Mercer Island Parks Maintenance Landscape Laborer (Seasonal) – 10 Positions Available!

POSITION: Seasonal Parks Maintenance Landscape Laborer – up to 10 positions -(Full-time, temporary position April 1 – September 30, 2018)

POSTED: January 23, 2018
CLOSES: Open until filled – applications reviewed as received.

WORK HOURS: All positions work 40 hours per week, and have varying hours depending on the position hired for. Parks Maint positions require weekend and evening work.

SALARY: $15.00-$19.00 per hour (Depending on experience and position.)

TO APPLY: ******Visit: click on City of Mercer Island to apply online for this position****** The City of Mercer Island is no longer accepting, faxed, walk-in, mailed hard copies or email submissions.

To provide assistance in maintaining and repairing City parks and open spaces ( sports fields, trails, planter beds, and road side areas) in order to ensure safety, cleanliness and aesthetic appeal, as well as to meet customer needs and standards. May also perform other maintenance duties as assigned. Heavy constant labor required. Raking, pruning, edging turf, line trimming etc.

PARKS Positions
• Landscaping clean-up, pruning, edging, weeding, picking up piles of vegetation, vegetation control.
• Perform mowing and edging in and around sidewalks and trees in parks, street ends and other City properties.
• Must be able to prepare and maintain soccer, lacrosse, softball, baseball and football fields.
• Assist with restroom cleaning, litter control, and daily park clean up and inspection activities.
• Ability to work well with others, stay on task, and take direction from Team Leads and Supervisors.
• Provide excellent customer service to Park users.
• Must have regular and predictable work attendance to fulfill the essential functions of the job.
• Ability to drive a city vehicle; have a good driving record and current and valid Washington state driver’s license.
• Must be able to work weekend and evening hours and a variable schedule.
• Safely & efficiently operate a variety of park maintenance equipment.
• Other duties as assigned.

• High school education or equivalent.
• Desired 3 or more years of experience in landscape field. Must be able to reference prior employment.
• Good verbal communication skills in the English language (listening, giving feedback and speaking up) as well as effective interpersonal and customer relation skills are essential in a team environment. Basic writing skills are required, along with the ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations.
• Ability to practice safety by wearing appropriate protective clothing, using safety equipment, and follow good housekeeping and safety procedures.
• Current and valid Washington State driver’s license and good driving record. Evidence of a good driving record is a condition of employment and a complete driving abstract will be required.
• Completion of a Nationwide and Washington State criminal history background check is required in order to determine any past conviction history of crimes against persons, sexual assault or exploitation, and sexual or physical abuse and must be able to pass a thorough background check as required by the Child/Adult Abuse Information Act.
• Completion of an I-9 Form documenting eligibility to work in the United States.

Various types of tools and equipment are used including: push mowers, weed eaters, power hedgers, edgers, pruners, hand shears, hand saws, shovels, brooms, hand tools, ladders, leaf blowers, fertilizer spreaders, and traffic control devices. Future work practices may necessitate the use of different tools and equipment.

Seasonal employees risk physical hazards from working in and around traffic, heavy machinery, heights and other underground utilities. Exposure to noise, vibration, hazardous and toxic materials, fumes, gases and odors is routine.
Work requires physical strength and agility necessary to perform heavy continuous manual labor under all kinds of weather conditions. Work activities include combinations of sitting, standing and walking and the ability to lift 50-100 pounds on a FREQUENT basis. Seasonal employees must be able to see, hear and smell in order to detect problems and be responsive to their own safety, as well as that of fellow employees. Seasonal employees must follow appropriate safety procedures and use of protective clothing and equipment including: hard hats, eye/ear protection, rain gear, gloves, traffic control equipment and must provide own steel-toed footwear. Maintenance teams operate in a smoke and drug free work environment for their health, safety and productivity, as well as that of their customers.

TO APPLY: ******Visit: click on City of Mercer Island to apply online for this position****** The City of Mercer Island is no longer accepting, faxed, walk-in, mailed hard copies or email submissions.

If you do not have computer access many local government agencies have computer kiosk areas so you can apply online. Your local library and Washington State Worksource are also other alternatives for computer access. If you have any additional questions please call 206.275.7794.

The City of Mercer Island is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and promotes a diverse work force. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA Accommodations made upon request.

All City of Mercer Island employment offers are contingent on the applicant meeting the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act as set forth in EEOC Form 164 (EEO-9). This Act requires the City of Mercer Island to verify the identity of every new employee as well as their legal right to work in the United States. This verification requires you to complete the Government’s Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) and present the required documentation on the first day of employment. City of Mercer Island; 9611 SE 36th Street; Mercer Island, WA 98040-3732 (206) 275-7600
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