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City of Bloomington Parks & Recreation Department

Job Posted: 1/12/2016

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. Forty-hour work week except holiday weeks and during periods of inclement weather. Employees under age 18 are subject to restrictions on both hours and prohibited occupations.


May 16-Aug. 5
Monday-Friday, 40 hrs./week. Term of employment not to exceed nine months.



Applicants for this position are subject to a criminal history background check. Direct deposit is a required condition of employment.

Anyone wishing to apply for this position must submit an application (PDF 202.89 KB) in person at 401 N. Morton St. Suite 250, Bloomington, Indiana (in City Hall) or by mail to Bloomington Parks and Recreation, PO Box 848, Bloomington IN 47402, or via fax to (812) 349-3705. IU students may apply at the Student Employment Office, 625 N. Jordan. Applications will be accepted through May 4, 2016.

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The City of Bloomington does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, and disability status in employment or the provision of services.

The City of Bloomington validates authorization to work using eVerify. The City will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each new employee's I-9 form to confirm work authorization.