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News: Hiring Seasonal Custodians and Maintenance

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The TOWN OF COVENTRY, RI seeks
SEASONAL PARK MAINTENANCE 18+

$15-$20/hr depending on experience. No Benefits

NATURE OF WORK
This is varied, semi-skilled manual work in the maintenance and repair of public buildings and grounds.
 
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK
The position is responsible for mowing, edging, fertilizing, gathering refuse and rubbish, routine custodial work in park buildings, and other duties as assigned. All candidates must be able to drive trucks and operate light and medium equipment needed for the job.
 
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Ability to perform a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the building maintenance field without close supervision;
 
Ability to operate a variety of hand and power tools employed in the building and grounds maintenance trade safely and efficiently;
 
Ability to lift and carry heavy loads and to perform heavy manual labor for a reasonable length of time;
 
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Some experience in building or grounds maintenance work involving a variety of trade areas.
 
Working Conditions
Work is performed mostly outdoors.

Applications can be found on-line at  https://coventryri.org/node/141
Submit employment application to parksandrecreation@coventryri.orgor
Coventry Parks & Recreation, 1277 Main Street, Coventry RI  02816


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The TOWN OF COVENTRY, RI seeks

SEASONAL PARK CUSTODIANS
Week night and weekend shifts only 18+

$15-$18/hr depending on experience.
No Benefits.

Education and Experience
High school diploma and one year experience as a custodian.

Licenses and Certificates
Requires a valid driver's license.  

Summary
Performs custodial duties to ensure park grounds, buildings, and restrooms are clean and sanitary.  Performs light maintenance.

Working Conditions
Work is performed indoors and outdoors.


Position Duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Protects park property by inspecting and checking security of doors, windows and gates.  Turns flood lights on and/or off. 
  • Maintains active presence in public areas.
  • Reports detected leaks or malfunctions of electrical, plumbing, heating, or other equipment to the Park Foreman.
  • Cleans, dusts, and disinfects restrooms including floors, stalls, toilets, urinals, and fixtures. Removes trash and waste. Cleans trash receptacles and replaces liners.  Replenishes soap and towel dispensers.
  • Cleans public entry and use areas including, but not limited to hallways, stairways, and meeting rooms.  Cleans and disinfects drinking fountains, door handles, and door push plates.  Sweeps and mops hard floors and baseboards, spot cleaning as necessary and wet mopping on a regularly scheduled basis. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the objectives of the position.

Knowledge and Skills
The position requires knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in custodial care and routine facilities maintenance including basic plumbing repair.  Must have a knowledge of work hazards and safe work techniques, including lifting procedures

 
Abilities
Requires the ability to perform all essential duties of the position with minimal supervision.  Must be able to observe all safety precautions and procedures.  Must be able to use all of the tools and equipment of the position in a safe and responsible manner.  Requires the ability to perform routine maintenance tasks and to determine when to refer more complex maintenance requirements to the Park Foreman.  Must be able to work independently.  Must be able to initiate and maintain communication with community-based police, fire and dispatch.  Requires the ability to work productively with community members.


Physical Abilities
Incumbent must be able to function effectively indoors and outdoors engaged in work of primarily an active nature.  Requires manual and finger dexterity to write and to clean and make minor repairs.  Requires the ability to lift (from overhead, waist and floor levels, max. 35 lbs.), carry (max. 35 lbs.), push, pull, bend, squat, reach (from low, level, and overhead), and twist and turn head and trunk to clean and to remove trash, move furniture and equipment.  Requires the ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.


Applications can be found on-line at 
https://coventryri.org/node/141
Submit employment application to parksandrecreation@coventryri.orgor
Coventry Parks & Recreation, 1277 Main Street, Coventry RI  02816