Job Description

Come work at a place where you have a direct impact on the quality of life for Kent residents, business owners and visitors alike!


There are two (2) positions available

Hourly Rate: $24.23-27.23 per hour, depending on experience

Hours of Work: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Limited Hour (no more than 27 hours per week)

**This position is a non-benefited, temporary position that will be open until filled.  If you have technical difficulties or need help in completing your online application, please feel free to call our office at (253) 856-5270 and we will do our best to assist you.**

Incumbents are non-benefited, temporary laborers performing routine maintenance work for the City.  Work direction is provided by assigned supervisor or designee.  Previous work experience performing duties identified below is desirable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform cement and asphalt road maintenance.

  • Perform sidewalk and curb repairs.

  • Assist in hot patching and overlaying roads.

  • Operate vehicles and equipment to haul materials and account for materials used in accordance with regulations and procedures.

  • Perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time and during inclement & non-inclement weather conditions

  • Organize traffic control at work areas by setting up cones, signs, flagging, etc.

  • Respond to complaints concerning sidewalks, accidents, debris and traffic control.

  • Clean up assigned equipment and perform light grease maintenance as required.

  • Assist in back filling sidewalks with 5/8's crushed rock and topsoil.

  • Repair handrails as needed.

  • Apply procedures and practices necessary to complete tasks

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public

  • Attend weekly and monthly safety meetings and perform monthly safety checks.

  • Complete timesheet and work orders in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Actively support the vision, mission, values and behavior statements of the department and the City.

Education, Experience and Other Requirements

Applicants must have a valid Washington State Driver's License and must be able to verify employment eligibility at time of hire; must have a high school diploma or equivalent; must successfully pass the City's pre-employment substance abuse screening, driving record check, and background check; and must be at least 18 years of age.

Temporary employees with the City of Kent do not receive insurance or time off benefits outside of those which are legally mandated. In certain instances, temporary employees may be eligible for retirement benefits through the State of Washington’s Department of Retirement Systems.

The City of Kent is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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