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Seasonal Laborer - Parks & Rec

$13.75 – $15.00 hourly

City of Shawnee, KS

Last Updated: 5/14/22

Job Description

The City of Shawnee is looking for Seasonal Laborers in the Parks & Recreation Department. This position will work no more than 6 months or 1,000 hours from April to October. The Seasonal Laborer position is a non-supervisory position responsible for assisting with manual work in the maintenance of City facilities. Work is usually perform under direct supervisor, but routine activities are often carried out independently. Interaction is direct with customers, the general public, other Department personnel, and other agencies.

Position Responsibilities:

Grounds and Facilities Maintenance. Assists with seasonal maintenance work, including mowing grass with a hand mower or self-propelled riding mower, operating a farm-type tractor with grass cutting and other attached equipment, trimming and watering lawns, trees and shrubs; watering, fertilizing and tending flower beds. Also picks up trash and cleans restrooms in City parks.

Transport. Drives or rides truck to haul materials and transport equipment to and from job sites. Loads and unloads materials and equipment from trucks and trailers. Listens to radio to receive assignments.

Activity Preparation. Prepares facilities for activities, setting up tables and chairs, recreational equipment, bleachers, and other equipment.

General Equipment Maintenance. Performs minor equipment maintenance and repairs. Washes vehicles and equipment.

Manual Labor. Paints buildings and other objects.

Snow/Ice Removal. Shovels snow and ice from parking lots, streets and sidewalks. Drives truck during snow removal and ice control operations.

Other Duties. Performs other related duties as requested or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Entry Level (begins at $13.75 per hour, DOQ):

  • High school diploma or the equivalent.
  • Previous work experience in construction, maintenance, and/or operation of trucks and light equipment preferred.

Senior Level (begins at $15.00 per hour, DOQ):

  • High school diploma or the equivalent.
  • A minimum of five (5) years previous work experience in construction, maintenance, and/or operation of trucks and light equipment preferred.

Any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the responsibilities listed may also be considered.

Work Schedule:

Regular shifts are 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. This position may require off-duty hours for snow and ice removal, ice control operations, and other emergency situations. Occasionally works evenings and weekends for special events.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. The City of Shawnee reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities of job descriptions to meet business and organizational needs as necessary. The job description is not a contract or guarantee of employment.

If reasonable accommodation is necessary to apply or further information is needed, please contact Human Resources, Shawnee City Hall, 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203.


Company Details

Shawnee, Kansas, United States
Shawnee, population 66,290, is a suburb of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.  Shawnee is the third largest city in Johnson County and offers a safe, friendly community lifestyle with easy access to two interstate highways (I-35 & I-435).  The City offers a full range of services provided by the City including police and fire protection, emergency preparedness, emergency medical resp...