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Manual Laborer I - (Full Time/Seasonal) 

Category Road & Bridge  

General Purpose:

Perform unskilled labor using a variety of hand and power tools and light equipment to facilitate the construction and maintenance of all facets of County roads and bridges and other rights-of-way within the County and/or at the County Landfill.

Essential Functions:

(These duties are a representative sample; position assignments and detailed work instructions may vary.)

Manual Laborer I

  1. Performs manual laborer tasks as required. Uses hand tools to dig ditches, shovel fill or patching materials, load and unload equipment from trucks, carry or move equipment by hand, and clean the shop, yard or work site of trash and/or debris.
  2. Installs and maintains road signs, reflectors, cattle guards, fences and guard rails using post driver, shovel, posthole digger and other hand and mechanical tools.
  3. Scrapes and paints outdoor equipment, posts, fences, etc. using hand paint brush or power painter/sprayer, as appropriate. Replaces and maintains metal or wood deck surfaces and guard rails on bridges using hand or mechanical tools.
  4. Patches potholes with asphalt and pours and spreads tar to seal cracks in asphalt.
  5. Mows grass and weeds along roadbeds using tractor mower or heavy-duty power mower. Operates chainsaw to cut brush or fallen timber for removal from right-of-ways.
  6. May operate weed control equipment and machinery.
  7. Keeps tools, vehicles and equipment clean and in safe operating order, and follows all procedures for safe and efficient operation of tools, vehicles, and equipment.
  8. Supports Landfill crew on projects as necessary.
  9. Accepts assignments to operate larger and more complex equipment for on-the-job training, relief or special assignment.
  10. Observes safety precautions and wears appropriate safety equipment at all times.
  11. Reviews all work products to ensure highest level of quality.
  12. Drives vehicle to perform one or more essential functions.
  13. Performs other duties of a similar or related level as necessary or assigned.

Job Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

1. Safe operation and routine maintenance of various types of hand and power tools and light construction and maintenance equipment.
2. Basic techniques of radio communication.

Ability to:

1. Speak, read and write the English language.
2. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
3. Understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
4. Pass required physical.
5. Use a variety of hand and power tools.
6. Work nights and weekends as directed by supervisor.
7. Perform strenuous physical labor for long periods of time.
8. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
9. Understand and practice safety procedures and precautions.

Internal & External Contacts:

Internal Contacts:

Frequently interacts with other Department employees.

External Contacts:

Occasionally interacts with the general public.

Physical Activities and Work Environment

The physical activities and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Required Physical Activities:

While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel; and occasionally required to climb, balance, crouch and crawl; is frequently required to lift up to 10 pounds; is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and to exert up to 100 pounds of force; is occasionally required to maintain body balance while ascending or descending ladders or open stairs, and to maintain body equilibrium while bending at the waist or at the knees. The employee is routinely required to work with the hand or hands in handling, seizing, holding, or grasping motions and with the fingers in fingering, picking and pinching actions to operate objects, tools or controls. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions that may vary from extreme heat to extreme cold; and to construction equipment and debris, fumes, odors, airborne particles and dust. The employee is occasionally exposed to the possibility of bodily injury from electrical shock or mechanical hazard. The employee frequently works in and around ongoing construction; and occasionally in high, precarious places; and is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.

The employee is required to wear safety equipment to perform most of the essential functions of this job. The employee often works at remote work-site locations.

The noise level is typically loud and may occasionally be extremely loud.

Required Travel:

The employee is frequently required to drive in all weather conditions to work sites in various locations throughout the County.

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT. Nothing in this job description restricts Garfield County's ability to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities of this job at any time. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description describes the County's current assignment of essential functions. Those functions may change at any time as the needs of the County change or for other reasons deemed appropriate by the County.

Position Requirements

Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Minimum Experience: None

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Driving Classification Essential  
Location Valid driver's license  
Salary $14.31 - $17.89 hourly  
Position Manual Laborer I - (Full Time/Seasonal: April - Oct.)  
Number of Openings 2  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number ROA-20-00004  
Open Date 5/8/2020  
Location Garfield County  
About the Organization Garfield County covers nearly two million acres, ranging from rugged alpine mountains to high mountain desert plateaus - about 60% public lands. Home to approximately 58,000 people, Garfield County boasts incredible outdoor adventures, a premier seasonal climate and has major rail, interstate and air access. Industries include energy development, tourism, ranching and farming.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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