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Laborer, R23, Creek Cleaning

Company: City of Laredo, TX
Location: Laredo
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary Performs routine manual labor work involved in the maintenance of the city creeks, street paving and street maintenance activities. Ensures that traffic is efficiently and safely directed to the unloading areas, and that debris is placed in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations. Job Description KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: * Knowledge of machinery and equipment operation and maintenance.
* Knowledge of safety practices and requirements.
* Ability to perform routine maintenance of City Creeks and Right of Way's.
* Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with other employees and respond to general public complaints.
* Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with others.
* Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
* Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo.
* Ability to take and follow directions from supervisor.
* Ability to give directions to and gain compliance from assigned staff.
* Ability to perform strenuous and routine work.
* Ability to maintain good planning and organizational skills.
* Ability to maintain a valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record.
* Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English language and orally in the Spanish language.
* Ability to comply with all City of Laredo's policies and procedures.
* Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of the position. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed inside and/or outside a stockroom or warehouse. Work may be exposed to a variety of weather conditions and outdoor elements such as: excessive dampness, chill, heat, humidity, intermittent noise, and inclement cold weather. Work may be exposed to a variety of environmental conditions, such as: unknown & dangerous conditions, unusual environmental stress, contagious infectious disease, irritating chemicals, life-threatening situations, dry atmosphere, solvents, dirt, grease, oils, silica, asbestos, dust, constant noise, pneumatic vibration, fumes, smoke, gases, radiant/electrical energy, and slippery/uneven walking surfaces. Capable of working closely with others or alone, working long or irregular working hours, working shift work and/or weekends, working with protective devices, working below ground, working on ladders or scaffolding, working around moving objects or vehicles, working around machines with moving parts and objects, working with hands in water, and travel by car or van. Ability to operate a motor vehicle, office equipment, and mechanical equipment; Work requires light to heavy carrying and lifting (under 15 pounds up to 45 pounds and over), straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, simple grasping, dual simultaneous grasping, repeated bending, sitting, standing, pushing, crouching, crawling, twisting, kneeling, stooping, climbing stairs and ladders, walking, and reaching above shoulders. Ability to see, write, read, count, identify shade of colors, perceive depth, and hearing is needed to perform the essential functions of this job. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Performs manual labor involved in street paving and street maintenance activities; patches holes and repairs pot holes on asphalt streets; assists in setting asphalt on streets; ensures there are no bumps on streets; breaks cement when bumps exist and on street drains with an air hammer.
* Mixes concrete and gives it form for sidewalks and streets.
* Performs ground grading work; shovels and rakes peaks; grades area where concrete is poured.
* Cleans roads by picking up debris and tree limbs, etc.; maintains storm sewers and sidewalks.
* Assists in repairing and cleaning storm drains.
* Responsible for traffic control at the working face or other areas of the city.
* Performs ground maintenance by using weed eater, yard tools, and gas mower.
* Cleans and maintains creeks and roads passage ways throughout the city by picking up debris and tree limbs, etc.; maintains storms sewers and sidewalks.
* Sets blocking rails along ditch side to avoid hazardous accidents and serves as a spotter; directs traffic to allow crew members to conduct their work.
* Assists in repairing and cleaning storm drains.
* Dispenses diesel into equipment.
* Cleans and maintains tools utilized.
* Assists in maintaining good communication between staff, visitors, and other business contacts.
* Must follow all rules of telephone courtesy in all telephone communications.
* Will be required to drive a City vehicle for City business use.
* Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications At least eighteen (18) years of age. Valid Licenses and Certifications Valid Texas Driver License* * If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained prior to employment. As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment. Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment. Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing. A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 791-7482 two days prior to the scheduled interview and/or test if applicable. "AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, THE CITY COMPLIES WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT."

Keywords: City of Laredo, TX, Laredo , Laborer, R23, Creek Cleaning, Other , Laredo, Texas

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