Parks Laborer (Seasonal)
Part-time
City of Athens
City of Athens
508 E. Tyler Street
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. 

Hours/Days of Work: 

Seasonal Work April* – Sept (1000 hrs maximum) PAY RATE: $9.43 / hour *Start dates may be adjusted to accommodate other commitments such as school, etc

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.  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.
  •  Maintains park equipment and facilities; Assists with minor plumbing repairs including irrigation lines, heads and control valves in parks and at city facilities, and assists with minor electrical repairs. Operates necessary vehicles and tools including pickup truck, chainsaw, carpentry tools, garden implements, mowers and tractors.
  • Assists with cleaning, organizing, and inventory control of service areas, equipment and supplies; assists in preparation and facilitation of events.
  • Assists with overseeing and directing work of community service workers, volunteers and new employees and projects as assigned; 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/Experience: 

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

 

 

Special Skills/Abilities/Knoweledge: 

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.