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Douglas County  5020
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Pay Range 222


This classification performs semi-skilled tasks associated with the repair and maintenance of the County road system and solid waste operations. This classification is represented by Teamsters Local 223.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples. Any one position may not perform all listed tasks.)

1. Laborer. Perform heavy manual labor, dig ditches, pick up litter, clean and install culverts, cut and burn brush, remove obstacles from roadways and adjacent areas, hand load and unload all types of materials, operate chain saws; install and repair fences, signs, guardrails, etc.; clean equipment.

2. Flagger. Direct and regulate traffic during roadway maintenance operations by placing signs at job site, hold a hand sign, operate pilot car and communicate with other employees and motorists in order to ensure safe passage of traffic through work zone.

3. Road surfacing worker. Perform basic tasks in repairing road surfaces such as hand brooming, shoveling, raking, etc.

4. Relief equipment operator. When needed, may operate trucks or equipment when judged qualified by supervisor as allowed with proper licensing.


Knowledge of: Basic knowledge of fundamental traffic control; basic knowledge of the use, operation, maintenance and minor repair of tools and equipment used in road maintenance or solid waste operations. Skill in: Safe operation in vehicles, equipment and tools. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; estimate time and materials and manage time efficiently; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and use initiative and judgment in carrying out tasks and responsibilities; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, contractors, vendors and the public.

Education, experience and training: Any combination of course work, experience and/or training that provides required knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position. At time of appointment, must possess valid Oregon Commercial driver’s license with tank and air brake endorsements.

Desirable qualifications: Oregon Department Of Transportation flagger’s card


Work is performed with immediate supervision from a operations and maintenance leadworker or supervisor. Work is performed in accordance with established guidelines or procedures. Assignments are given with specific instructions or are routine so that few deviations from established practices are made without checking with supervisor. Work is spot checked in progress or at completion. Employee must manage time efficiently. Supervisor is in close proximity for each reference.


Work is performed within established departmental policy and procedure; federal, state and county statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances; work zone traffic controls. Written and oral guidelines are specific and closely followed. Employee follows established guidelines and deviations or unusual situations are referred to the supervisor.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed on the County road system and at the County landfill and transfer sites. Physical demands include bending, climbing on rough terrain, hearing alarms and voice conversations, kneeling, frequently lifting up to 60 pounds, pulling, pushing, raking, shoveling, standing for extended periods of time while flagging, twisting, walking and working with hazardous material, fumes, poison oak, insects, etc. Work is performed in an environment which involves everyday risks or discomforts and sometime adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions. A reasonable amount of driving is required.

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