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Seasonal Fairgrounds Crew Hand

Seasonal Fairgrounds Crew Hand

Vacancy Announcement

Date Posted:  July 08, 2022
Closing Date:  August 08, 2022

About the Position and Department: The Seasonal Fairgrounds Crew Hand is under the direct supervision of the Fairgrounds Manager. The Fairgrounds hosts a variety of local events, including the Fair. This is a full-time seasonal position.

 Position Overview:  This position performs a variety of maintenance tasks at the Fairgrounds including but not limited to lawn care, trimming trees, painting, cleaning, and repair of standing structures to prepare for the Fallon County Fair. Performs extensive outside manual labor in a variety of weather conditions.  This position requires working before and during the Fair. If possible, will work during the days/week after the Fair.

Required Education and ExperienceMust be a minimum of sixteen (16) years of age to operate power tools.

Preferred Education and Experience:  Previous experience with grounds and/or general maintenance is preferred.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:  Must possess a valid Driver License. This position will use County owned vehicles and/or equipment and is subject to a motor vehicle driving history review.

Applicant Pool Statement:  If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

How to Apply:  Applications and a complete job description are available at the Human Resources office, 10 W. Fallon Avenue, Baker, Montana or online at www.falloncounty.net.  Submit applications at the Human Resources office in the Courthouse or by mail to:  Human Resources Manager, PO Box 846, Baker, Montana, 59313. Questions may be directed to Shyla Hadley 406-778-2451 or Julie Straub 406-778-8164.

Fallon County Job Description

Fallon County is an equal opportunity employer that is committed affirmative recruitment, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Applicants with disabilities who need accommodation with the application or selection process should contact Human Resources.

Job Title:  Fairgrounds Crew Hand Department:  Fairgrounds
Reports to:  Fairgrounds Manager Job Status:  Seasonal,  Non-exempt
Location:  Baker, Montana Probationary Period:  Six (6) months

Job Overview
This position performs a variety of maintenance tasks at the Fairgrounds including but not limited to lawn care, trimming trees, painting, cleaning, and repair of standing structures to prepare for various events and the Fallon County Fair. This requires working before and during the Fair. If possible, will work during the days/week after the Fair. This position performs extensive outside manual labor in a variety of weather conditions.

Essential Functions
Grounds and Building Maintenance Prior to Fair – Performs extensive grounds maintenance tasks including mowing and watering lawns, weed eating, and trimming trees in and around the Fairgrounds utilizing variety of equipment including but not limited to power mowers, push mowers, and weed eaters. Prepares buildings and standing structures for various events and the Fair by cleaning, setting up, repairing and painting. Requires extensive walking, lifting, bending and use of power tools.

Grounds and Building Maintenance During Fair – Cleans and performs general upkeep on buildings, as well as cleaning restrooms, emptying garbage cans, assisting venders and entertainment with but not limited to loading, unloading, and set up. Preps grandstands for shows including removing garbage, cleaning bathrooms, and merchandise set-up.

 Grounds and Building Maintenance After Fair – Continues to perform grounds maintenance tasks. Takes down structures, cleans buildings and equipment, repairs structures, and prepares items and equipment for storage and winterization.

Competencies
The knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics to perform this work include but are not necessarily limited to:  Adaptability, Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Dependability, Flexibility, Initiative, Mechanical, Oral & Written Expression and Professionalism.
This position requires knowledge of routine manual labor including use of shovels, lawn mowers, weed eaters, and other tools as provided to complete a sundry of maintenance and cleaning tasks at the Fairgrounds. Knowledge of basic tools including purpose, repair and maintenance. Ability to work independently and in teams. Possess excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to resolve questions and concerns using good judgment and discretion. Effectively interact with variety of personalities and demands of the public, resolving questions or concerns with courtesy and respect. Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. Willingness to work beyond routine and scheduled hours.

Safety

Safety is a primary duty and a personal responsibility. County employees are responsible for reading, understanding and following safety rules and procedures as identified within County Policy, our Safety Program as well as at each department/work location/JSA. This position is responsible for wearing PPE as identified in the JSA or when working in areas where there is danger of injury. Responsible for wearing suitable work clothes as determined by the Fairgrounds Manager. Reports all injuries, hazards and/or near misses utilizing established reporting forms and procedures. Knows the location of first aid kits, fire extinguishers and other safety devices. Attends all safety meetings including annual training. This position will not perform potentially hazardous tasks or use any hazardous material until properly trained.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment
This position performs work in and around the Fairgrounds in a variety of weather conditions including but not limited to heat, sun, wind, and rain. Exposed to a variety of grasses, weeds, trees, shrubs, flowers and other sources of pollen.

Required Education and Experience
Must be a minimum of sixteen (16) years of age to operate power tools.

Preferred Education and Experience
Previous experience with grounds and/or general maintenance is preferred.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Must possess a valid Driver License. This position will use County owned vehicles and/or equipment and is subject to a motor vehicle driving history review.

Salary Schedule
The starting wage for this position is $13.25 per hour.  Experienced and returning seasonal crew hands will be paid on the following schedule:
2nd Year: $14.50 per hour
3rd Year:  $16.00 per hour

Position Type/Hours of Work:
This seasonal position typically works forty (40) hours per week the end of May through the end of August, with flexibility for this time period. Schedule is dependent upon workload and demand, but generally will work Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break. The week of the Fair will work entire week and weekend; resulting hours will generally exceed forty (40) and will be compensated at time and half for overtime.

Physical and Environmental Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk on uneven surfaces, sit, bend, and reach with hands and arms. May be required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. May be required to lift up to fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision abilities include close and distant vision. Will work inside and outside in a variety of weather conditions.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to perform the job successfully; employees are routinely required to address emerging employer requirements in alignment with individual work units and assignments of jobs which may result in additional or a change in duties/functions not identified. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee; it is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer change.

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