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City of Bloomington, Indiana

Position Description

Employee is self-directed and receives general supervision from the Sanitation & Grounds Working Foreman. Most often is self-directed. Duties are performed according to an established schedule, and are reviewed to ensure standards for cleanliness and sanitation are met. Employee performs a wide variety of duties and tasks related to the upkeep, sanitation and general maintenance of city park grounds, buildings, restrooms, equipment, shelters and rental facilities. Employee performs all tasks necessary to maintain high standards for cleanliness and sanitation. Specific duties:

  • Mops, sweeps, vacuums, dusts and polishes furniture and fixtures.
  • Cleans restroom fixtures, windows, and wall and floor surfaces. Changes light bulbs and empties trash receptacles.
  • Cleans shelter houses, grills, and performs custodial tasks necessary to maintain cleanliness and sanitation of park facilities, equipment, parking lots, and athletic courts.
  • Removes graffiti using manual and mechanical methods.
  • Makes minor plumbing repairs as needed.
  • Removal of litter and other debris from assigned areas as directed.
  • Other Duties as assigned.

Training/Special Skills

  • Working knowledge and skill in the operation of custodial tools and equipment.
  • Ability to follow mixing directions and to follow chemical application of cleaning solutions.
  • Working knowledge of mechanics and ability to perform inspections on vehicles and equipment.
  • Must be self-motivated, and have the ability to interact and work well with the public and other employees.
  • Must be reliable, punctual, have the ability to follow oral and written direction and be capable of performing physically demanding work.
  • Valid Driver’s License. Good driving record.

Physical Effort/Working Conditions

Must be in good physical condition. 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, loading, and transporting of supplies and materials. Employee must be physically capable of lifting weights in excess of 50 pounds. 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. Safety precautions used at all times to avoid injury.


4 hours per day, 3-7 p.m. 20-hour work week, except holiday weeks. Employees under age 18 are subject to restrictions on both hours and prohibited occupations.


April 2-October 31, Monday – Friday (20 hrs/week). Term of employment not to exceed nine months.


$13.29-$14.74 per hour

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 to Bloomington Parks and Recreation, 401 N. Morton St. Ste. 250, Bloomington, Indiana either in person during business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F), by mail (PO 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. Applications are available at the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation main office and at the Student Employment Office. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 23, 2018.

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The City of Bloomington does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, ancestry, marital status, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation 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 the information from each new employee's I-9 form to confirm work authorization.