HONOLULU - Have you noticed how tall the grass around a lot of our city's properties are lately?

The city says it’s because there aren’t enough workers to do the job. Now they’re looking to hire.

The City and County of Honolulu is expecting to hire more than 20 people as temporary, full-time groundskeepers or supervisors. Duties would include cutting grass, trimming brush, and cleaning rubbish from various city owned properties like medians and cemeteries.

Prospective groundskeepers would make $17.64 per hour; supervisors have a slightly higher rate.

“We’re looking for people that are willing to work hard because a lot of the work is either manual trimming or using string line trimmers or weed eaters, so there is a lot of physical labor involved,” said Ross Sasamura, City Facility Maintenance Director. “They’ll be working outside in all types of weather. The hope is that we can address some of the issues we have along medians and grassed areas.”

If you're interested, the Department of Planning and Permitting is accepting applications at the McCoy Pavilion from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 21st and 22nd.

You're asked to bring a government issued ID and wear appropriate clothing as you may be asked to perform a skills test. The positions are UPW eligible, and the work runs until June 30th with possible permanent positions to follow.