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Laborer II - City of Woodinville ( Job # 20-0003)

Minimum Salary: $20.50 per hour
Maximum Salary: $26.17 per hour
Employment Type: Seasonal
Department: Public Works
Open until filled.. Applications first reviewed on: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The City of Woodinville is currently recruiting three Seasonal Maintenance Workers.  The Seasonal Maintenance Worker positions will work up to 5 months duration, typically Monday through Friday.  Occasionally, the positions may be required to work outside of typical hours, including weekends and/or evenings. 

The work will primarily consist of routine tasks such as removal of brush and debris from park grounds, open space, and public rights-of-way, weeding, raking, watering vegetation, mowing, edging, shoveling, and light construction, repair, and facility maintenance duties.  Join our team of dedicated public servants to help ensure a safe, attractive, and enjoyable environment for Woodinville’s citizens and employees alike.

These positions are Open until Filled with the first review of applicants on April 15.  To be considered for the first review please apply by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15. City staff are aiming to conduct interviews during the week of April 20th. After that, we are hopeful that the selected candidates will be available to start working by May 18, 2020.  The City of Woodinville has implemented measures and requirements to ensure employee safety during the current pandemic.  As such, interviews will likely be held virtually via Microsoft Teams or Skype, depending on the situation at that time.

The most qualified candidates will be able to use a variety of tools and equipment and have a working knowledge of maintenance and operations gained through experience and/or education.  The candidates will be required to assist staff in performing regular, routine and well-known, semi-skilled maintenance tasks, within City owned facilities and public rights-of-way. 


About the City

Woodinville, Washington is a premier tourist destination with a population of about 12,000.  Located about 20 miles northeast of Seattle, Woodinville offers the benefits of a bustling urban area against the backdrop of the picturesque Sammamish River Valley. Woodinville is known for its tourism industries with over 100 wineries, breweries, and distilleries and many opportunities for outdoor activities.

It's a great place to work and we manage to do a lot with only about 47 employees, including planning, permitting, code enforcement, street/storm water maintenance, infrastructure construction and maintenance, parks, and general administrative services.

Essential Job Functions
  1. Perform routine tasks such as weeding, raking, watering, mowing, edging, shoveling, field preparation, custodial duties and litter pick up.
  2. Perform light construction, repair, landscaping and facility maintenance duties as assigned; perform work in accordance with sound safety practices.
  3. Perform minor, and semi-skilled facility maintenance operations such as replacing single motor belts, unplugging toilets, changing light bulbs and filters.
  4. Cleaning and repairing trails, sidewalks, streets, playgrounds, play equipment, grounds, buildings, and other public owned facilities.
  5. Removal of brush and debris from park grounds, open space, and public rights-of-way.
  6. Provide support activities for a variety of community special events including but not limited to: supporting the event management team, traffic control, site preparation, security, and site cleanup.
  7. Works with volunteers, temporary workers, contract labor, and other seasonal employees to ensure that city standards are met in maintenance and operations tasks.
  8. Maintain security when facilities are closed, or partially opened for a specific event.
  9. Report needed repairs, safety hazards, or other conditions that could affect staff or the public’s health, safety, security, or energy conservation to immediate supervisor.
  10. Pick up and deliver equipment, materials, parts, and supplies as required.
  11. Assist others who maybe hired for specific custodial, landscaping, facility, and repair services.
  12. Respond to the daily needs of building, park, and field users.
  13. Performs other duties as required or assigned.
Other Job Functions

Understand and comply with City operation policies and procedures.  Understand the City’s emergency response procedures and confidently provide first aid/and or CPR.  Establish and maintain an effective system of communication within the City and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Provide quality customer service; and deal courteously with the public. Work may be physically demanding, tedious at times, and unclean.  May be subject to callback during emergencies on a 24-hour basis and may be required to work occasional evening, weekends, or holidays during special events.

Job Demands

Work is primarily performed outdoors. Outside work will require exposure to varying weather and terrain conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must regularly see and hear; frequently stand, walk, talk, smell, use hands and fingers to grasp or feel objects, tools, and controls; and occasionally reach with arm/hand and leg/foot to inspect sites and facilities, bend head and neck, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and lift objects often exceeding 100 pounds. Work environment has exposure to fumes, odors, gases, and air and blood borne pathogens; exposure to moving equipment, and occasional exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, wet/humid conditions working in high, open places, underground spaces, restricted access sites, intermittent vibration, and noise. Necessary aptitudes include understanding instructions, verbal, numeric, and spatial aptitudes, perception of detail, finger and manual dexterity, eye/hand/foot coordination requiring visual acuity at 20 inches or less, analytic and problem-solving ability, initiative, precision, alertness, memory, concentration, reasoning ability and judgment. Patience and persuasiveness are necessary when interacting with other people. May occasionally require work beyond normal working hours. 

Minimum Qualifications


Knowledge of:
  • Safe operation of various large and small power equipment and hand tools
  • Light construction techniques, standards and practices
  • Basic cleaning methods, procedures, and techniques
  • Cleaning materials, supplies, and equipment
  • Safe working methods and procedures
  • Emergency response procedures
  • CPR/First Aid.
Ability to:
  • Work outdoors in inclement weather conditions
  • Perform basic and semi-skilled mechanical tasks
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Learn City policies and procedures
  • Listen and take directions
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form
  • Interact professionally with various levels of employees, officials, and customers
  • Perform moderately medium to heavy manual activities
  • Efficiently and effectively use cleaning materials, supplies and equipment
  • Present self as a positive role model, displaying good work habits, including good attendance, being on time, being reliable, being accessible and maintaining good personal appearance and hygiene
  • Respond appropriately to emergencies and other non routine occurrences
  • Communicate in a positive, cooperative manner with co-workers, supervisors, administrators, official, and the general public
Training and Experience

Must be 18 years old or older.  Have work experience performing semi-skilled, regular, routine and well-known construction, maintenance and repair tasks. Applicants are subject to Washington State Patrol background check, testing for alcohol and/or use of controlled substances and must possess a valid Washington State driver’s license and meet the City’s minimum driver approval standards.

Selection Process

Applicants who are invited to participate in the interview process will be notified by email.

Candidates who are selected for hire will be required to complete a Background Disclosure Release and a Driving Record Release form

Additional Details

Please review the attached job description for more information about the knowledge, skills, abilities, working conditions, and physical requirements.

Resumes and cover letters must be uploaded with the application.

The City of Woodinville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

Non-Regular Employee

These positions are considered seasonal and non-regular employees.  Non-regular employees are at-will employees.  Such employees shall accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every forty hours worked in accordance with RCW 49.46.210, but are not eligible for other forms of paid leave, paid holidays, health or life insurance coverage, or any other parts of the employee benefit package, except to the extent that may be required by State or Federal law.

The City and employee shall pay for all required coverage, insurance, etc. in accordance with applicable federal and state laws, including but not limited to:  Medicare, Unemployment, Workers Compensation, Paid Family and Medical Leave Program, etc.


Public Works Maintenance Shop
19900 144th Ave NE
Woodinville, WA 98072