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Employer: Riley County
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Job Title: Public Works Operator I
Salary: $15.89 Hourly


Job Description:

RILEY COUNTY, KANSAS JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title:                  PUBLIC WORKS OPERATOR I

 

Department:             Public Works                        Division:  Road & Bridge, Solid Waste

Reports To:             Appropriate Crew Supervisor or the Operations Manager

Pay Grade:               H                                             Status:  Full time              

FLSA Status:           Non-Exempt

 

Position Summary:

An employee in this position operates construction equipment, maintenance equipment, other tools and equipment, and performs manual tasks needed to maintain roads, bridges, culverts, drainage structures and road rights-of-way in conformance with plans, specifications and procedures as directed, to assure that high quality safe public works facilities and infrastructures are properly maintained for use by the general public.

This employee works under the direction of the supervisor in charge of the activity and is expected to carry out and complete work details as directed. Supervision is provided by the Supervisor through consultations and review of the work performed.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Ensures duties are carried out in accordance with County and Departmental policies and guidelines.
  • Ensures time management on projects is sufficient.
  • Provides for regular and punctual attendance and fosters a cooperative work environment.
  • Operates road and bridge equipment - such as utility trucks, power brooms, tractors, compactors, crack filling machines, pothole patching equipment, air compressors, snow removal equipment, magnets, power tools such as chainsaws, concrete saws, skill saws, grinders, welders, torches, and any other tools or equipment used in the construction and maintenance of public works roads, bridges, and facilities.
  • Transfers equipment to and from the job site.
  • Assists with the Construction and maintenance of surfaced and unsurfaced roads.
  • Assists with the Construction and maintenance of metal culverts, concrete culverts, bridges, and erosion control structures.
  • Assists with the demolition of bridges and other structures.
  • Assists with the Construction and maintenance of stream channels, ditches, waterways, and other drainage structures.
  • Loads, hauls, and stockpiles aggregates and other materials.
  • Operates snow and ice removal equipment.
  • Maintains daily labor, equipment, and material use records to report time worked and equipment used.
  • Charges out material used on projects and commodities used on equipment.
  • Maintains signs and other traffic control devices in conformance with the Manual On Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
  • Operates computers and other electronic equipment.

 

Secondary Functions:

  • Maintains facilities and storage yards, picks up trash, cleans facilities, and performs general maintenance.
  • Maintains a clean work area.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and related activities.
  • Attends workshops, conferences and classes to increase knowledge.
  • Performs light surveying.
  • Maintains a clean work area.
  • Periodically inspects equipment to ensure units are clean and maintenance is being performed adequately.
  • Assists with dispatching, answering telephone and 2-way radio communications.
  • Performs basic carpentry, plumbing and electrical work.
  • Performs related work as required during and after regular hours, any day of the week, including holidays.
  • Participates in staff meetings, safety meetings and other related activities.
  • Position may require occasional overtime that will be outside normal work hours which may include weekends.
  • May be required to perform related work as required during and after hours, any day of the week, including holidays.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience, education and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities listed below will be accepted.

  • This position requires the employee to provide and carry a personal cell phone and will be reimbursed as per the County’s Cell Phone Policy. The cell phone is to be utilized to carry out county related functions in accordance with Departmental Policies and Procedures.

Education:

  • Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills are required.
  • A high school education or GED is required.
  • Vo-Tech training preferred
  • A valid Class C Driver’s License is required
  • A Class B Commercial Driver’s License is preferred

Experience:

  • One year experience operating equipment performing general construction work.
  • Two years of operating basic computer software (ie. microsoft office) is required.
  • Ability to acquire knowledge of materials, equipment, methods and practices essential to the maintenance of County roads.
  • Knowledge of proper use of equipment, materials and supplies used in highway construction work.
  • Knowledge of equipment maintenance and storage.
  • Knowledge of road construction and maintenance techniques.
  • Knowledge of workplace safety and procedures.
  • Knowledge of truck and equipment safety.
  • One year experience with asphalt construction and or concrete construction and maintenance is required.

