Parks Seasonal Laborer I / II [MUST BE 16+]

City of Cedar Rapids

Provides labor and maintenance services for designated Parks, Recreation, Aquatic, Greenhouse and Sports Complex facilities including grounds keeping, light construction and building maintenance repair. Under general supervision; works independently and part of a work group. 


Position Schedule: Employees needed throughout the course of the Parks season of March through November. Work days and hours will vary, may include nights and weekends (Part-time and Full-time positions available).
 
 Areas of work within Parks Seasonal position:

Greenhouse – Assists with planting and maintaining flowers within the greenhouse and throughout the city’s park system. (NE Quadrant)

Trail Maintenance – Assists with mowing, trimming, and maintaining the city’s trail system. 

Park Attendant – Provides customer service by prepping pavilions, restrooms, and parks for pavilion rentals. Ensures parks are trash free and presentable for users. 

Tuma Complex – Assists with field prep for soccer and other events, mowing, trimming, and general maintenance. 

Ball Diamonds – Assists with ball diamond prep as well as mowing and field maintenance. (Ellis/Tait)

General Park Maintenance – Assists with mowing, trimming, general maintenance and projects.

Recreations Maintenance/Aquatic Support – Assists with playground and aquatic support, including mowing. 

ReLeaf Assistance – Assists with planting, watering, and care for newly planted trees as part of the ReLeaf Cedar Rapids initiative. 


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

Laborer I:

  • Removes trash and cleans maintenance areas, rest rooms, pavilions and splash pads; paints as needed;
  • Maintains parks, recreation, and aquatic grounds using push or riding mowers, string trimmers and other ground maintenance tools; and reports as to the general condition of the assigned park areas;
  • Edges, rototills, rakes, plants, waters, mulches and weeds ornamental beds; 
  • Assists Certified Pool Operators in maintaining swimming pools;
  • Prepares ballfields to include mowing, smoothing surface, paint and chalk lines and clean facilities;
  • Operate various mowing equipment (push, v-ride, 6’,11’, 16’ turf mowers), tractors with various attachments, etc. to maintain parks and surrounding grounds;
  • Cleans, greases, and maintains equipment on a regular basis;
  • 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.

Laborer II:

  • Includes all duties listed above in addition to:
    • Operate garbage truck compactor and/ or assist in parks’ garbage removal activities.
    • Operate and transport with truck and trailer various mowing equipment (push, stand-on, large area ride-on turf mowers), tractors with various attachments, etc. to maintain parks and surrounding grounds;

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Laborer I:

  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License preferred.

Laborer II:

  • Experience in general labor, grounds maintenance, operation of tractors, mowers and related power tools.
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License preferred.

Job ID: 79351

Posted 17 days ago

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