STREET WORKER I

STREET WORKER I

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs a variety of unskilled manual labor tasks in the maintenance and repair of streets, rights-of-way, and related activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

Operates cut off saws, shovels snow, push behind saws, air hammer, digs and back fills ditches.

Digs and back fills ditches by hand; sets out barricades and lanterns.

Loads and unloads gravel, dirt, timber, chemicals and other materials, tools, and equipment.

Erects or replaces street signs; installs signposts; paints traffic lines and markers; sets up and removes traffic cones.

Cuts grass; cuts trees; rakes leaves; waters and assists in planting and care of trees, shrubs, flowers, and grass.

Picks up paper and debris in parks and public streets.

Loads dirt and leaves from streets into a truck; removes snow from streets and spreads sand, cinders, or salt on icy streets.

Cleans out storm drains.

Spreads stone chips on street; pours concrete and shovels asphalt-paving mix in the repair and construction of city streets.

Drives truck and operates other light automotive or power driven equipment.

Performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the care and use of standard hand tools used in the constructions and maintenance of public works facilities. Skill in the use of hand tools essential to work performed. Ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions. Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions. Ability to read and write.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or GED preferred. Class C driver’s license. Flagging Classes, First aid and safety courses.

A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. Significant climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and repetitive motions.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

None

 

REPORTS TO:

Street Supervisor

FLSA STATUS

Nonexempt

Rev. 6/12

The Town of Chestertown assures Equal Employment Opportunities and equal education opportunities for employees as required by Federal and State Orders and Laws.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks. This job description is intended to accurately *reflect the position activities and requirements.  However, management and administration reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary.  It is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position.

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