Hire Up is a paid work experience opportunity.

  • 6 months, with paid job readiness training
  • Includes supportive services and job placement assistance
  • Work with city agencies and nonprofit organizations

A Laborer performs routine scouting and physical laboring tasks on appointed illegal dumping sites. The work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities.

Incumbents receive close supervision from a technical superior. Work is performed outdoors where incumbents are exposed to such conditions as inclement weather, dust, obnoxious odors, traffic, insect bites, confined spaces, inland waterways, and heights. Work may require strenuous physical activity including frequent bending, stooping, and crawling, climbing ladders, reaching and lifting heavy objects.

Typical Examples of Work

(The following examples illustrate the work performed in the positions in the class. Positions may require some or all of these examples depending on the organization of work within the agency. This list is not inclusive. A position may require related duties not listed, if necessary, to accomplish the work of the agency.)

Cleans vacant lots, alleys, parks, playgrounds, median strips or clogged sewers and storm drains; fills sandboxes.

Removes bulk items and trash debris from neighborhood parks and playgrounds.

Collects recycled materials and bulk trash.

Sweeps shovels or removes trash, debris, loose materials, asphalt or concrete, snow and ice.

Lifts, moves and delivers a variety of materials, machinery and equipment.

Operates simple equipment and controls such as air hammers, compactors, bobcats, saws, hammers, drills, glue guns, lawn mowers or riding mowers, mulchers, motorized lifts, electric carts or other equipment requiring only brief instruction.

Removes graffiti from residential and commercial properties; operates sandblasting machinery to remove graffiti.

Works from scaffolding, cherry pickers or ladders to perform tasks as assigned.

Measures window and door openings of vacant houses, cuts boards to fit openings, and affixes boards to structure.

May drive vehicles to transport people and materials.

May direct the flow of vehicles to facilitate traffic flow at work sites.

May assist in the removal of floating debris from the inner harbor and inland waterways.

Performs related work as required.

Required Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

Ability to follow instructions.

Ability to comply with safety rules, regulations and procedures.

Ability to engage in strenuous physical activity.

Ability to work at heights.

Ability to work in inclement weather.

Ability to operate simple equipment and controls.

Ability to learn general construction procedures.

Ability to communicate with the public for the purpose of directing traffic and explaining simple rules and procedures.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requirements - None.

Equivalencies - None.

Licenses, Registrations and Certificates

Requires a valid Maryland Class C Noncommercial driver's license, or an equivalent out-of-state driver's license acceptable to the Office of Risk Management.