YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley
  • 22-May-2023 to 09-Jun-2023 (CST)
  • Camp Staff
  • Buffalo, IA, USA
  • 15.00 per hour $15.00/hr
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Part time employees enjoy a free individual Y membership and participation in the Y retirement program! (must meet hourly eligibility requirements)

Perks of working at the Y!

The Y provides a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, benefits and other perks as outlined below.

SALARY: $15.00/hour

30 hours/week

BENEFITS: As a full-time, employee, our competitive benefit package includes:

  • Health insurance: Y pays 65-93% for individual and 57-82% for family; Dental: Y pays 65%; Vision available
  • Flexible Spending Account/Health Savings Account
  • Y Retirement Fund: Y pays 12% after employee meets eligibility requirements
  • Eligible to participate in 403B savings account through Y Retirement Fund
  • Paid Time Off: Begins accruing at 19 days per year up to a max of 30. Caps at 240 hours
  • Life Insurance: Y pays 1 X salary, EE has option to purchase additional coverage
  • Long Term Disability: Paid by the Y; Employee can elect to purchase Short Term Disability


  • Free household YMCA membership! Discounts on programs
  • Child Care discount 25%; Summer Camp discounts
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Program

The Landscape Technician will maintain the grounds and landscapes at Camp Abe Lincoln.



  1. Serves as a role model to members, and Y staff and, at all times lives the mission, vision and values of the YMCA movement.
  2. Work to insure the safety of every individual on YMCA properties and grounds.
  3. Perform mowing, weed eating/blowing, raking leaves, trim trees and bushes and other landscape duties to maintain an appealing and safe atmosphere for members.
  4. Completes snow removal tasks such as plowing parking lots, shoveling sidewalks, steps and doorways as needed during winter months.
  5. Operate and maintain necessary lawn care and snow removal equipment such as mowers, tractors, chain saws, snow blowers, etc., in a safe and efficient manner. Store equipment efficiently and safely.
  6. Be aware and make necessary changes to hazards found on camp grounds.
  7. Make minor repairs to buildings and facilities as needed.
  8. Sweep, scrub, wax floors, wash windows and screens, put up and take down screens and storm windows-repair same as needed.
  9. Pick up and remove trash and debris from the property and dispose of it appropriately on a daily basis.
  10. Participate in and solicit others to participate in necessary YMCA financial development efforts, specifically the Annual Campaign.
  11. Maintain certifications listed under Certificates and Other Requirements.
  12. Adherence to all policies and procedures of YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley.
  13. Understand and follow all safety rules and regulations including knowledge of emergency procedures and location of emergency equipment.
  14. Regular and timely adherence to respective schedule/meetings.
  15. All other duties as assigned by the COO.


  1. Ability to operate various types of power equipment including lawnmowers, trimmers, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, and other landscaping equipment.
  2. Ability to use hand tools required for landscaping.
  3. Ability to follow instructions and complete assignments.
  4. Extensive knowledge of landscaping techniques and processes.
  5. Excellent time management skills.


  1. Must be able to pass background check
  2. Ability to drive and maintain current license.

*Note: The * noted certification training programs are provided by the YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley staff and must be obtained within 30 days of hire, if not currently certified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must have the ability and stamina to perform mowing and snow removal duties and other landscaping tasks which may involve, but are not limited to: sitting, standing and walking for long periods of time depending upon activity, climbing bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching with hands and arms, twisting, lifting and/or moving up to 50-75 pounds, possess finger dexterity, grasp, perform repetitive motions, talk, hear and have visual acuity. Must be able to physically operate power equipment required to perform landscaping and snow removal. Must be able to properly set up, climb and stand on ladders, scaffolding and platforms as needed. Able to work with chemical compounds, solvents, cleaners, gas and other hazardous materials as needed. Must have the ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions. Able to respond to critical incidents and emergency situations in a quick, efficient manner.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment can vary from quiet to very loud depending upon the tasks being performed. The work is performed both indoors and out, and will require travel to various locations. While performing the duties of this job the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

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