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SEMI-SKILLED LABORER (GS)

at City of Houston

Posted: 8/15/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2540095
Categories: General Labor
Keywords: custodian

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

POSITION OVERVIEW



Applications accepted from:     
ALL PERSON INTERESTED
           
Division:                                      GREENSPACE
Section:                                      
GROUNDS MAINTENANCE
Workdays & Hours:                    Mon -Fri;6:30A.M. – 3:30P.M.*
*Subject to change

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 Semi- Skilled Laborer to join its Greenspace Management team. The potential candidate will play a key role in:
 

  • Performing a variety of routine tasks related to ground maintenance operations, including but not limited to, custodian work, litter collection, mowing, trimming, pruning, and planting.
  • Operating and maintaining various pieces of equipment such as riding mowing units, lawn mowers, edger, chainsaw, and Roto-Tiller.
  • Performing work routine as member of a crew, or individually as necessary to meet work requirements.
  • Reporting problems and/or hazardous conditions to designated authority. 
  • Performing work prepping special events, training, and other park activities. 
  • May oversee crews of probationers and temporary employees. Perform other duties as assigned.  
  • This position is designated among essential personnel under the City's Emergency Management Policy.

WORKING CONDITIONS     
This position requires extensive, near-continuous physical exertion such as repeated lifting of very heavy objects (more than 80 pounds), deep bending, climbing steps and/or assuming awkward positions. There are routine exposures to extreme weather conditions such as heat/cold, moisture and air pollution.  Periodic exposure to chemical substances and physical trauma of a minor nature such as cuts, bruises and minor burns.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to read, write, add, subtract and follow oral and/or basic written instruction as might normally be acquired through 9 to 11 years of formal schooling.  No special knowledge of any subject area or technical field is required. 
 
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Six (6) months of related experience are required.
 
LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Must have a valid driver's license and comply with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).

PREFERENCES

**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 that can work Day, Evening, Night, Weekend, and Holiday Shifts and who have grounds maintenance experience is preferred.

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:


Salary Range - Pay Grade 6      

 
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 832-395-7115.

If you need special services or accommodations, call (832.395.7115). (TTY 7-1-1).

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

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.