Patrol Worker/Laborer

Application Deadline: 2024-07-26
Job Type: County
Job Description:


If you enjoy working outdoors, performing a variety of activities year-round that help ensure State and County roadways are well-maintained and safe for travel, we encourage you to apply for an entry-level position as a Patrol Worker/Laborer with the Kenosha County Highway Division.

Kenosha County is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

2024 Hiring Range: $27.00 – $30.68 per hour

As an organization, Kenosha County prides itself on engaging in the adoption of new leadership styles, continuous improvement and innovation, and a willingness to invest in new technology to support operations. As a Kenosha County employee, you are provided a very competitive salary and benefit package and you have access to a range of training and learning opportunities. Some of the benefits offered include:

• Positive workplace culture
• Health, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; life insurance; tuition reimbursement; deferred compensation; employee assistance program; pet insurance; paid time off (PTO); and 12 paid holidays per year
• Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) pension – rated one of the top public-sector pension systems in the nation

Work Schedule
• Regular first shift work hours are Monday through Thursday from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM
• May be assigned to work second shift (3:30 PM to 12:00 midnight) from mid-November to mid-April, with a shift premium of $1.00
• Required to work overtime for winter maintenance on an as-needed basis
• Work hours are determined by the workload and weather and are subject to change

Position Summary and Job Duties
Winter Maintenance:
• Snow and ice removal
• Shoveling bridge decks
• Anti-icing operations
Road Maintenance:
• Sign placement and flagging for traffic control
• Concrete work and asphalt paving
• Tree trimming and removal
• Drainage work and culvert installation
• Pothole repair
• Gravel shoulder maintenance and repair
• Crack grinding and sealing
• Painting road markings
• Litter pickup, including removal of road hazards (animals, wood, metal, etc.)
• Summer maintenance responsibilities, including mowing with flail and batwing mowers
• Operating a loader in the winter, occasionally
• Performing other work as required or assigned

Success Factors
• Knowledge of safety precautions and procedures
• Mechanical skills
• Skill in basic computer usage, including email
• Skill in asphalt paving is a plus
• Ability to safely operate trucks and other equipment
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions
• Ability to recognize potential hazards on roadways
• Endurance to severe weather conditions
• Ability to work respectfully in a diverse and inclusive environment

Job Requirements, Education, Training and Experience
• High school diploma or GED equivalent
• Safe driving record

Licenses or Certifications
• Must possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Classes B-C-D, at the time of application
• Within 90 days of hire, must be able to obtain a tanker endorsement
• May be required to obtain a Class A CDL with air brake and manual transmission endorsements

• Health, dental and vision insurance effective first of month following 30 days of employment with the ability to reduce premium contribution through participation in a wellness program
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Employee Assistance Program
• Paid Time Off
• Twelve Paid Holidays
• Retirement Plan: Participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System which includes county-paid life insurance
• Tuition Reimbursement

Physical Demands
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 position involves heavy physical demands, including occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force from carrying manhole covers and semi tires and rims. Will carry up to 10 pounds frequently.

Selection Process
• Application Review – Qualifying
• Oral Interview – Qualifying
• Background Check – Qualifying
• Physical Examination/Drug Screen – Qualifying

If you require accommodations at any point in the selection process because of a disability, please notify Human Resources in advance for arrangements.

To learn more about the Highway Division in the Department of Public Works, please visit:

Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, July 26, 2024.

Kenosha County is a Wisconsin Retirement System participating employer. Your participation is required, which includes an employee contribution.

The pay grade for this position is NE10 (Min. $27.00 – Max. $34.36 per hour).

This position is located in Kenosha County, a growing community along the shores of Lake Michigan and less than an hour away from Milwaukee and Chicago. To see why Kenosha County is a great place to live, work, and play, visit:

Thank you for your interest in employment with Kenosha County!

Kenosha County is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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