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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS This is work of a routine but varied nature which involves physical labor and helper functions in the performance of various types of maintenance work in connection with the upkeep of park grounds, park and recreations equipment, and parks and recreational facilities and/or buildings. Work may include interaction with the public. Work is performed under direct supervision of a higher level maintenance worker or crew chief. Supervision is not a requirement of this position. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)

  • Performs basic groundskeeping tasks such as mowing lawns, pruning trees and shrubs, basic cultivation and care of flowers and other plants, keeping walks and paths clear, shoveling snow;
  • Cleans, maintains sanitary conditions, and replaces basic supplies such as paper towels and toilet tissue, for rest room buildings and park offices, including proper disposable of refuse and recyclables;
  • Performs basic facilities/buildings upkeep tasks such as rough painting work, and simple repairs;
  • Assists with basic recreational facilities upkeep tasks such as clearing ice for ice skating, caring for playing fields, etc.;
  • Assists the public and communicates and enforces park rules, as needed;
  • May load and unload material and equipment from trucks;
  • May assist with maintenance of camp facilities within park grounds;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Familiarity with grounds maintenance and repair practices; ability to follow simple oral and written directions; willingness to do routine manual work; good motor and hand and eye coordination; manual dexterity; tact and courtesy.


Graduation from high school or possession of a comparable diploma.


  1. Possession of a current valid New York State Class D Motor Vehicle Driver’s license may be required.
  2. Access to transportation may be required to complete possible field work assignments in a timely and efficient manner.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR SEASONAL APPOINTMENT: Adequate experience in grounds, building and/or park maintenance activities, as determined by the Recreation Director or other Town authority.



Non-Competitive Class 

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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