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City of Cincinnati

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
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$35,443.20 Annually


Ohio 45202, OH

Job Type

Part-time Unclassified

Job Number

23-00062 (PT)



Opening Date


Closing Date

10/31/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
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General Statement of Duties

NOTE: There are two different Municipal Worker positions on this posting 1) Seasonal Maintenance Worker and 2) Seasonal Horticultural Technician. By applying, candidate will be considered for both postings.
  • Grounds maintenance tasks including mowing lawns, hand trimming bushes, clearing weeds
  • Litter pick-up and trash collection
  • Parking Building Maintenance - Cleaning
  • Special events - Set up tables/chairs, and install temporary fencing, tents, and trash cans.
  • Must be able to perform moderate to heavy labor work
  • Will be exposed to all weather conditions
  • Landscaping tasks, such as mulching, raking, and blowing off debris from plant beds.
  • Site preparation of weekend areas for shelter reservations
  • Safe operation of motorized equipment within parks and the city
HOURS: 40 hours per week, with Some flexibility with hours. Regular shifts may include weekends. Overtime opportunities are available. Enrolled in City Retirement System,no benefits.
  • Assists Horticulturist with all maintenance and planting tasks, including bed preparation, mulching, weeding, pruning, planting of various plant materials and removal; deadheading, trash pickup in beds, raking up debris, fertilizing and other chemical applications; and watering.
  • Apply basic horticulture knowledge to assist with the design, planting, and maintenance of notice and exotic plants in public areas.
  • May be exposed to all weather conditions and some horticultural chemicals.
  • Must be physically able to perform moderate to heavy labor work.
  • Work sites may include parks, community gateways, traffic islands, Central Business Districts,s and major Thoroughfares.
  • May be asked to assist with other park building maintenance, litter and trash removal, and restroom cleaning.
  • May work with and lead volunteers and answer general horticultural questions.
  • Operate hand-held/backpack mechanized equipment, lawnmowers and hand tools
  • Some knowledge of plants and gardening practice required.
  • Operating pickup truck and/or utility cart.
HOURS: Flexible starting time March/April through fall. Up to 40 hours per week, occasional evenings or Saturdays, will be required. Enrolled in City Retirement System, no benefits.

Required Education And Experience
Must be at least 18 years of age, or 17 years old with High School Diploma or GED

Provide own transportation

Requires valid Driver's License

Must be physically fit, able to do "heavy" to "very heavy" physical work:

"heavy work" means exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or

20 to 50 pounds of force frequently and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

"very heavy work" means exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED

College-level coursework in horticulture (or related field) and/or horticultural work experience preferred

Must be physically able to perform moderate to heavy labor work

Provide own transportation to and from work

Requires valid Driver's License

Drug screen required

Military Education & Experience Evaluation

Military education and experience may be substituted for college-level course work at the lower and upper division baccalaureate and graduate levels and apprenticeship training at the vocational certificate level on a case-by-case basis based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide recommendations.

Working and Physical Conditions

Working Environmental Conditions

Indoor and outdoor environments; exposure to office computer screens; work on slippery or uneven surfaces; work in or around water; exposure to poison flora, insects, or other animal diseases; exposure to extremes in weather conditions (all types of weather); exposure to human health issues; exposure to various chemicals (ex. water-quality testing chemicals); at times will work alone at parks and nature centers.

Physical Conditions

Responsibilities and duties require maintaining the physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, climbing, and walking for prolonged periods; lead hikes over varied terrain, including steps and hills.

Occasional light or moderate lifting and carrying required; occasionally required to use hands to finger, occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; must lift and/or move for moderate distances up to 50 lbs. without assistance when loading and unloading event supplies and equipment; Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, ability to distinguish colors, and the ability to adjust focus; must speak clearly and audibly

The below information is solely intended as a summary of the benefits available and is subject to change. Not all benefits listed are available for every position. Benefits can vary depending on applicable labor agreements and/or salary plan. For specific questions, contact the HR Contact indicated on the Job Posting.

The City of Cincinnati offers its employees competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package designed to actively attract and retain quality employees' to add additional value to the City of Cincinnati's workforce. A summary of these benefits for full-time employment is listed below. This is a general listing of benefits for all employees and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing for all bargaining units.

The City offers a variety of training programs, ranging from job-specific skills such as computer and equipment instruction, to helping supervisors improve their management techniques.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Cincinnati is dedicated to providing equal employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation or transgendered status, or ethnic, national or Appalachian origin, or on the basis of any other category protected under federal, state and local laws.


