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Seasonal/Part-Time Maintenance Worker (Parks and Public Works)

Company: City of Kennewick
Location: Kennewick
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:


The City of Kennewick is seeking seasonal maintenance workers in our Parks and Public Works Departments. Seasonal full-time maintenance workers typically work Monday through Friday or any combination of five consecutive 8-hour work days, and part-time maintenance workers typically work weekends or variable hour event schedules depending on availability. Maintenance workers who complete one season of satisfactory seasonal employment may receive preference in future hiring processes for full-time positions.

Core Value Statement

The City of Kennewick will provide excellent public service and ensure the safety and wellbeing of our community and one another through the empowerment of each employee.We value integrity, inclusiveness, stewardship and communication.We are accountable to our community for innovative and collaborative efforts that anticipate needs, leverage resources and deliver solutions.

Safety Statement

We expect our employees to ensure compliance with all applicable safety practices and policies, including those established by OSHA/DOSH regulations and by the City's Accident Prevention Plan. This includes but is not limited to actively identifying and correcting potential hazards that may affect employee and public safety, including those identified by co-workers. Leading by example to promote a positive culture of workplace safety through everyday action; emphasizing safe completion of work throughout all aspects of developing and carrying out work plans.

Examples of Work Performed (Illustrative Only)

Distinguishing Features of the Class

A Maintenance Worker performs a wide variety of basic tasks in the Parks or Public Works Departments, and may be temporarily assigned to other Departments within the City as required. Must possess the skills, knowledge and physical capabilities to perform the duties of the position and must comply with City and Department policies, procedures and methods at all times.Must demonstrate an ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision.

Essential Duties(for illustrative purposes only)

The Parks Department performs routine tasks such as weeding, raking, watering, hand mowing, edging, shoveling, picking up litter, preparing softball infields and related grounds, and cleaning and repairing restrooms, grounds, buildings and other public facilities.

The Public Works Department performs routine tasks such as cleaning parts/equipment, debris from city right-of-ways, vegetation controland housecleaning of city shops and facilities. Assists with repair and maintenance in various divisions.

Employment Standards

Demonstrated ability to perform outdoor maintenance work in all types of weather conditions; basic mechanical ability, including ability to use small hand tools; basic safety skills and awareness; prior experience in maintenance or similar work preferred.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and establish good working relationships with the public and other employees.
  • Ability to work a wide variety of shifts including afternoons, evening, weekends and holidays.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older on the date of hire.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted Washington State Driver's License.
  • Must possess and maintain an insurable driving record.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.
    Supplemental Requirements

    Physical Activity Requirements

    To perform the essential functions of the job, a Maintenance Worker must be able to perform the following:

    Stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, climbing, crawling, walking, pulling, lifting, fine motor dexterity, grasping and seeing/observing; ability to walk and stand for long periods of time.Ability to work outdoors under adverse and varied weather conditions.

    Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Keywords: City of Kennewick, Kennewick , Seasonal/Part-Time Maintenance Worker (Parks and Public Works), Professions , Kennewick, Washington

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