Laborer - Park and Rec Department

Job Details

Category: Full-Time
Status: Open
Posted: Nov 14, 2022
Close: Until Dec 9, 2022

ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF THE POSITION include the following.  Others duties may be assigned.

  • Performs general maintenance task such as mowing, trash pick-up, janitorial duties, leaf pick-up, tree trimming, painting, and general cleanup.
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance to machinery and buildings as directed or trained.
  • Rakes, blows, and vacuums leaves and brush
  • Completes work assignments in a safe yet timely manner.
  • There are no supervisory responsibilities with this position.

QUALIFICATIONS.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

KNOWLEDGE and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or high school equivalency (HSE); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and t draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 75 pounds as a team lift.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

LICENSE(S)

Valid Driver's License.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of grounds maintenance equipment, such as mowers, trimmers, pruning shears, etc.

Painting skills preferred.

Skills in carpentry, plumbing, and electrical systems preferred.

Applications and/or resumes will be accepted through December 9, 2022 on Indeed, www.cityoflaporte.com/jobs, or in person at 801 Michigan Ave., La Porte, IN 45350,

The City of La Porte is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

The City of La Porte is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a drug-free workplace and conduct pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.