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 email@example.com. 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.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
*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.