Seasonal Public Works Positions

Mandan, ND

The City of Mandan, North Dakota is currently accepting applications for the following Public Works Seasonal positions: 

  • Grounds Maintenance Laborer
  • Landfill Laborer
  • Equipment Operator I

Applications will be accepted and considered for the seasonal positions listed above.

Closing Date: Monday, May 30, 2022

Status: Non-Exempt/Seasonal.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Prefer one to two years of related experience. 
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Dakota for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Must be 18 years or older to operate equipment.


Position Details for Grounds Maintenance Laborer

Salary: Grade 8 @ $16.59/hour

Department:  Public Works/Grounds Maintenance and Cemetery

Summary of Position: This position is responsible for performing a variety of work related to the appearance of the City of Mandan owned property.

Major Duties:

  • Assists with mowing, trimming, planting, pruning, and removing trees and garbage from parks, boulevards, and lawn areas.
  • Operates push mowers, zero turn mowers, weed trimmers, pickup truck, chain saws, brush chipper, dump truck, rototiller, and tractor. 
  • Assists Public Works in grounds maintenance duties as directed by Grounds Maintenance Superintendent or City Arborist.
  • Maintains and services equipment including push mowers, zero turn mowers, weed trimmers, pickup trucks, chain saws, lift truck, log loader, pay loader, brush chipper, dump truck, stump grinder, and water truck.
  • Performs related duties.

Knowledge Required:

  • Knowledge of grounds maintenance principles and operations.
  • Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of equipment operation and maintenance principles.
  • Skill in the operation of hand, power, and mechanical tools and related equipment.
  • Skill in establishing safe work zones and applying safety standards and practices.


Position Details for Seasonal Landfill Laborer 

Salary Range: Grade 8 @ $16.59/hour.

Department:  Public Works/Solid Waste Utility

Summary of Position: This position is responsible for assisting the Landfill personnel in performing tasks related to the maintenance of the City of Mandan Landfill. 

Major Duties:

  • Operates computer and scale in the tipping room/station. Takes care of end of the day till counts and ticket keeping. Keeps tipping room/station picked up on a daily basis.
  • Operates or assists landfill personnel in performing tasks related to the maintenance of the city’s landfill, including but not limited to mowing, trimming, road magnet, and garbage pick-up.
  • Assists in maintaining Landfill equipment, such as mowers, trimmers, and other small equipment.
  • Performs related duties.

Knowledge Required:

  • Knowledge of the landfill principles and operations.
  • Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of equipment operation and maintenance principles.
  • Skill in the operation of hand, power, and mechanical tools and related equipment.
  • Skill in establishing safe work zones and applying safety standards and practices.


Position Details for Seasonal Equipment Operator I 

Salary Range:  Grade 9 @ $16.99/hour (Grade 10 @ $18.29/hour with CDL)

Department:  Public Works/Street

Summary of Position: This position is responsible for the operation of equipment in support for assigned public works functions. 

Major Duties:

  • Operates motor grader, bobcat, dump truck, crack sealer, street sweeper, front-end loader, and other equipment as assigned.
  • Operates a variety of small engine equipment, including mowers, weed eaters, etc.
  • Operates a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Maintains and repairs assigned tools and equipment.
  • Operates equipment in support of cemetery, road maintenance, snow removal, landfill, street sign and pavement marking, and other department operations.
  • Performs pre-operation inspections to identify maintenance needs; reports repair needs to supervisor.
  • Performs a variety of other street and landfill maintenance tasks.
  • Performs related duties.

Additional Minimum Qualifications:

  • A valid Class B License with airbrake endorsement is preferred.

Knowledge Required:

  • Knowledge of street and other public works maintenance principles.
  • Knowledge of landfill maintenance and operations principles.
  • Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of equipment operation and maintenance principles.
  • Skill in problem solving.
  • Skill in the operation of a variety of construction equipment.
  • Skill in the operation of hand and power tools.
  • Skill in prioritizing and planning.
  • Skill in establishing safe work zones.


Other Notes:

  • Applicants who are residents of North Dakota and eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD-214. Claims for disabled veteran’s preferences must also include Form DD-214 and a letter less than one year old from the Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD-214, a marriage certificate, and a letter less than one year old from Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indication disability, or the veteran’s death certificate.
  • Applicants who may need additional job information or may require accommodation or assistance with the application or interview process should contact Human Resources at 701-667-3217.
  • Applicants are subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks. 
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The City of Mandan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.