West Sacramento

Laborer - Parks Maintenance Division

Parks Maintenance
Sacramento/Metro Area
3/21/2018 at 5pm or until 100 applicants
$11.00-$16.00 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


1110 West Capitol Avenue West Sacramento, 95691


This recruitment will close upon receipt of 100 applications or 5:00 p.m., March 21, 2018, whichever occurs first.

This recruitment may close without notice.

Current vacancies exist in the Parks Maintenance Division of the Parks & Recreation Department performing general park clean-up, maintenance and improvement tasks including litter pick-up, trash removal, raking and sweeping of walkways and play surfaces, painting, weeding, digging and planting trees and shrubs.

DEFINITION:  Under immediate to general direction, performs a variety of tasks required to improve, maintain, and repair the City’s facilities, infrastructure, parks, grounds and equipment.

ESSENTIAL / MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: Essential Functions:  This position is assigned to the Parks Maintenance Division of the Parks & Recreation Department and performs general park clean-up, maintenance and improvement tasks including litter/trash pick-up and removal, weeding, planting, sweeping, and raking.  Marginal Functions:  Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of:  Basic use and purpose of general construction and maintenance tools and equipment and safe work practices.  Ability to:  Perform a variety of semi-skilled or skilled tasks in construction, maintenance, and repair of City buildings, parks, grounds, infrastructure and facilities; operate a variety of power tools; perform heavy manual labor; understand and carry out oral and written directions; maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include walking, standing, or sitting for extended periods of time and operating assigned equipment; maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, communicating with others, reading and writing, and operating assigned equipment; maintain mental capacity which allows for effective interaction and communication with others.

Ideal Candidate

Preference will be given to those that demonstrate knowledge of materials, methods, tools, and equipment used in park and facility maintenance.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the above referenced knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of employment.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:  Possession of a valid Class "3" or "C" California driver's license.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Field and construction site environment; some exposure to dust and noise; some heavy lifting, standing, climbing, and bending; work with heavy equipment; work in inclement weather conditions.

Special Conditions:  The City of West Sacramento will require documentation of a candidate’s identity and authorization to work in the United States prior to finalization of employment.  The successful candidate will be required to have a drug screen and fingerprint clearance prior to placement at the worksite and may be required to have a pre-placement physical examinationor complete an essential job functionsstatement.


Salary and Benefits: Extra Help positions with the City of West Sacramento are not eligible for any City-provided benefits other than those required by law.  The City does not participate in full Social Security, but does participate in Medicare.

Hourly Pay Scale:  $11.00 - $16.00.

Special Instructions

Examination Process:  An official City of West Sacramento application form must be filled out, in its entirety.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to explain his/her qualifications fully and clearly.  Incomplete information on the application may be cause for disqualification.  Applications will be reviewed for relevant education and experience.  Those meeting the needs of the department will be invited to participate in an oral interview.

Application Process: Candidates are encouraged to apply on-line using the CalOpps web site at www.calopps.org and visiting the City of West Sacramento’s web page.  The CalOpps on-line application is considered an official City application.


A City of West Sacramento application may be submitted to:

City of West Sacramento

Human Resources Division

1110 West Capitol Avenue, 3rd Floor

West Sacramento, California  95691

You will be disqualified if you do not submit a completed City application.

Clearly indicate the position applied for on your application.  Applicant may be required to submit additional proof of qualifications if sufficient information is not provided.

City application can be obtained in person; by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Human Resources Division; or by downloading the information from the City’s web site at www.cityofwestsacramento.org.

Final Filing Date:  This recruitment will close upon receipt of 100 applications or 5:00 p.m., March 21, 2018, whichever occurs first.

This recruitment may close without notice.

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: