This is routine work in a variety of environments ranging from manual labor to semi-skilled work.
An employee in one of the above classes performs manual laboring tasks that may require skill in the use of small hand or power tools or operation of less complex types of power equipment.
Works as a member of a crew under close supervision or independently under general supervision. Work may require heavy physical exertion and may be performed under adverse weather conditions outdoors.
Shovels, spreads and rakes asphalt mix to proper thickness and grade on roadways. Assists in setting and resetting curbs. Loosens and digs out areas with pneumatic tools for roadway repair. Digs excavations with a wide variety of tools. Cuts and assists in laying pipe. Builds wooden forms for concrete. Mixes and rough finishes concrete. Assists in building, repairing, and digging up manholes and water or sewer inlets with various tools and power equipment. Applies the proper amount of liquid patch to roadways by operating the controls of liquid patch spreader. Operates slag spreader and spreads slag by hand. Sets up barricades and lights in work zones or for emergencies. Cuts grass with power mower. Assists skilled workers in a variety of maintenance tasks. Hauls personnel and materials to and from job sites in a pickup or small dump truck. Installs recreation equipment. Cuts grass, rakes leaves, picks up debris, and performs a variety of other tasks to assist in the maintenance of parks or other City locations. Assists in planting trees and other landscaping duties. Cuts back weeds, plants and brush. Performs other semi-skilled tasks. Performs related work as required.
Ability to read and write. A minimum of six months of paid experience in general laboring work. Requires a valid State of Ohio driver's license and may require possession of a valid State of Ohio commercial driver's license (CDL class and endorsements as required by division).
Basic knowledge of the methods, tools and equipment used in labor operations.
Ability to use small machines, hand and power tools, and less complex power equipment. Ability to perform a variety of manual tasks. Ability to understand and follow oral instructions. Ability to perform heavy manual labor for long periods of time, often under adverse weather conditions. List of essential functions available upon request.
MOST VACANCIES ARE TEMPORARY OR SEASONAL AND REQUIRE POSSESSION OF A VALID STATE OF OHIO COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE (CDL) CLASS B WITHOUT AIR BRAKE RESTRICTION AND A MINIMUM OF ONE YEAR OF PAID EXPERIENCE IN GENERAL LABORING OPERATIONS.
Competitive Examination Process
The candidates will be ranked in a standard manner based on information, records, and other data related to the candidate's ability to perform the duties of the position. In order to be placed on the eligibility list, qualifying applicants will be required to pass a physical ability test to demonstrate their ability to perform the essential functions of the position. If your name is placed on the eligibility list, your name will remain on the eligiblity list for one year unless you are removed in accordance with Civil Service Rule 4 or hired for a permanent position.
Candidates must meet the qualifications and requirements listed in the announcement at the time of examination and at the time of appointment.
Residency and Veterans preference points will be awarded in conformance with the Akron City Charter if the candidate achieves a passing score in the competitive process.
DRIVER'S LICENSE: An applicant having a valid driver's license from another state will be accepted conditionally provided that, if selected, an Ohio Driver's License must be obtained prior to appointment. Candidates having six or more points on their driving record at the time of appointment will be disqualified from further consideration.
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The City of Akron is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services.
Applicants are required to meet the minimum qualifications for the position with or without an accommodation. If you are a qualified applicant with a disability, please notify the Personnel Department at least one week prior to testing if requesting a reasonable accommodation for the testing process.