Laborer- Parks Maintenance Job at West Sacramento, Yolo County, California

Laborer- Parks Maintenance

City of West Sacramento , California

Job Information 


Parks and Recreation

Entry Level


$14.00 - $16.50 Hourly

Application Deadline 


04/28/2021 11:59 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


An official City of West Sacramento application form must be filled out in its entirety.  The NEOGOV on-line application is considered to be an official City application. It is the applicant's responsibility to explain his/her qualifications fully and clearly.  Incomplete information on the application may be cause for disqualification.  In addition, the applicant must submit a resume.  Applications and resumes will be screened for qualifications.  The most qualified applicants will be placed on an eligibility list.  The top candidates will be referred to the Parks & Grounds Superintendent for further consideration and the next step in the selection process.

Current vacancies exist in the Parks Maintenance Division of the Parks & Recreation Department performing general park clean-up, maintenance and improvement tasks including litter pick-up, trash removal, raking and sweeping of walkways and play surfaces, painting, weeding, digging and planting trees and shrubs.

This recruitment may be used to fill vacancies in other programs as they become available. 

DEFINITION:  The Laborer/Aide/Senior performs a variety of tasks required to improve, maintain, and repair the City's facilities, infrastructure, parks, grounds and equipment.  
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:  Receives immediate to general direction from the assigned supervisor or designee.  No direct supervision of staff is exercised.
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:  This is a part time, extra help classification, which could be assigned to multiple departments or divisions. The Laborer is distinguished from the Laborer Aide by the performance and level of more complex and difficult tasks requiring greater independence and judgment in completing assigned projects or tasks. The Senior Laboer is distinguished from the Laborer by the performance of more complex and difficult tasks requiring greater independence and judgment in completing assigned projects or Tasks. 


Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  (Illustrative Only):  Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Depending upon the department or division to which assigned, will perform the following tasks:
·         Assists with the repair and maintenance of City streets, drainage systems, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and street trees.
·         Performs general park clean-up, maintenance, and improvement tasks including litter/trash pick-up and removal, weeding, planting, sweeping and raking.
·         Assists in general facilities maintenance, repair, and operation activities including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and carpentry work.
·         May assist in the inspection and maintenance of heating and air conditioning systems and other mechanical systems in City buildings.
·         May assist in the performance of periodic and preventative maintenance on City facilities and equipment.
·         Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skill.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:
Education:  High school diploma or equivalent.
Experience:  Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the above referenced knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of employment.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:  A valid California driver's license may be required.

Supplemental information

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Field and construction site environment; some exposure to dust and noise; some heavy lifting, standing, climbing, and bending; work with heavy equipment; may work at heights; work in inclement weather conditions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Must possess mobility to work outdoors; strength, stamina and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, operate varied hand and power tools and construction equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio;  fieldwork requiring frequent walking over uneven terrain to identify problems or hazards; finger dexterity  to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator, and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment; the ability to  bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites; lift, move, and carry materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, and heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.
ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS:  Employees work primarily in the field and are occasionally exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confined workspaces, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes.  Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.


1110 W Capitol Ave # 3

West Sacramento, CA 95605