Skilled Laborer - DPW - Lands and Natural Resources

Town of Duxbury - Duxbury, MA (30+ days ago)


Internal and External Job Posting: In accordance with Article 4.6 of the current bargaining unit agreement between the Town of Duxbury and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Local #1700, members of the bargaining unit are notified of the following opening;

JOB TITLE: Skilled Laborer - DPW- Lands and Natural Resources

CONTRACT: (AFSCME), Local #1700

POSITION GRADE: Grade 3A

RATE RANGE: $20.23 to $23.38 per hour, in 5 (five) steps

LOCATION: Lands and Natural Resources- DPW

WORK SCHEDULE: Typically Mon-Fri, with additional overtime as required for emergencies. Participates in snow and ice removal.

SUPERVISION: Receives instructions and work specifications from Department Manager or DPW Director

1. Nature of Work: Performs skilled work within the Department of Public Works as determined and assigned by supervisor in the Lands and Natural Resources Department.

2. Supervision Received: Works under the supervision the Lands and Natural Resources supervisors. Operates equipment based on supervisor’s general instructions who reviews performance for skill and efficiency and assist in cases of difficulty.

3. Supervisory Responsibility: Supervises temporary or seasonal employees as assigned.

4. Confidentiality: Employee has regular access to confidential information of the department. Confidentiality must be maintained with regard to this information in accordance with Department Policy and the Public Records Act.

5. Accountability: Consequences or errors, missed deadlines or poor judgment may include adverse public relations, monetary loss, legal repercussions, labor/material costs, personal injury, jeopardize programs, and danger to public health/safety.

6. Judgment: Guidelines may be given verbally, or through administrative or organizational policies, or directives. Employee is expected to weigh efficiency and relative priorities in performing tasks to avoid breakdowns, handle emergency situations and ensure public and environmental safety in the operation of the Lands and Natural Resources functions.

7. Complexity: The work consists of the practical application of a variety of concepts and practices.

8. Nature and Purpose of Public Contact: Employee interacts frequently with Town employees and the public. Excellent customer service skills are required involving courtesy, tact, and diplomacy.

9. Essential Functions: The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.

Uses extensive knowledge and skill used in the operation of trucks, equipment, and automobiles used in various divisional work assignments.

Suggests modification to equipment for more safe and efficient operation.

Performs similar tasks as assigned, including functions of those in a lower classification.

Removes and prunes trees, chips debris and performs tasks related to the care and maintenance of Town owned lands.

Performs routine tasks in connection with care, upkeep, repair, marking and beautification of conservation land, highway and roads, such as but not limited to using and operating landscaping equipment and power tools, cutting grass, weeds and brush.

May be required on occasion to clean culverts, catch basins, drains and ditches; load and unload trucks and cars; spread sand or gravel.

Uses and operates landscaping equipment and power tools.

May direct work of temporary employees in the performance of tasks ensuring work is performed safely and efficiently.

Accepts deliveries of supplies and equipment.

Assists in training new employees in performing assigned duties.

Participates in operation and ordinary maintenance of equipment, instructs employees in the correct and proper usage and keeps daily records of maintenance completed.

Performs similar tasks as assigned, including functions of those in a lower classification.

Cross trains with other Department employees.

Is available for overtime and call backs in the event of emergencies.

Participates in town-wide snow and ice removal operations. 10. Recommended Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: High School diploma or G.E.D. with three (3) years of related work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential function of the position.

Special Requirements: Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License and Class B CDL license.

11. Knowledge, Abilities and Skill:
Ability to understand and apply verbal and written instructions.

Knowledge of the operation of necessary equipment and tools used in the performance of assigned work.

Knowledge of chemicals used for cleaning.

Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with fellow employees, supervisors, and the general public.

12. Work Environment: The nature of duties may involve continuous presence of unpleasant or irritating elements, such as noise, odors, chemical fumes, dust, smoke, heat, cold, oil, dirt, or grease. Work is performed indoors and outdoors during inclement weather.

13. Occupational Risks: Duties regularly present potential risks of injuries from improper exposure that could result in loss of time from work. Examples of injuries, muscular strains, falls from heights in excess of three (3) feet, and illness from exposure to communicable diseases. Special safety precautions, training, or protective clothing such as chaps, gloves, glasses, hats, helmets or boots will be required/provided.

14. Physical and Mental Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions

Physical Demands: Work requires regular physical strength and effort daily, such as, lifting heavy objects up to 50 lbs. (or more in cases of emergency and/or with assistance), carrying objects and stacking them. In addition, pulling, pushing, standing, or walking for the full workday may be involved.

15. Motor Skills: Duties involve close hand and eye coordination and physical dexterity. Manipulation and motor control may require extreme accuracy.

16. Visual Demands: Visual demands include reading documents for general understanding, routinely reviewing non-written materials such as machinery and the need for color vision