Temporary Parks Laborer

City of Great Falls, MT | Great Falls, MT

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Posted Date 1/17/2024
Description Salary: $19.28 Hourly

Location : Great Falls, MT

Job Type: Temporary Full-time

Job Number: 24-00004

Department: Parks and Recreation

Division: Parks

Opening Date: 01/17/2024

Closing Date: Continuous

Union Classification: Crafts Council - Laborers Union

Nature of Work

*Now Hiring for Summer 2024!

Positions are available at the City Parks, Multi-sports Complex, Rivers Edge Trail, Pools, and Portage Meadows.

Responsibility for providing skilled to semi-skilled activities in the maintenance and construction of parks, buildings, facilities and other landscaped areas. Work responsibilities may extend to special work assignments, including swimming pool maintenance, athletic field maintenance, and playground construction projects. Work is performed under the general direction of the Parks Manager or other supervisory employee.

Essential Functions of Work

  • Mows grass and sprays weeds; lays sod; waters and fertilizes grass and landscaped areas; applies pesticides.
  • Performs minor repairs to buildings and facilities; installs and removes signs; maintains parks equipment.
  • Removes ice and snow; installs and removes snow fences.
  • Works with and provides skilled trades personnel with assistance on various carpentry, plumbing and irrigation system projects.
  • Checks and interprets gauges, flow meters and other monitoring equipment to ensure the City's swimming pools are operating efficiently.
  • Performs maintenance of athletic and ball fields.
  • Performs maintenance of trail system.
  • Maintenance and cleaning of Parks buildings.
Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • One year of experience in parks, building and grounds maintenance desired.
  • Candidate must possess or have the ability to obtain valid Montana driver's license
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
Requirements of Work

  • Working knowledge of landscaping and grounds keeping.
  • Working knowledge of fertilizers and pesticides.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, and the general public.
  • Working knowledge of methods and equipment used in building cleaning and maintenance.
  • Teamwork
  • Thoroughness
  • Even Temperament
  • Safety Minded

This position does not supervise staff.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions and is exposed to cold, heat, noise, dust, vibration, chemicals, and mechanical hazards.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, bend, twist, reach, ride and perform similar body movements. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Possess hand/eye coordination sufficient to operate maintenance equipment, hand and power tools, and a motor vehicle; the ability to talkand hear in person or by telephone or two way radio; and the ability to see and read instructions and reports.


The work schedule is a 40-hour work week, Sunday through Saturday. Work is typically performed Monday through Friday. This position is non-exempt and eligible for overtime. Any overtime must be authorized prior to working. The position may be up to a six month position.


Travel is primarily local during the business day. Occasional travel may be required to attend off-site training and educational opportunities.

Part-time & Temporary Employee Benefits

The City of Great Falls offers partial benefits to our part-time and temporary employees including retirement/pensions, prorated paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

Salary19.28 Hour
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