General Laborer

Job Closing: Jul 31, 2019

Division: Executive Director's Office, Generations Park

Job Code: 49-9-71

Salary Range: $25,854.40 to 45,572.80 ($12.43 to 21.91)

Status: Full-time, permanent, non-exempt


The Generations’ Park (GP) General Laborer is responsible for ensuring the maintenance and development of the Generations Park Complex and grounds. They ensure that its amenities are safe, clean, in good working condition and upheld to established standards. The General Laborer will be required to perform physical labor both indoors and outdoors, using a variety of equipment, in all weather conditions.


  • Ascertain mowing schedules and deviations from established procedures as required by weather, park calendar or manager
  • Sow seeds, dig holes, till, mulch and prepare and maintain park flower beds; i.e. weeding and watering
  • Review field turf development and soil conditions to determine opening/closing procedures and dates
  • Detect and identify germ, pest and rodent infestations
  • Set fertilizer, seeding and irrigation schedule; control frequency and amount of nutrients to be introduced into system
  • Apply herbicides, fungicides, and pesticides to destroy undesirable growth and pest or obtain appropriate services when necessary
  • Mix planting soil, fertilizers, etc. following prescribed procedures
  • Record information, such as chemicals used, times, dates, and conditions, to maintain required records
  • Spray trees, shrubs, flowers and plants to prevent disease and pests
  • Water plants and fields
  • Conduct analysis of soil
  • Evaluate and manage the watering programs
  • Control plant growth and development through pruning and shaping of plants
  • Cut grass, stripe fields, plant trees, flowers and shrubs as needed; ensure delegation to other staff or summer interns
  • Perform soil and tissue testing periodically during the year and submit samples to the appropriate consultants to identify proper fertilizer and seed for that year
  • Operate tractors and other machinery and equipment to fertilize, cultivate, harvest and spray fields and plants
  • Maintain inventory and order materials as required
  • Inspect and maintain equipment
  • Detect, report, and minimize/eliminate safety concerns to staff and park users
  • Perform weekly safety checks on all buildings, grounds and equipment. Document and maintain files for inspection
  • Ensure safety of park users through regular facility inspections; perform minor maintenance repairs when required
  • Provide information to community members on park activities and schedule
  • Exhibit a helpful and courteous demeanor when working with Community members and co-workers
  • Operate all equipment utilized in facility maintenance to include tractors, power take off (PTO) operated equipment and field irrigation systems
  • Perform similar work at other Tribal properties as required
  • Other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: Have a strong interest and working knowledge of turf management and their needs regarding environmental conditions and fertilization. Possess a strong attention to detail and have good observation skills to detect equipment and facility malfunctions, disease in plants, pests and safety concerns. Interact in a positive and courteous manner with community members. Must enjoy being outdoors. Ability to work flexible work hours as needed-on call requirements and overtime as required.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: High school diploma, GED or equivalent with experience in grounds keeping, light maintenance and housekeeping duties. A valid Driver’s License is required. Must possess physical strength and stamina. Knowledge of landscaping and turf management is strongly preferred.

First Aid/CPR certification must be sought and maintained.


  • Strong ability to problem solve and self-manage.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively.
  • Must be willing to accommodate flexible hours and work weekend shifts as needed. Must be willing to respond to afterhours emergencies as needed.
  • Ability to follow safe procedures when handling chemicals, while performing maintenance, minor construction projects or operating machinery. Safety equipment will be required; i.e. steel toe boots, safety glasses/goggles, gloves etc.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task, establish priorities and work independently in a busy environment.
  • Strong basic math skills required, must be able to convert measurements, set right angles
  • Must be physically capable of performing a wide variety of physical tasks including walking, running, sitting, lifting 50 lb.’s, crouching, kneeling and bending for long periods of time
  • May perform work at heights.
  • Good observation skills to identify safety risks and detect pest infestations. Report any evidence of suspicious or illegal activity.
  • Enjoy working outside
  • Ability to multitask and establish priorities.
  • Exhibit initiative, responsibility, flexibility and leadership.
  • Ability to work independently in a busy environment
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables. Must exhibit initiative, responsibility, flexibility and leadership. Must demonstrate an ability to actively participate in continuous self-improvement process. Ability to work well under pressure.

Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.