City of Boise Seasonal Maintenance Worker in Boise, Idaho

Seasonal Maintenance Worker



Seasonal Maintenance Worker


$11.00 - $13.00 Hourly


Boise, ID

Job Type

Temporary - 8 Month Seasonal


Resource Administration

Job Number



3/31/2018 5:00 PM Mountain

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Summary Statement

Perform manual and unskilled labor in the cleaning, maintenance and repair of grounds and facilities at and around City parks/facilities and on public rights-of-way. Performs general construction, maintenance, and repairs to a wide array of City buildings and infrastructure.

This position requires applicants to be 19 years of age or older.

Seasonal Maintenance Workers may work up to 8 months during the growing season from March through October.

Essential Functions

Turf Grass Trimmers - Operates push or self-propelled lawn mowers. Follows prescribed weekly schedule. Transports self and equipment from site to site using pickup truck and trailer. Work may be performed adjacent or on Right of Ways.

Landscape - Plants and weeds flower beds, prunes shrubs and plants, shears ornamental shrubs, cleans display fountains, recognizes and reports various fungi, seed and/or sod installation, picks up litter. Disposes of debris. Applies light herbicides and fertilizers under direct supervision.

Trash Collection - Empty 30 gallon trash receptacles, line containers with a plastic bag, replace lid, and pick up scattered debris throughout the parks on a scheduled route.

Lawn mowers - Operates self-propelled units with horsepower greater than 20 horsepower capacity. Units are riding mowers with rotary type cutting capability from 60" to 15'. Must safely load and unload at multiple sites daily. Care of machinery and safety around the public is paramount.

Restroom Cleaning - Follows prescribed schedule consisting of approximately 20 sites on a given day. Without supervision, cleans facilities that incur frequent vandalism. Uses strong chemicals to achieve sanitary results.

Tree Care - Assists with pruning, planting and removal of trees. Uses chainsaws, handsaws, pole pruners etc for tree maintenance. Under supervision, works with and around heavy equipment such as wood chippers, stump grinders and tree spades.

Irrigators - Operates, repairs and programs electronic sprinkler systems. Has specific sites assigned for troubleshooting. Operates pumps, wells, electronic controllers and valves.

Sports Fields - Ball diamond preparation to achieve safe and professional playing conditions. Exercises independent judgment to accomplish very specific conditions. Repairs sprinklers, cleans restrooms, lays out field dimensions. Operates machinery to accomplish results.

Construction - General maintenance on building sites, furniture repairs and replacement, painting, concrete/asphalt repairs, carpentry and plumbing repairs.

Cemetery - assists with set-up, care and maintenance of burial sites; cleans and straightens head-stones; string trims, mowing. (100%)

Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total Percentage = 100%


Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training

Requires education and/or experience to attain the following:

Working knowledge of construction and landscape techniques; general cleaning and janitorial methods.

Ability to utilize hand and power tools in a safe manner; performs general maintenance and repairs to park facilities; display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of City employees, the general public and other organizations; communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance; complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations; maintain prompt and regular attendance; and perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Individuals must be capable of operating vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record.

Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training

Two years of construction, general landscape, or agricultural experience.

Licensing And Other Requirements

Valid Idaho driver's license

Special Requirements

All applicants must be a ble to successfully pass City of Boise background check processes which include reference checks and criminal history checks.

Applicants must be able to pass, or have:

Driving Record Check

Working Conditions

The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Efforts

While performing the duties of this job the employee is always lifting/carrying up to 35 lbs, occasionally lifting/carrying up to 100 lbs. Also the employee is always pushing/pulling up to 35 lbs, occasionally pushing/pulling up to 100 lbs and rarely pushing/pulling up to 101 + lbs. The noise level is frequently loud. Work includes sensory ability to talk, hear, touch and feel. Work in this position also includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

Employees will sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, climb and balance. Position requires hand/finger dexterity.

Working Environment

The work environment w ill include inside conditions, outdoor weather conditions, in wet and humid conditions, with areas of dust, odors, mist, gases or other airborne matter. Employees work in/at places where they are exposed to mechanical hazards. Employees will also drive a vehicle as part of this position.

This position works: days, evenings, and weekends as required.

All temporary or part-time employees working 19 hours or less are not eligible for benefits. Please visit our website for further details