 

Skills: 

  • Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills are required.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instruction.
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, orally and written.
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with people.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with employees, supervisors, other government agency officials, and the general public.
  • Ability to make mathematical computations.
  • Ability to use hand tools, power tools, small portable and self-propelled power tools.
  • Ability to make minor repairs and adjustments to maintain assigned equipment.
  • Ability to read basic engineering plans and drawings.
  • Ability to maintain daily labor and equipment records.
  • Willingness to work in unpleasant weather conditions.
  • Ability to learn and train in the safe operation of heavy equipment.
  • Ability to work under the direction of supervisory staff.
  • Ability to operate required equipment and vehicles in a safe and responsible manner.

 

Supervisory Control: The employee is generally assigned recurring and routine tasks, but refers deviations, problems, and unfamiliar situations to the supervisor.  The supervisor makes assignments by assigning new work, and defining procedures, priorities and deadlines.  New and complex tasks are assigned with detailed and specific instructions.  Work is checked for appropriateness and completeness through inspections by the Supervisor or the Operations Manager.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:  None

 

Complexity:  The work involves routine related tasks that require special knowledge regarding proper road and bridge maintenance techniques,

 

Scope & Effect of Work:  The main purpose of the work is to operate the equipment needed to maintain and construct asphalt and gravel roads, ditches, drainage structures and other public works facilities.   The actions of a person in this position effects the ability of the Public Works Department to provide a safe and functional county highway infrastructure.   A person in this position is required to respond to road and bridge emergencies when they become apparent.

 

Personal Contacts:  Supervisors, employees, other departments, other government agencies, vendors, suppliers, and the general public.

 

Purpose of Contacts:  To gather or to disseminate information, to persuade or be persuaded, to build rapport and cooperation, to provide a service, to represent Riley County and make decisions on behalf of Riley County.  Receive instructions and work scheduling, receives complaints from the general public, and reports complaints received. 

 

Physical Demands/Effort:  The physical demands described here are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work encompasses primarily field work.  This work requires occasional to moderate physical exertion.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk or hear.  The employee may occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 70 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.  The work requires sufficient body flexibility and strength to access construction projects.  Exposure to machinery, heights, excessive noise, corrosive solvents, hot materials, flammable liquids and work in extremes of heat, humidity, wind and cold are expected.

 

Work Environment/Conditions:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A portion of the work involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting or training rooms.  The work preformed in the field exposes an employee to a variety of different conditions.  Work is mostly performed in the field where conditions can be very hot or cold, rainy, cold, or snowy.   A person in this position is exposed to many safety hazards while working in and around work zones immediately adjacent to high volume traffic, at heights 10 feet or more above the ground, near power tools, large moving equipment, near heavy bridge and culvert materials lifted overhead, near asphalt materials with temperatures in excess of 300 degrees F, gases, corrosive solvents, petroleum fluids and other flammable liquids.  An employee in this position is often required to work in deep trenches or excavations which require shoring or other special precautions.  This employee may be required to use protective clothing such as a hard hat, safety vest, boots, goggles, gloves, safety glasses, Nomex coveralls, face mask or shield.

 

Recruiting requirements:

Riley County is accepting applications for an Operator I who is responsible for operating construction equipment, maintenance equipment, other tools and equipment, and performs manual tasks needed to maintain roads, bridges, culverts, drainage structures and road rights-of-way in conformance with plans, specifications and procedures as directed, to assure that high quality safe public works facilities and infrastructures are properly maintained for use by the general public.

 

Applicant shall be a high school graduate or equivalent, poses a Class C Driver’s License, Class B Commercial License and tanker endorsement is preferred and  One year experience operating equipment performing general construction work.

 

Approved:                               Date:          

                  (Supervisor)

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.



Vacancy Number: RL2019-27

Open Date: 8/27/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: