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PUBLIC WORKS MAINTENANCE WORKER
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for performing semi-skilled level work in the performance of a variety of public works maintenance and repair tasks in a town or village. Work is performed under the general supervision of an Administrative superior with leeway permitted for the planning of work details. Detailed instructions are received for more difficult assignments. Supervision may be exercised over the work of subordinate employees assigned to assist with maintenance tasks. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Participates in the construction, extension, repair, maintenance and cleaning of streets and roads, water facilities and other public works.
Participates in the maintenance and extension of storm and sanitary sewers, catch basins and collection lines.
May make taps on water mains for customer services and installs valves, gates, hydrants and fire lines.
Locates leaks, installs clamps and sleeves and makes other emergency repairs.
Performs a variety of minor maintenance on public works vehicles, such as changing oil, spark plugs, etc.
Participates in snow removal and ice control activities.
Cuts and trims trees and brush.
May operate a variety of motor and public works equipment, such as plows, graders, mowers, rollers, backhoe, etc.
May read, replace and repair water consumption meters.
Performs a variety of custodial and groundskeeping duties and helps care for tools and equipment.
May participate in collection and disposal of refuse.
When assigned to the Town of Skaneateles
Maintains and is responsible for a small automatic chlorination system without facilities for filtration that serves 1000 residents or less.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the common principles, practices, tools, equipment and safety precautions used in the construction and maintenance of streets, storm sewers, water facilities and other public works activities.
Ability to read plans and blueprints.
Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods, occasionally under adverse weather conditions.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
One (1) year of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in public works maintenance activities or as a helper in general building construction or maintenance work in one or more of the standard trades, such as plumbing, electricity or carpentry.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT
Possession of a drivers license from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT WHEN ASSIGNED TO THE TOWN OF SKANEATELES:
Possession of current Grade C certification from the New York State Department of Health as prescribed by Sub - Part 5 of the New York State Sanitary Code.