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Public Works Technician II
Summary
Title:Public Works Technician II
ID:1018
Department:Public Works & Utilities
Salary Range:$12.72 - $17.81/hr
Job Status:Full Time
Description
**THIS POSITION MAY BE UNDERFILLED AS A PUBLIC WORKS TECHNICIAN I OR OVERFILLED AS A PUBLIC WORKS TECHNICIAN III, DEPENDING ON APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS**

This is manual, semi-skilled work in the construction, maintenance and repair of City Streets and properties.

Employees in this class perform a variety of manual labor tasks requiring some job-acquired skills in a specialized field. Duties are frequently routine but are normally performed with some degree of independence. Assignments and supervision are received from a superior, but employee exercises independent judgment in carrying out routine work. Work is evaluated through results and on-the-job inspections.The primary responsibilities under this position are to learn and perform semi-skilled and skilled work in the construction, maintenance and repair of roads, bridges, rights of way, parks and related City infrastructure in a centralized or rural location; operate and perform basic maintenance and adjustment to light and heavy equipment in the performance of the work; install street and traffic signs for City roadways and perform related work as assigned.

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the construction industry, including safety regulations pertaining to the work; and have experience practicing safe work methods. The successful incumbent has the ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships and excels in a team environment. They will also be motivated and demonstrate initiative in their work. The ideal candidate will be comfortable operating a variety of vehicles and using tools related to the work.

Illustrative Tasks:
  • Clears brush and cuts and edges grass and weeds with hand tools and power operated machine; seeds, hoes, cultivates and gives general care to City Cemetery grounds; removes dirt, rubbish, weeds, leaves, and other refuse from grounds.
  • Perform semi-skilled tasks of one or more of the skilled trades; or on a regular basis, may assist higher level maintenance workers.
  • Clears ditches and retention basins with bush cutter, digs ditches and shovels, and performs related tasks.
  • Works in trenches or excavations.
  • Performs pipe laying, fence repairs, asphalt and cement duties.
  • Operates light construction equipment.
  • Lubricates, services, and makes minor inspections and corrections on vehicles in a shop or field.
  • May operate tractor equipped with front end loader and backhoe.
  • Operates a power grader on construction and maintenance work; blades subgrades to engineering specifications.
  • May operate a simple flatbed or dump truck, or a variety of minor powered machinery and equipment; may participate generally in the laboring work of the crew as workload demands.
  • May supervise inmate squad
  • Assists or installs traffic control signs in accordance with the "Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices."
  • Travels City roadways inspecting traffic signs for compliance with standards including condition, placement and visibility.
  • Performs preventative sign maintenance tasks as needed such as trimming vegetation, cleaning signs and repairing damaged signs
  • Participates in layout of pavement markings from detailed drawings of new road constructions. Layout and painting of school, railroad crossings, crosswalks, and other pavement markings.
  • Repairs and maintains paint striping equipment and hand spraying equipment.
  • Assists in layout and cutting of pavement marking stencils in accordance with "Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices".
  • Operates front-end loader; loads fill, rock, slag, and other construction materials.
  • Performs daily safety inspections of assigned equipment prior to and after use; performs routine service and maintenance.
  • Full-time presence on job.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • Graduation from a standard high school or possession of an acceptable equivalent.
  • 2 years’ experience in road construction and/or road maintenance.
  • 2 years’ experience in the operation of heavy equipment related to road construction.
  • Required to possess a valid Class B CDL Florida Driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to the City Driving Policy and insurance program.
Preferred Skills
  • Knowledge of "Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices".
  • Knowledge of methods, practices,tools and materials used in maintenance and repair of various types of equipment
  • Skill in use of power and hand tools and equipment necessary to perform assigned duties.
  • Knowledge of City roads and locations of responsibilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective public relations with general public and fellow employees.
  • Must have good interpersonal and communication skills to deal with public.
  • Working knowledge of tools, methods, and materials in general maintenance work.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction
  • Ability to recognize safety hazards in the work involved and take precautionary methods to protect self and others.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods, occasionally in adverse weather conditions.

Additional Notes
Working Conditions
Work requires moderate to extreme exposure to one or more disagreeable conditions (i.e., irate customers, inclement weather, excessive noise, extreme temperatures, odors or dust).

Risk/Safety Conditions
This position requires moderate exposure or risk to physical health and/or physical safety (e.g. exposure to environmentally hazardous material, heavy equipment) This position often requires the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Essential Physical Activities:
Bending/stooping, sitting, standing, crouching, walking, pulling, lifting, grasping, hearing, seeing up close, seeing far away, kneeling, reaching, pushing/pulling, talking, standing, climbing, finger movement of firm grasping and fine manipulation, repetitive motions, depth perception, balancing, squatting, working at heights . This position may require lifting up to 100 lbs and carrying up to 100 lbs.

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