Park Maintenance

Jobrise - Alexandria, VA

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An Overview

A Temporary Park Operations Laborer I performs general, unskilled, manual work of a routine nature tasks for Parks and Recreation Department. The duties outlined will require physical vigor and the ability to follow given specific work instructions. The Laborer I will be under constant supervision and will often assist Laborers II and III and Equipment Operators I in their various tasks. Many of these tasks will be time sensitive. Assignments are outlined in detail by a supervisor, standard procedures are followed, and work is inspected periodically for safety and economy of operation.


What You Should Bring

Physical and Environmental Conditions: Duties are generally performed citywide in both outdoor and indoor settings. This is medium to heavy work requiring the exertion of fifty (50) pounds of force occasionally, up to twenty (20) pounds of force frequently, and up to ten (10) pounds of force constantly to move, lift and push objects. Work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, standing, walking, pushing and pulling. This position is subject to outside environmental conditions, including extreme cold, extreme heat, hazards, and atmospheric conditions.


The Opportunity

  • Perform routine ball field maintenance such as dragging, and marking fields, keeping dugouts clean. Clean restrooms and picnic shelters;
  • Picks up litter, empties litter cans;
  • Works in the shop area making minor repairs, stocking materials and cleaning equipment;
  • Power washes litter cans, oil spills and graffiti on City right of ways;
  • Shovels snow, rakes leaves, cuts grass, works hose on leaf truck, picks up bio-degradable bags;
  • Operates small hand tools such as drills, saws, blowers, grinders, shop vacs, and weed eaters;
  • Posts no parking signs in areas needing cleaned. Assists in cleaning around vehicles with sweeper operator;
  • Pick up items such as white goods, tires, debris left abandoned on the streets;
  • Constructs, installs and maintains park facilities e.g.;
  • Provides special event support, community day clean ups;
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

  • Ability to read and write and carry out simple written instructions
  • Should have at least one year experience in related work or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Must be able to collect refuse from back of a refuse truck
  • Ability to use common hand tools
  • Ability to follow oral instructions
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor daily and must be able to work in all kinds of weather conditions.

Note: Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license as may be required by some positions to operate some equipment in this class.

Preferred Qualifications

One years' experience in landscape maintenance and/or custodial maintenance; the ability to understand safety hazards and to ensure safety practices are followed; ability to follow daily work documentation and reports.

Posted On: Friday, November 30, 2018
Compensation: $15.15

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