Job JOB SUMMARY This position is responsible for assisting in the maintenance of the City's rights-of-way.
MAJOR DUTIES Performs right of way maintenance duties.
(70%) o Assists with the loading and securing of equipment for transport.
o Plants, fertilizes and mows grass.
o Applies pesticides and herbicides.
o Performs mosquito control program duties including the application of pesticides and herbicides, setting mosquito traps, collecting specimens, and distributing literature to the general public.
o Removes trash and debris from roadways and roadsides.
o Assists in clearing limbs and trees from right of way.
o Operates tractors, dump trucks, sweeper, and other equipment.
o Sets up safety devices, including traffic cones.
o Flags traffic at work sites.
o Clears street gutters and storm drains.
Performs equipment maintenance duties.
(20%) o Maintains assigned tools and equipment; checks air and fluid levels.
o Reports needed repairs to appropriate personnel.
Performs related duties.
(10%) o Demonstrates punctual, regular, and reliable attendance.
o Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions.
o Provides innovative solutions to enhance current processes and procedures and/or resolve workplace issues.
o Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of the methods, principles, techniques, equipment, tools and practices of right of way maintenance.
Knowledge of relevant safety regulations, protocols, principles, practices and procedures.
Knowledge of preventive maintenance techniques as related to division equipment and vehicles.
Knowledge of the geography and road system of the City.
Skill in operating a variety of equipment and tools related to right of way maintenance activities.
Skill in the application of pesticides and herbicides.
Skill in flagging traffic at work sites.
Ability to work cooperatively with others.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The Crew Leader - Right-of-Way assigns work in terms of somewhat general instructions.
The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with instructions and established procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES Guidelines include departmental standard operating procedure, work orders, supervisory instructions, City policies and procedures, and City of Auburn Core Values, Vision, and Mission statements.
These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK The work consists of related maintenance duties.
Inclement weather and heavy traffic contribute to the complexity of the position.
The purpose of this position is to assist in the maintenance of the City's rights-of-way.
Success in this position contributes to the efficiency of maintenance activities.
CONTACTS Contacts are typically with co-workers and members of the general public.
Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT The work is typically performed while standing, walking, bending, crouching or stooping.
The employee frequently lifts light objects weighing less than 24 pounds and heavy objects weighing 24 pounds or more, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color.
The work is typically outdoors.
The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, irritating chemicals, and occasional cold or inclement weather.
The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED None.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education; and Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
Possession of a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License.
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