Seasonal Laborer - Public Works

$18.34 hourly
  • City of Beaverton
  • 9600 Southwest Allen Boulevard, Beaverton, OR, USA
  • Mar 29, 2021
Seasonal

Job Description

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Join us for a Public Works Job Fair! 

Thursday, April 8, 2021 – Rain or Shine

12 -2 PM | Beaverton City Library West Parking Lot

12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton, OR 97005
We invite interested candidates to come out and speak with Public Works staff about regular and seasonal job openings in the Storm, Street, Signs and Landscape divisions of the Public Works Department. If you have a passion for serving others, enjoy working outside and thrive in a team environment, the City of Beaverton may have a position for you! 

Submit your application today and stop by to speak with staff about the positions. 


The City of Beaverton Public Works Department is made up of dedicated individuals who work in all types of weather serving the community day in and day out. Whether paving the roads, updating road signs, watering the flower baskets downtown, or ensuring our waterways and drinking water is safe, the Public Works team keeps the city moving. 

The Public Works Department is seeking applicants for seasonal positions including:

  • Crack Sealing, Paving and Overlay
  • Paint Striping and Signs  
  • Flower Watering
  • Tree Watering
  • Landscape Maintenance   
  • Pond Maintenance

This position is limited to 1,040 hours per fiscal year or when the work is complete.
 
Crack sealing, paving and overlay seasonal laborers will be working with hot rubber, lifting 25-50 pounds regularly, pushing a squeegee in traffic areas, using jack hammers, brooms, shovels and other miscellaneous hand tools to maintain our roads and keep our streets in great condition.

Pond maintenance and creek enhancement seasonal laborers will use string trimmers, blowers, mowers and other hand tools to keep our community’s waterways safe and beautiful.

Flower pot watering seasonal laborers will be assigned a route and will be required to operate a 4 wheel drive Gator/ATV to water and fertilize city-owned flower beds, pots and baskets. Laborers will be handling fertilizers, working near busy streets and parks and must have the ability to access hydrants throughout the city for water supply.

Tree watering seasonal laborers will be tasked with watering trees throughout the city located on city street right-a-ways and on unirrigated sites. The ideal candidate(s) will work independently daily and drive a city vehicle with a small trailer. Named a Tree City USA for over 25 years, the care of vital city trees is important to ensure a lasting urban tree canopy for generations to come.

Landscape maintenance seasonal laborers will operate mowers, trimmers, backpack blowers and various other equipment. Laborers will also do trash pickup and assist technicians with various other duties related to landscaping to ensure the lawns and public areas of the community are clean and beautiful for all citizens to enjoy. 

Striping and signs seasonal laborers will be assisting traffic crew in marking city-owned streets. Work will also include sign maintenance. The candidate(s) will drive a city vehicle and may be required to work graveyard shift for approximately 2 weeks to update heavily trafficked intersections. Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians alike enjoy the new paint job the city receives every summer. 

Applicants who apply will be considered for all seasonal positions and, if hired, will be placed in a specific section by experience and availability. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 18 years or older
  • Valid driver's license and the ability to meet city's driving standards.
  • Ability to satisfy the requirements of a background check and pass reference checks, license verification and physical and drug screen. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Prior experience in urban forestry, storm and sewer, construction or street maintenance. 

Beaverton is a diverse city, boasting a large population of qualified persons, including women, veterans, Black, Indigenous and people of color, persons with disabilities, generational groups, persons who speak many languages and are of diverse national origins.

It is widely stated—and supported by studies—that candidates, especially women, are less likely to apply for a job unless they believe they meet 100% of the hiring criteria. The city’s talent acquisition goals include hiring the candidate who is best able to meet the performance objectives of the role. We therefore encourage persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply, even if you believe you do not meet 100% of the qualifications and hiring criteria described. 

Compensation

$18.34 hourly

For more information about the Job Application Process or to review the City of Beaverton's Statement of Nondiscrimination, please follow this link to the Selection Statement.