Position Summary:        
This is routine manual labor and equipment operation activities involved in the maintenance and operation of public buildings and grounds, open spaces, trails, and parks. Work involves responsibility for performance of a variety of heavy and light manual tasks.  Installs, constructs, and maintains parks, open spaces, and trails. Performs landscaping, grounds care, forestry, and naturalist duties. Prepares parks and facilities for recreation program use including setting up and taking down equipment, dragging ballfields, pool maintenance, lining fields, and flooding and maintaining ice rinks. Performs general facilities maintenance activities including interior and exterior building maintenance and repair. Assignments may include the use of standard or specialized hand tools, power-operated devices, or other equipment.   Assignments also include the operation of trucks and other automotive or construction equipment incidental to regular duties. Position is subject to call backs, unscheduled overtime, shift work, and weekend duty.  

Required Qualifications:          
High school graduate or equivalent.   Possession of a Class B Commercial Driver’s License upon application or ability to obtain within three months of employment.   Possession of tanker endorsement or ability to obtain within three months of employment.  One year work experience in grounds maintenance, facilities maintenance, light duty vehicle maintenance, and/or construction. One year work experience performing manual labor duties. Satisfactory driving record.  Must meet Federal DOT regulations.

Desired Qualifications:          
Possession of a Class A Commercial Driver’s License.  Possession of a Pool Operator Certification or ability to obtain within six months of employment.  Two or more years work experience in grounds maintenance, facilities maintenance, and/or construction.  Two or more years work experience performing manual labor duties.  One year work experience operating construction equipment and vehicles.  One year work experience in a Public Works Department.  One year training and/or experience in the operation of a computer using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Access.  Certificate from vocational/technical school in related field.

Wage Range:  $23.16 - $29.77 per hour, plus fringe benefits

Contact :
Application Procedure:    
City applications are available from the City Hall Information Window, or by downloading from, or by calling Nancy at (763) 706-3606. A City application MUST be completed and returned to the Human Resources Manager, City of Columbia Heights, 590 40th Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421, or no later than 4:30 PM, Thursday, September 12, 2019.

Required: Employment Application
Job Posting: Public Service Worker - Parks
Job Description: Public Service Worker - Public Works

Selection Procedure: 
Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria
50%  Experience and Training
50%  Oral Interview
Closing Date:    
Applications accepted until 4:30 PM, Thursday, September 12, 2019.

EOE M/F/V/H    
The City of Columbia Heights does not discriminate on the basis
of disability in employment or the provision of services

Deadline for Applying : Sep 12, 2019 04:30 PM