Personnel Requisition Form

Department: Engineering / Public Works – Streets & Drainage
Date: February 10, 2017
Supervisor: Streets & Drainage Supervisor
Date Needed: ASAP
Number of Employees Requested: One
Work Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., ET – Overtime as needed

Job Title: Service Maintenance Worker Semi-Skilled
Starting Salary: $11.3722 / hourly
Position Status: Full-time
Reason Needed: Replacement

Position Overview

Under general supervision assists in construction and maintenance of streets and drainage infrastructure on City right of ways and easements.  With minimal instruction performs various task using hands, hand tools, and power tools with earth embankment, aggregate base, asphalt, concrete, rip rap, brick/block masonry, lumber, erosion control netting, silt fence, grass seed, and mulch to construct and maintain paved/unpaved streets, sidewalks, curb and gutter, storm drain pipes/inlets, roadway shoulders/slopes, and drainage ditches.  Assist in placement of traffic control devices and in directing of traffic using flags and hand signals.  Assist in loading/unloading and maintenance of tools and equipment.  Performs additional tasks in support of the department as needed or upon request.

Qualifications Required

Have high school education, GED or equivalent training and experience. Assist in construction and maintenance of streets and drainage infrastructure.  Excavates, moves, and compacts earth embankment using hand tools and power tools.  Places and compacts base and asphalt using hand tools and power equipment in order to patch, overlay, and seal cracks on City streets.  Constructs concrete forms from lumber.  Mixes, places, and finishes concrete.  Constructs curb and gutter, sidewalks, inlets, junction boxes, retaining walls, and headwalls using brick/ block masonry and concrete.  Assist in pipe laying operations by grading trench and handling/joining pipe.  Grades ditches using hand tools.  Removes asphalt, concrete, and debris using jackhammers and saws and loads onto trucks and equipment.  Places filter fabric, rip rap, erosion control netting, silt fence, grass seed and mulch.  Assist equipment operators by spotting and giving verbal directions and hand signals. Places traffic control devices around work zone to conform to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.  Directs traffic around work zone using traffic control devices, hand signals, and two-way radios. Gathers necessary tools and equipment for job and loads onto truck.  Ensures tools are in proper condition and proper working order.  Cleans tools and equipment and ensures that tools and equipment are stored properly. Attends departmental and safety meetings as required.  Maintains uniforms and safety attire to conform to proper dress codes and safety rules at all times.

Physical Qualifications Required

Must be dexterous enough to use hands and fingers to grasp and manipulate tools and/or equipment;  must be agile enough to climb in and out of truck to load and or unload necessary equipment;  must be able to work on uneven terrain in traffic areas:  must possess adequate upper and lower body strength to maintain control while operating tamping machines and/or other equipment while on uneven terrain;   must hear well enough to receive communications over a two-way radio (hearing aid acceptable);  must speak clearly and loudly enough to be heard and understood in person and/or over two-way radio;  must see well enough to safely operate equipment;  must be able to assist in lifting equipment up to 250 pounds; must be able to withstand exposure to the elements to include extreme heat and/or cold;  must pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Qualifications Preferred

Prior janitorial experience preferred.

Documents Required

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma / GED or Equivalent Training / Experience

How to Apply

Applications for this position will be accepted until a pool of 20 applications is received or the position is filled, whichever comes first. Current city employees wishing to apply should send Internal Job Application provided by the Human Resources Department to the HR Director by the deadline stated. (A courtesy copy will be sent to the employee’s department head.)

Applications can be found online (download an application) or picked up at the City of Phenix City Human Resources Department:
1103 Broad Street
Phenix City, AL 36867
Ph: 334 448-2706

Applications are available for pick up and drop off on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Eastern Time, and Fridays from 2 until 5 p.m., Eastern Time. You may also email your completed application.

Job Description

Job Title: Service Maintenance Worker (Semi-Skilled)
Department: Engineering – Public Works / Streets & Drainage
Location: Public Works Building
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Code: SM-2
Reports to: Streets & Drainage Supervisor

Job Summary

Under general supervision assists in construction and maintenance of streets and drainage infrastructure on City right of ways and easements.  With minimal instruction performs various task using hands, hand tools, and power tools with earth embankment, aggregate base, asphalt, concrete, rip rap, brick/block masonry, lumber, erosion control netting, silt fence, grass seed, and mulch to construct and maintain paved/unpaved streets, sidewalks, curb and gutter, storm drain pipes/inlets, roadway shoulders/slopes, and drainage ditches.  Assist in placement of traffic control devices and in directing of traffic using flags and hand signals.  Assist in loading/unloading and maintenance of tools and equipment.  Performs additional tasks in support of the department as needed or upon request.

Duties & Responsibilities

A. Right-of-way Maintenance (75%) – Assist in construction and maintenance of streets and drainage infrastructure.  Excavates, moves, and compacts earth embankment using hand tools and power tools.  Places and compacts base and asphalt using hand tools and power equipment in order to patch, overlay, and seal cracks on City streets.  Constructs concrete forms from lumber.  Mixes, places, and finishes concrete.  Constructs curb and gutter, sidewalks, inlets, junction boxes, retaining walls, and headwalls using brick/ block masonry and concrete.  Assist in pipe laying operations by grading trench and handling/joining pipe.  Grades ditches using hand tools.  Removes asphalt, concrete, and debris using jackhammers and saws and loads onto trucks and equipment.  Places filter fabric, rip rap, erosion control netting, silt fence, grass seed and mulch.  Assist equipment operators by spotting and giving verbal directions and hand signals.

B. Traffic Control (10%) – Places traffic control devices around work zone to conform to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.  Directs traffic around work zone using traffic control devices, hand signals, and two-way radios.

C. Traffic Control (10%) – Places traffic control devices around work zone to conform to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.  Directs traffic around work zone using traffic control devices, hand signals, and two-way radios.

D. Services to Department (5%) – Attends departmental and safety meetings as required.  Maintains uniforms and safety attire to conform to proper dress codes and safety rules at all times.  Performs additional tasks in support of the department as needed or upon request.

Job Specifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – Knowledge of organization and operational procedures of the streets and drainage division.  Knowledge of proper operation and maintenance of assigned tools and equipment.  Knowledge of Public Works safety rules and procedures.  Knowledge of policies, rules and regulations of the City of Phenix City.  Reading skills to comprehend written directives, policies, and rules.  Writing skills to assist in completing daily reports.  Verbal communication skills to converse with supervisors and co-workers regarding work related activities.  Math skills to count, add and subtract whole numbers.  Skills to comprehend written or oral instructions.  Skills to operate two-way radio to communicate with other work crews or dispatcher to receive and transmit information.  Ability to follow instructions and efficiently complete tasks.  Ability to exercise judgment particularly in tasks involving safety of self and others.  Ability to work under immediate supervision and carry out assigned tasks.  Ability to work as a member of a team.

Credentials and Experience – Have high school education, GED or equivalent training and experience.

Special Requirements – Be willing to comply with City of Phenix City policies and work rules.  Be willing to work during non-duty hours, holidays and weekends when necessary to achieve goals.  Be willing to wear appropriate safety gear and follow necessary safety procedures.