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Johnson County Human Resources Park Worker (Seasonal, 4 Months) in IOWA CITY, Iowa

Park Worker (Seasonal, 4 Months)


$16.75 Hourly


Johnson County Conservation Dept FW Kent Park Oxford, IA

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Definition and 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 and 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.

Ability to:

  • Learn operation of technical equipment
  • Operate assigned equipment skillfully, safely and in conformance with manufacturers 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 and Experience and Special Requirements

Eighth grade or equivalent. Grounds maintenance related experience preferred.

Special requirements:Possession of a valid drivers 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.

Specific Duties

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 s fety practices.
  • Attend work regularly at the designated place and time.

Position will be posted until filled.



Agency : Johnson County



Address : 913 S Dubuque St Suite 103 Iowa City, Iowa, 52240



Phone : 319-356-6003



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