City of Bloomington Parks & Recreation Department
Job Posted: 2/13/2014

Position Description:

Employee works under the supervision of a Crew Leader as a member of a work crew. Frequently, the employee may be directed to complete a job task independently, without direct supervision. Performs a wide variety of groundskeeping, maintenance, and landscape duties in parks, cemeteries, and public areas. Primary duties are seasonal planting and transplating of flowers, trees, and shrubs. Additional duties include:

Training/Special Skills:

Previous experience and some working knowledge of annual and perennial plants and plant installation. Skills in the safe operation of trucks, mowing equipment, weed eaters, hedge trimmers, power tools, hand tools, and other related landscaping equipment

Physical Effort/Working Conditions:

Employee must be physically capable of lifting weights in excess of 50 pounds. Moderate to strenuous physical effort is exerted by the employee in the setup and operation of equipment, including frequent bending, stooping, and the movement of extremities to operate equipment and perform work tasks. Moderate to strenuous physical effort is frequently required for extended periods of time in the lifting and loading of equipment and tools.

Employee performs duties in and out of doors, in varying weather conditions, and is periodically exposed to work sites with traffic, noise, dust, and vehicle and equipment fumes.


8 hours per day, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. No lunch break. Forty-hour work week except during periods of inclement weather. Employees under age 18 are subject to restrictions on both hours and prohibited occupations.


Landscaping: Varies, April 7-October 31
Cemeteries: Varies, April 7-October 31
Monday through Friday, 40 hours/week

Term of employment not to exceed 9 months.




Anyone wishing to apply for this position must submit an application (PDF 185.21 KB) to the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation either in person during business hours (401 N. Morton, Suite 250, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.), by mail (P.O. Box 848, Bloomington, IN 47402) or by fax (812-349-3705). Students attending Indiana University may submit applications to the Student Employment Office at 625 N. Jordan Ave. Applications are available at the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation main office and at the Student Employment Office.

The City of Bloomington does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, marital status, national origin, religion, age or handicapped status in employment or the provision of services.