City of Earlham
Job Description – Public Works #3
Job application: Public Works Full-time
Job Summary: Provide assistance to the Public Works Supervisor and Street Superintendent in the principal activities associated with public works for the City of Earlham; Be familiar with all duties of the public works department so as to carry on such duties to ensure that the Public Works department continues to operate efficiently and effectively in the absence of the Public Works Supervisor and/or Street Superintendent.
Park and Recreation Duties
Chain of Command
Under the general direction of the Public Works Supervisor, Street Superintendent, then Mayor, only then to Council Member. Council Member only has authority to bring problem to attention of the entire Council at next meeting absent emergency circumstances.
Working Conditions & Qualifications
Outside work performed under uncontrolled conditions, with occasional rain, snow, heat and noise. Occasional climbing, stooping, reaching, and handling activities. Outside work under unstable weather conditions. Requires the ability to converse, using verbal and listening skills with customers, vendors, staff and Council. Requires clarity of vision 20” or less, and 20’ or more, as well as eye/hand coordination, manual/finger dexterity and motor coordination. Minimal physical strength requirements involving the moving, lifting, pushing, carrying and pulling of objects weighting up to 50 pounds.
Must have a High School, General Education Diploma or equivalent. Must have a valid Iowa driver license. Residency: Maximum distance of 10 minutes response time. Some knowledge and/or training in mechanical/plumbing/electrical work preferred. Must be able to operate a truck, tractor, lawn mower, string trimmer, and a skid loader. Must have good organizational skills, be a self-starter and ability to interact with patrons and city officials in a professional manner. Must be safety conscious. Have the ability to work without supervision. Some nights and weekends may be required. Random drug and alcohol testing at employer’s discretion.
All duties and requirements in this job description have been determined by the employer to be essential job functions and are consistent with ADA requirements and are representative of the functions that are necessary to successful job performance. They may not however, reflect the only duties performed. Employees in this job class will be expected to perform other job-related duties when it can be reasonably implied that such duties do not fundamentally change the basic requirements, purpose or intent of the position.
Public Work #3 will act only in the physical absence of the Public Work Supervisor or Street Superintendent with specific instruction from the Public Works Supervisor, Mayor or City Council. Physical absence shall mean: out of town at a meeting or on vacation, hospitalized or deceased. Cross training is emphasized.