Organization Overview

The Town of Shelby is an unincorporated municipality of approximately 4,800 residents located in the southwest corner of La Crosse County, just south and east of the City of La Crosse along the banks of the Mississippi River. The sloughs and bayous along its western boundary and a range of bluffs, which cross the town from north to south, provide some of the most scenic views in the area. Wildlife abounds and recreational opportunities range from camping and canoeing at Goose Island Park to skiing at Mount La Crosse.

Its unique landscape and proximity to an urban center make it a prime location for residential development. Planned growth is directed by the Town's long-range land use plan, which was developed in conjunction with a countywide plan. The vision statement of the Shelby Town Plan reads: "We foresee our Town to be both urban and rural in character providing a pleasant living environment for our residents. We want sound programs in place to maintain the rural agricultural character and to direct new development to those areas that are already urban in character and conform to a Town plan.” To learn more about the Town of Shelby visit

Position Overview

Seasonal employees are employees whose services are anticipated to be of a limited duration and seasonal in nature. The purpose of this position is to perform unskilled and skilled labor functions to maintain roadways, park cleanup and other maintenance work. Seasonal employees are not eligible for participation in those employee benefits programs made available for the Town of Shelby regular full-time and regular part-time employees. 

Education and Qualifications

·         High school diploma or equivalent. 

·         Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license. Must be available to work overtime. 

·         Must be at least 18 years old. Knowledge of construction and building, grounds and park maintenance preferred.

Professional and Personal Traits

·         Ability to work under varying weather conditions.

·         Ability to read material safety data sheets (MSDS) and read chemical labels.

·         Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to coordinate with team members and other departments to safely execute the duties and responsibilities of the position.

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with town officials and the general public.

·         Ability to use a variety of hand and power tools from chainsaws, hammers, wrenches, shovels, rakes, brooms, etc., and operate machinery safely.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·         Operating mowers, trimmers, chainsaws and other equipment in mowing and trimming grounds, maintaining or repairing roads when road damage occurs, addressing flood control issues, landscaping and other public works projects.

·         Monitors equipment operation for malfunctions. Notifies supervisory personnel regarding the need for equipment repairs. Performs routine maintenance such as fueling and lubricating equipment.

·         Dump, spread and tamp asphalt to repair joints and broken pavement.

·         Haul and shovel gravel, sand, black dirt, clay, chips, etc.

·         Erect, install, or repair guardrails, road shoulders, washouts, berms, highway markers, warning signals, and highway lighting using hand tools and power tools.

·         Paint traffic control lines and place pavement messages by hand or using machines. Paint buildings, guardrails, posts, picnic tables, benches, fences, etc.

·         Inspect, clean, and clear debris from culverts, catch basins, drop inlets, ditches, and other drain structures.

·         Clean and repair bridges and other structures.

·         Perform roadside landscaping work, such as clearing weeds and brush, seeding, and planting and trimming trees.

·         Place and remove snow fences used to prevent the accumulation of drifting snow on highways.

·         Assist in maintaining physical areas of municipal buildings to ensure a clean and safe working environment.

·         Mow grass, cut weeds and brush, rake, prune shrubs and trees, and haul debris using hand tools and chainsaws.

·         Assist in maintaining softball diamonds.

·         Remove litter and debris from roadways, including debris from rock and mud slides.

·         Participate in work safety training. Responsible for reporting and/or correcting any existing safety or accident hazards.

·         Set out signs and cones around work areas to divert traffic.  Flag motorists to warn them of obstacles or repair work ahead.

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to odors, fumes, airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme outside weather conditions including wet, cold and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to noisy.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position requires sitting, standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, turning, reaching, climbing and balancing. The employee must frequently lift or move items up to 60 pounds. The employee must also be able to work at heights and in confined spaces. The employee must be able to operate mechanical vehicles such as small trucks and pickups. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Expected Hours of Work

This position requires availability to work overtime when required.

How to Apply

PeopleFirst HR Solutions is proud to partner with the Town of Shelby in filling this position. Interested professionals should submit a letter of interest and resume to, or send them to PeopleFirst HR Solutions, 600 North 3rd Street, Suite 204, La Crosse, WI 54601.


The Town of Shelby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.