City of Wellington

LABORER-PARK - City of Wellington



Position Summary 

Under supervision of the Park Supervisor this position is generally routine manual labor involving the care and maintenance of City parks and other Public Works areas.


·         Works directly in maintenance activities such as mowing and trimming grasses, hedges, trees and shrubs;

·         Performs spraying of weeds and insects.

·         Assists in all types of maintenance work required in park, cemetery and lake situations;

·         Operates or learns to operate all the equipment used in park, cemetery and lake settings;

·         Assists, under supervision, in equipment maintenance and repair;

·         Assists in internment’s and disinternments at the cemetery.


·         Performs related tasks as required.

·         Assists other departments as needed.

Position Requirements

Experience:   One year of similar or related experience is preferred. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well with one year of experience.

Education/Licenses:  A high school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred. This position requires a valid Kansas Drivers License.

Technical Skills: Employee must be able to operate or learn to operate a truck, tractor, mowers, backhoe and other equipment with accuracy and efficiently. Some knowledge of the service, maintenance and repair of equipment and the ability to read and interpret service and repair manuals and written instruction is required. Employee must be able to communicate effectively.

Problem Solving: Minimal problem solving necessary, but this employee could encounter problems with equipment malfunctions and their repair.

Decision-Making: This employee makes decisions about performing daily duties in the most efficient manner.

Supervision: This position is subject to frequent supervision from the Park Supervisor but should take direction from Park Operators as well.

Accountability: No direct accountability for financial decisions but responsible to insure duties are performed in an efficient, cost effective manner. 

Personal Relations: Daily contact with the general public, co-workers and supervisory personnel.

Working Conditions: Exposure to equipment, noise, hazardous chemicals and all types of weather conditions.

Physical Requirements: Manual labor including lifting and carrying heavy objects, extensive walking, and the ability to operate departmental equipment is required.