OPEN POSITION – DPW LABORER
A Public Works Laborer is responsible for the operation of a variety of construction and maintenance equipment and for performing manual labor activities as needed and/or required by the Public Works Department. Included is road maintenance, park maintenance, signage, sewer repairs and other related areas.
The position requires operation of Village owned vehicles, such as pick-up trucks, backhoe, dump trucks, salt spreaders, snow plows, etc. as required. The operation of power tools and equipment, such as mowers, chain saws, air compressors, etc. when required, is also necessary. The laborer will be required to inspect and repair equipment as required by department procedures as well as be able to make repairs to Village roads, street, curbs, and sidewalks as required.
The applicant will mow grass, plant and/or prune trees, flowers and hedges. There is a requirement to maintain the municipal buildings, designated parking lots, clean the DPW garage and park facilities, as well as clean up litter and empty trash cans. Maintenance of sanitary and storm sewers and/or conducting routine maintenance procedures is required. Sweeping and cleanup of debris and materials from roads will be required as well as snow and ice removal, including manual shoveling of snow. Conducting other job related duties as needed.
A valid New York State driver’s license is required. The laborer will be required to perform heavy manual labor, including lifting heavy objects up to fifty pounds and working in all types of weather conditions. Safety procedures and practices are required to be followed, as well as wearing safety equipment. A good working relationship with co-workers and the general public is a necessity. The laborer must be able to be called out for emergencies such as snowfall, floods, downed trees, sewer back-ups and must be knowledgeable in a variety of semiskilled and skilled maintenance tasks.