Seasonal Laborer


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Town of Amherst
4 Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002
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Company Description:
The Town of Amherst seeks a workforce that reflects the diversity of its community and strives toward racial equity and environmental sustainability. All are encouraged to apply. AA/EEO
Seasonal Laborer
$ 15.00 Per Hour
High School or Equivalent
No Experience

The Department of Public Works is seeking Seasonal Laborers to perform a variety of maintenance work and operate a variety of hand tools & equipment in the construction, repair and maintenance of municipal facilities, grounds, parks and trees, roads, water distribution systems and sewer infrastructure.

Essential Job Functions:
• Plan, implement, and facilitate recreation programs classes, workshops, or trips.
• Establish and communicate expected conduct to ensure a safe learning environment, enforcing safety rules to prevent injury.
• Explain the rules of the activities and instruct participants at a variety of skill levels.
• Modify activities to suit the needs of specific groups, such as seniors.
• Administer basic first aid if needed.
• Organize and set up tools and equipment used in recreational activities.
• Teach activity participants per lesson plans.
• Maintain close supervision and maximize safety of staff and participants at all times.
• Establish and maintain effective relationships with participants.
• Attend appropriate in-service training sessions as required.
• Other duties as assigned

Must be age 18 or older, significant experience in related area of activity. Current certifications in the recreation area as needed. Must pass criminal background checks. Current CPR, AED and First Aid certification preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Flexibility, a positive attitude, enthusiasm and excellent problem-solving skills preferred.
Must have experience as a leader or supervisor of others. Strong background in related area of activity. Ability and desire to interact with participants of all ages in a positive and courteous manner. Ability to teach/ coach participants in a professional manner. Willingness to work according to agency policies and procedures. Demonstrated punctuality and reliability in work habits. Strong interpersonal, supervisory, and safe decision-making skills. Ability to meet the physical demands of the recreation activity.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Job Environment:
Work is generally performed in classroom conditions and potentially outdoors, may require some exposure to weather conditions, and noise levels are moderate to high. Makes regular contacts with children and/or parents, adults, location staff, departmental staff, maintenance professionals, and general public. Most contacts involve an exchange of information, instruction, and providing direction.

Has access to program-oriented confidential information. Errors in judgement and administration could have serious adverse effect on the ability to deliver services, and impact reputation of the program, and may result in significant monetary and/or legal repercussions.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

The Town of Amherst seeks a workforce that reflects the diversity of its community, and strives toward racial equity and environmental sustainability. All are encouraged to apply. AA/EEO.

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