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Employment Opportunities

Laborer (Parks, Grounds, and Trails)

  • Type:Limited Term
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$11.00 - $13.00/hr
  • Posted Date:02/24/2020

(Parks, Grounds and Trails Maintenance)
Parks Division
Parks and Recreation Department
Part-time Seasonal Positions

Positions Available: 70

Essential Duties:  These are laborer positions needed seasonally by the Parks Division of the Provo City Parks and Recreation Department.  The individuals hired for these positions will be required to perform manual labor and general maintenance duties as follows: pick up debris and litter; clean and maintain pavilions, restrooms, playgrounds and other facilities; empty various containers into trucks and receptacles; load, dump, and pack landscaping materials; may operate trucks and empty truck loads as directed; use hand and power tools; pull weeds, lay sod, plant flowers, and prune trees and shrubs; perform major landscaping duties such as operating ride-on and walk-behind lawn mowers, string trimmers, edgers, sod cutters, aerators, fertilizer spreaders, tractors, and other equipment related to park and grounds maintenance; and assist in cleaning and maintaining tools and equipment.  Employee will be expected to assist other crew members as needed/directed and perform other related duties as required. 

Minimum Requirements:  Any training or experience which would demonstrate an ability to perform the work.  Applicant must have the following: physical strength and agility to perform the work, ability to follow directions and communicate with the public in a courteous manner, and a knowledge of the safe use of hand tools and equipment required by the position.  Hiring preference will be given to individuals 18 years of age or older.  

License:  Valid, lawful driver's license may be required at time of appointment.  Applicant will be disqualified from driving for the City on the basis of an unacceptable driving record as reflected by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. 

Hours: Schedule may vary throughout the season and will be coordinated with supervisor. 

Duration of Positions: Approximately March through October 2020.

Wage:  $11.00 - $13.00 per hour depending upon skill level and experience.  Payment will be made by direct deposit.

Screening:  Based on meeting the minimum requirements and job-related knowledge, experience, education, and/or training.  Selection may be based largely upon an oral interview.  Criminal background checks are conducted on all City positions.  Non-disclosure may result in dismissal. 

Physical/Environmental Factors: This work requires: strenuous physical labor; walking; bending; reaching; lifting (up to 70 lbs.); exposure to adverse weather conditions, cleaning chemicals, and some pesticides.  This work is outdoor during the summer months and requires continued exposure to sunlight. 

Pre-employment Testing:  Prior to appointment, applicant will be required to successfully pass a drug screening and background investigation.  Individuals with unsatisfactory drug screening results will be ineligible for appointment or application to any Provo City position for a minimum period of six months. 

To Apply:  Apply online at or at the Provo City Division of Human Resources located at 351 West Center, Provo, UT.  

Closing Date: *Open until filled.

*Because this is an open file position, applications of those individuals not appointed to the current opening or not making the above deadline will remain on file for 60 days.  Applicants will be eligible for consideration for appointment to the above position opening within that period of time.

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