Farmers' Market Attendant (As-Needed)

  • City of Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica, California
  • Jul 14, 2020
Full Time Other
  • Salary: $24.13 Hourly USD

Job Description

Job Summary

Sets up Farmers' Market Traffic Control Plan (TCP) at the City's farmers' markets; sets up farmers' market program equipment, signage and event booths at all four markets. Provides customer service, support to management staff and general assistance in support of the Farmers' Market program. Troubleshoots and repairs equipment and supplies.

NOTE:  This is a temporary position without benefits. 

Major Duties

Sets up and takes down a variety of traffic control devices consistent with a TCP at the City's farmers' markets. Uses a power cart caddy to position 1,500 pound carts at market entrances. Follows TCP set up plan and market layout including fire lanes and handicap access.

Sets up staff and vendor booths and public seating areas in a variety of configurations at each market site consistent with market operations and requirements of the Los Angeles County Department of Health.

Runs power cables, water hookups and pedestrian safety covers.

Performs maintenance and repair of farmers' market equipment or refers problems to appropriate staff. Troubleshoots and reports incidences of wear and tear of TCP devices and other farmers' market equipment such as electrical outlets, hot water heaters and water pumps.

Provides general assistance duties in support of the farmers' market program, including but not limited to sales of market promotional items, food benefit voucher transactions, and providing customer service and information about market programs and vendor application processes.

Follows all applicable safety rules and regulations.

Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


Knowledge of:
City of Santa Monica's Farmers' Market policies and procedures.
TCPs and other related traffic and safety control measures.
Event layout and set up procedures.
Basic equipment and vehicle maintenance.
Safe work practices and procedures.
Effective customer services techniques.

Ability to:
Read and interpret charts, event layouts and traffic control plans.
Train and oversee the work of temporary employees.
Operate equipment such as hand held radios, power cart caddies, and hand & power tools.
Organize, prioritize and perform work with attention to detail.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Explain rules and regulations to vendors and customers.
Perform physical labor for sustained periods of time.
Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public.
Provide effective customer service.

Skill in:
Working effectively with others.
Education, Training and Experience :

Graduation from high school or the equivalent.   

Two years of recent, paid and progressively responsible work experience assisting at large scale public events which included physical work, deployment of traffic control plans and extensive interaction with the public.
License and Certificates:
Possession of a valid class C driver license. Ability to obtain Red Cross CPR and First Aid certificates within six months of date of hire.

How to Apply:  
Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed on-line City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. If you do not submit your on-line application by the filing deadline, you will not be considered for this position.  Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process.

Selection Process:  
All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding your work history and qualifications for the position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those applicants determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.

Background Investigation:  

Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.

Diversity and Inclusion

The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.
The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us!
Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).
Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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