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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.


When Assigned to Highway Department:

  • Participates in the construction of gravel, macadam, asphalt and concrete roads;
  • Participates in the excavation, grading, drainage and embankment projects;
  • Participates in the cleaning of ditches, basins and culverts;
  • Participates in ice control and snow removal activities;
  • Participates in tree removal, pruning and care, as well as brush cutting activi­ties;
  • Participates in the fabrication and erection of traffic control devices in accordance with the New York State Depart­ment Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices;
  • Operates a variety of motor vehicles and equipment;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

When Assigned to Parks or Recreation Department, duties also include:

  • Participates in the maintenance, repair and construction of developed and undeveloped parks, playgrounds, athletic and other related facilities, properties and equipment;
  • Checks facilities and equipment for safety;
  • Participates in the performance of general landscaping activities;
  • Participates in preparation of ball fields, ball courts, ski trails, hiking trails, and other facilities for events, games and recreation activities, as needed;
  • Participates in the painting, maintenance and repair work of all park and recreational equipment;
  • Participates in snow removal activities;
  • Participates in the cleaning and maintenance of bathroom and concession stand facilities;
  • Plans and assists in implementing preventative maintenance schedules, including work schedules and maintenance of time and attendance records;
  • Operates a variety of motor equipment in connection with the work;
  • Maintains records and prepares reports relating to maintenance, repair, and costs, as necessary;
  • May maintain records and prepare reports relating to employee time and payroll, as necessary;
  • May assist higher level supervisor in preparing budgetary requests relative to park facilities;
  • May participate in administrative staff conferences;
  • May perform occasional, or oversee performance of skilled workers in, plumbing, carpentry, electrical, mechanical and masonry work;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

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

Non-Competitive Class

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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