The City of Cincinnati has 11 paid holidays annually that include:

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Day

President's Day

Memorial Day


Independence Day

Labor Day

Veterans' Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving


Health Insurance

The City of Cincinnati 80/20 offers 3 medical plans to all full time City of Cincinnati employees and eligible dependents: the 80/20 PPO medical plan, the HDHP medical plan with an HSA contribution, and a Health Reimbursement Arrangement for those enrolled on another non-city eligible group plan.

Eligible Dependents Include

Legal Spouse or Equal Partner

Child (natural child, adopted child, and/or child who the group has determined is covered under a "Qualified Medical Child Support Order")


Child for whom the employee or employee's spouse/equal partner is a legal guardian

Basic Life Insurance

A $50,000 Basic Life Insurance policy is paid for by the City for certain eligible employees. Full time employees not eligible for the City-paid basic life insurance policy are generally provided a similar benefit through their union group.

Supplemental Life, Long Term Disability, Accident & Critical Illness Insurance

Most full time City employees are eligible to participate in a supplemental life insurance program, a long term disability plan, and accident and critical illness insurance programs at their own expense. Premiums are determined by age, amount of coverage, and various additional factors.

Flexible Benefits Plans

Healthcare Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in the Healthcare Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay out-of-pocket medical, prescription, dental, and vision care expenses for employees and family members.

Dependent Care Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in a Dependent Care Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay work-related dependent care expenses. Participants can set aside money each year through pre-tax payroll deductions to pay for these expenses.

Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account

City employees can participate in a Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account (TERA) that can be used to reimburse expenses related to traveling to and from work. Participants can set-up a pre-tax payroll deduction up to an IRS regulated amount.

Healthy Lifestyles Program

City employees can voluntarily participate in a wellness incentive program that encourages and rewards employees and their spouses/equal partners for making positive choices for better health. The City of Cincinnati will contribute up to $300/year to a Health Reimbursement Account for each the employee and their spouse/equal partner for meeting specified program goals. These dollars can be used to offset qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Integrated Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)

This is a voluntary program that serves as an alternative healthcare option to traditional medical plans. If you have alternate group health coverage available to you through a spouse, equal partner, another job, or a non-city retirement plan, you may be eligible for this plan which reimburses you for the difference in premiums between the plans and your covered out of pocket expenses on the other plan.

Retirement Plan

The City provides a defined benefit pension plan for part-time and full-timeemployees. New hires and re-hired employees are required to participate in the City of Cincinnati's Retirement System (CRS), regardless of previous participation in an Ohio State pension system or any another state or federal pension system. CRS is funded by employer and employee contributions, and investment returns from plan assets. CRS provides retirement and health care benefits subject to eligibility requirements. The following groups are excluded from participation in CRS: Mayor and Members of City Council; Sworn Police & Fire; Police Recruits; and Rehired Ohio Police & Fire Retirees.

Deferred Compensation

As an Ohio government employer, the City offers employees the ability to participate in a 457(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plan. The City makes an annual match to your 457(b) of up to $750, or as otherwise specified in applicable regulations and union contracts.


By completing this supplemental evaluation you are attesting that the information you have provided is accurate. Any information you provide may be reviewed by the Human Resources staff and hiring department(s). Any misstatements or falsification of information may eliminate you from consideration or may result in dismissal. "See resume" is not an acceptable answer to the questions. The Human Resources staff will verify that you meet the minimum qualifications as outlined in the job posting based on the information provided in your application and in these answers. Please indicate you have read and agree with this information.
  • Yes, I understand and agree.

Are you at least 18 years of age or older?
  • Yes
  • No

Do you posses a high school diploma or equivalent?
  • Yes
  • No

What shifts are you willing to work?
  • 6:00 am-3:00 pm
  • 7:00 am-5:00 pm
  • 12:00 am-8:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm-12:00 am
  • All of the above

Are you willing to work night, weekend, and early morning shifts?
  • Yes
  • No

Are you willing to submit a background check and driver's abstract?
  • Yes
  • No

Are you willing to take a drug screen?
  • Yes
  • No

I understand I am responsible for maintaining the accuracy of my contact information, including my street address, email address, and telephone numbers. My failure to maintain accurate contact information may result in me not receiving information regarding this job announcement and/or may result in me not receiving further consideration for this employment opportunity. To update this information, visit, click on the "career seekers" link, and follow the prompts. For technical difficulties, contact NEOGOV support at 855-524-5627.
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City of Cincinnati


805 Central Avenue Suite 200

Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202