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The City of Winterset is seeking an experienced, professional, and responsible Street Department Equipment Operator shall perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance work and operates a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair maintenance, and replacement of city streets, alleys and or drainage right away. Perform light to heavy manual labor and operate heavy equipment for the maintenance and repair of city roadways, right of way, alleyways, signage, and storm drainage system. This employee should have a strong mechanical aptitude and the ability and willingness to learn quickly. The ideal candidate will be:
Winterset is a growing community 30 minutes southwest of the Des Moines Metro. This community boasts a rural hometown feel with modern amenities, including a robust school system, thriving local businesses, fantastic parks and a growing population (5,353 pop, 2020).
All candidates shall submit a cover letter and resume by May 29th, 2023, either digitally to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to City of Winterset, Attn: Ryan Flaherty, 124 W Court, Winterset, Iowa 50273.
Reports to: City Street Department Superintendent
Job Classification: Street Equipment Operator
Salary Range: $20.89-$21.40/Hr
General Purpose: Under the direct supervision of the Street Department Superintendent the Street Department Equipment Operator performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance work and operates a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair maintenance, and replacement of city streets, alleys and or drainage right away. Perform light to heavy manual labor and operate heavy equipment for the maintenance and repair of city roadways, right of way, alleyways, signage, and storm drainage system. This employee should have a strong mechanical aptitude and the ability and willingness to learn quickly.
Qualifications: The following generally describe the knowledge and abilities required to successfully complete the job.
Duties and Responsibilities
Desired Education and Experience
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee continually works outside in all types of weather conditions. The employee often works near moving mechanical parts and is often exposed to wet and or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in tight precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and pathogenic substances. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally walk, sit, climb, balance, twist, grasp, push, pull, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must often lift and or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Note: Job offer and employment will be contingent upon passing an initial and federally required random drug testing for CDL Operators. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the several types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties do not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logical assignment to the position. The job description does not make up an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
The City Street Department have been busily inspecting and inventorying deficiencies in the City Right of Way (ROW). Included in this inspection are potholes, gutters, intakes, curbs, trees, signs, driveways, and sidewalks. The locations identified will be used in larger data determination for project areas with consideration from outside experts including CIRPTA, Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa and Engineers. Additional consideration to other municipal utilities and walkability will be considered for these project areas.
The sidewalk and driveway paving are the responsibility of the homeowner and should be addressed if repairs are needed. However, at this time no citations or notices have been delivered for deficient sidewalks. For more information on Sidewalk responsibility and repairs see Sidewalk Code.
These projects are a direct correlation to the responses and direction provided during the Comprehensive Plan. Noting the desire to improve streets, sidewalks, and connectivity in our community.