City of Ames Clean Up Laborer in Ames, Iowa

Clean Up Laborer

Closing Date/Time:

Tue. 09/19/17 5:00 PM Central Time


$10.50 Hourly

Job Type:

Less than 20 hours/week


515 Clark Avenue, Ames, IA, 50010, Iowa

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The City of Ames is hiring a Clean-Up Laborer to work less than 20 hours a week at the Resource Recovery Plant. Normal working hours are from 4 - 7:00 p.m. Flexible hours may be available.

The Clean-Up Laborer position will start at a rate of $10.50/hour. Following the successful completion of a six month probationary period, the Clean-Up Laborer will earn $11.00/hour. A Lead position may also be available for an additional $.50/hour.

Under general supervision, performs general clean-up work, including manual labor, sweeping, shoveling, blowing off equipment, at the Resource Recovery Plant.

Open until filled.

Examples of Essential Job Functions:

Read and interprets various types of instructions related to grounds, facilities, and other general maintenance or clean-up activities; loads and unloads a variety of materials manually or using lift equipment. Performs all duties in a manner consistent with proper safety policies and procedures.

Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, championing employee involvement, striving for excellence, having fiscal stewardship, acting with honesty and integrity, exhibiting leadership, choosing a positive attitude, respecting one another, promoting safety and wellness, and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.

Other Job Functions: Maintains an equipment and materials inventory.


Education and Experience: General labor experience involving the use of tools and equipment common to general clean-up and maintenance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of the types and uses of common and power tools, materials, and equipment used in general maintenance and repair work; knowledge of the precautions necessary to work safely with and around mechanized construction and maintenance equipment.

Skill in the use of tools, machinery, and motorized vehicles.

Ability to perform manual tasks involving physical strength and endurance under variable weather conditions; ability to understand and carry out specific verbal or written instructions; ability to operate motorized equipment; ability to calculate or estimate the amounts of materials needed; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens or public service organizations, supervisors, co-workers, other City employees, and vendors.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS: Required Physical Activities: Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, repetitive motions.

Physical Characteristics of Work: The work involves sitting 0 to 5 percent of the time; sitting and using arm/leg controls 0 to 40 percent of the time; standing (but not walking) 0 to 35 percent of the time; standing and walking 10 to 35 percent of the time; frequently lifting objects under 10 pounds; routinely lifting objects from 10 to 25 pounds; routinely lifting objects from 25 to 50 pounds; and routinely lifting objects over 50 pounds.

Vision Requirements: The minimum standard for use with those who work with machines such as lathes, drill presses, power saws or mills where the vision capability requirement is at or within arm's reach.

Environmental Conditions: The work is performed inside and/or outside and includes being exposed to extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, mechanical hazards, electrical hazards, chemical hazards, atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system or skin; darkness or poor lighting conditions, and isolation.

Supplemental Information:

NOTE: Persons with disabilities must submit requests for ADA testing accommodations to the Human Resources Department, in writing, prior to the application deadline.

Selection Process: The selection process consists of an evaluation of education and experience, an interview, and completion of a criminal background check, which includes a sex offender registry check. All candidates will be notified by email of their application status.

E-Verify Process: The City of Ames participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered a position with the City of Ames must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity prior to starting employment. Please be prepared to provide required documents as soon as possible after the job offer has been made. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 515-239-5199 or go to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at: