Temporary Seasonal Laborer
West Allis, WI 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

Make the most of our gorgeous Wisconsin summers by working outdoors as a Temporary Seasonal Laborer with the West Allis Department of Public Works. These full-time seasonal positions offer great work hours from spring - early fall. Learn more about municipal public works operations and gain new skills in customer service, landscaping, road painting, sanitation work, and more. These positions are open to anyone 18 years of age or older and candidates must possess a valid Wisconsin driver's license.

All positions (except City Dump) 7am - 3:30pm, Monday - Friday.

Start dates: 4/12/21 and 5/17/21

West Allis Residents earn an additional 2.5%.

Examples of Duties

Forestry Division - cutting grass, pulling weeds, trimming, edging, tilling and planting flowers, mulching paths and landscape beds etc.

Building & Sign Section - Erecting and taking down mobile signs, Park attendant, janitorial duties (DPW, Farmers Market, etc.), assist with road and crosswalk painting, barricading, traffic/parking control, misc. labor

Sanitation & Streets Division - working on the tar crews (filling holes/cracks in City streets), delivering garbage carts, and occasionally collecting garbage or recyclables and other misc. tasks as assigned.
City Dump (116th & Morgan Avenue)- lot attendee (checking driver's license, direct residents to correct drop off areas) - 40 hours/week (Tues-Fri, 11 am to 7 pm; Sat, 8 am to 4 pm; subject to change)


  • At least 18 years of age.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess a valid Wisconsin Driver's License and have a good driving record (a police check will be conducted). A candidate's driving record will be reviewed according to the following standards:
    • Must have no more than two moving violations in the last 18 months and no more than three moving violations within the last 36 months.
    • No more than one chargeable accident within the last 18 months or more than two chargeable accidents within the past 36 months.
    • No more than six (6) demerit points within the past 12 months.
    • No driving under the influence (Wis. Stat. 346.63) or reckless driving (Wis. Stat. 346.62) convictions within the past five years.
  • Recent work experience in performing manual labor.
  • Possess the physical capacity to perform manual labor for extended periods of time including, but not limited to, the ability to continuously start, push, pull, and maneuver riding mowers, push mowers, and other small-motorized equipment; continuous lifting up to 20 lbs. and occasional lifting up 100 lbs. with assistance, depending on duties performed; the ability to continuously walk, bend, kneel, sit, twist, stoop, stretch, squat, lift, push, pull, enter and exit City truck, etc.
Continuous: 67 - 100% of workday
Frequent: 34 - 66% of workday
Occasionally: 1 - 33% of workday
  • Ability to withstand exposure to variable and unfavorable weather and working conditions including, but not limited to, temperature variations and extremes, odors, toxic agents, noise, vibrations, vehicular traffic, and/or dust.
This description has been prepared to assist in defining job responsibilities, physical demands, and skills needed. It is not intended as a complete list of job duties, responsibilities, and/or essential functions. This description is not intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The City retains and reserves any or all rights to change, modify, amend, add to or delete from, any section of this document as it deems, in its judgment, to be proper.

This is a non-benefitted position.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Temporary, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
5+ years
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