trails and facilities including such duties as snow removal and snow plowing. 
  5. Makes minor adjustments to equipment.
  6. Makes building repairs, cuts and replaces glass, and installs doors; patches cement walkways, floors and foundations, builds and installs shelves, paints, repairs drywall, changes filters, and completes light carpentry.
  7. Performs preventative maintenance and minor repairs on a wide variety of vehicles, mowers, utility vehicles, engines, pumps, motors, air compressors, piping, electric controls, boilers, air conditioners, and switches.
  8. Replaces worn parts such as bearings, wear rings, seals, shafts, sleeves, electrical breakers and controls.
  9. Maintains required records and forms and submits reports as required.
  10. Diagnoses minor problems with equipment and determines remedial action.
  11. Performs maintenance and landscaping tasks including mowing, watering, weed eating, planting, mulching, aerating, seeding, fertilization, chemical application, and general assessment.
  12. Performs maintenance with landscaping irrigation including schedules and minor irrigation repairs.
  13. Performs general maintenance of fountains.
  14. Performs trail maintenance including brush hogging, mulching, grading and trail development.
  15. Performs athletic field maintenance including grooming, lining, and repairs due to inclement weather.
  16. Measures athletic field including soccer, baseball, and softball to accurately place mark or paint field for competition.
  17. Removes and picks up trash and may operate a trash truck.
  18. Must adhere to, and follow, City policies and procedures at all times while at work.
  19. May fill in for other positions in the Parks Maintenance Department.
  20. Other duties as assigned by supervision.


*Any combination of education, training, and experience providing the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Knowledge of the methods, tools, and materials used in turf, athletic field, grounds, mechanical and building maintenance work.
  • Knowledge of work hazards and ability to take necessary safety precautions in performing assigned duties and use of tools and equipment.
  • Knowledge of the principles of hydraulics, electricity, combustion and safety practices.
  • Knowledge of grooming, lining, and maintaining athletic fields.
  • Knowledge of electricity, plumbing, carpentry, and internal combustion engine.
  • Ability to operate commercial maintenance equipment, including mowers, tractors, and bobcat operations.
  • Ability to use and perform minor repairs on equipment such as vehicles, utility vehicles, or commercial mowers.
  • Ability to use or repair small/light equipment, such as power tools.
  • Ability understand, speak and write fluently in English.
  • Ability to follow directions and operate a wide variety of construction tools and equipment.


The physical demands and working environment, which follow, is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, bend, twist, use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear.  The employee is required to lift, carry, push and/or pull up to fifty (50) pounds with assistance or specialized equipment.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; outside weather conditions where temperatures may be very high or very low; moving mechanical parts, and risk of electrical shock.  On occasion, the employee may, while using safety equipment, be subjected to high, precarious places; tight claustrophobic spaces; fumes or airborne particles; he or she may encounter blood borne pathogens or toxic/caustic chemicals and understand the protocol for reacting quickly and effectively; roadway hazards.  The noise level in the work environment ranges from low to moderate dependent upon work responsibilities.      


  • High school graduate or GED equivalent.
  • One year experience in performing semi-skilled building, mechanical, construction, or grounds maintenance tasks preferred.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license and be insurable under the City of Branson’s insurance coverage when operating a City vehicle.
  • Must possess a valid Class B CDL license or obtain within 6 months.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation and drug and alcohol screenings.