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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is routine manual work involving responsibility for the operation and maintenance of a lake harvester on town lake(s). Work is performed under general supervision in accordance with established policies and procedures. Performs related work as required.


  • Operates lake harvester to cut areas of lake according to schedule;
  • Loads cuttings onto pick-up truck and operates pick-up truck to bring cuttings to disposal site;
  • Keeps records of the amount of loads dumped;
  • Keeps records of the maintenance of the harvester;
  • Maintains and repairs harvester;
  • Advises District Clerk or other designated official of parts needed;
  • Maintains and repairs harvester;
  • Prepares harvester for season by painting it;
  • Cleans harvester at end of season;
  • Puts equipment into storage at end of season.
  • 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 & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Working knowledge of boat engines and cutters; ability to drive a boat and operate harvester; ability to operate a dump truck; ability to service and make repairs to harvester; ability to follow simple oral and written directions; ability to keep records; mechanical aptitude; mental alertness; dependability.

One (1) year of experience in the operation of some type of automotive equipment.

Possession of a valid New York State driver’s license appropriate for the type of motor equipment being operated.


2/02; 1/09


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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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