• Seasonal Laborer- (Recycling & Environmental Maintenance)

    Posted Date 1 week ago(7/9/2018 10:54 AM)
    Job Type
    Seasonal Part-Time
    Public Works Agency
    Job Closing Date
  • Nature of Work/Essential Functions



    Assist departmental field employees with duties and responsibilities associated with daily job assignments including; park maintenance, facility maintenance, and refuse elimination. Provide assistance and resources to employees, managers, and the general public regarding programs within the City of Evanston.

    • Specifications: This position offers 20 – 40 hours per week between the hours of 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM; Monday-Sunday. This position will report directly to the assigned crew or supervisor within the Department.


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


    Public Works Agency


    • Collects refuse and recycling within all alleys, business districts and city parks.
    • Unloads hand and power equipment from vehicle.
    • Uses broom or operates a vacuum machine to clean streets, curbs and sidewalks in the downtown areas or under viaducts or bridges; operates gasoline-powered hand-held blowers to move leaves; rakes and shovels leaves into container or trucks or into piles to be picked up by front-end loaders.
    • Picks up litter in public areas after community events; loads debris into containers and empties containers.
    • Performs various other tasks as assigned.
    • May assist in other divisions on an as needed basis.


    Minimum Requirements



    Must have the ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions; to operate hand and power tools and equipment safely; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, other employees, and the public.

    • Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
    • Skills, Abilities and Knowledge: Excellent oral communication and a fast learner.
    • Minimum of one year driving experience with CDL related vehicles and equipment.
    • Knowledge of the operating characteristics of assigned equipment; the operating hazards and safety precautions of assigned equipment





    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; the ability 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; 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.

    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 www.cityofevanston.org 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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