SEMI-SKILLED LABORER (GS)

City of Houston
Published
September 22, 2022
Location
Houston, TX
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Description


APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FROM: 
ALL PERSONS INTERESTED     
      
DIVISION: GREENSPACE MANAGEMENT
SECTION: 
GROUNDS MAINTENANCE
WORKDAYS & HOURS: MON. - FRI.: 6:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.*
*Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to building a sustainable community and enhancing the quality of urban life by providing safe well-maintained parks and offering affordable programming for our community. To achieve this mission, HPARD seeks a Semi-Skilled Laborer to join its Greenspace Management team. The potential candidate will play a key role in:
 

  • Performing a variety of routine tasks related to ground maintenance operations, including but not limited to, custodian work, litter collection, mowing, trimming, pruning, and planting.
  • Operating and maintaining various pieces of equipment such as riding mowing units, lawnmowers, edgers, chainsaws, and Roto-Tiller.
  • Performing work routine as a member of a crew, or individually as necessary to meet work requirements.
  • Reporting problems and/or hazardous conditions to designated authorities. 
  • Performing work prepping special events, training, and other park activities. 
  • May oversee crews of probationers and temporary employees. Perform other duties as assigned.  
  • This position is designated among essential personnel under the City's Emergency Management Policy. 

WORKING CONDITIONS     
This position requires extensive, near-continuous physical exertion such as repeated lifting of very heavy objects (more than 80 pounds), deep bending, climbing steps and/or assuming awkward positions. There are routine exposures to extreme weather conditions such as heat/cold, moisture and air pollution.  Periodic exposure to chemical substances and physical trauma of a minor nature such as cuts, bruises and minor burns.

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