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Parks Employees

 

Louisville Parks and Recreation is hiring! We are in need of full-time and seasonal employees. If you are a student on break for the summer or just looking for a part-time job, we have positions open at our outdoor pools, golf course pro shops, in our recreation division and at Jefferson Memorial Forest.

Now Hiring!

Apply to Full-Time Positions & Apply to Seasonal Positions

 

More information on open seasonal positions can be found below. 

Contact the Human Resources Department

Email: [email protected]
Call: 502/574-7275 

Louisville Parks and Recreation Human Resources
P.O. Box 37280
Louisville KY 40233-7280

Louisville Parks and Recreation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 

Park Aide

Effective Date

03/18/2020

Description

Park Aide

Revision Date

5/12/2022

Essential Functions

Performs manual labor for general up-keep of public parks, golf course, urban forests, and parks facilities.

Examples Of Work

UNDER CLOSE SUPERVISION
Performs general up-keep duties of parks, golf courses, cemeteries, grounds, swimming pools, sports fields and courts

Uses a variety of hand and power tools

Mows and trims grass, cuts weeds, trims and prunes shrubs and trees, rakes leaves and debris, collects litter from outside areas, and performs other grounds maintenance tasks

Uses hand truck wheelbarrow to transport materials at designated areas
Assists skilled workers in the maintenance of equipment or buildings

Performs custodial duties such as clean and sanitize rest rooms, commodes, sinks and mirrors, and replenishes soap and paper products. 

Reports deficiencies in equipment to immediate supervisor
Performs related work

Physical Requirement and Working Conditions

Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work
Lifts and carries items weighing over 70 pounds in a team setting
Works
predominately outdoors

Minimum Requirements

 16 years of age

Equivalency

 

Skills and Abilities

 

Wage

$15.15

Recreation Aide

Effective Date

3/26/2021

Description

Recreation Aide

Revision Date

5/12/2022

Essential Functions

Assists in community center programs, including the proper use of equipment and provides good conduct with participants as well as safety and cleanliness of facilities

Examples Of Work

UNDER GENERAL SUPERVISION
Instructs and participates in activities such as basketball, football, softball and baseball.
Instructs and participates in arts and crafts projects.

Ensures the proper use of sports/recreation equipment and rules.

Prepares activity rooms for use by obtaining chairs, tables and other needed equipment and supplies. 

Monitors participants conduct and behavior.

Keeps facilities/area clean and organized by cleaning rest rooms, floors, stairwells, and entrance doors. 

Works with citizens of various ages and diverse backgrounds. 

Assist on field trips as needed.   

Performs other related work. 

Physical Requirement and Working Conditions

Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management

Must be able to work a varied schedule, including evenings and weekends
Lifts and carries items weighing over 70 pounds in a team setting
Spends prolonged periods of time outdoors

Minimum Requirements

Must be at least 16 years of age

Equivalency

 

Skills and Abilities

 

Wage

$15.15

Pool Aide

Effective Date

3/26/2021

Description

Pool Aide

Revision Date

5/12/2022

Essential Functions

Provides customer service, identifies customers’ needs, clarifies information, routes customer requests for pool access, operates a Point of Sale Software. 

Examples Of Work

UNDER GENERAL SUPERVISION
Greets pool patrons as they arrive
Uses computer systems and phones to handle inquiries, research answers, enter requests for service, comments, or complaints
Builds sustainable relationships and engages customers
May operates a cash drawer and computer Point of Sale Software

Prepares receipts and validates all transactions with Point of Sale Software

Receives payment by cash, check or credit card from the public

Keeps work area clean

Completes required paperwork
Performs related work

Physical Requirement and Working Conditions

Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management and perform related work

Communicates with individuals in person and over the phone

Must have sufficient hearing and sight to observe activities, equipment, and environment and be able to recognize and take action in the interest of the safety of guests and employees. 

Lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds

Minimum Requirements

Must be at least 16 years of age

Equivalency

 

Skills and Abilities

 

Wage

$15.15

Lifeguard

Effective Date

03/18/2020

Description

Seasonal Lifeguard

Revision Date

03/18/2021

Essential Functions

Oversees participants at swimming pools to ensure a safe and sanitary environment

Examples Of Work

UNDER GENERAL SUPERVISION
Monitors activities in swimming areas to detect hazards and disturbances, to prevent accidents and to provide assistance

Observes swimmers for safety.
Cautions swimmers regarding inclement weather, unsafe areas or illegal conduct
Rescues swimmers in danger of drowning
Examines injured persons, administers first aid, monitors vital signs, applies antiseptics and bandages, and administers artificial respiration to revive individuals
Maintains order and enforces rules

Works with citizens of various ages and diverse backgrounds. 

Mops, cleans, and removes trash from restroom and pool area
Tests water hourly and records results on pool log sheets to determine chlorine content and pH value

Resolves conflicts when possible, but contacts LMPD if situations escalate or if any illicit activities occur.

May operate a cash drawer and a computer Point of Sale Software

Prepares receipts and validates all transactions with Point of Sale Software
Receives payment by cash, check and credit card from the public

Shows discretion and is courteous to patrons when addressing issues of behavior, trash, restroom conditions and safety hazards or damage.
Performs related work

Physical Requirement and Working Conditions

Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work

Must be physically able to lift patrons in requirement of lifeguard certification
Spends prolonged periods of time exposed to the elements

 

Minimum Requirements

Must be 16 years of age

Must be certified as a Lifeguard, First Aid, and Adult, Child and Infant CPR by the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or YMCA

Equivalency

Training provided for employment through MTMAC.

Classes offered to obtain certification as lifeguard.

Special Requirements

Must submit to pre-employment and random drug screenings.

Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work
Spends prolonged periods of time exposed to the elements

Uniforms must be worn when reporting to work.

 

Skills and Abilities

Must be able to remain seated in a lifeguard chair, with rescue tube in their laps, a whistle in their hand or around their neck for required period of time

Must have sufficient hearing and sight to observe activities, equipment and environment and to recognize and take action in the interest of the safety of parks guests and employee

Pro Shop Aide

Effective Date

01/01/2019

Description

Gold Course Pro Shop Aide

Revision Date

3/26/2021

Essential Functions

Provides customer service, identifies customers’ needs, clarifies information, routes customer requests for tee times, manages golf cart usage, operates a Point of Sale Software.

Examples Of Work

UNDER GENERAL SUPERVISION
Greets golf course patrons as they arrive
Uses computer systems and phones to process tee times, handle inquiries, research responses, enter requests for service, etc.
Builds sustainable relationships and engages customers
May operates a cash drawer and a computer Point of Sale Software

Prepares receipts and validates all transactions with Point of Sale Software

Receives payment by cash, check or credit card from the public

Keeps work area clean

Operates a gator or golf cart to pick up and deliver supplies and materials
Completes required paperwork
Performs related work

Physical Requirement and Working Conditions

Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management

May work a varied schedule
Communicates with individuals in person and over the phone

Minimum Requirements

Must be 16 years of age

Skills and Abilities

 

Wage

$15.15

Arboricultural Park Aide

Effective Date

3/26/2021

Description

Arboricultural Park Aide

Revision Date

5/12/2022

Essential Functions

Performs manual labor and skilled work to maintain gardens, grounds, trails and tree plantings. Operates tools, trucks, spreaders, commercial mowers and other equipment to ensure health of tree canopy.  Utilizes GPS devices to inventory and track tree plantings.

Examples Of Work

Enforces safety procedures to ensure safe operation of equipment and employee safety.

Waters and prunes gardens, bushes and shrubs and spreads mulch.

Operates and maintains a variety of equipment and vehicles including mowers, tillers, weed eaters, mini dump trucks, chain saws, chippers, sprayers, hand saws, pruners, tractors and related equipment

Consults with supervisors and crew leaders to discuss problems, procedures and work assignment progress.

Prunes young trees.

Plants trees and waters trees.

Inventory street trees with GPS unit.

Assists labor crews with landscape installations and maintenance.

Assists labor crews with removal of invasive species.

Removes downed debris from trees.

Operates trucks and other motor vehicles.
Performs related work

Physical Requirement and Working Conditions

Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management

Lifts and carries items weighing over 70 pounds in a team setting
Spends prolonged periods of time outdoors

Minimum Requirements

Six months of experience in the maintenance of trees or woodland areas, landscaping or horticultural experience

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license

Must have had driver’s license a minimum of 5 years

Must have a clear driving history

Skills and Abilities

 

Wage

$15.15

Sports Official

Effective Date

3/26/2021

Description

Sports Official Seasonal

Revision Date

 

Essential Functions

Officiates sport league games.  Maintaining standards of play at the sporting events.  Explains and enforces rules of the game, awards points, determines results.  Insures proper use of equipment, good conduct of participants and the safety and cleanliness of the field or court.

Examples Of Work

UNDER GENERAL SUPERVISION
Instructs such activities as basketball, football, softball, baseball, and other activities

Ensures the proper use of sports/recreation equipment and rules.

Prepares activity games for use by obtaining sports equipment needed equipment and supplies. 

Monitors participants conduct and behavior.

