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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Street Maintenance Worker

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Maintenance and Operator Positions range from Apprentice to Senior. Apprentice level Operators may have no experience working with a utility system or similar, Senior level may have extensive experience. The City of Moscow will train the right candidate to join our organization at the Apprentice through the Senior level with pay increases in recognition of that experience.  

We look for people who are committed to their community, and take pride in providing a crucial service for their neighbors. The nature of this work requires attention to detail, a good work ethic, the ability to work well with a team, and a desire to learn and grow in a dynamic and exciting profession. We will gladly train and educate the right candidate. 

Basic Function

Under the direction of the Street Supervisor, perform advanced duties in the maintenance and repair of City streets, signs, and traffic control systems; operate a variety of equipment including some heavy duty and hand and power tools.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Apprentice level is an entry level position that performs assigned duties under direct supervision.

Journey level positions performs the full range of construction, maintenance, and repair duties in the Streets Division and operates the full range of equipment utilized in the trade. 

Senior level operators are more technically advanced and may serve in a lead capacity in their specific area or in other interdepartmental specialties as assigned, they may also serve as the responsible party on job sites as assigned.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

The incumbent shall work well under pressure; meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.  

The incumbent shall maintain composure in a variety of settings while managing customer requests.

The incumbent shall at all times demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and members of the public.

Act as the Responsible Person while on call for the Moscow Public Works and Services Group - Streets Division.

Install and remove large and small banners. 

Investigate customer complaints of streets problems and respectfully resolve those problems in a timely manner in order to maintain positive relations with residents.

Performs repair and maintenance activities of the streets system to ensure safe, effective operations in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations.

Respond to Public Works Emergencies after hours as a person On-call. Respond to flood emergencies to reduce property damage, injury or loss of life to the public. 

Utilizes appropriate construction and mitigation processes to maintain the streets system.

Apprentice

As directed performs duties in the construction, maintenance, and repair of City infrastructure including: streets, alleys, sidewalks, structures, sidewalks, curbs, ADA ramps, street lights, traffic signals, fiber optic networks, street signs, pavement markings, etc.

Assist in sweeping of all City streets, parking lots, and alleys.

Assist in the operation of a variety of equipment used in street, fiber, and storm maintenance.

Conduct inventories of stock items.

Install and maintain all paint and thermal plastic pavement markings to current MUTCD standards.

Perform basic tasks with snow removal utilizing light equipment.

Under direct supervision of a Traffic Control Technician, install traffic control for work zones and special events.

Journey

As a Traffic Control Technician, install traffic control for work zones and special events.

Assists completed and leading duties in the construction, maintenance, and repair of City infrastructure including: streets, alleys, sidewalks, structures, sidewalks, curbs, ADA ramps, street lights, traffic signals, fiber optic networks, street signs, pavement markings, etc.

Build MUTCD compliant street and traffic signs using computer program, vinyl cutter, and roller press. Install, inventory, repair and assure MUTCD compliance on all street signs.

Install and refresh traffic markings including curbs, parking delineation, crosswalks, arrows, stop bars and main line striping to current MUTCD standards; clean, grind, prepare, and operate machine to apply appropriate color and line dimensions to pavement.  Be familiar with the use of traffic paints and thermal plastic application.  

Operate a variety of surveying equipment to check grades and elevations. Install hubs and read survey stakes.

Assure MUTCD compliance in work zones, maintain barricades and temporary traffic control devices, and generation of traffic control plans.

Locate all City-owned storm and fiber lines.

Maintain and repair City-owned traffic signals.  Assist in the repair of the state-owned traffic signals.

Maintain replace and install guardrails.

Maintain storm sewers, repair or install new manholes and catch basins. Assure storm sewers are free flowing. Clean and maintain drainage ditches. Repair or build new storm lines. Maintain detention ponds and assist in flood control efforts.

Operate a variety of equipment used in street maintenance including backhoe, tractor, grader, front-end loader and rollers, roller, excavator, bucket truck, pipe locater, compaction equipment, concrete saw, crack filler, street sweeper, hydro excavator, welding equipment, drill press, hydraulic press, storm sewer root cutters, ditch digging equipment, power saws, a variety of hand tools, and tree trimming equipment.  

Operate snow removal equipment including plows, sand and salt, and magnesium chloride application equipment, dump trucks, graders with snow gates, front-end loader, and snow blower.    

Perform yard maintenance including gravel, cold mix and salt stockpiles, manhole lids, culvert pipe, guardrails and posts, street signs, and sign posts.  

Sweeping of all City streets, parking lots, alleys, and returns.

Trim trees and shrubs in sight triangles and rights of way throughout the City and maintain a City issued tree trimming certification.

Senior

Assure MUTCD compliance in work zones, maintain barricades and temporary traffic control devices, and generation of traffic control plans.

Locate all City-owned storm and fiber lines.

Maintain and repair City-owned traffic signals.  Assist in the repair of the state-owned traffic signals.

Maintain replace and install guardrails.

