Job Description

Overall Job Objective

What Success Looks Like In This Job



We are seeking a candidate to perform a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and repair duties in support of assigned County Department, Division or program; and to provide support to assigned supervisory staff. Generally, work will be performed in the Public Rights of Way (ROW) for the purpose of maintaining and repairing County-owned or maintained infrastructure.

Examples of Duties for Success

  • Perform a full range of semi-skilled maintenance duties involved in the maintenance, installation, and repair of structures, roads/highways, drainage systems, traffic signs, pavement markings, traffic lights, grounds, trails, and/or related systems including light equipment and commercial vehicle operation.
  • Operate light and heavy construction and maintenance equipment including sweepers, loaders, backhoes, graders, dual-axle tilt trailers, tandem axle dump trucks, and bobtail trucks, in support of a variety of maintenance and construction operations involving streets, highways, storm water drainage, parks, and related systems.
  • Operate various hand and power tools and shop equipment; provide general manual labor to assist with operations as assigned.
  • Perform daily pre-check and post-check inspections of equipment to ensure safe operation; perform preventive maintenance on heavy and light equipment as required.
  • Operate tandem and bobtail trucks for hauling material and equipment to and from work sites. Ensure that all equipment and materials are loaded and unloaded safely including proper weight distribution and properly secured; ensure that all deliveries are made according to established timelines while adhering to all traffic laws.
  • Operate various sized screeners, shakers, and grinders for recycling and processing waste materials and products; separate waste materials from usable materials.
  • Assist in equipment operation and other procedures involved in cleaning, maintaining, repairing, and rehabilitating County thoroughfares, drainage structures, curbs, gutters, parking lots, parks, trails, and related systems; operate various sweepers to remove materials on right-of-way.
  • Fabricate, install, and maintain traffic signs and barricades. Paint and maintain crosswalks and other permanent traffic markings.
  • Maintain, repair, and install guardrails.
  • Remove traffic obstructions, such as private signs; trim trees and shrubs; complete edge of road mowing to ensure adequate sight distance required for safe traffic movement.
  • Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment.
  • On-call for emergency/disaster situations including winter snow operations
  • Plow sand and remove snow and ice from streets, curbs, gutters, and parking areas utilizing specialized equipment; remove foreign materials from roadways, ditches, culverts, and creek beds.
  • Ensure that all work is performed according to applicable safety regulations, rules, policies, plans, and specifications; ensure public safety as it pertains to the construction and rehabilitation of County properties; erect and maintain temporary traffic controls, barricades, and warning signs properly at assigned job sites as needed.
  • As assigned, participate in the activities and services of other County Departments and Divisions.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.
To be successful, our ideal candidate must have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Basic methods and techniques of construction, maintenance, and repair.
  • Follow safety practices and comply with OSHA regulations and environmental laws required regarding the use and disposal of materials. Learn, understand and apply pertinent laws, rules, and regulations associated to industry.
  • Principles of record keeping and reporting concerning time and materials. Ability to read, write and use basic math and geometry associated with work activities.
  • Learn methods and techniques of traffic control. Direct vehicular traffic accordingly to manual of uniform traffic control devices (MUTCD).
  • Computer Skills: Knowledge and ability to learn MS Office and JD Edwards (Time Entry). Ability to learn GIS-based sign management and sign fabrication software and equipment. Ability to use County supported computer software programs.
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions, confining work spaces, around electrical hazards, noise, vibrations, chemicals, dust, mechanical hazards, and flammable materials. Perform a variety of manual tasks for extended periods of time and in all weather conditions. Perform heavy manual labor.
  • Safely operate tools and equipment used in construction and maintenance.
  • Ability to lift objects up to 50 lbs regularly and 100 lbs occasionally.
  • Learn to operate a variety of power-driven equipment.
  • Read and interpret maps, sketches, drawings, specifications, and technical manuals.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Maintain mental capacity that allows for effective interaction and communication with others.
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.

Qualifications for Success

  • Experience:
    • Six (6) months experience in civil construction work is preferred.
    • One (1) year experience in civil construction work, preferably in the Public Sector, including snow removal experience, is preferred. 
  • Education and Training: High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • License or Certificate:
    • Employee must have a valid driver's license and provide a current copy (30 day) MVR at the time of interview.
    • Preferred candidate possesses a Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL), with air brake endorsement or will be required to acquire a CDL within three (3) months of employment.
    • Must acquire tanker endorsement and may be required to obtain a Hazmat endorsement within three (3) months of employment.
    • Class A CDL may be required after hire.  
    • Must have or obtain a valid Department of Transportation (DOT) medical card.
    • Adams County is required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to conduct pre-employment and ongoing random drug screens, background checks and motor vehicle record checks. Successful candidates must pass all of the above, including a DOT physical and a criminal background check.
    • Ability to obtain certification from the International Municipal Signal Association in the areas of Work Zone Safety and Signs and Markings, Level 1, within one year of employment or when the test cycle is available close to the one year timeframe.
  • Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.

More Qualifications for Success

Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment:

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, squat, stoop, reach, crawl, twist, climb, and lift 50 pounds; tolerate exposure to noise, outdoors, confining work space, vibration, dust, and mechanical hazards.
  • Availability for shift work, on-call, and stand-by call.
  • Mandatory overtime, 24/7, including all holidays.

Application Instructions

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