Laborer Positions

A current and valid driver's license is required.  Applications can be picked up in person at City Hall or printed off from the attached form and turned in or faxed to City Hall.

  • Center Point City Hall - 2209 Center Point Pkwy, Center Point, AL 35215      
  • 205-854-4460   (Main Phone)
  • 205-854-4814   (Fax)

Applications are accepted even if there are no current openings.  When an opening does occur all previous applications will be reviewed for possible employment.  Only those with a current driver's license will be considered.  Applications will be kept for a period of one year in order to keep the list current.  Applicants are welcome to reapply as their year expires, but keeping up with the expiration date will be entirely up to the applicant.  Please call City Hall with updates to your contact information as it changes.

This position pays $8.55 an hour.

The temporary appointment will last approximately 3-6 months.  A permanent position may be offered to you at the end of this period, depending on your work performance and positions available.  If you become permanent, you will receive a pay increase and will be eligible for the benefits that the city offers.  This will include Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance and paid time off after 1 year.  Yearly raises are possible with a good job performance evaluation.

We work 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday, 6 am-3pm.  There is generally no overtime except for emergencies or special events.

We are paid on the 15th and the last day of the month.  If this day falls on the weekend or a holiday, we will be paid on the previous working day.

We are paid for the holidays that the City Hall closes to celebrate.

Absences will not be paid time off.

We will be expected to respond to city related emergencies.  Example:  Help clear roads of tornado and flood damage.  This may include nights and weekends.

We will do a driver's history check and a drug test if you are offered a job.

Please understand that while this job is not very difficult, it can be quite strenuous at times.  There will be a lot of walking ditches, very hot/cold days, and using a weed eater on steep banks.  Please consider any pre-existing conditions such as bad knees or allergies before applying for this job. 

Expected Duties of a Public Works Laborer:

Maintenance on roadsides, parks, and public facilities

  • Picking up trash - This includes flat land, hills, rough terrain and ditches.  This also includes lifting larger pieces of trash onto a flatbed dump truck.
  • Cutting grass - Using push mowers and riding mowers.
  • Weed eating and edging - This includes flat land, hills, rough terrain, ditches, and steep banks.
  • Backpack blowing - This includes lifting and carrying about 20 pounds.
  • Planting and pulling weeds - This involves digging, bending and squatting.  We plant flowers, trees and shrubs of varying sizes.
  • Watering - This involves carrying and pulling hoses.  A trailer and gas powered motor is also used.
  • Pruning -  Manual loppers, gas powered hedge shears (10 lbs), and chain saws are used.
  • Applying chemicals - Fungicides, insecticides, and herbicides are applied using a back pack sprayer (10-30 lbs), and a push spreader.
  • Carpentry work - The use of power tools, carrying lumber, and mixing cement is involved.
  • Moving tables, chairs, and tents - Different events require this.
  • Removing dead animals from the right of way - This involves bending and lifting animals of different sizes and states of decomposition.

Maintenance in City Hall

  • Vacuuming, dusting, and sweeping - This includes climbing and reaching high blinds and lights and bending and squatting to reach baseboards.
  • Watering plants - This includes toting a watering can; Size could vary.
  • Emptying trash cans - Most of these are small cans
  • Cleaning sidewalks, front entrance, and parking lots - This includes blowing, sweeping, and maybe a shovel.
  • Stocking bathrooms - This includes keeping the toilet paper and hand towel dispensers full.
  • Washing windows - This may include climbing to reach the tops of some windows.
  • Disinfecting front counter and door handles - Clorox wipes and Lysol spray are used.
  • Cleaning bathrooms - Scrubbing toilets, mopping floors, cleaning sinks, etc.  Disinfecting cleaners are used; some may contain ammonia.

Laborer Position Application

 

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