Position Description

Parks Seasonal Laborer-Custodian
Location MC - Wausau
MC Department Parks, Recreation & Forestry
Application Deadline Date 10/1/21
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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


Part time work during the Monday through Friday business hours is available in the Marathon County PRF Department. Work involves cleaning buildings.

Employee will perform primarily custodial related work in Park Operations Buildings and others as needed.  Employee usually will work 16-24 hours per week.  Scheduled days and hours worked can be flexible as determined by operational needs and approval. The position may last year round.



High school graduation or equivalent and some paid work experience doing custodial duties preferred. 


Must be 18 years of age or older.   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.

NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Because the job duties can involve access to secure areas and confidential and/or criminal and prosecutorial information, the selected candidate(s) must possess a good reputation and background which will withstand pre-appointment investigation.

Physical Requirements:

  • Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Incumbents may be subjected to fumes, odors, dusts and chemicals.


The following duties are typical for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Cleans building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, vacuuming or polishing.
  • Washes walls, windows and woodwork.
  • Empties waste baskets.
  • Dusts, polishes, arranges and moves furniture and equipment.
  • Cleans restrooms and replenishes supplies.
  • Cleans and polishes metal work.
  • Locks doors at end of work shifts.
  • Notifies supervisor in the event of unusual happenings.
  • May assist with shoveling snow.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance; works extra hours as required.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Knowledge of building and grounds maintenance activities.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Ability to follow safety rules.
  • Ability to contribute to a positive work culture that fosters excellent customer service and teamwork.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Working knowledge of cleaning methods, materials and equipment.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Knowledge of proper safety precautions to be taken when using equipment and chemicals.
  • Ability to recognize equipment in need of maintenance or repair.
  • Ability to contribute to a positive work culture that fosters excellent customer service and teamwork.


Starting:  $14.00 per hour. 

Returning second year employees:  $14.50 per hour. 

Returning third year employees:  $15.00 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:  Until position is filled. 

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