DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is manual work involving responsibility for leading and participating in the work of a crew in the proper and efficient completion of a variety of maintenance, construction and repair projects which may be relative to roads, facilities, parks and/or recreation. Work is performed under general supervision of the Crew Chief and/or the Highway Superintendent, with limited leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment. While supervision is exercised over road maintenance equipment operators or laborers, incumbents participate fully in the work of the crew. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
When Assigned to Highway Department:
When Assigned to Parks or Recreation Department, duties also include:
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the practices, tools and terminology used in road and parks/recreation facilities maintenance activities; working knowledge of basic landscaping techniques; ability to assist with planning and directing the work of others; ability to understand and follow oral and written directions; ability to work well with others; ability to maintain simple records and prepare simple reports; dependability; good judgment; resourcefulness; willingness to respond to emergencies.
Two (2) years of experience in road maintenance, construction, and/or groundskeeping, one (1) year of which shall have included the operation of motor vehicle equipment.
Possession of a valid New York State driver's license appropriate for the type of motor equipment being operated. If assigned to drive heavy motor equipment as defined in the Commercial Motor Safety Act, incumbents will be required to possess a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with required endorsements. Under New York State law, applicants for the CDL must be at least 21 years old.
3/08; 7/09; 7/21; 8/21