Temporary Waterfront Laborer I

Alexandria, VA
$16.59 Hourly
Jul 30, 2021
Sep 01, 2021
Part Time
Temporary Waterfront Laborer I

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 I for Waterfront Operations.

An Overview

A Temporary Waterfront Laborer I performs general, unskilled, manual work of a routine nature tasks for the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities. The duties outlined will require physical vigor and the ability to follow given specific work instructions. A person in this position will be under supervision and will often assist Laborers II and III and Equipment Operators I in 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

Your ability to work in both outdoor and indoor settings. You should be able to perform, with or without accommodation, 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. Your work will require climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, standing, walking, pushing and pulling. You will be subject to 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;
  • Maintain cleanliness and order in and around rest rooms, shelters, benches, trash receptacles, signage and playgrounds;
  • Maintains, grooms and performs routine maintenance on athletic fields and outdoor parks;
  • Makes minor repairs on or paints equipment, special projects or litter cans;
  • Operates industrial equipment such as forklifts, pallet jacks in stocking materials in warehouse;
  • Operates small hand tools such as drills, saws, blowers, grinders, shop vacs, and weed eaters;
  • Picks up litter, empties and power washes litter cans, oil spills and graffiti on City right of ways;
  • Posts no parking signs in areas needing cleaned. Assists in cleaning around vehicles with sweeper operator;
  • Provides special event support, community day clean ups by cleaning before, during and after events or assisting with setup and breakdown of equipment;
  • 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 Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities is to enrich the City of Alexandria by creating meaningful experiences through public spaces, cultural activities, and programming. The Department's vision is to improve the well-being of every person in our community by connecting them to each other and their environment. The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities 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.

Note: Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license as may be required by some positions to operate some equipment in this class.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to understand safety hazards and to ensure safety practices are followed; ability to follow daily work documentation and reports.


This position requires successful completion of a criminal records background check and drug screening prior to employment.

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