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City of South Portland - Parks Laborer

Start Date: July 10, 2024 | End Date: August 30, 2024
County: Cumberland County
Job Type: Parks & Recreation

The City of South Portland is currently seeking applicants for a full-time, year-round Laborer to join the Parks Department Team. This is a union position, working 40 hours per week, and is eligible for our full Employee Benefits package and Paid Time Off.

The duties will involve all aspects of grounds maintenance at municipal and recreational facilities as well as other labor tasks associated with the Parks Division operations. Duties will include grounds maintenance with mowers and string trimmers; planting bulbs, trees, and shrubs; pruning, mulching and weeding; refuse removal and assistance with other landscaping projects. This will also involve winter shoveling at Municipal Buildings and joining the Public Works team during weather related emergencies, primarily winter snowstorms. Our Parks Laborer team is also engaged for setting up many community events like Art in the Park, hanging holiday lights, hanging event banners, and maintaining our garden spaces.  The Parks Laborer works under the general guidance and direction of the Parks Foreperson or their designee.  This position has no direct reports. 

Knowledge of safety rules and practices for grounds maintenance operations are of utmost importance. Applicants may perform laboring duties in adverse weather conditions and for extended hours. The regular schedule is a 40 hour work week and may include weekend hours.

Education: Must possess a high school diploma or GED.

Experience: Two (2) years of prior work experience in the Parks, Sports fields, ground maintenance or construction trades.

Must possess a valid Maine Class “C” driver’s license.

A full Job description is available on our website at

Application materials will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The City of South Portland offers competitive pay, starting at $21.78/hour effective July 1, 2024, and a robust selection of employee benefits, including an excellent health plan with affordable family coverage, generous matched retirement options, dental, vision, life, income protection, and long term disability insurance options, flexible spending accounts, a full complement of paid time off, and more. The City also offers “payment-in-lieu” of health insurance, an acclaimed wellness program, and professional development opportunities.  The City of South Portland is proud of its talented and dedicated workforce and provides employees with job stability; a positive, family friendly workplace; and the support, encouragement and tools for successful careers.  Come join our team dedicated to service excellence.

To apply you may email a cover letter and resume to

You may also file an application using our fillable pdf at

You may also mail a resume with cover letter to:

City of South Portland

Genny Dyer, Human Resources Generalist

25 Cottage Road; P.O. Box 9422

South Portland, ME  04116-9422


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