Pay: $16.58- $20.73/hour DOE
Position overview: Position is responsible for assisting with the operation and maintenance of county roads and bridges. They work mostly with the road patching equipment and mowing county roads. In the autumn, job duties also include installing snow fencing. Depending on the weather and other factors, may include assisting other crew members with a multitude of duties. This position will perform any and all duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
Assigned Duties and Tasks of Short Term Road Worker:
Road Maintenance Duties:
A. Position assists with patching county roads, mowing county roads, installing snow fencing and other road maintenance. On a daily basis work duties are reviewed to determine type of work required and materials and equipment to be used. The position operates equipment such as, driving a tractor, side mower or other equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
B. Reports and record keeping. Road workers are required to maintain time, production, and equipment inspection records with accuracy and in a timely manner.
C. Assists with duties at the county shop as assigned by the Supervisor and may include:
working with the Mechanic, sweeping floor and other duties to keep shop clean and organized.
D. OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED: as requested by supervisor.
Knowledge and Experience:
Must have ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Must have ability to read and interpret documents such as, but not limited to, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and/or other documents. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively and courteously to the public. All temporary workers working more than 90 days are required to join the union.
Prefer one to two years’ related experience and/or training operating tractor mower, or equivalent combination of education and experience. General farm equipment experience preferred.
This position makes decisions regarding the mowing of county roads and other services within the Road Department. Work requires the interpretation and application of some road laws in accordance with Park County policies and applicable laws. Actions and services provided have a direct impact on the financial integrity of the County as a whole.
V. INDEPENDENCE OF ACTION
This position plans and carries out most assignments independently, and uses judgment and initiative to solve problems, such as troubleshooting equipment and work related problems. Will work to develop and recommend new processing procedures in response to identifying process inefficiencies, frequent errors, etc. Work objectives and priorities are defined by Park County Road and Bridge Supervisor.
VI. PERSONAL CONTACTS
This position has contacts with other the public, county personnel, elected officials, department heads, parts companies/ vendors and others such as; U.S. Forest Service, Fish, Wildlife and Parks Dept., Montana State Highway Department, etc. in order to be responsive to questions and inquiries regarding roads and bridges.
VII. WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands 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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands or arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and taste or smell. The employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds regularly and occasionally 100 pounds with assistance.
The position requires the following special vision requirements: close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), and the ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.