City of Richmond Heights, MO
  • 01-Feb-2018 to 31-May-2018 (CST)
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Richmond Heights, MO, USA
  • $10.50
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

Park Operations Laborer- Seasonal


REPORTS TO: City Forester / Facilities & Grounds Superintendent

FLSA Status: Non-exempt                                                   

Starting Salary: $10.50 per hour / $12.00 per hour for Class B CDL holders


POSITION SUMMARY: Performs heavy and light maintenance work on City park areas, rights-of-way, and infrastructure, including reconstruction, construction, and maintenance performing Park Operations related tasks in a variety of trades not requiring journeyman level skills.


Essential Functions:

  1. Perform a wide variety of tasks required for maintenance and repair of parks and recreation department areas and facilities. Examples include, but are not limited to, grass cutting, tree trimming, snow removal, janitorial, construction, equipment operation, etc.
  2. May be required to assist in performing various City Ordinance abatement tasks regarding tree and grass/weed ordinances on private property.
  3. Operate all equipment and tools in a safe and prudent manner, including use of safety harness, kidney belt and other appropriate or required safety gear, being responsible for safety of self, co-workers and the public.
  4. May assist in performing athletic field and court maintenance and playground equipment and surface maintenance.
  5. May assist in performance of special projects and tasks as directed by supervisors.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Keep simple records and routine reports.

Physical/Visual Activities or Demands: Physical/visual activities or demands that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

  1. Talking, hearing, sitting, reaching, climbing, stooping, grasping, balancing, crouching, pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying.
  2. Normal mental and visual attention with normal hand-eye coordination.
  3. Corrected vision measured at 20/20.
  4. Wide range of physical effort required, including lifting or moving (carrying) of heavy material (over 60 lbs.) in difficult positions and/or for extended periods of time.

Environmental/Atmospheric Conditions: Environmental and atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

Exposure to all outdoor weather conditions for extended periods of time, normal indoor repair shop conditions, and normal office conditions.



High school diploma or GED.


3 months experience in Park Operations or related field preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities that may be representative, but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.

1.        Able to follow written, verbal, or diagrammed instructions.

  1. Able to use tools commonly utilized in construction and maintenance trades.
  2. Able and willing to perform heavy manual labor requiring physical strength and dexterity.
  3. Able to use hand tools and operate equipment safely and effectively.
  4. Able and willing to accept new techniques, tasks, and training.
  5. Demonstrate willingness to assist co-workers with responsibilities when needed.

Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids that may be representative, but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.

Pickup truck with trailer, various sized tractors, backhoe, lawn mower, chain saw, string trimmer, edgers, trencher, skid loader, stump grinder, chipper, bucket truck, wheel loader, communication equipment, building maintenance and janitorial equipment. 

License(s)/Certification Required:

Valid Class F Driver's License required; ability to acquire Class E within 2 weeks of hire. Class B CDL preferred.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws.

Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

"Commonly associated" is not intended to mean always or only.  There are different experiences that suggest other ways or circumstances where reasonable changes or accommodations are appropriate.


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