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Streets/Collections Laborer - Seasonal

City of Mount Venon

City of Mount Venon

Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024


This is a seasonal position within the Streets/Collections Division of Public Works. This position participates in the operation and maintenance of wastewater, storm water drainage, roadways, sidewalks, signage, and associated facilities. The laborer performs work in accordance with the goals, policies, and objectives of the Public Works Department. Work is often performed under adverse, strenuous, and unpleasant conditions. This position is supervised by the Foreman, Assistant Supervisor, and Operations Manager.

Essential Functions

Essential functions may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Routine repair, cleaning, and maintenance of city infrastructure including the wastewater, storm water drainage systems, roadways, sidewalks, signage, ROW, and associated facilities.
  2. Assists in roadway maintenance including street sweeping, crack sealing, asphalt paving, cold patching and grading alleys.
  3. Assists in the installation and maintenance of raised pavement markings, thermoplastic markings and lane striping.
  4. Repairs and installs guardrails, roadway signage, and other forms of signage.
  5. Constructs sidewalks, curb/gutters, and ADA ramps.
  6. Assists in the construction and cleaning of storm water drainage lines, sanitary sewer lines, ditches and detention ponds.
  7. Assist in flood emergencies including sand bags, catch basin clearing, and flood wall installation.
  8. Responsible for operating assigned vehicles and equipment within the division on a daily basis (etc. 1 ton dump trucks, brush chippers, weed eaters, power saws, jack hammers, jumping jacks)
  9. Inspects all equipment/tools prior used to ensure safe operating conditions.
  10. Refuels equipment and adds other necessary fluids, such as oil and fills out any needed reports for defective equipment.
  11. Assists in vegetation maintenance in ROW including tree trimming, weed eating, mowing, and herbicide application.
  12. Assists in pest management including rodents and mosquitos
  13. Other duties as assigned.



  • High school Diploma or GED
  • Must be able to pass a background check.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Various hand tools.
  • Safe operation of power tools and equipment.

Skills in:

  • Use of hand tools.
  • Excellent customer service.

Ability to:

  • Use various hand tools (pitch fork, shovel, broom, weed eater, machete, etc.).
  • Be Alert at all times and work in a safe manner.
  • Work on very steep slopes and uneven surfaces.
  • Properly lift up to 80 pounds maximum weight limit.
  • Bend, stoop, lift and pull frequently throughout the day.
  • Take orders and work well with other employees.
  • Operate and maintain department brush chipper.
  • Operate and maintain power equipment and pick-up truck.
  • Work in all types of weather conditions.
  • Work well with the public and be courteous.
  • Handle citizens that may be displeased in a professional manner.
  • Keep record of work performed and make changes accurately.

  • A valid State driver’s license may be required.
  • Department of Retirement Systems Retirement Plan
  • Sick leave
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume with their application. Applications must be received no later than Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 11:59 pm. For additional information, or a complete job description, please contact Human Resources at mvhr@mountvernonwa.gov.
The City of Mount Vernon provides and enforces a drug free workplace
and maintains a smoke free work environment.
The City of Mount Vernon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.