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Job vacancy – DPW Laborer

The Village of Canastota Department of Public Works is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Laborer.

Minimum qualifications include a driver’s license and clean driving record, the ability to work in a team environment, the ability to lift heavy items and perform physical labor, and the ability to understand and carry out assignments. Experience with lawn maintenance, power tools, landscaping, and concrete/blacktop is a plus.

Those interested in the position may submit an application and resume to Jeremy Ryan, village administrator, at 205 South Peterboro St., Canastota, New York 13032 or via email to Phone calls will not be accepted.

Below are more details on the position from the Madison County personnel office.


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  This is routine manual work requiring physical endurance and a willingness to perform arduous tasks.  Laborers usually work under continuing, direct supervision or their activities are subject to frequent inspection.  The incumbent does related work as required.


*Assists in the maintenance or construction of roads, streets, utility and drainage systems by digging and backfilling trenches, spreading asphalt, sand and gravel;
*Assists in preparation, laying out and maintenance of athletic fields and areas designated for beautification by clearing, grading, reseeding, weeding and lining;
*Operates power driven tools and equipment such as saws, compressors, drills, mixers, pumps and mowers;
*Uses hand tools such as shovels, scythes, forks and rakes in grounds maintenance and beautification work;
*In the Highway Department, may perform work on any crew including maintenance, construction, paving or tree trimming;
*Loads and unloads trucks and stacks materials and supplies;
*May act as flagperson on highway jobs, directs trucks at loading and unloading sites;
*May act as a gate attendant at the County landfill and transfer stations;
*Assists in erecting or assembling snow fences, barricades, picnic tables and recreation equipment;
*Performs general clean-up work such as removing debris, raking leaves, cutting grass, and weeds, shoveling snow, and assisting in collection of rubbish and litter from public lands and facilities;

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Willingness to perform routine manual tasks; ability to lift heavy weights; ability to follow simple oral or written instructions; willingness to work under all weather conditions; physical endurance; sobriety; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  None are required, but some experience in heavy manual labor is desirable.

NOTE:  If the position involves the operation of a pickup truck, an appropriate Motor Vehicle Operator’s license issued by the State of New York Department of Motor Vehicles is required at the time of appointment.

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