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Laborer - Parks Maintenance

Position Type: Full-Time

Salary Range: $15.15 Hourly

Location: Public Works Garage, Fishers, Indiana

Position Description
Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you take pride in a job well done? Are you a self-starter? Do you like being part of a team? Do you thrive in a fast paced and dynamic environment? Can you communicate with a variety of people? If you answered yes to all of these questions then this position may be right for you.

The Department of Public Works (DPW) Parks Maintenance Laborer position is an integral part of a team that helps make the City of Fishers a vibrant and growing community. You too can make a difference in many areas of the community by working with other dedicated professionals on maintenance and upkeep of over 1300 acres of parks and school grounds that include: 120 state of the art baseball/softball fields and athletic fields; more than 500 acres of common area; and some of the most innovative playgrounds and passive parks in the state. This position also serves a key role in special community events (music concerts, 5K runs, Fishers Freedom Festival, Fishers Blast on the Bridge, etc.).

Examples of Duties
  • Conduct general safety inspections of the facilities, ground and power equipment
  • Calibration and application of chemical and fertilizers
  • Maintaining and prepping baseball/softball/athletic fields for play 
  • Playground inspection and repairs
  • Planting and care of trees and shrubs
  • Installation, troubleshooting, and repair of irrigation systems, VFDs and well motors
  • Light construction projects
  • Event set-up/clean-up
  • Operate and maintain hand power tools and larger grounds operations equipment
  • Maintain existing public open space areas
  • Assist in the training and supervision of part-time associates and laborers
  • Maintain daily report records and work orders
  • Seasonal work such as snow plowing and mowing
  • Some weekend, evening, and holiday work required

Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent; possess a valid commercial drivers license (CDL) or be able to obtain within six months of employment; ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 100 lbs.; ability to climb ladders and maintain balance; ability to interact and communicate effectively with a variety of people; able to handle several projects at the same time.

Supplemental Information
Did you know: the City of Fishers is the only Public Works agency in the State of Indiana and was the 88th agency in the nation to attain the coveted "Accredited Agency" status through the American Public Works Association (APWA)? Accreditation is the true mark of professionalism and recognizes top performing agencies that meet or exceed best management practices in the Public Works profession. Fishers DPW Park Maintenance is also an active member of the following organizations: Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA); Midwest Regional Turfgrass Foundation (MRTF); National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA); Indiana Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA).

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