Works with citizens of various ages and diverse backgrounds.

Examine participants to make sure they follow safety regulations

Verify scoring regulations and announcing winners

Record official results of game

Performs other related work. 

Physical Requirement and Working Conditions

Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work

Must be available to work a varied schedule, including evenings and weekends

Must have sufficient hearing and sight to observe activities, equipment and environment and to recognize and take action in the interest of the safety of parks guests and employee

Must be able to stand, sit for length of games

Spends prolonged periods of time exposed to the elements

Minimum Requirements

Must be at least 16 years of age

Skills and Abilities

 Certifications preferred

Wage

Scorekeepers $10.50, Umpires & Referees $18.00 (solo $27.00)

GIS Data Collection Aide

Effective Date

5/6/2021

Description

GIS DATA COLLECTION AIDE

Located at these LPR Divison(s)

Community Forestry and Landscape 
Administration 

Essential Functions

Utilize mapping software and units to collect data for digital maps for Parks. Inventory tracking of Parks assets, including trees and infrastructure.

Examples Of Work

Inventory street trees with GPS unit.

Inventory buildings, sports fields, and other assests

Assists with creation of shapefiles, editing geodatabases.

Data management

Utilization of ArcGIS, ArcCollector, ArcGIS Online,

Utilization of Trimble Units and other GPS devices

Consults with supervisors and crew leaders to discuss problems, procedures and work assignment progress

Operates city vehicle
Performs related work

Physical Requirement and Working Conditions

Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work

Spends prolonged periods of time exposed to the elements

Minimum Requirements

Six months of experience in GIS

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license

Must have had driver’s license a minimum of 5 years

Must have a clear driving history

 

Skills and Abilities

GIS

Data management

Wage

$15.15


Jefferson Memorial Forest

The Forest is the perfect place to teach, learn and grow!  We are the nation's largest city-owned forest, with 6,600 acres just 20 minutes from downtown Louisville, KY.  With 40 miles of hiking trails, multiple outdoor recreation and educational programs, volunteer opportunities, fishing, camping, picnic shelters, a conference center and more, it's a great place to work and to visit!

Seasonal positions run up to 6 months maximum, and include weekends.  Annual return is possible for the right person!

Jefferson Memorial Forest – Seasonal Employment
11311 Mitchell Hill Rd.
Fairdale, KY 40118

Natural Areas Maintenance Aide

Effective Date

03/18/2020

Description

Natural Areas Maintenance Aide

Revision Date

3/26/2021

Essential Functions

Performs manual labor for general up-keep of Jefferson Memorial Forest in maintaining a safe, secure, and clean environment for all to enjoy

Examples Of Work

UNDER CLOSE SUPERVISION
Performs general up-keep duties of parks, campgrounds, trails, and sports fields and fishing areas

Uses a variety of hand and power tools

Mows and trims grass, cuts weeds, trims and prunes shrubs and trees, rakes leaves and debris, collects litter from outside areas, and performs other grounds maintenance tasks

Uses hand truck wheelbarrow to transport materials at designated areas
Assists skilled workers in the maintenance of equipment or buildings

Performs custodial duties such as clean and sanitize rest rooms, commodes, sinks and mirrors, and replenishes soap and paper products. 

Secures park facilities

Assist and orients visitors and provides excellent customer service

Assist in event set-up, security, and breakdowns of special events

Reports deficiencies in equipment to immediate supervisor
Performs related work

Physical Requirement and Working Conditions

Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work

Must work a varied schedule
Lifts and carries items weighing up to 70 pounds
Lifts and carries items weighing over 70 pounds in a team setting
Spends prolonged periods of time exposed to the elements

Minimum Requirements

Must be 21 years of age

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license

Must have had license a minimum of 5 ears

Must have clear driving history record

Skills and Abilities

Ability to work independently and problem solve

Ability to operate mowers

Customer service skills

Wage

$15.15

ECHO Mobile Programmer 

Effective Date

8/24/21

Description

ECHO MOBILE PROGRAMMING

Revision Date

12/9/21

Essential Functions

Conducts mobile nature play programs to diverse audiences
Prepares/maintains recreation materials and supplies
Transports program materials to various sites via the ECHO-mobile box truck
Display enthusiasm, integrity, and strong leadership to serve as an example for youth participants 

Examples Of Work

UNDER ADMINISTRATIVE SUPERVISION 

Engage with children in nature play and recreation programs such as archery and fishing
Checks equipment and ensures equipment is properly maintained
Organizes and directs various groups with environmental and adventure-based programs for the public and local schools
Effectively communicate safety concerns and maintain effective control of group through acceptable group management techniques in dynamic outdoor environments. 
Effectively manage risk in outdoor activities 
Interact with general public in various parks or events
Keeps records of attendance 
Sets up and dismantles equipment
Work alongside other seasonal staff and volunteers
Performs related work

Physical Requirement and Working Conditions

Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work
Lifts and carries items weighing over 70 pounds in a team setting

Minimum Requirements

High School Diploma
Must be at least 21 years of age
Two years of environmental education, wildlife exhibit, recreation, education or park ranger experience
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license

Equivalency 

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. 

