City of Manitou Springs
  • Manitou Springs, CO, USA
  • 17.14
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, Life & Dental Insurance, Paid Vacation & Sick Leave, PERA Pension Plan


DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

This position is a member of the Public Works Department Stormwater/Streets Division and reports directly to the Stormwater/Streets Lead.  All staff in the Public Works Department, whether directly or indirectly, are supervised by the Public Works Director. The Stormwater/Streets Maintenance Worker I performs a variety of labor intensive duties related to the construction, inspection, maintenance, and improvement of the city storm drainage system and city streets within the city limits of Manitou Springs. This is a safety sensitive position that requires a valid Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL).

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

(The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or auxiliary duties that may be required.  The City of Manitou Springs retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.)

  • Participates in the construction, maintenance and/or repair of the streets, storm drains, curbs, and gutters.
  • Performs heavy manual labor including digging, lifting, and breaking pavement under varying weather conditions while exposed to dampness, fumes, odors, dust, biological, electrical and mechanical traffic hazards.
  • Maintains proper records for all City, County, State, and Federal reports and obtains all necessary permits.
  • Seeks out and apply for county, state, and federal funding for stormwater quality and flood mitigation projects.
  • Ensures the Stormwater system is compliant with City, County, State, and Federal regulations.
  • Monitors and maintains the maintenance of the stormwater conveyance system, bridges, and permanent drainage structures.
  • Oversees and performs sweeping of the streets and cleaning areas subject to stormwater washout.
  • Installs, repairs, paints, and maintains signage.
  • Ensures maintenance materials and supplies are stored in a safe and orderly manner.
  • Establishes layout and sets up safety traffic controls around active work area.
  • Collects and disposes of street debris.
  • Plows snow, shovels sidewalks, and performs other winter hazard mitigation.
  • Maintains vegetation along city streets.
  • Sets up and operates a confined space entry tripod and safety harness and associated data recording.
  • Completes work in a professional manner utilizing accepted standards and practices.
  • Operates heavy machinery, hand tools, power equipment, and vehicles, including commercial vehicles.
  • Maintains city vehicles and equipment.
  • Removes manhole covers, enters manholes and unclogs stopped storm drainage lines.
  • Assists other public services departments with tasks.

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains accurate records and daily logs.
  • Expedites the flow of material and supplies to assigned job.
  • Cuts and repairs various types of paving.
  • Operates heavy machinery, hand tools, power equipment, and vehicles, including commercial vehicles.
  • Removes manhole covers, enters manholes and unclogs stopped sewer lines.
  • Maintain, install or remove, equipment, valves, weirs, flumes, gauges, electronics and telemetry components.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have 3-5 years' experience in stormwater maintenance or construction with stormwater systems.
  • 3-5 years' experience in street repair and asphalt repair and replacement
  • Must be computer literate with Microsoft Office familiarity.
  • Must submit to and pass a drug screening test upon offer of employment.
  • Must pass a motor vehicle record review and a driving evaluation upon offer of employment.
  • Knowledge of and willingness to comply with all rules and regulations, including the Personnel Manual, the General Safety Procedures and the Confined Space Program.
  • Knowledge of safety rules and equipment, including identification of, precautions for and emergency response to hazardous gases and vapors.
  • Ability to work under stress from demanding deadlines, public contract/relations, and changing priorities and conditions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to write reports that summarize spatial analyses and communicate findings with charts, tables, and narrative.
  • Ability to work evening, night, weekend, standby shifts, and perform occasional overtime.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, co-workers and the public.
  • Ability to deal courteously and effectively with public in difficult situations.
  • Demonstrate good workmanship in a neat and timely manner while maintaining a clean and orderly environment.
  • Must be able to complete work in a professional manner utilizing accepted standards and practices.
  • Ability to read blue prints, plans, construction drawings, and maps.
  • Must have understanding of general construction practices and be proficient with various hand tools.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose problems.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and to formulate work procedures within the limits of the position to accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Ability to take leadership role in emergency situations
  • Must be able to comprehend oral and written instructions and communicate in English orally and in writing. 

    Experience, Education, and Training:

    • Must have high school diploma or possess a GED.
    • Must have 3-5 years experience in stormwater maintenance or construction with stormwater systems.
    • Must have a valid Class B or higher Commercial Driver License (CDL).
    • 3-5 years' experience in street maintenance or asphalt work
    • Must obtain Flagger Certification within 6 months of hire.

     

    MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    (The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

    • Ability to work under varying weather conditions while exposed to dampness, fumes, odors, dust, insects, noise, chemicals, and biological, electrical and mechanical traffic hazards.
    • Physical strength and dexterity requirements include the ability to:
      • Lift and carry 50 pounds of tools or construction materials
      • Grasp, push, pull, handle, reach overhead, bend-over, balance, and climb
      • Ability to traverse uneven, wet or broken terrains
      • Ability to remove and replace metal manhole covers and grates weighing approximately 165 pounds
      • Ability to perform constant lifting and stooping
      • Ability to drag 100 feet of 3" fire hose full of water.
    • Endurance and capacity to perform hard physical labor.
    • Ability to work in confined spaces and climb in and out of manholes of various depths.
    • Ability to operate various hand tools such as, but not limited to: jackhammer, pavement breaker, pick, shovel and various wrenches.
    • Ability to operate various equipment such as, but not limited to: snow plows, air compressors, jack hammers, street sweeper, skid loaders, roller, backhoe, track hoe, frontend loader and various types of pumps.
    • Ability to work while wearing personal protective equipment such as: a self-contained breathing apparatus, steel-toed shoes, rain gear, hard hats, goggles, etc.
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