There are several openings with the Yakima County Public Services, County Road Department. This is an intermittent, on-call, extra help, temporary position. The purpose of this position is to perform routine activities related to maintaining roads and facilities, building and surveying County owned roads. Performs other tasks as required. Work schedule may be scheduled up to 8 hours or more per day. This recruitment may be used to fill other extra help openings in public services that may occur in the 90 days after closing.
Initial screening of applicants will take place on 4/23/18 or when the hiring authority determines a sufficient applicant pool has been established. Subsequent screenings will take place periodically throughout the recruitment based on the needs of the department.
Incumbent will perform a variety of routine, manual labor activities based on the work assignment. Assignments may include one or more of the following:
Maintaining County buildings, right-of-ways, water systems and facilities such as clearing brush piles, picking up litter, cleaning culvert pipes, repairing fences and other minor roadway repair and directing traffic.
Assisting Survey and Road Construction personnel in survey operations, assisting Road Construction Inspector in monitoring road/bridge building contractors to ensure compliance with specifications by recording amount and types of construction materials being incorporated into the project.
Assisting ER&R staff in the cleaning and routine maintenance of equipment and County facilities. Activities include: washing vehicles/equipment, performing minor equipment repairs and grounds maintenance (litter pickup, mowing, trimming).
Assisting Engineering staff in the filing of documents, organization and manipulation of data and data files, collecting field data and performing office calculations
Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: High School Diploma/ GED and 1 year of relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience to perform the essential duties of the job.
Required: Valid WA State Driver’s License and proof of insurance, if requested.
Equipment Used: Computer, calculator, forklift, survey equipment, grounds maintenance equipment including lawn mowers, weed eaters and hand tools such as sledge hammers, personal protective equipment, two way radios, passenger/light truck vehicles.
Working Conditions/ Physical Requirements: Environmental conditions: exposure to weather, cold, heat, wet, humid, noise, vibration, atmospheric conditions, moving/mechanical parts. Physical demands: standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, bending, reaching, handling. Minor physical factors: climbing, balancing, kneeling, crouching, crawling, fingering, feeling, talking, hearing, smelling, visual acuity. Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Knowledge: Upon entry the applicant must have an understanding of how the workforce operates and expectations of an employee to arrive on time, come to work prepared and take direction
Skills (and abilities): Skills in operating basic hand tools, lawn and facility maintenance machinery and equipment. Ability to take direction. Skill in working with others. Ability to work independently as directed. Experience in directing traffic; operating grounds keeping equipment and/or forklift.