Skills and Abilities

Experience working with children

Wage

$15.15

 
Welcome Center Assistant

Effective Date

5/1/2021

Description

WELCOME CENTER ASSISTANT

Revision Date

5/1/2021

Essential Functions

Provides customer service to visitor of JMF.  Greets customers and operates a Point of Sale Software.  Stocks merchandise.

Examples Of Work

Greets visitors and answers questions

Operates a cash drawer and a computer Point of Sale Software
Receives payment by cash, check and credit card from the public
Prepares daily reports and logs entries
Prepares receipts and validates all transactions with Point of Sale Software
Handles minor complaints

Relieves other clerks for lunch breaks
Keeps work area clean
Operates a vehicle or golf cart to pick up and deliver supplies and materials
Answers phone calls, provides information, takes messages, and routes calls

Collates and assembles packets, forms or other materials

Operates office equipment

Performs related work

Physical Requirement and Working Conditions

Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work

Must be able to work a varied schedule, including evenings and weekends
Lifts and carries items weighing up to 70 pounds
Lifts and carries items weighing over 70 pounds in a team setting
Spends prolonged periods of time exposed to the elements

Minimum Requirements

Must be at least 16 years of age

Other Minimum Requirements

 

Skills and Abilities

Customer Service experience

Wage

$15.15

Environmental Program Aide

Effective Date

5/1/2021

Description

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM AIDE

Revision Date

5/1/2021

Essential Functions

Participates in and conducts community outreach events and activities

Maintains safe working habits, including the proper use of equipment, good conduct of participants, and the safety and cleanliness of facilities and outdoor areas

Examples Of Work

Checks equipment and ensures equipment is properly maintained

Organizes and directs various groups with environmental and adventure-based programs for the public and local schools

Lead nature hikes, give presentations using education animals, conduct canoeing programs, teach climbing skills on the Forest's 52-foot Alpine Tower

Keeps records of attendance

Keeps facilities and areas clean and organized

Sets up and dismantles equipment

Performs related work

Physical Requirement and Working Conditions

Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work
Lifts and carries items weighing up to 70 pounds
Lifts and carries items weighing over 70 pounds in a team setting
Spends prolonged periods of time exposed to the elements

Minimum Requirements

Must be at least 16 years of age

Skills and Abilities

Experience working with youth

Teaching, program and/or outdoor recreation experience or certifications

Wage and Hour

$15.15

Arboricultural Land Management Aide

Effective Date

12/9/21

Description

Arboricultural Land Management Aide 

Located at these LPR Division(s)

Community Forestry and Landscape 
Jefferson Memorial Land Management 

Essential Functions

Performs manual labor and skilled work to maintain gardens, grounds, trails, and tree plantings. Operates tools, trucks, spreaders, commercial mowers and other equipment to ensure health of tree canopy. Utilizes GPS devices to inventory and track tree plantings. 

Examples Of Work

Enforces safety procedures to ensure safe operation of equipment and employee safety

Waters and prunes gardens, bushes and shrubs and spreads mulch

Operates and maintains a variety of equipment and vehicles including mowers, tillers, weed eaters, mini dump trucks, chain saws, chippers, sprayers, hand saws, pruners, tractors and related equipment 

Consults with supervisors and crew leaders to discuss problems, procedures and work assignment progress 

Prunes young trees

Inventory street trees with GPS unit

Assists labor crews with landscape installations and maintenance 

Assists labor crews with removal of invasive species 

Plants trees and waters trees

Removes downed debris from trees 

Operates trucks and other motor vehicles 

Performs related work

Physical Requirement and Working Conditions

Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work
Lifts and carries items weighing up to 70 pounds
Lifts and carries items weighing over 70 pounds in a team setting
Spends prolonged periods of time exposed to the elements

Minimum Requirements

Six months of experience in the maintenance of trees or woodland areas, landscpaing, or horticultural experience 

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license

Must have had a driver's license minimum of 5 years

Must have a clear driving history 

Skills and Abilities

GIS knowledge 
Arboriculture knowledge 

Wage and Hour

$15.15

 

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