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Seasonal Workers

Posted: 02/12/2024

Olmsted County has earned the 2023 Best Places to Work - Southeast Minnesota designation.

Minimum Qualifications of Education and Experience

Regular and reliable attendance is a necessary component of job/position.  Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid driver's license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.

Individuals will be required to complete a pre-employment and any potential post-accident drug test as these positions are deemed safety sensitive. Regardless of Minnesota statute, marijuana and other drugs will disqualify individuals from initial and continued employment.

Desirable Qualifications:
Experience in the operation and servicing of light to medium mowing equipment and one year of experience in grounds keeping, building maintenance or related position is desirable.

Nature of Work

Under general supervision, assists with maintenance, operating equipment, cleaning buildings and performing minor building repairs.  Operation of the equipment involves the manipulation of the controls and attachments and includes routine care and maintenance of the equipment in the field. Performs other duties as assigned.

Examples of Work

  • General maintenance
  • Operates riding and push mowers, weed trimmer, pickup truck
  • Operates various hand tools
  • Answers questions from the public and enforces regulations
  • Is familiar with operating power machinery 
  • Mows County park lands operating riding and push mowers
  • Cleans buildings, floors, bathrooms, sinks, etc.
  • Maintains buildings, signs and fences on property, performing minor interior and exterior repair 
  • Maintains equipment and vehicles such as tractors, mowers, trucks, etc., changing oil, lubricating and making minor adjustments
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of the operating characteristics of assigned equipment 
  • Knowledge of the work hazards and applicable safety precautions associated with assigned equipment and operations 
  • Knowledge of applicable traffic laws, ordinances and regulations involved in the operation of assigned equipment 
  • Knowledge of the maintenance requirements of assigned equipment 
  • Ability to understand written and verbal instructions 
  • Ability to communicate with park users 
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions 
  • Ability to make minor operating adjustments and to recognize operating deficiencies in assigned equipment

Persons with disabilities: the above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.

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