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LABORER (SEASONAL)

at City of Houston

Pay: up to $12/hour
$12 - $
Posted: 4/18/2019
Job Status: Seasonal
Job Reference #: 2317162
Categories: General Labor
Keywords: cleaning

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

POSITION OVERVIEW



Applications accepted from:     
ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

                                               ********SEASONAL********

Division                          GREENSPACE MAINTENANCE
Section:                         
GROUNDS MAINTENANCE
Workdays & Hours        VARIOUS*

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to building a sustainable community and enhance the quality of urban life by providing safe well-maintained parks and offering affordable programming for our community. To achieve this mission, HPARD is seeking a Laborer to join its Greenspace Maintenance team. 

The potential candidate will play a key role in the following duties:

  • Maintain park grounds by picking up litter and debris.
  • Perform basic cleaning of park facilities and monitors supplies in restrooms. 
  • Report any problems or hazardous condition that will prevent a safe environment to the public. Perform additional assignments as required. 
  • May operate small lawn and garden power tools such as: backpack blowers, string trimmers, and stick edgers.
  • Candidates will be responsible for their own safety shoes.
WORKING CONDITIONS     
There are routine exposures to moderate heat, cold, moisture/wetness and unpleasant air condition. The position may involve routine exposure to soiled materials and light chemical substances such as cleaning solutions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS 
Very fundamental levels of ability to read, write and follow simple oral instructions as might normally be acquired through up to 8 years of formal schooling.   
 
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
No experience is required
 
LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
None

PREFERENCES

**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**

Applicants who can work Day, Evening, Night, Weekend, and Holiday Shifts. Also, preference will be given to those applicants that have experience in grounds maintenance.
 

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED
The selection process will involve application review and/or interview.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION     YES
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test. 

SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. The salary range is: Pay Grade 4
 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832-395-7108.

If you need special services or accommodations, call (832) 395-7108. (TTY 7-1-1)

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Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.