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The City of Berkley is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Department of Public Works Seasonal Part-Time Laborer

Applications are being accepted by the City for the position of seasonal laborer in the Department of Public Works (DPW) until 3:00 PM, Friday October 24, 2014. A position is available for start of work immediately. Please note the duration of employment and work hours per week are both variable.

The attached job description outlines the essential job functions as well as minimum qualifications. The successful candidate will perform general labor in support of public works operations and operate a wide range of associated equipment.

Salary is appropriated at $9.50/hour. The typical daily work schedule will be 7 AM to 3 PM.

Applications should be submitted to the Director of Public Works by the deadline noted above.

Supervised By: Director of Public Works and Public Works Foreman
Supervises: No supervisory responsibility

General Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Public Works and Public Works Foreman, participates in all public works projects and assignments. Performs general labor in support of public works operations and operates a wide range of associated equipment.

Essential Job Functions:

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties which the employee may be expected to perform. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  1. Provides general labor in support of public works projects and water and wastewater systems as assigned. Participates in tasks ranging from streets and sidewalk repair to parks and grounds maintenance.
  2. Operates vehicles of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of equipment, materials and supplies.
  3. Participates in street maintenance and repair projects such as snow and ice removal, patching, curb replacement and grading, and others as directed.
  4. Operates construction equipment and other equipment utilized in street and sidewalk maintenance including, dump truck, snow plow, street sweeper, broom tractor, and other types as assigned.
  5. Participates in leaf pick-up, mowing, raking, equipment painting and other grounds maintenance projects as assigned.
  6. Operates power equipment associated with grounds maintenance such as mowers, trimmers, chippers and other equipment as assigned.
  7. Assists in light maintenance and repair tasks involving carpentry, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical. Installs banners and seasonal or holiday decorations.
  8. Participates in utility projects as instructed. This may include working as part of the crew in installing water and sewer lines, installing and reading meters, and performing maintenance and repair tasks on the utility system.
  9. Responds to public works emergency situations. May be required to work outside of normal business hours in the event of an emergency, or as assigned.
  10. Performs related work as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

Requirements include the following:

  • Knowledge of safety procedures and precautions involved in equipment operation and public works maintenance work.
  • Basic skill in the operation of assigned vehicles, equipment and power tools.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with other employees and the public.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, understand instructions, and follow directions.
  • Ability to work effectively under stress, changes in work priorities, and in emergencies.
  • Ability to work varied hours of work per week.
  • Ability to respond to system emergencies on a 24-hour basis.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and/or heavy equipment, outside weather conditions, and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment ranges from moderate to very loud.