Company: City of West Allis
Location: West Allis, WI

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Positions are available in the Department of Public Works, 40 hours/week (weather permitting), 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, with the majority of the positions starting mid- to late-May and ending mid- to late-August.

Pay range is for non-West Allis residents.
West Allis residents are given a 2% increase.

Examples of Duties

Building & Sign Section – erecting and taking down mobile signs
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)

Electrical Section – assisting electricians and maintenance repairers
Forestry Division – cutting grass, pulling weeds, trimming, planting flowers, etc.
Water Division – cleaning and painting fire hydrants
Sanitation & Streets Division – working on the tar crews (filling holes/cracks in City streets), delivering garbage carts, and occasionally collecting garbage or recyclables

Qualifications

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or a 2020 graduating senior in High School;
  • Possess a valid WI Driver’s License and a good driving record; and
  • Be college bound for the fall semester*.

    * falsification of college enrollment for the upcoming fall semester is grounds for disqualification or dismissal


General Physical Demands for All Positions

Excellent attendance and work performance is an expectation of all temporary provisional employees. (NOTE: Time off for vacations needs to be noted on application for consideration. If time is needed off work, it must be requested from the Supervisor well in advance. If an employee calls in sick, medical documentation must be submitted for the sick leave to be approved.) A Summer Student must maintain the ability to lawfully operate designated motor vehicles at all times that duties are performed, and maintain the ability to travel throughout and enter all different properties in the jurisdiction.

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, electrical current, vehicular traffic, and/or dust.

Possess the physical capacity to perform manual labor for extended periods of time including, but not limited to, continuous lifting up to 20 lbs., occasional lifting up 50 lbs., and occasional lifting up to 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.

Activity Frequencies
Continuous 67 – 100% of workday
Frequent 34 – 66% of workday
Occasionally 1 – 33% of workday

Building and Sign Summer Students
Must be able to work nights if appointed to a position that requires evening hours.

All employees must have the physical capacity to perform light to heavy manual labor for extended periods of time in a variety of general maintenance duties including, but not limited to, the ability to continuously walk, bend, kneel, sit, twist, stoop, crawl, stretch, squat, lift, push, pull, reach, enter and exit City vehicles, etc.; occasional lifting (up to 20 lbs.) of paint to load the striping machine; continuous lifting (up to 20 lbs.) while placing and picking up cones; occasional miscellaneous lifting (up to 50 lbs.) dependent upon duties assigned; frequent lifting (up to 50 lbs.) of mobile barricades and signs; occasional lifting (up to 100 lbs. with assistance) of newsletters.

Forestry Division Summer Students

Possess the physical capacity to perform heavy 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 to 100 lbs. with assistance) depending on duties performed; the ability to continuously walk, bend, kneel, sit, twist, stoop, crawl, stretch, squat, lift, push, pull, enter and exit City vehicles, etc.

Street and Sanitation Summer Students

Possess the physical capacity to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time (physical requirements are dependent upon work assigned) including, but not limited to, the duties generalized below, and the ability to continuously walk, bend, kneel, sit, twist, stoop, crawl, stretch, squat, lift, push, pull, enter and exit City vehicles, etc.

Tar Kettle

Continuous lifting (up to 50 lbs.); occasional lifting (up to 100 lbs. with assistance) including 80 pound block of tar 2-3 times/day; occasional lifting (up to 20 lbs.) of barricades and traffic cones.

Cutting weeds and grass

Continuous starting, pushing, pulling, and maneuvering riding mowers, push mowers, and other small-motorized equipment.

Garbage
Frequent lifting (up to 20 lbs.) and occasional lifting (up to 100 lbs. with assistance) of garbage on special pickups.

Storm damage (such as flood or wind)
Frequent lifting (up to 20 lbs.) of branches, brush, etc. and occasional lifting (up to 100 lbs. with assistance) of household objects such as rugs, furniture, etc.

Asphalt Truck

Continuous (8 hrs/day) lifting (up to 50 lbs.) and shoveling; continuous walking.

Vac-All
Continuous lifting (up to 50 lbs.) with ability to move Vac-All tube around in a hole; occasional lifting (up to 100 lbs. with assistance) when lifting catch basins.

Concrete Crew
Frequent lifting (up to 50 lbs.) of broken concrete, shoveling of concrete, and grading gravel.

Dump Crew
Continuous sitting and interaction with the public.

Shed/Yard Work
Continuous light manual work performing housekeeping duties of a varied nature.