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Purpose of Job
The purpose of this classification is to perform general maintenance and repair work. Duties include but are not limited to performing manual labor; trimming and cutting trees; removing snow; directing traffic; and performing additional duties as assigned by the Supervisor. This is a safety-sensitive position that requires a drug screen.
The Laborer 1 is responsible for the following essential functions:Provides support to County highway workers, including craftsmen, operators, etc., by performing physical labor and operating light motor equipment. Removes debris, trash, and dirt from highways, grounds, pipes, ditches, and other structures/areas. Trims and cuts trees, and rakes leaves using weed trimmer and other equipment as necessary. Assists in constructing and paving roads to include shoveling asphalt, road patching/maintenance, and other related tasks. Assists in the removal of snow from roadways. Assists in building catch basins and installs drainpipes according to specifications. Assists drivers in servicing equipment. Directs traffic around job sites as required. Respond to and report immediately if called upon by local, regional or central office supervisors, as part of a coordinated emergency response by the Knox County Mayor’s Office Perform other duties as required
Minimum Training & Qualifications
High School Diploma, or GED; with six (6) months experience in construction or related work; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. Applicants who are offered this job MUST take a DOT pre-employment drug test. Passing the drug test is required in order to start the job.
CompetenciesEnsure regular, punctual attendance during scheduled work hours Basic understanding of computers, printers and other office equipment Ability to focus and demonstrate great attention to detail Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team
Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for active work. Ability to bend, kneel, squat, stand for extended periods of time, working outdoors in various types of weather conditions.
Occupational HazardsAbility to work indoors and outdoors, cold and hot weather conditions including precipitation? Exposure to sunlight for extended periods of time? Exposure to vehicular traffic traveling at high speeds
Knox County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Knox County Government may provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Location :ENGINEERING & PUBLIC WORKS
Posting Start :03/03/2021
MINIMUM HOURLY RATE: $13.08