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Hiring Agency: City of Roswell
Ends: December 30, 2020
Full Time


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The purpose of this classification is to perform semi-skilled to skilled tasks, including the operation of equipment and vehicles, to complete projects related to the maintenance, upkeep, installation, and construction of City streets, utilities, rights-of-way, parks, and other infrastructure for departmental operations. Employees in this classification may not function as the primary operator of equipment, and typically function under the guidance of a skilled operator or supervisor.

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Performs smaller, routine maintenance, upkeep or construction projects of short duration independently as assigned: sets-up work-site; identifies problem and determines the appropriate repair; obtains necessary tools, equipment, and materials to complete project; initiates and completes the project; completes work orders and required paperwork; and reports completion of the project to the Crew Leader or Supervisor.
Maneuvers equipment and operates associated mechanisms in order to advance construction and maintenance projects: drives vehicles over public roads, work sites, rights-of-way, parks, public works facilities, and other City property; maneuvers in and around traffic, parked cars, equipment, utilities, and other obstacles; obeys all traffic laws and safety guidelines; monitors immediate environment and work area to ensure the safety of operator, other workers, the equipment, and the public.
Operates equipment such as excavator, track hoe, or backhoe to perform basic and/or semi-skilled digging, trenching, and clearing of land or materials for maintenance and upkeep projects for public utilities and other infrastructure; controls placement of equipment and determines optimum approach to each digging scenario in order to minimize destruction of property and avoid electric, water, sewer, and other public utility lines.
Inspects and prepares equipment for safe and proper operation prior to beginning work for the day; performs light maintenance on equipment, which includes changing oil, refueling, and refilling lubricants; cleans vehicles, beds, and mounted equipment upon completion of assignments; secures vehicle after use.
Based on department assignment of Transportation, Environmental/Public Works, or Recreation & Parks, duties could include some of the following:
Performs various tasks involving street, storm-water drainage, and/or right-of-way maintenance projects: prepares road surfaces for asphalt application; lays and smoothes asphalt; patches/repairs utility cuts and potholes in road surfaces; lays bricks and concrete block; lays or builds concrete forms for catch-basins, sidewalks and curbing; pours concrete;sweeps street surfaces; spreads gravel; clears obstructions and removes debris from storm-water drains, ditches, & catch-basins; constructs asphalt driveway tie-ins; and repairs / installs guardrails.
Utilizes asphalt patching truck to make repairs to existing streets and paved surfaces by filling potholes, cracks, and other deformities; drives truck to work location and positions vehicle to allow for optimum delivery of asphalt; utilizes dumping mechanisms to apply specified amount of hot asphalt to desired area; operates spraying mechanism to aim and distribute a fine stream of asphalt along cracks in the pavement; utilizes rakes, shovels, and other tools to manually spread and seal asphalt; marks newly repaired pavement as appropriate.
Installs, repairs, and /or replaces water mains, service lines, meters, hydrants and related components of the distribution system: conducts excavation for new installations; locates and excavates existing service lines; taps water mains to provide water to customers; maintains mains, service lines, valves, and valve boxes; repairs line breaks; replaces older/worn service lines with new upgraded service lines; tests pressure and flushes system; replaces, repairs, or relocates air release valves; bores shafts and installs conduit or service sleeves across road where needed; restores roads, sidewalks, and other work sites to original condition after completion of work.
Drives single, tandem, and tri-axle dump trucks or brush trucks in order to transport and haul materials between original and final destinations for use in maintenance and construction projects; positions vehicle to allow for the most efficient and effective loading or dumping of materials; secures all doors, gates, and fasteners to prevent spillage or loss of load; operates dumping mechanism to dump materials at appropriate locations; operates truck and dumping mechanism simultaneously to spread materials along prescribed path to required specifications.

Operates vehicles and equipment in lower classifications as needed or assigned to complete division or departmental projects and workload.
Performs basic and semi-skilled labor as appropriate to assist in completion of maintenance, upkeep, and construction projects; picks up paper, limbs, and other debris; uses hand tools and operates motorized tools as necessary to complete assigned task; installs maintains street signs; and manually loads, moves, and arranges materials.
Employees in the Transportation Department may operate street sweepers along a prescribed route to remove dirt and debris from streets and parking lots; maneuvers in and out of traffic and around parked cars, taking care to reduce congestion and maintain safety; determines proper settings and adjusts brushes for proper angle and height, maintaining proper curb distance for optimum coverage.
Performs other related duties as required.

High school diploma or equivalent; supplemented by two years of experience in maintenance, construction, or a related field, with previous experience in the operation of equipment preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Driver’s License; Georgia Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) including appropriate endorsement(s) is preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be moderately skilled in the operation of assigned equipment. Must have good knowledge of techniques and procedures used in construction, maintenance, and repair of streets, water distribution systems, and/or appropriate municipal infrastructure. Must be able to learn, comprehend, and apply all city or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to determine, calculate, tabulate, or summarize data/information. Includes performing subsequent actions in relation to these computational operations.
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to exchange information for the purpose of clarifying details within well established policies, procedures and standards.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and/or rapid adjustments.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information.
Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. May include counting, recording of counts, and basic measuring.
Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form. Involves semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action.
Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.

Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds).
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, fumes, heights, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim light, toxic agents, disease, pathogenic substances, or animal attacks/bites.

The City of Roswell is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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