Johnson County Iowa Park Worker (Seasonal, 4 Months) in Iowa City, Iowa
Park Worker (Seasonal, 4 Months)
Johnson County Conservation Dept FW Kent Park Oxford, IA
Definition & Duties
Under general supervision as a manual laborer and limited skill equipment operator engaging in a wide range of conservation and other outdoor recreation maintenance and construction activities. Work with a lead person, though may be called upon to work on job assignments without direct supervision and being guided only by general job instructions. Perform related work such as preventive maintenance functions on equipment. This position may require work on Saturdays and Sundays.
Knowledge of & Ability to
Operation of small equipment and mowers, and the preventive maintenance of such equipment
Basic knowledge of Iowa native plants and their care
Basic safe work practices
English language to include grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary and punctuation.
Learn operation of technical equipment
Operate assigned equipment skillfully, safely and in conformance with manufacturer’s recommendations
Represent Johnson County and perform duties in a professional, responsible and trustworthy manner
Operate a variety of equipment, such as but not limited to manual shift pickup trucks, large riding mowers, push mowers, other small turf equipment, and small tractors, and small power tools.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions
Perform manual labor (moderate to heavy) for extended periods of time
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and members of the public
Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors and proactively managing biases
Work outdoors in unfavorable weather conditions
Handle low to moderate levels of stress, meet deadlines and solve problems appropriate to the position
Have clarity of speech, hearing, and writing which permits effective communication
Have sufficient vision which permits light production and review of a wide variety of materials
Have sufficient manual dexterity to operate equipment and hand tools with moderate to heavy use and make handwritten notations
Lift, move, carry, push and/or pull up to approximately 50 to 100 pounds
Stand, sit, bend, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, twist, reach, crouch and crawl
Have sufficient personal mobility necessary to complete field work
Occasionally carry out duties with limited supervision
Work on weekends as needed
Minimum Education, Training & Experience & Special Requirements
Eighth grade or equivalent. Grounds maintenance related experience preferred.
Special requirements: Possession of a valid driver’s license and insurable under county liability coverage. Must be 17 years old and provide proof of age or be at least 18 years old. Must pass background check.
to be performed satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Perform grounds maintenance.
Pick up garbage and litter.
Clean toilets, shelters, and other park facilities.
Wash vehicles and other equipment.
Rake leaves; pull or cut weeds.
Seed grass and plant trees/shrubs.
Perform minor building and fence repairs.
Paint and stain as needed.
Put up signs and maintain roads.
Assist with special projects such as the installation and maintenance of culverts.
Perform all work duties and activities in accordance with JCCB policies, procedures and safety practices.
Attend work regularly at the designated place and time.
Position will be posted until filled.
913 S Dubuque St Suite 103 Iowa City, Iowa, 52240
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