City Seeks Summer Help for Parks Programs and Facilities

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Jamestown Parks, Recreation & Conservation Department

Due to the recent increases in the state minimum wage and competition in the local job market, the City of Jamestown will be paying $10.75 per hour to temporary summer workers in the Public Works and Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Departments. Both departments are still seeking temporary summer seasonal laborers, and the Parks and Rec Playground Program is seeking recreation attendants. The positions are open to college students who are 18 years of age or older and residents of the City of Jamestown.

Those interested in temporary Public Works and Parks summer labor positions would work from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The types of job activities will include loading and unloading material and equipment from trucks; carrying and spreading sand, gravel, asphalt, and cement; assisting skilled workers; digging ditches; mowing lawns; trimming shrubs; raking grass; disposing of trash; general cleaning; painting; assisting in the repair and landscaping of areas as assigned; trimming trees, bushes and brush; cleaning culverts, drains and ditches; and assisting in laying water, sewer or district heat lines.

The Parks, Recreation, & Conservation Department is also accepting applications for the 2018 Summer Playground Program and is seeking recreation attendants. Work hours would be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This six-week program for kids ages 5 to 13 takes place at 5 playground sites in the city of Jamestown. It features scheduled activities, including a talent show, a carnival, and Playground Olympics. At the individual parks, there are games such as mancala, kickball, football, box hockey, and wiffle ball.

All candidates must possess a valid driver’s license. A Civil Service application can be completed and returned to the Parks & Rec Office on the 4th Floor of City Hall. Those hired must pass a drug test as a requirement of employment. There is no written exam required for employment.

For more information on any of these employment opportunities, contact the DPW at 483-7545 or the Parks Department at 483-7523. Candidates may also contact those departments through the city website at www.jamestownny.net.