RFP Town of Lyman: Earth Work

The Town of Gorham is a thriving community and one of the fastest growing towns in Maine with a population of approximately 18,000.  With a flourishing urban village, steady industrial and commercial expansion, plentiful recreation opportunities, a college campus, and Greater Portland METRO public transit service, the Town of Gorham is a vibrant place to live, work, and do business.

The Town of Gorham’s Public Works Department is accepting applications for several temporary seasonal positions to work in the spring and summer months. The hours may include up to 40 hours a week and the possibility of some night and weekend work. Seasonal work may start as early as May 1st and end as late as September 1st. If you are looking to gain valuable work experience, or bridge gaps in current employment, this is an excellent opportunity.

Active individuals who enjoy working outdoors will help maintain the Town’s municipal properties including athletic fields, parks, cemeteries, trails and buildings. Qualified individuals will have demonstrated experience using typical landscaping tools, such as a weed whacker, lawn mower and gardening tools. Candidates should also be familiar with use of light carpentry equipment such as hand drills, circular saw and other minor tools, and possess a working knowledge of trail work. Duties will also include assisting in the repair of roads including patching; and transporting dirt, gravel, wood and construction materials.

The Town of Gorham offers competitive pay and employees accrue Earned Paid Leave in proportion to the number of hours worked. Pay range starts at $17.25 per hour and is commensurate with experience. Successful candidates that remain employed through September 1st will be eligible for a $250 bonus.

REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift 75 pounds and work safely in most summer weather conditions is required. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age to apply (some equipment and activities restricted to 18+). Must hold a valid State of Maine Class C motor vehicle license.

HOW TO APPLY:  Qualified candidates may apply online via the “Employment Opportunities” page of the Town of Gorham website. Applicants without access to a computer, tablet, or smart phone may pick up an Application for Employment in person at the Town Manager’s Office or the Public Works facility during normal business hours.

Please email HR@gorham.me.us or call 207-222-1650 if you need assistance or have any questions about the application process. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.


~The Town of Gorham is an Equal Opportunity Employer~

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