Public Works Laborer (Seasonal) - Grade 9

Mandan, ND

The City of Mandan, North Dakota is currently accepting applications for the position of: 

Public Works Laborer (Seasonal) - Grade 9

Position Details

Wage: $18.01/hour ($19.55/hour with CDL)

Status: Non-Exempt/Seasonal

Department:  Public Works

Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until  March 8th, 2024

*Applications without a resume will be disqualified. 


This position is responsible for assisting Public Works personnel in performing a variety of tasks related to the assigned department. 


  • Assists personnel with flushing and painting hydrants
  • Helps with performing weekly replacement of street light bulbs.
  • Assists personnel in performing tasks related to the maintenance/operations of the city’s landfill, including but not limited to mowing, trimming, road magnetizing, and garbage pickup.
  • Helps with mowing, trimming, planting, pruning, and removing trees and garbage from parks, boulevards, and lawn areas. Operates equipment including but not limited to, push mowers, zero turn mowers, weed trimmers, pickup truck, chain saws, brush chipper, dump truck, rototiller, and tractor. 
  • Assists personnel in patching and chip sealing city roadways. Operates a variety of hand tools and small engine equipment.
  • Assists personnel with maintenance of equipment and tools
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Grade 10 – CDL Holders

  • Assists in the hauling of material needed for water main repairs, roadway repairs, and snow removal.


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • Prefer sufficient knowledge to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position.
  • 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.


  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of Public Works.
  • Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the work hazards and safety precautions associated with the equipment and working conditions.
  • Knowledge of equipment operation and maintenance principles.
  • Knowledge of job related equipment and tools. 
  • Ability to handle hazardous chemicals and follow safety procedures. 
  • Skill in problem solving and completing work plans.
  • Skill in operation of hand, power, mechanical tools and equipment


  • 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.