The City of Springfield is now accepting applications for our Seasonal Maintenance Workers. This recruitment will be used to staff multiple spring/summer crews with various start dates throughout the season. These positions are temporary and do not exceed 520 hours.
This is an opportunity to work with our Development & Public Works - Operations division and learn more about our organization. We are looking for candidates who are familiar with or willing to learn tasks that occur in maintaining City infrastructure, specifically in landscape maintenance and surface drainage programs. We encourage you to preview the qualifying questionnaire at the bottom of this posting prior to applying for this position.
At the time of interview, a background check, reference check and driving check authorization form will be completed by candidates. These checks will only be processed for candidates selected for hire.
Under the supervision of an Operations Supervisor, the Maintenance Worker performs entry level seasonal work to maintain stormwater water quality facilities, City trees, planter beds, turfgrass and other landscaped areas; may use herbicides for vegetation control. Performs related duties as assigned.
Please review the attached Job Description for a more information about this type of position.
Summary of Essential Duties:
Participate in shrub and tree planting.
May assist in irrigation line repairs and sprinkler head replacements.
Maintains shrubs and planter beds by trimming and weeding.
May provide assistance to the tree trimming crew by trimming trees and chipping branches.
Implement vegetation control using weed eaters.
Mow turfgrass with push mowers.
Pick up litter
Maintain stormwater water quality facilities.
Provide written and oral reports as required.
Education & Experience:
High school diploma or GED, and sufficient experience as necessitated:
Maintaining stormwater facilities
Operation of light power equipment
Performing related skills or semi-skilled tasks.
Preference may be given based on qualifications and experience:
Have been previously employed by the City of Springfield as a Seasonal Maintenance worker
Any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience may be considered qualifying.
Employees must be at least 18 years of age to meet Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry standards for operating equipment.
Valid Oregon Drivers license at time of appointment.
General Knowledge & Demonstrated Skills:
Knowledge of basic laborer procedures and work activities to include the use of hand tools and equipment;
Knowledge of value of team efforts;
Ability to identify or learn to identify native and/or invasive plant species;
Ability to carry out written and oral instructions;
Ability to document work activities and provide basic written reports;
Ability to maintain positive working relations with co-workers and the general public;
Ability to work safely in a hazardous, fast-paced, outdoor environment;
Ability to learn the techniques and methods involved in maintenance and construction of the City's public works facilities.
Medium work Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Selection and Interviews:
The City uses an online reference checking solution called Pre-Hire 360ฎ from SkillSurvey. Top candidates will be asked to provide names and email addresses for up to five professional references (including two supervisors) that can provide information about your work performance.
Interviews will be held the week of April 15, 2019. Please reserve these dates in the event you are invited. Notification for interviews may be very short. Please plan accordingly.
All testing and selection processes will be done in accordance with the Oregon Veterans Preference in Public Employment Law.
How to Apply:
The on-line Application and Qualifying Questionnaires must be received electronically prior to the closing date/time listed at the top of this job posting. Please review our Tips for Applying page for more information about how to complete your application materials. The Apply for this Job link below will start the application process. You are allowed to upload a copy of your resume and/or cover letter as part of the application, but these two items are not required unless otherwise indicated in the posting. After completing the application, the questionnaire(s) and the voluntary EEOC form follow. The last page of the application process allows you to print your application information if you choose. You are not allowed to review your information after moving to the next page of the process.
Before clicking Apply for this Job below, please preview the application and questionnaires (both can be viewed by clicking on the links below). Once you begin the online application process you will not be able to save your work and return at a later time. Most applicants prepare their application materials ahead of time using word-processing software and then cut and paste their responses into the online application. The application only allows for four employers as part of your work history. Please use the form (linked below) to include additional work history. Email completed form to HR@springfield-or.gov before the closing date/time of this posting.
Applicants who include a valid email address will receive a system-generated email verifying that the application has been received. If you do not receive a system-generated email verifying receipt of your application, your application may not be eligible for consideration for this position. We recommend that you add our email domain (@springfield-or.gov) to your "safe senders" list in your email software to ensure that you receive communication from us. Please contact us at 541-726-3705 if you have any questions.
Veterans Preference Points:
The City of Springfield recognizes the extensive contributions of men and women who have served in the Armed Services. As a veteran, you may be entitled to preference when seeking employment with city government. If you would like to claim Veteran's Preference points, please submit a completed form (linked below) along with the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date listed at the top of this job posting. You may submit your documents via mail, email, fax or in person (please see form for contact information). If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 541-726-3705 or HR@springfield-or.gov for more information.
Additional Information and Forms:
Work History Continuation Form
Veteran's Preference Form
NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.