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PUBLIC WORKS TEMPORARY MAINTENANCE LABORER
Pay Range GC08

INTRODUCTION

This classification performs a variety of manual tasks and duties associated with seasonal work projects within the Public Works and/or Solid Waste Departments, including but not limited to, flaggers, laborers, maintenance workers, traffic control, and fire-watch at various areas throughout Douglas County. All positions may not perform all duties outlined below, but employee must be able to work flexible work schedules that may include weekends, and may be assigned to various locations as needed.

EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES

1. Direct and regulate traffic during roadway maintenance operations; placement of appropriate signage; hold a hand sign; and communicate with motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, co-workers, and the general public to ensure safe passage of traffic through work area.

2. Operate pilot car/light duty vehicle through traffic work area.

3. Mark/paint culverts, dig ditches, clean and install culverts, cut brush, remove obstacles from roadway and adjacent areas.

4. Perform heavy manual labor including use of hand tools, in and around rough terrain; hand load and unload various types of materials;

5. Perform manual work connected with patching and repairing roadways, installing fencing and sign posts;

6. Work in areas that may be exposed to paints, herbicides, and ditch debris from road runoff, as well as exposure to various elements including but not limited to poison oak, dust/pollen, sun, outside temperature extremes and noisy work areas.

7. Fire-watch duties when needed at job sites and/or the Roseburg Landfill site;

8. Other related duties as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION

Reasonable knowledge of assigned working environment (public roads, traffic control/ flagging, operation of a motor vehicle); reasonable knowledge of tools and equipment used in road maintenance. Skill and Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods in all weather conditions including the use of various hand tools; ability to communicate effectively, understand and follow written and oral instructions and to work within approved safety standards of the department, including but not limited to, vehicle traffic on public and private roadways, and use of appropriate protective wear. Employees assigned to fire-watch must also have basic knowledge of principles and practices of watching for and reporting potential suspicious fire hazards used in fire-watch detection and warning, including but not limited to use of specialized vision devices (binoculars, cameras), hand-held radios, cell phones, or other assigned alarm or warning communication systems.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Sufficient work experience and/or training in road maintenance or related work to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the assigned position, including but not limited to, fundamental traffic control, use of hand tools and equipment used in road maintenance and associated heavy manual labor for extended periods in all weather conditions; fire-watch and warning communication procedures. Must possess valid Oregon Driver’s License. DUE TO POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS NATURE OF THESE POSITIONS, OREGON CHILD LABOR LAWS PREVENT THE HIRING OF INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 FOR THIS POSITION.

Desirable Qualifications: Oregon Department of Transportation Flagger’s card holders; background in fire prevention, fire education or fire fighting including emergency protocol procedures.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THIS POSITION

Work is performed with on-duty supervision by an assigned lead-worker or supervisor at or within close proximity of work site; all work is performed in accordance with established guidelines and procedures.

GUIDELINES

Work is performed in an outdoor environment and requires the ability to work in all types of weather, on uneven ground and open areas of varying terrain, in and around traffic, with exposure to outdoor weather, elements and conditions, at various locations and work sites within Douglas County.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Regular and consistent attendance is required. Individuals will be assigned to outdoor work and will require bending, color identification, gripping with hands and fingers, hearing alarms, horns, and voice conversation, kneeling, lifting/carrying up to 60 pounds, pulling, pushing, reaching, shoveling/digging, sitting, standing long periods of time, walking in rough terrain and operating light duty county vehicle. Work may require use of safety/protective apparel. Work is performed in an environment involving everyday risks or discomforts, including possible exposure to bee stings, poison oak, dust/pollen, heated materials, hot asphalt, paint, herbicides, fumes, obnoxious odors, sun and intense light, outside temperature extremes, and noisy work areas. Excellent vision and clear communication abilities is essential for fire-watch personnel.

 
   
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