Temporary Public Works Crewmember

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Do you enjoy working outdoors, sprucing up grass and landscaping in parks and playgrounds; or helping the Public Works crew keep streets and surface water management running smoothly?  Looking for seasonal employment?  If you do, one of these temporary jobs may be just what you want.
 The temporary worker typically works five months or less between May and September based off of candidate availability.
*Employment term is a maximum of five months 

There are four positions available (two in each division):

Parks:  May-September*   
Storm:  May-September*    

Shifts will be from 12:00 - 8:30 PM from Wednesday through Sunday, or Saturday through Wednesday.

Know your schedule!  Unlike many temporary positions, we offer fixed schedules will not vary from week to week.

About City of Lake Stevens
Lake Stevens is a vibrant and growing community  - the second fastest-growing city in Snohomish County with a population of nearly 39,000 - making us the 5th largest city in the county.

Lake Stevens is generally a residential community with access to numerous commercial, retail and recreational opportunities. Of course, the crown jewel of the community is the lake itself, which boasts some of the greatest water recreational opportunities in the county. Lake Stevens is also uniquely situated, being close to the lake, ocean, and Cascade mountains, to take advantage of many outdoor activities. The Lake Stevens Schools are excellent and coupled with a city priority of parks and increased walkability, makes Lake Stevens an ideal place to raise a family.

The City of Lake Stevens operates under the mayor-council system. The city’s motto, “One Community Around the Lake”, embodies our quality of life, top-ranked school district, and the City Council’s commitment to providing excellent services and amenities for its residents.

 Why City of Lake Stevens?

  • Work-Life Balance -  We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle.
  • Work Where you Live! 

Why work for the Public Works Department?

The Public Works Department leadership team have established core values along with mission and vision statements for all employees. It is vital as we continuously improve and raise our standard of work that all employees understand and abide by a set of guidelines which provide a framework for a professionally engaged organization. It is important that candidates seeking employment within Public Works understand and are committed to these guidelines as you perform your duties.

Our Mission

We serve the Lake Stevens community by providing consistent maintenance and operations of City infrastructure through professional public works services, organizational excellence, and community interaction.

Our Vision

The Lake Stevens Public Works Department is a trusted, safety-minded, and qualified group of dedicated public works professionals. As a team, we work tirelessly to set the standard for public works operations and maintenance.


   Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

When Assigned to Parks Crew:
Assist staff in routine grounds maintenance including, but not limited to:

  • Lawn mowing, tree trimming, weeding of flower beds, vegetation management; seeding, and fertilizing lawns
  • Setting up and moving portable sprinklers
  • Cleaning and stocking restroom buildings and portable restrooms using cleansers and disinfectants
  • Perform general site maintenance, cleaning activities, and minor repairs on city buildings, restrooms, structures, park equipment, and facility grounds
  • Performing litter control
  • Cleaning walkways and other tasks as required
  • Assist staff during special events and volunteer projects
  • Operate standard size pick-up and/or sedans with standard hand and foot controls

Peripheral Duties:

  • Regular and predictable attendance is required
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

When Assigned to Streets/Storm Crew:
Assist staff in routine street/storm maintenance including, but not limited to:

  • Operating a variety of hand tools and power tools and equipment including shovels, picks, blowers, hand-operated compactors, pumps, drills, brooms, and edgers.
  • As directed, control traffic at work sites by setting up warning signs, traffic/pedestrian barricades and, if certified, flagging traffic manually.
  • Clear dirt and other debris from in and around storm sewers, catch basins, ditches, buildings, and other City facilities using appropriate hand and power tools
  • Performing litter control
  • Cleaning walkways and other tasks as required
  • Assist staff during special events and volunteer projects
  • Operate standard size pick-up and/or sedans with standard hand and foot controls

Peripheral Duties:

  • Regular and predictable attendance is required
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Physical Demands and Work Environment: 
Please see the attached questionnaire for position specific physical requirements and typical working conditions.  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described in the attached form are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk; and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit for extended periods of time and type on a keyboard for extended periods of time. The employee is constantly required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; frequently required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.

Work is primarily performed outdoors, subject to travelling by City vehicle from site to site several times each day.  While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; regularly works in outside weather conditions, and exposed to changing weather conditions such as rain and sun; and regularly works in and heavy vehicle traffic areas on urban streets; or public areas such as parks, recreation areas, docks, and boating areas. The incumbent is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration and frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The incumbent is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud to very loud while operating machinery or working near equipment.

May also be required to work on weekends, evenings, and holidays.

Must be able to operate standard size pick-up and/or sedans with standard hand and foot controls.


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines 
Education:       High School diploma or GED; and
Experience:     One (1) year of similar work experience; or experience operating and maintaining small, medium, and large mowing equipment is preferredAny combination of education and experience, which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job, may be substituted for these qualifications.

Examples of these skills may include:

Knowledge of:

  • Function, usage, and operating characteristics of a variety of power tools and hand tools used in public works maintenance and repair
  • Practices and procedures of traffic control
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws, and regulations

Ability to: 

  • Maintain regular, predictable and reliable attendance during scheduled hours.
  • Participate as a contributing member of a service-oriented team
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with City staff, other organizations and the general public and be able to deal with the public in a pleasant and responsive manner conducive to positive public relations
  • Perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance, construction and repair work in the area of work assigned
  • Operate a variety of tools and equipment in a safe, proper, and effective manner
  • Perform a variety of tasks for extended periods of time including during adverse weather conditions
  • Perform manual labor
  • Work safely and adhere to principles and practices of safety in all areas of public works services
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Troubleshoot minor equipment malfunctions
  • Communicate clearly and concisely

License, Certificate or Other Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Valid State of Washington Driver’s License and a driving record which meets the city’s requirements
  • Completion of position-relevant background check

   Supplemental Information:

How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible.In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application: 

  • An attached resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
  • An attached cover letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
  • Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.
  • An attached driving record from the Washington Department of Licensing

The City of Lake Stevens is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

There are no limitations to who's a best fit to serve this community. If we contact you for an interview and you need specific accommodations, please let us know.  We're happy to make the arrangements. We’ll need to know ten (10) days in advance to make sure we get you situated, so call Human Resources at (425) 622-9400 or email HR@lakestevenswa.gov.  You're also welcome to mail your request to City of Lake Stevens Human Resources, P.O. Box 257, Lake Stevens, WA 98258.

1812 Main Street, Lake Stevens Seasonal
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