Parks Laborer ( Seasonal)
City of Athens
City of Athens
508 E. Tyler
75751 Athens , TX
Job Description: 

Performs manual labor tasks required to maintain city parks, open spaces, right-of-ways and facilities.  Duties include regular custodial tasks, including the cleaning and removal of litter at park facilities and grounds, and mowing grass and clearing foliage.   

Responsibilities Include: 
  • Performs routine custodial duties at various park facilities such as bathrooms, playgrounds, and pavilions; sweeps and mops floors, cleans windows; picks up litter and debris and empties trash cans; refills paper towel and toilet tissue dispenser and replaces light bulbs. 
  • Participates in trash collection and disposal activities; drives pickup truck or other similar vehicle to trash pickup sites; empties trash cans, transports trash can contents to collection vehicle and loads trash in vehicle; drives collection vehicle to disposal area and deposits cargo;
  • Maintains plants, mows, propagates, cultivates, fertilizes and/or trims grass, trees, flowers, shrubs, and brush, including use of various light equipment and hand tools; Clears fallen limbs and foliage from park areas; 
  • Operates necessary vehicles and tools including pickup truck, chainsaw, garden implements, string trimmers; operates mowers, as needed;   
  • Assists with cleaning, organizing, and inventory control of service areas, equipment and supplies; assists in preparation and facilitation of events. 
  • Maintains vehicles and equipment in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures. 
  • Identifies and reports mechanical problems requiring additional repair. 
  • Notifies supervisors of repair problems beyond the scope of authority.
  • Follows departmental policies and procedures.
  • Reports City code violations to supervisor.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:

High school graduation, or its equivalent, plus one year of general maintenance experience preferred.

License or Certification:

Possession of a valid State of Texas Class C Driver's license.

Special Skills/Abilities/Knowledge: 
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and the safety precautions necessary in performing maintenance, construction and repair work.
  • Ability to perform the general, unskilled maintenance and repair.
  • Ability to perform strenuous work, including heavy lifting.
  • Ability to carry out oral and written instructions. 
Work Environment: 


Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, bending, crouching, stooping, and walking for extended periods of time; moderate and heavy lifting and carrying which includes the ability to lift up to one hundred pounds; pulling, reaching, bending, climbing, and kneeling; use of fingers, both hands, and both legs required; must be able to distinguish colors; must be able to operate assigned vehicle; flexible working hours including some weekends and holidays.


Field environment; some indoor environments; exposure to extremesin weather conditions; exposure to vibrations, and noise; work on slippery or uneven surfaces; work with and around heavy machinery, in or near vehicle traffic; exposure to dust and fumes from operating motorized equipment; possible exposure to toxic chemicals.