NATURE OF WORK
This is the entry level position in the Public Works department, performing a variety of maintenance, repair, finishing, excavation, grounds, utility, vehicle operation, and light equipment activities. Performs a wide variety of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled maintenance work.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES / FUNCTIONS
The duties listed herein are illustrative of the essential duties of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required.
- Performs required labor for park maintenance as part of a work crew or individually, including mowing and trimming, sprinkler system maintenance, cleaning part of debris, fertilizing, etc.
- Performs required labor involved in street construction and maintenance as part of the work crew or individually, including pavement cutting, ditch digging, manhole and catch basin cleaning, filling potholes, painting curb, snow plowing, street sweeping, street sign and traffic control device installation and replacement, hauling materials, etc.
- Performs required labor involving water distribution system construction and maintenance as part of a work crew or individually, including troubleshooting, exercising valves, adjusting and cleaning valve boxes, ditch digging, tapping water mains, installation of meter pits and water meters, installation of fire hydrants, etc.
- Performs required labor during emergency repairs of water main breaks and service leaks as part of a work crew or individually, including locating and marking lines, assisting in excavation activities, performing line and valve shut-offs, performing manual labor such as digging, moving materials, welding and making necessary repairs, etc.
- Performs required labor for general maintenance of Town facilities as part of a work crew or individually, including minor interior and exterior building maintenance such as painting, plumbing, carpentry and other unskilled trades work, shoveling snow, sweeping sidewalks, setting up meeting rooms, moving furniture, etc.
- May operate a variety of light to medium equipment in the performance of the job duties that may include jackhammers, saws, various hand and power tools, and numerous other pieces of equipment used to perform highly skilled, technical, and labor/trade functions.
- Determines the locations of gas, telephone, power, television, water and sewer lines from the appropriate sources prior to excavation.
- Responds to complaints regarding water leaks, pressure loss or no water; evaluates situation; explains findings to supervisor.
- Contacts residents and business owners in area where services will be discontinued and explains when services will be shut off and how soon it will be turned back on.
- Ensures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use. Assists with cleaning and organization of shop area.
- Drives trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, gravel and sand.
- Cleans assigned equipment, performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or needed repairs to supervisor.
- Ensure the safety of all crew employees and regulatory compliance with pertinent safety standards. Ensure compliance with traffic laws, traffic control policies, ordinances, and rules while performing tasks.
- Maintains a variety of records relating to inspections, maintenance activity, consumption of supplies and materials, etc.
- Availability to work on-call schedule when needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Working knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in maintenance, construction and repair activities. Working knowledge of maintenance operations, services, and activities as they relate to the operation of the Town.
- Working knowledge of equipment and supplies used to do minor repairs.
- Working knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions.
- Ability to use equipment and tools safely.
- Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand and perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public.
- Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
- Ability to work independently and to complete daily scheduled work activities as required.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
- Graduation from high school or completion of a G.E.D. required.
- At least one (1) year of experience working in the area(s) of street maintenance, park and open space maintenance, construction, or a related field preferred. Previous experience working in a municipal Public Works department preferred.
- One year of experience operating heavy machinery such as backhoes and street sweepers preferred.
- Experience repairing water lines preferred.
- Must possess a valid Colorado Class “B” commercial driver’s license with airbrake and tanker endorsements at the time of application, or ability to obtain within six months of hire. Must maintain proof of a safe driving record for continued employment.
- CPR and First Aid certifications, or ability to obtain within one year of hire.
- Flagger certification, or ability to obtain within one year of hire.
PHYSICAL / WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- This position includes sitting, standing, walking, crouching, squatting, kneeling, bending, twisting, climbing, and balancing on a frequent to constant basis. Due to the physical nature of this position, sufficient physical stamina, mobility, and dexterity are required, as is the ability to hear and see to safely perform assigned tasks.
- Must be able to frequently lift and or move up to 75 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 150 pounds.
- Must be able to read Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) before handling toxic or caustic chemicals or any other material requiring an MSDS.
- Work is frequently performed in inclement weather conditions, with temperatures ranging from over 100 degrees to below zero. Work may occasionally be performed indoors, but will most frequently be performed outdoors.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to fumes, moving mechanical parts, airborne particles, and vehicular traffic.
The Town of Frederick is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, ancestry, religion, creed, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. The Town complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veteran's readjustment Act of 1974, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and all civil rights laws of the State of Colorado. Accordingly, equal opportunity of employment shall be extended to all persons and the Town shall promote equal opportunity and treatment through fair and equitable hiring practices. The Town of Frederick Administration Building is located at 401 Locust Street, Frederick, CO 80530.