Parks Worker I (Seasonal/Temporary)

- Saint Paul, MN

Full-time | Part-time | Temporary
Performs routine manual labor in a park, on a playground, or at other public grounds or buildings; and performs related duties as required. (Employees in this classification are hired for seasonal work.)

Are you looking for a seasonal position and enjoy working outdoors? Consider applying to become a Parks Worker in either the Parks and Recreation or Public Works departments. These are seasonal, temporary positions that may work part-time or full-time hours and are limited to a maximum of 1040 hours within one year. There are no benefits for these positions.

Locations, Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Each location will have different available shifts and duties may vary by location. You will have the opportunity to specify at which location you prefer to work.
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory (CPZC)
Parks Highland Golf Course (PHGC)
Parks Operations (PO)
Public Works (PW)
Parks & Recreation
Light labor job assisting in the maintenance of park grounds and buildings.
Other duties as assigned.
Public Works (Must be at least 17 years old.)
Mow and weed whip grass on boulevards, center islands, and banks in and along roadways.
Pick up trash and litter on roadways and sidewalks in the downtown area.
Assemble signs, clean equipment, and haul brush and debris.
Other duties as assigned.

Hourly Rates of Pay:
Parks Worker I (all positions, except those in Operations and Como Park Zoo and Conservatory)
1st 500 hours = $12.12
2nd 500 hours = $13.06
3rd 500 hours = $13.94
4th 500+ hours = $14.84

Parks Worker I - Operations and Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
1-499 hours = $13.06
500 - 1499 hours = $13.94
1500+ hours = $14.84

The competencies as part of the Parks Worker I and Parks Worker I - Operations/Como Campus class specifications may not include all of the competencies performed by all positions in this classifications.

The City of Saint Paul's mission is to integrate equity and inclusion into how we approach all our work. Our vision is to be committed to building an equitable and inclusive city that will shift culture in city processes and policies, eliminate structural inequities, and ensure timely and relevant access to services, resources, support, and opportunity to every person in Saint Paul.

You must meet both the age and driver's license requirements:
Must be at least 16 years old by date of hire (for some positions in Parks and Recreation).
Applicants for Parks Worker I in the Public Works Department must be at least 17 years old by date of hire.


Driver's License:
Must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota Class D driver's license, or equivalent out-of-state license. The driver's license must have no suspensions or revocations for driving-related offenses within a one year period prior to the date of appointment. Suspensions for parking-related offenses are excluded. A provisional driver's license (without restrictions) may be accepted for some positions.

Applicants selected for this position must be available to work flexible hours when needed, weekends included.
Ability to work in all weather and temperature conditions.

Submit a City of Saint Paul online application, including answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire.

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Final Selection Process: If selected, you will be contacted for an interview. Only complete applications will be considered.

Condition of Employment:
The Parks Worker I positions may require a background check, including criminal history and driver's license check, as a condition of employment. The City of Saint Paul encourages individuals to apply for positions regardless of criminal history.

For more information, call:
(651) 643-3473 for positions in Parks and Recreation: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, Operations, or Highland Golf Courses

(651) 266-9700 for positions in Public Works

To refer to this information, we recommend you print this job posting before you apply. For technical assistance regarding the online application, please call 1-855-524-5627 during regular business hours.

Veteran's Preference: If you are a veteran and would like to receive Veteran's preference in accordance with MN Statute 197.455, you must submit a photocopy of your DD214 preferably at time of application. Click here for more information.

The City of Saint Paul is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Veterans, women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
An Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer