Seasonal Laborer (Farm) [MUST BE 16+]

City of Cedar Rapids

Provides labor and maintenance services for designated park  and Old MacDonalds Farm, including grounds keeping, animal care, interacting with the public, and construction/repair activities.  Normally works as part of a crew.  Performs related work as required.

Supervision is received from Animal Exhibit Coordinator.  Also exercises independent judgement and authority for maintaining control and order.

2 Position Schedules Available:

  • December-June weekends; 3 hours/day
  • April-October (Part-time and full-time schedules available)
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check, physical examination (if applicable) and drug screen are required prior to employment with the City of Cedar Rapids.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

  • Waters, weeds, mulches, cultivates, removes and hauls trash and reports as to the general condition of the farm area;
  • Performs cleaning duties of all farm areas; paints as needed;
  • Power washes animal sheds, cement, and fences;
  • Mows and trims farm areas using push mowers, string line trimmers and other grounds maintenance tools;
  • Loads and unloads hay bales and feed sacks;
  • Works with general public running programs and events,
  • Opens and closes farm exhibits and sets alarm;
  • Records maintenance completed for designated area;
  • Loads, unloads and applies supplies and equipment;
  • Cleans duck ponds, animal pens, and farm areas;
  • Leads programs and activities;
  • Adheres to and enforces all farm rules and regulations;
  • Maintains discipline and oversees farm facility;
  • Takes care of farm animals and maintains good health;
  • Monitors farm visitors and ensures they comply with farm rules;
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures and safety practices;
  • Attends work regularly at the designated place and time;
  • Supports continuous process improvement initiatives;
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Acceptable Experience and Training:

  • Experience in working with animals, general labor, grounds maintenance, mowers, and related power tools. Requires experience working with youth and general public.

Required Special Qualifications:
  • Valid Iowa Driver's License.


Job ID: 78939

Posted 13 days ago

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