The City of Houston LABORER (SEASONAL) in Houston, Texas
Parks and Recreation
10/21/2020 11:59 PM Central
Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED********SEASONAL********
Division GREENSPACE MAINTENANCE
Section: LAKE HOUSTON WILDERNESS PARK
Address: 25840 FM 1485, NEW CANEY
Workdays & Hours VARIOUS*
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to building a sustainable community and enhance the quality of urban life by providing safe well-maintained parks and offering affordable programming for our community. To achieve this mission, HPARD is seeking a Laborer to join its Greenspace Maintenance team.
The potential candidate will play a key role in the following duties:
Maintain park grounds by picking up litter, debris, de-weed flowerbeds, and water trees.
Perform basic cleaning of park facilities, some custodial duties, and monitors supplies in restrooms.
May operate small lawn and garden power tools such as: backpack blowers, string trimmers, and stick edgers.
Maintain the Nature Center exhibits, clean fish tanks and snake cages.
Report any problems or hazardous condition that will prevent a safe environment to the public. Perform additional assignments as required.
Candidates will be responsible for their own safety shoes.
There are routine exposures to moderate heat, cold, moisture/wetness and unpleasant air condition. The position may involve routine exposure to soiled materials and light chemical substances such as cleaning solutions.
Very fundamental levels of ability to read, write and follow simple oral instructions as might normally be acquired through up to 8 years of formal schooling.
No experience is required
May require a valid Texas Class C driver's license and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving.
Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.
Applicants who can work Day, Evening, Night, Weekend, and Holiday Shifts. Also, preference will be given to those applicants that have experience in grounds maintenance and those applicants who have a valid Texas Class C driver's license.
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED
The selection process will involve application review and/or interview.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION YES
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. The salary range is: Pay Grade 4
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832-395-7127.
If you need special services or accommodations, call (832) 395-7127. (TTY 7-1-1)
If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.
• Life insurance
• Long-term disability
• Retirement pension
• 457 deferred compensation plan
• Employee Assistance Program
• 10 days of vacation each year
• 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday
• Flexible schedules
• Professional development opportunities
• Transportation/parking plan
• Section 125 pretax deductions
• Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan
• Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
For plan details, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/hr/benefits.html
Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions?
What is the highest level of education obtained?
Less than 8th grade
8th to 12th grade
High School Diploma/ GED
Associates Degree or beyond
Be informed it is a very important part of processing to submit your high school information. Have you submitted your high school information?
Do you have a valid/current Texas Class C driver's license?
My license is presently restricted, suspended or revoked
Work setting experience – (Check all that apply that can be verified)
Worked outside in cold and heat
Worked in moisture/wetness
Unpleasant air conditions
Exposure to soiled materials
Exposure to light chemical substances
None of the above
Do you understand that this position is Seasonal?
Are you willing and able to work? (Check all that apply)
Are you aware that you will have to supply your safety shoes?
Please select from below your experience, that can be verified, in grounds maintenance such as mowing, de littering, blowing, trimming, etc.
Less than one month
One month but less than 6 months
6 months but less than one year
One year or more
Are you aware that this is a Wilderness Park and you will encounter snakes, spiders, skunks, and other natured critters?