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Laborer II - Parks - City of Woodinville ( Job # 19-0002)

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Minimum Salary: $18.23 per hour
Maximum Salary: $23.26 per hour
Employment Type: Seasonal
Department: Public Works
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)

The City of Woodinville seeks an individual to fill the Laborer II landscape position throughout the Spring and Summer.  This position is of a 4-5 month duration.  The individual will work under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor or designee and assists staff in performing routine tasks such as weeding, raking, watering, mowing, edging, shoveling, field preparation, custodial duties and litter pick up, within City owned facilities and public rights-of-way. The position works in both a crew and individual setting. 


Essential Job Functions

Perform routine tasks such as weeding, raking, watering, mowing, edging, shoveling, field preparation, custodial duties and litter pick up.

Perform light construction, repair, landscaping and facility maintenance duties as assigned; perform work in accordance with sound safety practices.
Perform minor, and semi-skilled facility maintenance operations such as replacing single motor belts, unplugging toilets, changing light bulbs and filters.
Cleaning and repairing trails, sidewalks, streets, playgrounds, play equipment, grounds, buildings, and other public owned facilities.
Removal of brush and debris from park grounds, open space, and public rights-of-way.
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 clean up.
Works with volunteers, temporary workers, contract labor, and other seasonal employees to ensure that city standards are met in maintenance and operations tasks.
Maintain security when facilities are closed, or partially opened for a specific event.
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.
Pick up and deliver equipment, materials, parts, and supplies as required.
Respond to the daily needs of building, park, and field users.
Performs other duties as required or assigned.


Job Demands

Work is primarily performed outside. 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. 

Other Job Demands

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.

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 regular, routine and well-known landscape maintenance and repair tasks. Applicants are subject to Washington State Patrol background check and testing for alcohol and/or use of controlled substances. Must possess a valid Washington State driver’s license.
Selection Process

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

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

The City of Woodinville values diversity in its workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified applicants receive consideration without discrimination 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 laws.


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