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Seasonal Park Laborer SE- 3- positions

Department: Parks, Rec & Community Svcs/Parks & Facilities
Office: City Hall
Position Number:35-26-452-12136 - Authorizations: 1- 3
Job ID#:16156
To be considered for this job:You must complete the on-line application form.
Opening Date for In-House Candidates:02/28/2017
Opening Date to the Public:02/28/2017
Open until filled; for best consideration, apply by:Open Until Filled
Starting Salary (or salary range):9.12
Other information about this position or about working with the City of Rio Rancho:A Drivers License is required for this position. Your driving record must always meet City insurability standards.

This position is a temporary, non-benefitted position that will last for only a few weeks or months. Please ensure that you understand the length of the temporary assigment before accepting a job offer.

This position is a part-time, non-benefitted position.

A Drivers License may be required if your volunteer activities include driving to activities. If you are driving, your driving record must always meet City insurability standards.
Banner:This is the initial posting of this job opening.
If you are called for an interview or to attend a pre-employment testing session:If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted via e-mail or telephone with a date, time and place to interview.
Typical schedule :As needed


Position Title: Seasonal Park Laborer SE  

Department: Parks, Recreation & Community Services 


Division: Parks & Facilities 


Reports to: Workgroup Supervisor 

FLSA Status: non-Exempt 

Bargaining Unit: none 

Pay Grade: 05A 

Job Status: Temporary/Seasonal 

Full Time Equivalent: 0.54 


Position Summary

The Seasonal Park Laborer maintains parks and grounds following maintenance schedules for soil preparation, planting, watering, mowing, fertilizing, applying herbicides and pesticides, pruning and weeding and weed and litter removal.

This is a temporary position for the summer season only, lasting not more than 6 months per year.

Education, Training and Experience – minimum required to proficiently perform the job

Education / higher education: High School Graduate or equivalent

Minimum number of years of directly related experience: Six (6) months related work experience.

Education and/or experience preferences: none

Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

Driver’s License requirement: Frequent Driver -- Regular Driver's License     Required Endorsements: none

Note -- For any driver, driving record must always meet City driving and insurability standards.

Required certifications, licenses or registrations: None

Preferred certifications, licenses or registrations: None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to proficiently perform the job

Knowledge: Working knowledge of the methods, equipment, and materials used in the care and maintenance of parks and recreation centers. Working knowledge of plants, their diseases, and methods of control. General knowledge of carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical, and other building trades. Working knowledge of automated irrigation system operation, maintenance, and installation. Working knowledge of the hazards and applicable safety rules and precautions involved in equipment operation and park maintenance and development.

Skills:  The operation of tools and equipment typical in parks, facilities and play component installation and maintenance.

Abilities: Learn to operate, maintain and repair power tools and equipment used in the work. Learn how to maintain turf, trees, shrubs and other planting materials. Perform basic mathematical operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and determine weight measurement, volume and distance.   Effectively deal with standardized situations. Read and comprehend simple instructions, correspondence and/or memos and irrigation manuals, training guides, standard operating procedures and MSDS manuals. Write simple correspondence, reports and work logs.   Communicate effectively.   Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City employees, members of the public and public officials.


Interaction with Groups/Agencies/Entities: Internal: Works with craft workers and department supervisors to construct and repair parks and facilities on time and within cost.     External: General public, customers, and public officials. Participates in the Sandoval County Disaster First Responds Team.

Authorities and Accountabilities

Level of independent decision making: Minimal-incumbent primarily carries-out instructions and follows established procedures

Budgetary/Financial/Asset accountability: None -- Position has no accountability for, or authority to make, budgetary or financial decisions.

Span of control: Responsibility for own work (no supervision or leadership expectations)

Essential Functions

The following functions are typical for this position. The omission of specific functions does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned.


  • Prepares athletic fields, which includes lining, leveling, watering and maintaining the infields.
  • Assist in the construction of capital improvement projects in the parks.
  • Perform minor semi-skilled park building maintenance on the interior and exterior, to include painting, fence repair and related park improvements.
  • Maintain, adjust and operate specialized turf care equipment and tools, including electric motors, pumps, sprinklers, tractors, mowers and irrigation systems.
  • Ensure that all maintenance equipment is in good and safe working order, by performing basic operator maintenance activities on vehicles used, including checking/filling oil and other fluids, fueling vehicles/equipment and checking vehicle equipment operations.
  • Assist with the installation and maintenance of watering systems, including checking and repairing/replacing valves/sprinkler heads, repairing/replacing leaking pipes, digging trenches and installing new pipelines.
  • Assist in connection of water line to City water meters.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Daily activity level: Primarily physical work on a continual basis

Physical characteristics: Job requires oral and aural communication; Job requires reading and comprehension of written materials; Job requires normal vision; Must be able to distinguish colors; Must be able to see in dim light; Exposure to high noise levels; Fine finger manipulation; Grasping with hand, gripping; Works activities produce impact on hand, wrist, forearm, elbow from vibration; Use of road work or landscaping tools; Operations of gas-powered machines or equipment; Climbing Ladders; Working at heights (towers, poles, bucket lift); Bending/kneeling/crawling; Digging or working in trenches; Lifting/carrying/push/pull greater than 50 lbs.; Working while standing for prolonged periods of time; and Walking long distances.

Exposures: Handling hazardous chemicals or toxic substances; Exposure to excessive amounts of dust, flying particles, toxic vapors, noxious fumes or mist; Exposure to vibrations from equipment or operations; Exposure to sharp objects including razor blades, teeth, finger/paw nails (incl. biting); Exposure to unshielded, live electricity; Working with extremely hot or cold objects; Falling objects could injure feet; and Working outside in inclement weather conditions.

Extraordinary working conditions: None

Hazardous equipment/machinery used: None

Required personal protective equipment: Safety Glasses with or w/o side shields; Face shield; Breathing mask; Rubber gloves; Chemical resistant gloves; Ear Muff; Ear Plugs; Protective clothing (i.e., reflective vest); Gloves; steel-toed boots; and Protective gear.   The City will provide all Personal Protective Equipment required in this position except the protective footwear, which must be provided by the employee.


If you need an accommodation for a disability that would enable you to apply or interview for this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 505-891-5011 (fax: 505-891-9183).


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