Utility Worker

Arapahoe County Public Works and Development's Road and Bridge Division is seeking a Utility Worker for theirCentennial location to maintain the County's roads, bridges, signs and rights-of-way for its citizens.
We are seeking individuals who are looking for an opportunity to work on a variety of road and signs maintenance projects as well as operate various pieces of equipment. If you are seeking steadyemploymentwith multipleopportunities growth and leadership, we are looking for you!
This position requires a person who has the ability to work evenings, holidays, weekends and on-call for snow or other emergency events.
Our anticipated hiring range based on final qualifications of candidate - $17.26/hr - $18.81/hr.
Duties:
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Performs semi-skilled and unskilled highway and other road and street maintenance duties either manually or with a variety of hand tools. Train for possible snow removal and other light equipment duties.
_DUTIES_
The following duty statements are illustrative of theessential functionsof the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. The County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.
Performs manual labor duties requiring the use of hand tools such as shovels, picks, rakes, chain saws, axes, hand saws, power drills, post hole diggers, and up to 90 pound jack hammer.
Trains on light equipment such as patch truck, patch roller, forklift, hand mower, tandem axle dump truck with snow plow, and skid steer.
Performs preparation and patching of damaged roadway areas with asphalt including shoveling, raking and tamping of the asphalt. Shovels/removes old asphalt. May clean storm drains as needed.
Performs the duties of a flagger during traffic control situations such as controlling traffic at work site by flagging and/or placing barricades. Assists with traffic control set up and removal at the start and end of each shift.
Also performs other manual labor duties such as cutting weeds,push mowers, weed eaters, etc.
Removes snow from streets and other public thoroughfares; loads deicing material into trucks and spreads deicing material onto the roadway with tandem axle truck.
Works on an on-call basis for winter storm duty and other emergency conditions at all hours of the day or night. Shift work for snowstorms may require 16 hour shifts or longer based on the severity of the storm.
After training and after obtaining CDL class "B" drivers license hauls materials (gravel, asphalt, concrete,chips, etc.) in tandem axle dump truck.
Checks and maintains proper fluid levels and air pressure of equipment. Training for CDL pre-trip inspections to be performed on a daily basis.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements:
_REQUIREMENTS_
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Basic knowledge to properly and safely operate and maintain assigned light equipment and hand tools.
Knowledge of safety rules, regulations and practices.
Ability to perform strenuous manual labor as required for extended periods of time.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees, and the general public.
EDUCATION:
High school graduation or GED equivalent.
EXPERIENCE:
One year experience with manual labor duties which includes hand tools such as shovels, picks, rakes, chain saws, axes, hand saws, power drills, post hole diggers, and up to 90 pound jack hammer is required.
One year experience in general road construction or maintenance work, truck driving, or light equipment operation preferred.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Pre-employment testing includes an acceptable current motor vehicle check, background check, physical capabilities examination and drug screen.
Must have a current "R" driver's license and be able to obtain a CDL Class "B", with a tanker endorsement, driver's license within 90 days of hire.
Possession of a valid Colorado CDL Class "B" driver's license at time of hire is preferred.
Must be able to obtain flagger certification within 10 days of hire. Flagger training is provided.
Typical schedule is 7 am until 5 pm, four days a week.
Supplemental Information:
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Works under the general supervision of the Road & Bridge Division Manager and the Operations Manager. Direct supervision is received from the Road & Bridge Supervisor and/or lead worker as assigned.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
None.
INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS:
Contacts are with superiors, peers, subordinates, elected officials, users, and/or vendors. Contacts require the ability to exercise a high degree of interpersonal skills to influence persons at all levels. Incumbent is accountable for the results of the contact.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Position requires exposure to all weather conditions, high noise levels, dust, fumes and other road traffic conditions.
Work will be required for winter storm duty and other emergency conditions on an on-call basis or during evenings, weekends, on-call, or irregular hours.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position.
Heavy manual labor in and out of doors is typical with this position.
Spends 20% of the time sitting and 80% of the time either standing or walking.
Frequently lifts, carries, pulls or pushes up to 80 lbs.
Uses cart dolly, or other equipment to carry in excess of 80 lbs.
Frequently stoops, kneels, balances reaches, crawls and crouches while performing work duties in both an outdoor and indoor setting.
Verbal and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication through automated devices, such as telephones, radios, etc.
Constant use of eye, hand and finger coordination enabling the use of machinery, equipment, and tools in a field setting.
Visual capacity enabling constant operations and safe use of equipment and vehicles.
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Definitions:
Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.
Frequently : Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.
Constantly : Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.
Job Title: Utility Worker
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 12/12/16 11:59 PM Mountain Time
Salary: $17.26 - $21.28 Hourly $1,380.80 - $1,702.40 Biweekly $35,900.80 - $44,262.40 Annually
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Arapahoe County, 7600 South Peoria Street, Englewood, 80112, Colorado fca1311dd802421abb21d938890dc6aa

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