2017-18 Position Opening
In-district Transfer Only


8 hours per day (7:00 am – 3:30 pm)
5 days per week
180 days per year  (Sept 1 – Mid Oct and Early Feb – Aug 31)

Actual dates to be determined by Maintenance Director
Start and end times are subject to variation based upon changing needs


60 work days probation for new employees
Rate of Pay $21.76 – $24.99


Purpose Statement:

The job of Athletic Fields/Maintenance is done for the purpose/s of maintaining attractive grounds area/s and athletic fields; applying required herbicides; ensuring the availability of required equipment; protecting against erosion; maintaining grounds for assemblies, recreational activities and/or athletic events; and ensuring assignments are completed in a safe, proper and timely manner.

Essential Functions

  • Prepares grounds and athletic fields (e.g. fertilizes soil, courtyards, flower beds, stripping, etc.) for the purpose of providing adequate, attractive and safe areas for recreational activities and/or athletic events, following annual calendar.
  • Maintains grounds keeping equipment for the purpose of ensuring the availability of equipment in safe operating conditions.
  • Maintains athletic fields (e.g. mow/trim lawns, rakes leaves, picks up trash, prunes, trims trees/hedges, etc.) for the purpose of preserving grounds in a healthy, attractive and safe condition.
  • Operates heavy equipment (e.g. trucks, tractors, mowers, backhoe, tandem axle trailer, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining District grounds.
  • Prepares reports for the purpose of documenting pesticide application as required by state and federal requirements.
  • Procures materials, supplies and equipment for the purpose of ensuring that adequate materials are available to complete assignments in a timely manner.
  • Repairs irrigation systems and components (e.g. valves, wiring, o-rings, electronic timers, switches, timer motors, panels, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring equipment and/or components are in proper working order.
  • Transports various items (e.g. furniture, equipment, supplies, fertilizer, etc.) for the purpose of providing materials at job site and between school sites as required to complete tasks.
  • Weed eat, edge, trim, mow, water, seed, fertilize and apply weed control to play fields and all associated areas.
  • Use hand and power tools as required/assigned; such as mowers, edgers, pruner’s, trimmers, rototillers, sod cutters, sweepers, chain saws, tractor and all district vehicles.
  • Maintain and repair outside benches, tables, fencing, gates, and sprinkler systems.
  • Serves as the key communicator about event organization and management.

Other Functions

Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.

Job Requirements:  Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, non-technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.  Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating equipment used in grounds maintenance including tractors, weed whips, mowers, acetylene torch, arc welder, hand & power tools, etc.; and adhering to safety practices.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and solve practical problems.  Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: method of preparing and maintaining various plants, shrubs, lawns, etc.; and safety practices and procedures.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities; collate data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing specific, defined processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods.  Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with similar types of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment.  In working with others, problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans.   Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is moderate.  Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; meeting deadlines and schedules; working under time constraints; and communicating with diverse groups.


Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized routines; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; and operating within a defined budget and/or financial guidelines.  Utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job’s functions. There is a continual opportunity to impact the Organization’s services.

Working Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.  Generally the job requires 30% sitting, 35% walking, and 35% standing.  The job is performed under some temperature extremes and some hazardous conditions.

Experience     Job related experience is required.
Education      High School diploma or equivalent.

Required Testing                                          Certificates & Licenses
None Specified                                               Valid Drivers License and Evidence of Insurability
Valid First Aid Certificate

Continuing Educ./Training                          Clearances
Pesticide Application Certificate                    Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance                                                                            WA State Misconduct Clearance

FLSA Status                            Approval Date                                Salary Grade

Non Exempt                                                                                      Sch A Athletic Fields Grds/Maint

POSTED:  May 15, 2018


The Washougal School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:  Civil Rights Coordinator:  Marian Young, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal WA 98671(360) 954-3050; Title IX Officer:  Marian Young, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal WA 98671(360) 954-3050; Section 504 Coordinator:  Rebecca von Duering, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal WA 98671(360) 954-3020.