General Labor

Port of Brownsville - Brownsville, TX

Job Summary
This is manual labor in the performance of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks that may be of a physically demanding nature. Work involves responsibility for performing manual labor, which may be of a heavy nature. As work experience is gained, employees of this class may be assigned to somewhat more difficult and responsible tasks. Work assignments frequently are detailed, and the work is subject to review while in progress and upon completion.
Job Responsibilities
Perform routine grounds and road right-of-way cleaning and maintenance
Mows grass with power, push-type or small tractor mower
Cuts and hoes weeds
Trims and prunes shrubbery and small trees
Rakes leaves
Edges curbs
Sprays ditches for weeds
Cleans and maintains garden equipment
Loads trash and trimmings on trucks
Cleans floors
Participates in minor maintenance and cleaning of buildings and grounds. Limited equipment use.
Other duties as assigned after proper instruction.

Minimum Qualifications
This is an entry level position, no previous experience is required.
Ability to perform repair or construction work.
Ability to use the tools used in maintenance and construction.
Some knowledge of the precautions necessary to work safely with and around mechanized equipment.
Ability to perform manual tasks involving physical strength and endurance under variable weather.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.

Preferred Qualifications
High school diploma or GED equivalent.
Bilingual (English / Spanish)
Previous related experience
Excellent and effective oral and written communication skills.

Work Conditions & Physical Demands
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Frequent exposure to outside weather conditions such as heat, cold, dust, and vehicle exhaust.
Medium physical effort including long periods of standing, up to 8 continuous hours and occasional lifting of objects up to 50 lbs.
Withstand prolonged periods of standing, walking, and/or sitting.
Frequent contact with the public.

Additional Requirements
Valid Texas Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
Must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screening and background investigation to be hired for this position.
The Port of Brownsville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization. The Port of Brownsville prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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