The City of Houston PARK MAINTENANCE AIDE (GS) in Houston, Texas

PARK MAINTENANCE AIDE (GS)

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PARK MAINTENANCE AIDE (GS)

Salary

$12.00 - $14.40 Hourly

Location

Various, TX

Job Type

Part-Time

Department

Parks and Recreation

Job Number

20903

Closing

3/11/2019 11:59 PM Central

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POSITION OVERVIEW

Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Division/Section: GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

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 Parks Maintenance Aide to join its Greenspace Management team. Potential Candidate will play a key role in:

  • Picking up litter and debris.

  • Performing basic cleaning of park facilities and monitors supplies in restrooms.

  • Reporting any problems or hazardous condition that will prevent a safe environment to the public.

  • Performing additional assignments as required.

  • This position is designated among essential personnel under the city of Houston Emergency Management policy.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

No experience is required

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

Must have a valid driver's license and comply with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).

PREFERENCES

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. Applicants that have experience in landscaping, gardening, and park grounds maintenance.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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.

Pay Grade 4

SALARY INFORMATION

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. 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 832-395-7108 / 832-395-7115.

If you need special services or accommodations, call 832-395-7108 / 832-395-7115 (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.

Benefits include:

• Medical

• Dental

• Vision

• Wellness

• 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

01

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?

  • Yes

  • No

02

Do you have a valid/current driver's license?

  • Yes

  • No

03

What is the highest level of education obtained?

  • Less than 8th grade

  • 8th to 12th grade

  • High School Diploma/ GED

  • Associates Degree or beyond

04

Work setting experience – Park Maintenance Aide (Check all that apply that can be verified)

  • Worked outside in cold and heat

  • Work in moisture/wetness

  • Unpleasant air conditions

  • Exposure to soiled materials

  • Exposure to light chemical substances

  • Grounds Maintenance

  • None of the above

05

Do you understand that this position is PART- TIME?

  • Yes

  • No

06

Are you willing and able to work? (Check all that apply)

  • Day Shifts

  • Evening Shifts

  • Night Shifts

  • Weekend Shifts

  • Holiday Shifts

07

Do you currently work with the City of Houston, Parks and Recreation Department?

  • Yes

  • No

08

Please select the capacity that you are currently working with the City of Houston:

  • Full Time Employee

  • Part Time Employee

  • Seasonal Employee

  • Temporary Employee

  • None of these

    Required Question