Parks Laborer ( Seasonal)
City of Athens
City of Athens
508 E. Tyler
75751 Athens , TX
Job Description: 

Performs manual labor tasks required to maintain city parks, open spaces, right-of-ways and facilities.  Duties include regular custodial tasks, including the cleaning and removal of litter at park facilities and grounds, and mowing grass and clearing foliage.   

Responsibilities Include: 
  • Performs routine custodial duties at various park facilities such as bathrooms, playgrounds, and pavilions; sweeps and mops floors, cleans windows; picks up litter and debris and empties trash cans; refills paper towel and toilet tissue dispenser and replaces light bulbs. 
  • Participates in trash collection and disposal activities; drives pickup truck or other similar vehicle to trash pickup sites; empties trash cans, transports trash can contents to collection vehicle and loads trash in vehicle; drives collection vehicle to disposal area and deposits cargo;
  • Maintains plants, mows, propagates, cultivates, fertilizes and/or trims grass, trees, flowers, shrubs, and brush, including use of various light equipment and hand tools; Clears fallen limbs and foliage from park areas; 
  • Operates necessary vehicles and tools including pickup truck, chainsaw, garden implements, string trimmers; operates mowers, as needed;   
  • Assists with cleaning, organizing, and inventory control of service areas, equipment and supplies; assists in preparation and facilitation of events. 
  • Responsible for the safe operation of equipment and safety and security of park areas and individuals in park areas.   
  • Assists in the construction and assembly of parks and recreation equipment.   
  • Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.   

Education and/or Experience:

High school graduation, or its equivalent, plus one year of general maintenance experience preferred.

License or Certification:

Appropriate Texas driver's license with good driving record. Must be able to pass preemployment drug screening and background check. 

Work Environment: 
 Indoor and outdoor environments; exposure to extremes in weather conditions; exposure to vibrations, and noise; work on slippery or uneven surfaces, work with electrical energy; work with and around heavy machinery, in or near vehicle traffic; exposure to dust and fumes from motorized equipment; possible exposure to toxic chemicals. Essential functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods of time; moderate and heavy lifting and carrying which includes the ability to lift up to one hundred pounds; pulling, reaching, bending, climbing, and kneeling; use of fingers, both hands, and both legs required; must be able to distinguish colors; must be able to operate assigned vehicle.