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Employer: City of Ottawa
Division: Public Works & Utilities
Job Title: Seasonal Worker
Salary: $10.00 Hourly

Job Description:

Position Title:                     Seasonal Worker

Department:                       Public Works & Utilities Departments

Position Summary:

Under the supervision and at the direction of the Superintendent, the Seasonal Worker performs manual labor tasks in maintenance and operation of parks, cemeteries, streets, or warehouse, and assists in other maintenance tasks performed by the Public Works or Utility Departments.

How to Apply:      Complete On-Line Application at www.HRePartners.com.

Minimum Rate:      $10.00/hour

Date Opened:       February 1, 2018

Date Closed:        May 20, 2018

Hours:                   7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Some overtime may be needed.

E-Mail Confirmation:  After your application has been received by the City of Ottawa, you will receive confirmation by e-mail. Please check your SPAM filter or JUNK Mail for an e-mail from HumanResources@ottawaks.gov.  If you have not received information within 48 hours of submitting your application, please call 785-229-3634 to verify application has been received.

For additional information, contact Human Resources at 785-229-3634 or e-mail humanresources@ottawaks.gov.

Additional Information:

Applicant must be at least 18 years of age to work for the City.  High School Diploma or GED required.  Requires possession of a valid Driver’s License.  Must be insurable by the City’s insurance carrier.

The City of Ottawa conducts background checks and drug screening on all potential candidates.

Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3634 at least two days prior to the scheduled test or interview.

The City of Ottawa is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

The City of Ottawa is a nationally recognized Playful City USA community


Job Title                               Seasonal Worker

Department                          Public Works or Utilities

Reports To                          May report to Parks Superintendent, Cemetery Sexton, Streets Superintendent, or Warehouse Manager

FLSA Status                        Non-Exempt (eligible for overtime pay)

Salary Grade                       None

Retirement                           None

OSHA                                   Hazard Communication, Bloodborne Pathogens

Last Update                         March 2015                                   

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.


Under the supervision and at the direction of the Superintendent, the Seasonal Worker performs manual labor tasks in maintenance and operation of parks, cemeteries, streets, or warehouse, and assists in other maintenance tasks performed by the Public Works or Utility Departments.

Essential Job Functions

  • Follows all safety precautions including use of personnel protective equipment.
  • Operates a variety of motorized equipment, including but not limited to self-propelled tractor-mower, dump truck, pick-up truck, farm-type tractor with implements, chainsaws, and string trimmers; may also use trencher, tamper, jackhammer, cut-off saw and augers.
  • Understands and performs operator-level maintenance on equipment used.
  • Assists in general construction work related to operation and maintenance of parks, streets and utilities.
  • Reads and comprehends documents such as, but not limited to, written policies, safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Plants, prunes, cuts, and removes trees/limbs as directed including:  removing dead and dangerous trees; removes stumps; removes debris from tree pruning and tree removal operations.
  • Completes lawn care and landscaping activities including chemical application and pest control.
  • Paints and repairs playground equipment and recreation facilities, structures, and outdoor furniture.
  • Digs/clears ditches and other storm water structures and eliminates obstructions using appropriate machinery and hand tools.
  • Climbs trees, uses ladders and safety belt, removes dead or broken branches.
  • Cleans public restrooms facilities and disposes of refuse in public receptacles on City properties.
  • Hauls rock, asphalt and concrete for street repairs and other purposes.
  • Climbs in and out of sewer manholes to assist with repairs.


Ancillary Job Functions

  • Obeys and complies with all City ordinances and policies
  • Assists other departments and perform other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.


Education and Experience – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Valid Kansas Driver’s license is required. Must be insurable by the City’s insurance carrier.
  • Some knowledge of grounds maintenance preferred.


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

  • The ability to receive, understand, and comply with written and oral instructions is required.
  • The ability to effectively use verbal communication to communicate with general public, supervisors, peers, and subordinates to resolve problems is required.
  • The ability to work courteously and establish successful working relationships with entities, employees, City officials, businesses and the public, and use good professional judgment, honesty, and integrity in decision-making is required.
  • Problem solving requirements include prioritization and completion of work assignments in a timely manner.
  • Decision making include methods of equipment use and repair/maintenance, and use of appropriate safety practices and equipment.


Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

  • Manual labor is required.
  • Adverse weather conditions including prolonged exposure to temperature and precipitation extremes are a factor, as is exposure to fuels, chemicals and hazardous implements.
  • Must be able to work at heights well above ground level and in confined spaces.
  • Special equipment is used that requires mental alertness and agility during tree pruning and tree removal activities.


Physical Abilities commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Requires the ability to operate a variety of motorized equipment,
  • Ability to negotiate rough terrain on foot to access maintenance problems,
  • Ability to climb in and out of manholes or similarly confined structures,
  • Ability to lift objects weighing up to 75 lbs,
  • Mobility to run errands, flexibility of body, manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination.

Vacancy Number: ott01252018-01

Open Date: 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 5/20/2018 11:59:59 PM