Seasonal Laborer Greenways

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/26/2018 10:30 AM)
Job Type
Seasonal Part-Time
Public Works Agency
Job Closing Date

Nature of Work/Essential Functions


Assists departmental field employees with duties and responsibilities associated with daily job assignments including, but not limited to, park maintenance, facility maintenance, and refuse elimination. Provides assistance and resources to employees, managers, and the general public regarding programs within the City of Evanston.

  • Specifications: This position works 20 – 40 hours per week typically between the hours of 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Monday-Friday. Some positions will be scheduled to work evening and weekend hours. This position will report directly to the assigned crew leader, manager, supervisor with the support of staff within the Department. Employment will last no longer than 6 months.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):


  • Uses power and/or hand tools to perform mowing, watering, edging, raking and blowing leaves; pulls weeds; plants shrubs and perennials; and mulches plants; removes graffiti in parks; may assist in athletic field maintenance; may assist in the painting of picnic tables, park benches, etc.; posts picnic notifications and prepares sites for scheduled activities and all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
    • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
    • Ability and experience to operate hand and power tools and equipment safely.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, other employees, and the public.
    • Excellent oral communication and ability to be a fast learner.




Must have the ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions such as extreme cold, high winds, rain, snow, sleet, high temperatures and humidity; to stand for long periods of time, bend, and work outdoors with limited lighting; to work with chemicals, vehicles or equipment fumes and gasses, dust and dirt. The employee must also be able to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


Additional Information



Work is performed under general supervision of a supervising crew leader. Initially employee receives instruction on the safe use of equipment in the performance of maintenance tasks, orientation to the department and work rules. Once proficiency with the variety of tasks performed and equipment used is gained, the employee is usually responsible for performing and completing the work independently according to City work rules and safety regulations. Work is checked by supervisor on a daily basis, or at the completion of the assigned project. Guidance is provided through rules and regulations, policies and procedures, personnel rules and OSHA.



The employee has regular contact with the general public when working his/her normal shift. They may be asked to field questions and respond to concerns. The employee has contact with other City employees to relay factual and specific information regarding work assignments.




To apply for this position, please apply online at on or before the closing date.


Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position.  Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.


The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.  The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).


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