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Part-Time Seasonal Maintenance Worker Position Available
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This position is a seasonal job for the summer/fall season. The individual will primarily operate a tractor or riding mower, performing routine grounds maintenance, brush removal, and a variety of general maintenance work including repairs of equipment and maintenance of city buildings, as assigned.



Works under the general supervision of the Utility Director and the Water/Wastewater Maintenance Supervisor.


No supervisory or budgetary duties.




Operates tractor and grounds maintenance equipment on City properties as assigned.


Assumes responsibility for materials, supplies and equipment used for grounds maintenance, and maintenance and repair of city buildings and equipment, and other department facilities.


Ensures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use.


Inspects and assists in the control and use of supplies and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of city buildings and equipment and other department facilities to ensure that all equipment is in proper working order.


Complies with all City policies and procedures.


Safely performs the essential functions of the position without posing a direct threat or significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or health of himself/herself or others.


Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined in the City’s sole discretion.


Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing to and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the City’s safety policies and rules and must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.


Must be regularly available and willing to work at least 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, or such other hours per day or hours per week as determined necessary or desirable to meet the City’s needs.


Must be available and willing to work such weekends and holidays as determined is necessary or desirable to meet the City’s needs.




Operates a variety of tools and maintenance equipment used in grounds maintenance, building and equipment maintenance.



(A)              High School diploma or equivalent required; and


(B)       Any equivalent combination of education and experience.



(A)              Working knowledge of data entry; working knowledge of basic arithmetic.


(B)              Skill in operating listed tools and equipment.


(C)              Ability to perform and record arithmetic computations accurately and quickly; ability to accurately read and record data from various types of meter dials; ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally; ability to work in inclement weather; ability to establish successful working relationships; ability to work with angry or difficult customers.


(D)              Thorough knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods, and procedures used in building and equipment repair and maintenance.


(E)               Skill in operation of the listed tools and equipment.


(F)               Ability to operate and maintain various equipment used in maintenance and repairs such as common hand and power tools.  Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, and the public.



(A)              Must possess, or be able to obtain by the time of hire, a valid State Driver’s License, without record of suspension or revocation in any state.


(B)       As requested, complete C.P.R. training and first aid.



Pencil or microcomputing device, calculator, common hand and power tools, weed eater, shovels, wrenches, wood chipper, chain saw, power drills, and power saws.  Skill in use of mobile radio and telephone.



The physical demands described here 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 the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear, and smell.


The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to approximately fifty (50) pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration.  The employee frequently works in precarious places, and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.  The employee is occasionally exposed to the risk of electrical shock.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in field settings, and moderately quiet in office settings.



Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview, reference check, and job related tests may be required.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


Applications are available online at (click on Government, then Forms and Documents, then Employment), or at the business office in City Hall at 1922 Main St. The City of Higginsville is an equal opportunity employer.  Position is open until filled.



City of Higginsville  -  1922 Main Street  -  P. O. Box 110   -  Higginsville, MO 64037  -  Phone:660-584-2106
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