Career Opportunities

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Street Department Opening(s)

 

*** STREET DEPARTMENT FOREMAN ***

PURPOSE:  Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance work and operates a variety of equipment in the construction, maintenance and repair and/or replacement of town roads and drainage of right of ways.  The Foreman is responsible for supervising the work of the Street Department Laborers, road maintenance contractors, or other construction crews when the Street Department Supervisor i(“Supervisor”) is not present or when directed by the Supervisor.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED;  Works under the immediate supervision of the Street Department Supervisor.

SUPERVISION PROVIDED: Supervisors Street Department Laborers as directed by Supervisor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operates light and heavy trucks, tractor, bucket truck, backhoes, chippers, chainsaws, pressure washer, mowers and other equipment as assigned
  • Responsible for maintenance of equipment assigned such as greasing, checking oil, etc.
  • Assists in maintaining all maintenance records
  • Inspects town roads at frequent intervals to ensure that all aspects of the systems are functioning properly and reports all findings to the Supervisor
  • Maintains and installs traffic signs and guardrails
  • Performs basic carpentry forming and concrete work
  • Prior to drainage or road work, works with Supervisor to determine location of gas, telephone, power, television water and sewer lines from the appropriate sources prior to excavation
  • Mows, trims, and operates weed eater on Town road right of ways, City Hall and other town owned properties
  • Removes branches/limbs, litter and obstructions from town roads and right of ways
  • Patches potholes with asphalt
  • Spreads salt/sand/brine on town streets during snow and ice storms
  • Ensures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use
  • Responds during natural disasters; participates in on-call and standby duties which involves working alone or with co-workers at night, weekends, and holidays to resolve situations that occur after normal business hours.
  • Interacts with residents and/or town businesses relating to interruptions in road access, complaints and service requests regarding pot holes, flooding, right of way problems, and explains all findings to Supervisor
  • Maintains a variety of records as assigned
  • Utilize the property safety precautions in all work performed
  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Mayor

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Combination of education or experience:
    • Basic knowledge of equipment , facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in maintenance, construction and repair activities;
    • Semi-skilled in the purpose and use of general construction tools and equipment
    • Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time
    • Ability to work safely and independently
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public
    • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions to include directions given in a multi-step process.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid state drivers’ license
  • Reliable personal transportation
  • OSHA 10 (OSHA 30 a plus)
  • Must be able to follow all safety guidelines as established by Federal, State or Town policies and procedures
  • Must be able to work non-regular work days and/or hours
  • Must pass drug screen and random drug test

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Motorized vehicles and equipment including: dump truck, pickup truck, utility truck, tractor, chipper backhoe, salt/sand spreader, roller, saws, compressors, concrete saw, pressure washer, sanders, generators, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, etc.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • The employee must be able to climb ladders, be hoisted to elevations and work, climb over rough terrain while carrying a load of up to 50 pounds
  • The employee must be able to work in inclement weather. 
  • The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts, on roadsides where vehicles are in operation and will be exposed to loud noise. 
  • The employee may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and potentially toxic chemicals.  Employee must be able to follow all policies and procedures due to safety issues relating to these exposures.

 

 

*** STREET DEPARTMENT SKILLED LABORER ***

PURPOSE:  Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance work and operates a variety of equipment in the construction, maintenance and repair and/or replacement of town roads and drainage of right of ways

SUPERVISION RECEIVED;  Works under the immediate supervision of the Street Department Foreman and/or Supervisor

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operates light and heavy trucks, tractor, bucket truck, backhoes, chippers, chainsaws, pressure washer, mowers and other equipment as assigned
  • Responsible for maintenance of equipment assigned such as greasing, checking oil, etc.
  • Maintains and installs traffic signs and guardrails
  • Performs basic carpentry forming and concrete work
  • Mows, trims, and operates weed eater on Town road right of ways, City Hall and other town owned properties
  • Removes branches/limbs, litter and obstructions from town roads and right of ways
  • Patches potholes with asphalt
  • Spreads salt/sand/brine on town streets during snow and ice storms
  • Ensures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use
  • Responds during natural disasters; participates in on-call and standby duties which involves working alone or with co-workers at night, weekends, and holidays to resolve situations that occur after normal business hours.
  • Maintains a variety of records as assigned
  • Utilize the property safety precautions in all work performed
  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Mayor

