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City of Bloomington, Indiana

Position Description

Employee is directly responsible for the overall grounds maintenance and general appearance of assigned sites. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performing mowing and trimming, tree cutting, brush and debris removal, material hauling, turf repair, leaf raking, painting, litter pick up, weed removal and other related duties as assigned. • Daily spot cleaning of restrooms where applicable.
  • Routine inspection and clean-up of playgrounds where applicable.
  • Accountable for the proper use and upkeep of assigned grounds keeping equipment.
  • Accountable for maintaining high standards for safety, maintenance, and appearance.
  • Reports vandalism/graffiti incidents in a timely fashion to ensure immediate and corrective action is taken.
  • Loading and setup of tables, chairs, tents, stages, etc. for special events.
  • Assists in set-ups and dismantles of tables, chairs, tents, stages, etc. for special events as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Training/Special Skills

Previous experience and working knowledge and skill in the safe operation of trucks, equipment trailers, riding mowers, push mowers, tractors, weed eaters, chainsaws, power tools, hand tools, and other related grounds keeping equipment.

  • Must have the ability to properly assign the necessary resources to complete the job assignment in an efficient and safe manner and in compliance with maintenance standards.
  • Working knowledge of mechanics and ability to perform safety/maintenance equipment inspections.
  • 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 controls 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 must be physically capable of lifting weights in excess of 75 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.


8 hours per day, 7:30am-3:30pm. Some weekends may be required. 40 hour work week, except holiday weeks and during periods of inclement weather. Employees under age eighteen are subject to restrictions on both hours and prohibited occupations.


March 19 - November 16. 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 February 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.