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Seasonal Laborers Highway 2018

Location: MC - Wausau
Application Deadline Date: 6/1/18





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




Employees will perform varied manual labor work on highways within Marathon County.  Employees usually work Monday through Friday, 40 - 60 hours per week. Work duties may extend into the fall or winter depending upon availability of seasonal employees and the needs of the department.

Seasonal Employees (Summer 2018) - Anticipated season begins mid May and runs thru the summer.

The Highway Department hires a limited number of seasonal employees for the summer months.  These positions are usually filled by the middle of April, therefore it is recommended to submit applications by the middle of February of the year you are applying for.  The positions remain open until filled.  Applicants must have a driving record meeting Marathon County minimum standards. 



Must be 18 years of age or older.  Possession of a driver's license and a good driving record.  Experience driving vehicles with manual transmissions desirable.  Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.  Ability to perform varied maintenance tasks.



May perform a variety of manual work flagging traffic, setting work zone signs, etc.

May operate mowers of various sizes.

May perform routine computer data entry.

Maintains daily work logs.

May sweep shop floors and perform other custodial duties.

May perform landscaping tasks including raking, shoveling, erosion control installation and maintenance, etc.

May clean equipment using cleaning agents and other chemicals.

May assist full-time employees in road and shoulder repair and maintenance work.

Performs other related work as required.



Skill in the use of motorized mowing equipment. (Training will be provided.)

Skill in operating vehicles and equipment effectively, safely, and efficiently. (Training will be provided.)

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Knowledge of building and grounds maintenance activities.

Ability to effectively communicate with the traveling public.

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.



$11.00 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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   June 1, 2018 or when positions are filled.  APPLY TODAY!!


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