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Combination of education or experience:
    • Basic knowledge of equipment , facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in maintenance, construction and repair activities;
    • Semi-skilled in the purpose and use of general construction tools and equipment
    • Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time
    • Ability to work safely and independently
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public
    • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions to include directions given in a multi-step process.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid state drivers license
  • Reliable personal transportation
  • OSHA 10 (OSHA 30 a plus)
  • Must be able to follow all safety guidelines as established by Federal, State or Town polices and procedures
  • Must be able to work non-regular work days and/or hours
  • Must pass drug screen and random drug test

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Motorized vehicles and equipment including: dump truck, pickup truck, utility truck, tractor, chipper backhoe, salt/sand spreader, roller, saws, compressors, concrete saw, pressure washer, sanders, generators, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, etc.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • The employee must be able to climb ladders, be hoisted to elevations and work, climb over rough terrain while carrying a load of up to 50 pounds
  • The employee must be able to work in inclement weather. 
  • The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts, on roadsides where vehicles are in operation and will be exposed to loud noise. 
  • The employee may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and potentially toxic chemicals.  Employee must be able to follow all policies and procedures due to safety issues relating to these exposures.

 

 

OFFICE OPENING(S)

 

*** CLERK ***

DEFINITION:

This employee (Part-Time / Full-Time) is responsible for clerical duties relating to the administrative functions of personnel, typing of meeting minutes, filing, copying, scanning and other clerical duties. This position also includes other support services under the general supervision of the City Recorder.  Some independent judgment is used in performing tasks. The Clerk will be cross trained to perform essential functions of the City Clerk, Building Commissioner, Court Clerk and act as the Mayor’s Assistant as needed.  The Clerk may be asked to also act as back-up during City Court sessions.  The employee must occasionally consider different courses of action in order to complete tasks.

EQUIPMENT/JOB LOCATION:

The employee will operate a computer, scanner, copier, and other office equipment.  This employee will also do research on the internet and work indoors in an office environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

  • Welcome visitors to City Hall and directing them to the proper department.
  • Assist the City Clerk in updating the town website and social media sites; posts new material, links, etc.
  • Assist in preparing packets of material for meetings; typing minutes for meetings, as needed
  • Maintain public document files and books of ordinances, resolutions and policies
  • Look up and process property and business tax as needed.
  • Compose and type letters and other correspondence; assist in keeping all policy and procedure manuals up to date.
  • Deal effectively with citizens, answer their questions and refer them to the appropriate department
  • Process all Beer Board and fireworks applications
  • Scanning and archiving documentation for the Building Commissioner

ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

  • Become cross-trained in essential functions of the Court Clerk, Building Commissioner, and City Clerk.
  • Publish Meeting Notices both on the website and in the newspaper, archive all public notices
  • Perform other assignments at the direction of the Mayor and City Recorder

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • Above average ability to use Word, Excel, Power Point and other software
  • General working knowledge of website and social media platforms
  • Write a good business letter with good use of the English language
  • Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions
  • Ability to work independently on a variety of difficult and responsible clerical tasks
  • Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, and convincingly
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public and other employees
  • Ability to type 40 words per minute accurately

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be of good character
  • High school graduate
  • Experience in clerical-type work
  • Availability to work some evenings, with adequate advance notice and scheduling
  • Must pass drug screening and random drug tests performed by the Town’s licensed physician (all employees)
  • Must pass a background check
     

 

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                                         Town of Coopertown is an Equal Opportunity Employer