Seasonal Road & Bridge Laborer

La Plata County   Durango, CO   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on April 27, 2022
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May thru November, $16.32/hr. Application Deadline 4 pm 5/15/22. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of a Road & Bridge Team Leader mows and trims grass, on road shoulders and barrow ditches on La Plata County roads. Trims trees and other vegetation in County right-of ways. Performs routine maintenance on tractors and mowing equipment by checking fluid levels and greasing machinery on a daily basis.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Essential functions may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks. Reasonable accommodations, as defined under the American with Disabilities Act, will be made when possible. Operates tractors with mowers, riding mowers and power mowers to cut grass on the County grounds. Trims grass, trees, shrubs, and hedges with power and hand equipment. Operates power-edger for sidewalks. Removes weeds, brush, dead trees and other debris from assigned areas. Operates chain saw and other power equipment. Assists in maintaining all job-related equipment. Performs other related duties as assigned. Regular and predictable attendance is required.

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Landscaping equipment including tractors, mowers, chain saw, edger, weed trimmers, and miscellaneous hand and power tools.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Education and Experience: Ability to read and follow directions and safety requirements on mowers, hand and power equipment and, At least one (1) year of experience in grounds maintenance work. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of a valid Driver’s License.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Basic knowledge of methods, techniques, materials and equipment used in grounds maintenance work. Basic knowledge of methods and techniques used in power lawn equipment operation and maintenance. Basic knowledge of safety practices related to operating grounds maintenance equipment. Ability to understand, follow and give oral and written instruction. Ability to work outside in differing climatic conditions for several hours at a time. Ability to perform heavy manual labor. Working Conditions and Physical Demands: Work is performed primarily in an outdoor environment. While performing the essential functions of the job, the employee may work near moving mechanical equipment in adverse weather conditions. The employee may encounter wet and/or humid conditions, fumes toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee may deal with a high volume of vehicular traffic. The County will provide property safety equipment and safety training. The essential job functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to frequently use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, walk, sit, talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to eighty (80) pounds, and occasionally lift weight up to 100 pounds. The position requires sufficient vision to perform the essential functions of the job