The City of Houston SEMI-SKILLED LABORER (GS) in Houston, Texas

SEMI-SKILLED LABORER (GS)

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SEMI-SKILLED LABORER (GS)

Salary

$12.00 - $15.36 Hourly

Location

Various, TX

Job Type

Full-Time

Department

Parks and Recreation

Job Number

20904

Closing

3/11/2019 11:59 PM Central

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POSITION OVERVIEW

Applications accepted from: ALL PERSON INTERESTED

Division/Section GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

Workdays & Hours Mon -Fri;6:30A.M. – 3:30P.M.*

*Subject to change

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 Semi Skilled Laborer to join its Greenspace Management. Potential Candidate will play a key role in:

  • Performing a variety of routine tasks related to ground maintenance operations, including but not limited to, custodian work, litter collection, mowing, trimming, pruning, and planting.

  • Operating and maintaining various pieces of equipment such as riding mowing units, lawn mowers, edger, chainsaw, and Roto-Tiller.

  • Performing work routine as member of a crew, or individually as necessary to meet work requirements.

  • Reporting problems and/or hazardous conditions to designated authority.

  • Performing work prepping special events, training, and other park activities.

  • May oversee crews of probationers and temporary employees. Perform other duties as assigned.

  • This position is designated among essential personnel under the City's Emergency Management Policy.

WORKING CONDITIONS

This position requires extensive, near-continuous physical exertion such as repeated lifting of very heavy objects (more than 80 pounds), deep bending, climbing steps and/or assuming awkward positions. There are routine exposures to extreme weather conditions such as heat/cold, moisture and air pollution. Periodic exposure to chemical substances and physical trauma of a minor nature such as cuts, bruises and minor burns.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to read, write, add, subtract and follow oral and/or basic written instruction as might normally be acquired through 9 to 11 years of formal schooling. No special knowledge of any subject area or technical field is required.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Six (6) months of related experience are 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 that can work Day, Evening, Night, Weekend, and Holiday Shifts.

Grounds maintenance experience

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 6

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

What is the highest level of education you have completed?

  • Less than 9th grade complete

  • 9th to 11th grade complete

  • High school diploma or GED

  • 12 months or more of education or training above the high school level

  • Associates degree or beyond

03

Work setting experience – Semi Skilled Laborer (Check all that apply that can be verified)

  • Worked outside in cold and heat

  • Operated various hand tools

  • Cleaned and serviced equipment and tools

  • Grounds Maintenance: edging, weedeating, planting, and pruning

  • Operated various mowers

  • None of the above

04

How many months of experience do you have in ground maintenance?

  • Less than 6 months

  • 6 to less than 8 months

  • 8 to less than 10 months

  • 10 months or more

  • None of the above

05

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

  • 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

Do you understand this is a part-time position?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question