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Winter Seasonal Laborers 2017-18

Location: MC - Wausau
Application Deadline Date: 4/1/18





Marathon County in Northcentral Wisconsin is a great place to live, work, visit and conduct business. Our county government is highly regarded and contributes to a high quality of life by:

  • ensuring public safety;
  • protecting natural resources;
  • preparing for emergency and disaster responses;
  • protecting vulnerable populations;
  • creating and maintaining a high quality infrastructure for transportation; and
  • providing education and fostering economic development





Are you interested in pursuing seasonal employment?  We are searching for candidates aspiring to be part of a team dedicated to providing residents with safe, enjoyable recreational experiences. If you are a passionate, energized individual who enjoys recreation and outdoor activities, one of the Seasonal Laborer positions may be perfectly suited for you.

Details of our Winter Season:

**The Season begins early December and ends mid March.

**Employees will work 30-40 hours per week.

**Evening and Weekend availability preferred.




Must be 18 years of age or older.  Possession of a driver's license and a good driving record.  Experience performing facility cleaning and grounds maintenance work desirable.  Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.  Ability to perform varied maintenance tasks.  Ability to keep daily work logs, vehicle maintenance requests, etc..




Seasonal laborers: 

Seasonal laborers may be assigned to various facilities including Marathon Park, Sylvan Hill Recreation Area, Nine Mile, Ice Rink Arena, plus other facilities based on the needs of the department.

  • May perform a variety of manual work including cleaning facilities and grounds, painting, landscaping, etc.
  • Assist the public in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Open and close facilities according to established policies.
  • May assist full-time employees in repair and maintenance work.
  • May set up facilities for special events or rental groups.
  • May operate power equipment of various sizes in City and County parks and facilities.
  • Maintain safe operation of the towlines and tubing runs by enforcing loading and unloading procedures, control access to and exit from the tubing runs, operates a county vehicle, and respond to incidents and emergencies.
  • Monitors activities on and around ice rink and warming chalets.  Ensure users are following established rules; takes appropriate action in addressing violations.
  • May use cleaning agents and other chemicals in performing tasks.
  • Performs other related work as required.


Skill in the safe use of motorized equipment.

Ability to enforce rules firmly and fairly to ensure the safety of all customers.

Skill in operating vehicles and equipment effectively, safely, and efficiently.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Knowledge of building and grounds maintenance activities.

Ability to effectively communicate with park users.

Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions.

Ability to follow safety rules.

Ability to contribute to a positive work culture that fosters excellent customer service and teamwork.



Updated Rates for 2018:

Starting:  $11.00 per hour. 

Returning second year employees:  $11.50 per hour. 

Returning third year employees:  $12.00 per hour. 

No benefits are provided for these seasonal positions.



Selection of the successful candidates may be made by assessment of experience and education, criminal record check, driving record check, oral interview; review of references, and other appropriate job-related selection procedures.



Marathon County will make arrangements to furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services where necessary and reasonable to afford an individual with a disability the opportunity to participate in the recruitment process. Please notify the Employee Resources Department office or phone (715) 261-1451 to request special accommodations prior to the application deadline.



Wisconsin Statutes, Sections 19.36 (7), 64.09 (5), and 64.11 (7) require public employers to treat the following items as a public record: Each applicant’s application, records, recommendations and qualifications except as provided in Section 19.36 (7), Wis. Stats. that allows the identity of an applicant to remain confidential if the applicant requests in writing that the County not provide access to this information.
If you choose not to have this information become a public record, you must make such a request in writing to the Employee Resources Department. If you become a finalist for the position, your identity may be disclosed as required by law.



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