Laborer

City of Newport   Newport, RI   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on May 24, 2024

Brief Job Description: (essential functions of the job)

  • Operates department equipment and vehicles such as a lawn mower and hand tools in the completion of a wide range parks projects such as tree trimming, brush cutting, grass mowing, planting of trees, field maintenance, construction and installation of fences, digging holes, etc.
  • Uses a variety of hand tools to dig ditches and trenches, patch roadways, collect trash and perform public works related tasks around gas pipes, trees, wires, cars, and personal property and fellow workers.
  • Attends training sessions as required to maintain abreast of updates or changes in occupational safety requirements.
  • Participates in the City's ice and snow removal program.
  • Treats ponds with copper sulfate to remove algae (Utilities Dpt. Only)

Minimum Entrance Qualifications: 

  • Position requires a High School diploma or equivalent and one year of prior work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Knowledge of safe and effective operation of hand tools, light equipment and machinery; working knowledge of parks department operations.
  • Ability to follow directions and to perform work under extreme weather conditions for long periods of time. Ability to interact effectively with coworkers. Ability to recognize unsafe working conditions to ensure that appropriate safety precautions are taken to ensure employee safety. Ability to carry out duties in busy, public congested areas.
  • Proficient motor skills to operate equipment, motor vehicles, tools, and machinery in an efficient and safe manner.
  • Work requires agility and physical strength, such as moving in or about construction sites or over rough terrain, or standing/walking most of the work period. Occasionally, work may require lifting heavy objects and carrying them. 

Min. Hrly. Salary: $20.95
Max. Hrly. Salary: $24.46
FULL BENEFIT PACKAGE OFFERED

APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED DURING THE POSTING PERIOD INDICATED OR AS THE NEED EXISTS FOR THE POSITION CURRENTLY VACANT. APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE & ALSO ON THE INTERNET WHERE IT CAN BE DOWNLOADED & PRINTED. THE CITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO NOT CONSIDER APPLICATIONS THAT ARE RECEIVED UNSIGNED, INCOMPLETE, OR POST-MARKED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE. 

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