Public Service Worker/Parks Department

The City of Wayzata is now accepting employment applications for the position of a Public Service Worker/Parks Department.

Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of nearly 5,000 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants. Wayzata’s business districts and residential neighborhoods provide a significant tax base for this unique small town community.

General Duties:

This position performs a variety of skilled and unskilled tasks associated with the day-to-day maintenance of parks, beaches, athletic fields, public grounds, play structures, trails, recreations sites, park structures and associated amenities.  The Park’s Department operates a wide range of motorized and non-motorized equipment and tools; performs inspection and maintenance on tools and equipment that is assigned; performs a variety of snow plowing tasks, operates light and heavy equipment and other equipment as necessary, assists other departments when assigned; and performs a variety of maintenance tasks associated with the day to day operations.  This position needs to be available for extended workdays and call backs as required.

Minimum Requirements:

Qualified candidates will have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, valid MN Driver’s license with a good driving record, one year parks’ maintenance experience, possess (or be able to obtain with 6 months) a valid MN Class B commercial driver’s license with tanker and air brake endorsements. Must meet all state and federal mandated requirements and local policies such as a CDL drug and alcohol testing and criminal background check. 

Desired Qualifications:

One year experience in municipal park maintenance, horticulture, landscaping, turf grass and/or forestry.  One year experience in repairing grounds maintenance equipment.  Vocational/technical training in public works, landscaping, horticulture and/or forestry.


For complete information on the position, please see the attached job description. The 2019 salary range is $21.00 to $28.77 per hour depending on qualifications, with excellent benefits.

Completed applications are due by Monday, November 18, 2019, no later than 4:00 p.m. All submissions require a cover letter, resume, and city application.  Direct correspondence to: City of Wayzata, Human Resources, 600 Rice Street East, Wayzata, MN  55391 or