City of Fort Wayne

Laborer A***Reposting**

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Working under the moderate supervision of the General Foreman, incumbent performs semi-skilled labor required by the working group. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conduct
Job Code: 2018193***Reposting***
Posted On: Thursday, 8th November 2018
Category: Regular Full Time
Department: Street Department
Shift: 6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. during Leaf Season, may vary as needed
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $19.7810 per hour

Job Description:

SUMMARY

Working under the moderate supervision of the General Foreman, incumbent performs semi-skilled labor required by the working group. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assists in the repair and resurfacing of City streets;
  • Assists in general clean-up work including street sweeping, leaf pick-up, snow removal and mowing;
  • Receives, stacks and stores arriving supplies;
  • Assists in the maintenance of alleys;
  • Performs tasks requiring the use of hand tools, power tools and chipper box;
  • Shovels, pushes and lifts heavy debris;
  • Performs assigned duties which require pushing, pulling and reaching regularly for sustained periods and bending, twisting, climbing and lifting up to 50 pounds on a regular basis;
  • Works under adverse conditions including extremes of temperature, humidity, precipitation with moderate exposure to dust;

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assists in the repair of City facilities;
  • Maintains equipment, tools and work areas in a clean and orderly condition;
  • Performs duties in accordance with the City's safety rules and operating regulations and practices;
  • Reports irregularities and abnormal conditions;
  • Assists in the training of other employees;
  • Assists others in equal, lower, or higher classifications;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • No experience is required;
  • Ability to operate simple equipment;
  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions;
  • Ability to pass post-offer screen for this position.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read a limited number of two- and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers. Ability to print and speak simple sentences.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Has current CDL A permit with tanker endorsement, valid CDL physical, and the ability to obtain an actual CDL A license with tanker endorsement within 80 days of hire. Upon receipt of Indiana Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class A/ individual must be able to maintain CDL certification.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee performs moderately complex, relatively standardized tasks using necessary tools and equipment as required to perform work duties. Performs assigned duties which require pushing, pulling and reaching regularly for sustained periods and bending, twisting, climbing and lifting up to 50 pounds on a regular basis. Effort is exerted for sustained periods of time. Incumbent is normally standing or walking. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee has moderate exposure to dust, grease and extreme temperatures and severe weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Apply Online

All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

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