City of Sioux City Seasonal Laborer I, II & III - Parks Maintenance in Sioux City, Iowa

Seasonal Laborer I, II & III - Parks Maintenance

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March 3rd, 2017

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Until Filled


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City Hall Sioux City, IA 405 6th Street, Sioux City, IA 51102

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Date Adopted

April 14, 2014

Date Revised

April 14, 2014

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SEASONAL LABORER I, II & III - PARKS MAINTENANCE, $10.00-$11.00/HOUR. Seasonal Laborer positions in Parks or Cemeteries. Must have knowledge of the use and types of hand tools, mowing equipment and other equipment. Must be physically able to work 8 to 10 hour days and lift up to 50 lbs. Forty hours per week, hours vary between 6:00 am – 4:30 pm; may require weekends. Work will last a maximum of six months. Applications will be taken until positions filled.

Job Description


Under general direction of the labor supervisor, performs general manual work requiring no special training and minimal experience; work performance and demonstrated abilities are above the level of a Seasonal Laborer I or II. Works with and around, and may operate various pieces of light automotive and mechanical equipment. Responsible for leading the work of other seasonal employees. As work experience is gained, may be assigned to somewhat more difficult and responsible tasks. Work normally is performed under general supervision; does related work as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF POSITION (with or without accommodation)

The following duties are typical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Knowledge of types and use of hand tools and mowing equipment.

  • Works as part of a right-of-way mowing crew and operates a mower, weed whip and pick up truck.

  • Performs various street maintenance duties such as cleaning gutters, spreading sand and salt, shoveling snow, sweeping streets, sidewalks and alleys, and picking up refuse and brush on streets and park facilities.

  • Grades and dresses street slopes, driveways, sidewalks and drainage ditches.

  • Paints meters, valves, pipe fittings, guardrails, street lines and curbs.

  • Digs and backfills trenches and assists in laying pipe and electrical conduit to grade.

  • Breaks pavement, pours and shovels asphalt and concrete, raking, tamping and smoothing asphalt and operating a manual and automatic compactor.

  • Digs out holes with automatic and manual digging tools, filling depressions with slag, gravel, asphalt or other materials.

  • Builds forms and assists in pouring concrete for curb, sidewalk, street and gutter repair and construction projects.

  • Assists in opening and closing graves and in digging for monument foundations.

  • Waters, fertilizes, cultivates and trims lawns, shrubs, flowers and trees.

  • Assists skilled crew members in maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds and equipment.

  • Maintains golf course operating airifier, mowers and vertical cut units.

  • Positions traffic cones and barricades.

  • Assists in erecting street signs and meter posts.

  • Assists in the installation of water services, mains and hydrants, and repairs of water mains.

  • Assists in servicing emergency calls such as removing snow from streets, repairing broken water mains and sewer lines and similar situations.

  • Cleans catch basins, manholes and storm, sanitary sewer lines, grounds, ponds, pools and playground equipment.

  • Cleans and maintains public restrooms and shelter houses on weekends with little or no supervision.

  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance at work.

  • Regularly lifts up to 25 pounds and occasionally lifts up to 75 pounds overhead.

  • Expected to temporarily perform duties outside of normal classification in the event of a declared emergency. In the event that an employee is excused from work other than being sick, they will be required to report to work in a state of declared emergency.

Preferred Skills


Some experience in performing general manual work and preferable completion of a standard grade school course; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.



The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. Ability to quickly move hands, hands together with arms, or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects, ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time; this involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue, ability to use abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without "giving out" or fatiguing, ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs. Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you, ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer), ability to see details at a distance, ability to identify and understand the speech of another person, ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Job Knowledge

Some knowledge of the types and uses of common hand tools and standard equipment used in construction and maintenance work particularly as applied to specialized work to which assigned; general mechanical ability and ability to perform unskilled to semiskilled tasks in construction and maintenance activities of a physically demanding nature; ability to understand and follow specific oral and written instructions; physical strength and agility sufficient to do strenuous manual labor for extended periods, under varying weather conditions.

Language Skills and Interpersonal Communication

Requires effective communication skills and the ability to provide assistance to customers both external and internal. Requires the ability to write and speak clearly, distinctly and effectively with fellow employees, contractors and regulatory officials; read in English and compare similarities and differences between words and series of numbers; apply common sense understanding to the work process, procedures, programs and services; and to provide and follow verbal and written instructions.

Work Environment

Five percent of work is performed in a normal inside office environment with appropriate heating and cooling and is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards other than those normally associated with general public contact, dust or odors. Field conditions outdoors are varying weather conditions, with varying low to high equipment noise; walking on grass, gravel, dirt, rock, asphalt, etc.; with normal outdoor to high outdoor dust levels. Ninety-five percent of work is outdoors.

Special Requirements