Seasonal Laborer I

Location
Alexandria, VA
Salary
$16.59 Hourly
Posted
May 30, 2021
Closes
Jul 11, 2021
Ref
2021-00558
Function
Other
Hours
Part Time
Seasonal Laborer I

Park Operations Division

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter square miles in the city have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Seasonal Laborer Iposition.

An Overview

A Laborer I- Seasonal performs general, unskilled, manual work of a routine nature tasks for Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities. The duties outlined will require physical vigor and the ability to follow given specific work instructions. The Laborer I will be under constant supervision and will often assist Laborers II and III and Equipment Operators in their various tasks. Many of these tasks will be time sensitive. Assignments are outlined in detail by a supervisor, standard procedures are followed, and work is inspected periodically for safety and economy of operation. A candidate selected for this temporary part time position would be expected to work varying hours per week base on the business need, not to exceed 1500 hours per calendar year.

What You Should Bring

The willingness and desire to perform manual work, the ability to follow instructions; work safely, read, write, and carry out simple written instructions. The ability to handle a workload of medium to heavy work requiring the exertion of fifty (50) pounds of force occasionally, up to twenty (20) pounds of force frequently, and up to ten (10) pounds of force constantly to move, lift and push objects. The capability of climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, standing, walking, pushing and pulling. Must be able to work in outside environmental conditions, including extreme cold, extreme heat, hazards, and atmospheric conditions.

The Opportunity
  • Assists with winterization on all water systems e.g., pools, irrigation systems, fountains, hose bibs;
  • Cleans and prepares spaces before and after special events;
  • Constructs, installs and maintains park facilities (i.e, Shelters, benches, trash receptacles, signage and playgrounds;
  • General park mowing;
  • Operates small hand tools such as drills, saws, blowers, grinders, shop vacs, and weed eaters;
  • Paints equipment, special projects and litter cans;
  • Perform routine ball field maintenance such as dragging, and marking fields, keeping dugouts clean. Clean restrooms and picnic shelters;
  • Picks up large items such as white goods, tires, debris dumped or abandoned on street;
  • Picks up litter, empties litter cans ;
  • Posts no parking signs. Assists in cleaning around vehicles with sweeper operator;
  • Power washes litter cans, oil spills and graffiti removal;
  • Provides special event support, community day clean ups;
  • Restroom Cleaning;
  • Shovels snow, rakes leaves, cuts grass, works hose on leaf truck, picks up bio-degradable bags;
  • Works in the shop area making minor repairs, stocking materials and cleaning equipment;
  • Performs related work as required.

About the Department

The mission of the Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities (RPCA)_i s to enrich the City of Alexandria by creating meaningful experiences through public space, cultural activities, and programming. RPCA has received national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). National accreditation requires park and recreation agencies to meet 155 standards representing elements of effective and efficient park and recreation operations.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Ability to read and write and carry out simple written instructions; should have at least one year experience in related work; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must be able to collect refuse from back of a refuse truck; ability to use common hand tools; ability to follow oral instructions; ability to perform heavy manual labor daily; and must be able to work in all kinds of weather conditions.

Notes

THIS POSITION REQUIRES THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF PRE-EMPLOYMENT CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECK AND DRUG TESTING.

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