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Seasonal Part-Time Employee
Public Works Department

Summary of Position and Duties:
The Human Resources Division is accepting applications for ten (10), May 15, 2017 openings for the at-will, FLSA non-exempt, seasonal position of Part-time employee in the Public Works Department. The position works approximately 40 hours a week – 7:30am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday on a seasonal basis, with a start date and end date to their employment with the Village. The primary responsibility of the Seasonal employee will involve performing a variety of maintenance activities in the buildings and on the grounds of various Village-owned facilities. The seasonal employee will be assigned to perform the duties of any one of the divisions in the Public Works Department on a rotating daily basis. Examples of some of the duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs daily cleaning and maintenance activities within all Public Works Buildings, facilities and their grounds, including but not limited to: scrubbing, waxing, and polishing furniture; vacuuming and shampooing carpets; emptying waste baskets and ash trays; taking trash to dumpster; maintaining humidifiers; washing windows, woodwork, toilets, and washrooms; spraying and fumigating when necessary. May perform computer entry such as parts and material inventory, tree inventory, sidewalk trip hazard inventory, hydrant records, etc.
  • Assists in the performance of various outdoor projects, including street patching, water-main breaks, setting-up and taking down barricades, branch pick-up tree trimming, performs inspections and inventories of village-owned systems such as sidewalk trip hazards, street lights, trees, etc. Assists with the cleaning, maintenance and repair of underground and aboveground utilities, including: sewers, clean-outs, water mains, valves, hydrants, light poles, sidewalks, curbs, roadways, and pump stations.
  • Assists with keeping outside premises clean and orderly by sweeping and cleaning sidewalks and ramps; mowing lawns and raking leaves; picking up debris from the grounds; snow and ice removal, etc. Occasionally makes minor repairs to buildings, furniture, or equipment, such as windows, doors, furnace, and plumbing and electrical fixtures; identifies and reports items which need major repair. Paints walls, floors, piping, etc. in various Village buildings. Paints fire hydrants.

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be an eligible candidate for this position:

  • Possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D Equivalent and be 18 years old.
  • Ability to pass a personal interview, physical and drug screen when applicable.
  • Ability to work any expected/unexpected overtime that may be mandatory.
  • Experience in successfully dealing with the public, in person, on a very frequent basis, including the ability to handle irate, difficult and demanding customers with professionalism and courtesy.
  • Be able to successfully utilize Microsoft Office software programs (i.e., Word and Excel).
  • Possess a valid Illinois License CDL Class ‘D’ and/or Class ‘B’ or of the classification appropriate to the equipment to be operated free from incidence that may result in license revocation or suspension.

Beneficial, But Not Required, Qualifications include:

  • The ability to operate equipment and machinery such as heavy equipment and trucks, hand and power tools, hydraulic tools, pumps, landscaping equipment, mechanical and HVAC equipment.
  • Vocational/technical training in the construction trades and additional experience in public works/utility maintenance, construction and repair.

Physical Skills and Abilities Required:
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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger or handle shovels, rakes, and hand held tools; feel a surface for texture; reach with hands and arms; balance; climb up or down a ladder, hill, stairs, or into a truck; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl at ground level, talk or hear on the phone or in person. Must be capable of turning, twisting, bending, and squatting for frequent but short, periods of time in order to reach for and then use equipment. The employee must frequently lift, push, pull and/or move equipment up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift, push, pull and/or move weight of up to 90 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The employee must be available and present for work as scheduled; be available for call-out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; and perform all functions of the job safely and efficiently at all times in compliance with all safety regulations and policies for the safety and welfare of the employee, co-workers, and the public.

Work Environment Factors:
Ability to work under conditions that require exposure to environmental factors such as temperature and noise extremes, odors, toxic and/or caustic chemicals and agents, wetness, moving parts, fumes, risk of electrical shock, frequent vibration and disease. This exposure may cause some discomfort and presents a risk of injury. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Requires the ability to recognize and identify similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, shapes and sounds associated with job-related objects, materials and tasks.

The starting hourly rate for all positions is $13.85. Seasonal Part-time employees work approximately 40 hours per week, plus any required overtime.

Required test and screenings:
The candidate selection process consists of: a review of the candidate’s past work experience/skills and a personal interview. Successful candidates must successfully pass all required screenings and tests administered, when applicable, in order to be a candidate for this position. However, passing all required screenings/tests and completing a personal interview does not guarantee hire by the Village, as the ultimate decision to hire anyone is at the sole discretion of the Village of Addison.

Applications can be obtained at the Village Hall either in the Administration Department, Room 2100, or downloaded from the Village’s website at Applicants will be notified by letter of the test date for this position. All completed applications must be directed to Donald Pinson, Director of Human Resources/Risk Management, either via regular mail at One Friendship Plaza, Addison, Illinois 60101, or submitted personally to the Administration Department, Room 2100 of the Village Hall by no later than 5pm, Friday, March 24, 2017. Also, applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Only one (1) application per person, per testing cycle is accepted.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Please refer to the Village of Addison website:, Division of Human Resources Section, to review a copy of the Village’s policy on Equal Employment Opportunity.

Applicants with disabilities, who need accommodations in order to complete any portions of the application/test, should contact the Human Resources Division at 630-693-7504.

Pre-employment physicals/drug tests are required for all of the above-referenced positions.  The Village of Addison is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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