Maintain storm sewers, repair or install new manholes and catch basins. Assure storm sewers are free flowing. Clean and maintain drainage ditches. Repair or build new storm lines. Maintain detention ponds and assist in flood control efforts.

Operate a variety of equipment used in street maintenance including backhoe, tractor, grader, front-end loader and rollers, roller, excavator, bucket truck, pipe locater, compaction equipment, concrete saw, crack filler, street sweeper, hydro excavator, welding equipment, drill press, hydraulic press, storm sewer root cutters, ditch digging equipment, power saws, a variety of hand tools, and tree trimming equipment.  

Operate snow removal equipment including plows, sand and salt, and magnesium chloride application equipment, dump trucks, graders with snow gates, front-end loader, and snow blower.    

Perform yard maintenance including gravel, cold mix and salt stockpiles, manhole lids, culvert pipe, guardrails and posts, street signs, and sign posts.  

Sweeping of all City streets, parking lots, alleys, and returns.

Trim trees and shrubs in sight triangles and rights of way throughout the City and maintain a City issued tree trimming certification.

Act as the Responsible Person while on call for the Moscow Public Works Department.

As a Traffic Control Supervisor, develop and design traffic control plans for work zones and special events such as parades and block parties.

As a Traffic Control Supervisor, develop and design traffic control plans for work zones and special events.

Coordinate crews in trimming trees and shrubs in right-of-ways and sight triangles throughout the City.

Demonstrate an expert level in operating a variety of equipment used in street, fiber, and storm maintenance.

Design and install all paint and thermal plastic pavement markings to current MUTCD standards.

Design, build and inspect MUTCD compliant traffic signs using computer software and equipment.

Develop best management practices for inventorying and ordering of stock items.

Familiar with all Street Department Policies and Procedures.

Install and refresh traffic markings including curbs, parking delineation, crosswalks, arrows, stop bars and main line striping to current MUTCD standards; clean, grind, prepare, and operate machine to apply appropriate color and line dimensions to pavement.  Be familiar with the use of traffic paints and thermal plastic application.  

Lead and coordinate snow removal crews in winter operations utilizing heavy equipment.

Operate a variety of engineering survey equipment to check grades and elevations.

Perform lead duties in construction, maintenance, and repair of City streets, sign maintenance, hardscape, fiber network, and storm system.

Request and conduct utility locates to minimize the risk of damage to other utility systems during normal maintenance or repair of City streets, storm and fiber optic systems.

Review engineering plans for new developments and conduct post construction inspections of new developments prior to possession by the City.

Complete and acts as lead in assigning duties including construction, maintenance, and repair of City infrastructure including: streets, alleys, sidewalks, structures, sidewalks, curbs, ADA ramps, street lights, traffic signals, fiber optic networks, street signs, pavement markings, etc.

Supervisory Functions

None

Competencies

Ability to develop knowledge of street system construction, maintenance, and repair methods and equipment

Ability to follow Federal Highway Administration Manual on Uniform Control Devices (MUTCD)

Ability to read maps comprehend geography as related to the City's systems

Ability to interact with members of the public respectfully at all times

Ability to research and comprehend relevant industry regulations and standards

Ability to read and comprehend engineering plans and specifications

Ability to work effectively with coworkers

Basic computer processing skills and knowledge of or ability to acquire relevant computer skills related to the industry

Basic reading, writing, math, computer, and recordkeeping abilities

Ability to operate both light and heavy equipment

Ability to adhere to health and safety practices

Ability to adhere to laws, rules, regulation and policies

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, maintain routine records, and work cooperatively with others.

Ability to observe legal and defensive driving practices

Basic computer processing skills and knowledge of or ability to acquire relevant computer skills related to the industry

Software

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Outlook

GIS Software

Work Environment

Office setting

Outdoor work

Regular exposure to fumes, dust and odors

Working evening or variable hours

Adverse weather conditions

Physical Demands

Climbing

Sitting and standing for extended periods of time

Lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds

Pushing or pulling

Bending/stooping

Walking

Reaching overhead and above the shoulders

Heavy physical labor

Working around and with machinery having moving parts

Fumes form man holes and stormwater piping

Work with chemicals

Travel

None

Education and Experience

Graduation from high school or GED

Licenses and Certifications

Valid Driver’s License

Ability to obtain Valid Class A CDL (commercial driver’s license) with air brake endorsement or the ability to obtain within six months of hire

Ability to obtain Flagger Certification within 1 year of hire

Ability to complete Confined Space Entry Training

Ability to complete Trench Safety Training

Ability to complete OSHA Competent Person Training

Journey

Traffic Control Technician Certification

State of Idaho’s Road Scholar Diploma from the Idaho Local Highway Technical Assistance Council.

City issued Tree Trimming Certification

Senior

State of Idaho’s Road Master Diploma from the Idaho Local Highway Technical Assistance Council.

Traffic Control Supervisor

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Affirmative Action/EEO statement

The City has an equal employment opportunity policy.  The City will not discriminate against an applicant for employment, which includes discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, and gender expression or identity.

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