Overview

Salary: $17.25 per hour

Department: Public Works/Roads

Looking for a summer job through September? Here’s a great chance to build some job skills and check out employment opportunities with Jefferson County┬áPublic Works has spots available. If you are 18 and meet the following criteria – Check this out!

The Summer Help Program employs those who are graduating this year (2023) from a Jefferson County High School or a Jefferson County High School graduate who (or whose parent(s)/guardian) resides in Jefferson County is currently attending and expects to continue to attend college, university, and/or post High School vocational training on a full-time basis during the school year of 2023-2024.

The 2023 Summer Help participant’s hourly wage is $17.25 for the first year of employment. If the Summer Help participant is selected to return for succeeding years (2nd, 3rd, and 4th*) their hourly wage will increase by 2% from the summer program wage. Summer help positions do not have benefits.

 

PROGRAM SPECIFICATIONS:

  • The maximum duration will be 90 calendar days.
  • Work schedule will be Mondays through Thursdays, 10 hour days. Some Friday work may be available.
  • Time off during the Summer Help Program must be pre-arranged and approved by the County Supervisor. Time off during the Summer Help Program cannot exceed five (5) consecutive workdays or 40 total hours.
  • Summer Help employees are held to the same standards of conduct as any Jefferson County Employee.
  • Jefferson County reserves the right to terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without cause.
  • Participants who have questions or concerns regarding work and other matters may talk with their County Supervisor, the Department’s Director, or the Human Resources Manager.
  • Jefferson County will conduct a background check which must be successfully passed to be considered for the 2023 Summer Help Program. Jefferson County is committed to a drug-free environment and applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug screening.

*Participation in the Summer Help Program is limited to five (5) years.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

The Summer Help Program’s duties are to perform general labor for the Jefferson County Public Works in servicing County roadways. Students in the Public Works Summer Help Program will learn:

  • Job skills equivalent or similar to Maintenance Worker I
  • Time management
  • Organization of daily tasks by order of importance
  • Flexibility as duties may change from time-to-time
  • General maintenance of machinery or tools that are used
  • Learn to take direction as well as work independently
  • Build work ethic skills for tasks that are assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Students must be 18 years old and have ability to lift up to 20-30 pounds
  • Valid driver’s license preferred
  • Summer Help employees are held to the same standards of conduct as any Jefferson County Employee.
  • Jefferson County reserves the right to terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without cause.
  • Participants who have questions or concerns regarding work and other matters may talk with their County Supervisor, the Department’s Director, or the Human Resources Manager.
  • Jefferson County will conduct a background check which must be successfully passed to be considered for the 2023 Summer Help Program. Jefferson County is committed to a drug-free environment and applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug screening.