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Grounds Maintenance Worker/Parks - 2023 Season - Part-time/Seasonal(Job Id 1560)

City of Omaha
United States, Nebraska, Omaha
1819 Farnam Street (Show on map)
Dec 21, 2023

Work Type: Part-time/Seasonal

Nature of Work: Summary:
This work involves maintaining public park grounds and facilities, abandoned private properties, and city rights of way. It involves mowing grass and weeds and picking up trash and litter. It also involves operating and maintaining equipment and hand tools and it requires heavy lifting and sustained physical effort.

Education and Experience: (The knowledge, skills, and abilities above may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following combination of education and/or experience.)

Special Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid motor's vehicle license.

Pay Range: Depending on Experience

Benefits: Not applicable to part-time/seasonal employment

Who Can Apply:

Any person who meets the qualifications and other requirements described in this posting.

How to Apply:

Completed City of Omaha employment applications must be submitted using the on-line application from the City website. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to check and ensure that any and all required application materials and supplemental forms are received by the City of Omaha Human Resources Department. You may confirm receipt of any materials and forms by contacting the Human Resources Department. If the materials are not received in the Human Resources Department, they will not be considered. There will be no exceptions to this rule. If you do not meet the requirements at the time of this posting, once you do meet the requirements you may apply when it is posted again.

Contact Points:

City of Omaha, Human Resources Department

1819 Farnam, St., Suite 506

Omaha, NE 68183

Phone: (402) 444-5300

Fax: (402) 444-5317


Email: .

Examination Information: Not applicable to part-time/seasonal employment

Veteran Points: Not applicable to part-time/seasonal employment

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Competencies and skills:
* Knowledge of the operation of tractors, trucks and other grounds maintenance equipment
* Knowledge of the safety requirements associated with the operation of tractors, trucks and grounds maintenance equipment
* Some knowledge of the maintenance of the maintenance and repair of motorized equipment
* Skill in the operation of a tractor and associated attachments and implements
* Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions Ability to communicate effectively with associates, subordinates and the general public

Essential Functions: (Any one position may not perform all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all of the duties that may be performed in positions allocated to this class.)

Detailed responsibilities:
* Mows, trims, reseeds, landscapes, and cleans public park grounds, facilities, and city rights of way
* Waters grounds using automatic sprinklers and hand watering equipment and repairs sprinkler heads
* Applies chemicals and spreads fertilizer
* Lays sod and prunes tree branches
* Mows grass and removes weeds, downed trees, limbs, branches, and debris from parks and abandoned private properties
* Paints and repairs park recreational equipment
* Operates farm type tractors and all attachments
* Operates pickup trucks, single axle trucks, and other maintenance vehicles with gross vehicle weights of less than 26,000 pounds
* Operates other engine powered and manually operated grounds maintenance tools and equipment
* Services and makes routine repairs to assigned equipment
* May supervise and participate in the work of a small crew of other seasonal (2 to 3) employees
* Performs other duties as assigned or as the situation dictates within the scope of this classification

Conditions of Employment: Candidates must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or proof of permanent residence or authorization to work. The City of Omaha reserves the right to conduct criminal history, driving record, reference and credit checks and a background investigation on applicants for employment. Successfully passing a criminal background review, reference check, and if applicable, a credit check, is required as a condition of employment. If applicable, the City will require that you successfully pass a review of the driver's license, driving abstract, a pre-employment drug test, a hearing test and a back screening examination as a condition of employment. Failure to provide the information requested in the application process in a truthful, accurate and complete manner may result in disqualification, revocation of conditional employment or termination.

For a complete description of this job classification go to the City of Omaha's website at

The City of Omaha is an Equal Opportunity Employer.