Job Description

Overall Job Objective

What Success Looks Like In This Job

Join our Public Works Maintenance Crew and perform a variety of 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.
This is the advanced level class in the Maintenance Worker series. This class differentiates from the Maintenance Crew Leader by the performance of the skilled tasks and duties assigned to positions within the series and by the level of supervision required in the performance of assigned duties. Since this class is used as an advanced level class, employees must have directly related work experience and progressive responsibility in performing right of way (ROW) maintenance. 

Examples of Duties for Success

  • Proficiently perform a full range of 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, as well as other duties as assigned.
  • Proficiently 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.
  • Proficiently 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.
  • Proficiently operate various sized screener, shakers, and grinders for recycling and processing waste materials and products; separate waste materials from usable materials.
  • Facilitate 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.
  • Proficiently fabricate, install, and maintain traffic signs and barricades. Paint and maintain crosswalks and other permanent traffic markings.
  • Proficiently maintain, repair, and install guardrail.
  • Proficiently remove traffic obstructions such as private signs, trim trees, shrubs, and 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.
  • Proficiently 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.
  • 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 should have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Experienced and innovative in methods and techniques of construction, maintenance, and repair.
  • Ability to ensure safety practices comply with OSHA regulations and environmental laws required regarding the use and disposal of materials.
  • Accurate record keeping and reporting concerning time and materials. Ability to read, write, and use basic math and geometry associated with work activities.
  • Proficient in the application of information contained within the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) to perform job duties
  • Computer Skills: Demonstrated ability to use MS Office and JD Edwards (Time Entry). Demonstrated ability with GIS-based sign management and sign fabrication software and equipment. Demonstrated use of 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.
  • Ability to perform a variety of manual tasks for extended periods of time and in all weather conditions and to perform heavy manual labor.
  • Safely operate tools and equipment used in construction and maintenance.
  • Proficient operation of truck-mounted aerial bucket truck at a height of up to 40 ft.
  • Ability to lift objects up to 50 lbs regularly and 100 lbs occasionally.
  • Read and interpret maps, sketches, drawings, specifications and technical manuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; 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.
  • Ability to provide leadership to Maintenance Worker I and II positions as directed by Maintenance Crew Leaders.
  • Ability to provide field training and coaching to Maintenance Worker I and II positions.
  • Ability to conduct work assignments with limited supervision while adhering to procedural requirements that results in a high level of service (LOS).
  • Ability to assess work environment for efficiencies and deficiencies in safety, production, competitiveness, and effectiveness. Contribute to new and innovative procedures and practices. Support management in a positive manner that fosters continuation of Division and County directives.

Qualifications for Success

  • Experience:
    • Five (5) years experience of increasing responsibility in civil construction work and maintenance in the Public sector.
    • Preferred: Snow removal experience, heavy equipment operation certifications and work zone safety set up certifications. Supervisory experience.
  • Education and Training: High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • License or Certificate:
    • Employee must have a valid Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL) with air brake, tanker and Hazmat endorsements and provide a current copy (30 day) MVR at the time of interview. 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.
    • Certification from the International Municipal Signal Association in the areas of Work Zone Safety and Signs and Markings Level II.
    • Preferred: Signs and Markings Level III Certification from the International Municipal Signal Association.
    • Preferred: DOT Recognized Flagger Certification
    • Traffic Control Technician (TCT) certification within one year from the date of hire.
    • Become a certified Traffic Control Supervisor (TCS) within twenty four (24) months of date of hire or promotion.
    • Will be required to complete the LTAP Road Scholar program. Preferred: LTAP Road Scholar.
  • Background Check: Must pass a criminal (CBI) background check.
  • Other: Must be available to be on call 24/7, including holidays and in emergencies.
Internal applicants must have an accident free record (Occupational and MVR) history with the County for a minimum of twelve months at the time application.

More Qualifications for Success

Physical Requirements:
Ability to lift 50 pounds regularly, up to 100 pounds occasionally.

Application Instructions

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