Summer Seasonal Labor – Highway

Application Deadline: 2022-08-01
Job Type: County
Job Description:

The Polk County Highway Department is seeking a Summer Seasonal worker.

NEW Starting Wage: $15.00/hr.

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

Our Seasonal employees work up to 40 hours per week, 4-10 hour days (typically Monday through Thursday, with Friday’s off). NO nights or weekends!! An opportunity to work outside all summer!

Under the direct supervision of the work unit supervisor, seasonal laborer performs skilled operation of motorized equipment used in the construction, assist in the repair and maintenance of County roadways doing traffic control and flagging operations. This is a combination of common physical labor and some vehicle and equipment operation.

Essential Duties: The following are examples of duties that may be performed. Duties may vary based on operational needs of the work unit.

Traffic control and flagging operations
Operate mowers, trimmers, tractors and attachments, and related grounds and roadway maintenance equipment
County roadway, or trail construction, repair and maintenance including brushing, grading, mowing and other related activities
Minor carpentry and masonry work, as well as minor repairs to equipment as needed
Perform preventative maintenance in other areas as directed
Complete necessary paperwork related to work activities
Participate as a team member to improve efficiency and cooperatively solve problems

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be 18 years of age or older.

Education/Experience: Must possess a High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and the working knowledge and skills to properly and safely operate motorized equipment. Training/experience or schooling in equipment operation, maintenance or related field preferred. Must be experiences in the operation of power grounds care equipment (mowers, trimmers, tractors and attachments) as well as knowledge of cleaning methods, materials and equipment.

Competency Requirements:
Accountability – Assumes responsibility for successfully accomplishing work objectives and delivering results; setting high standards of performance for self and others
Judgment and Decision Making – Makes sound decisions; bases decisions on fact rather than emotion; analyzes problems skillfully; uses logic to reach solutions.
Interpersonal Relations – Develops and maintains effective relationships with others; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and in different situations; shows understanding, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness.
Customer Service and Community Relations – Meets the needs of both internal and external stakeholders. Delivers high-quality services; is committed to continuous improvement. Communicates/Interacts with members of the public and other key stakeholders in a way that elicits positive response, which on occasion, may include interaction either one-on-one or with several stakeholders at one time to present information and/or represent the organization’s interests.
Communications – delivers clear, effective communication and takes responsibility for understanding others
Flexibility – Is open to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with ambiguity.
Community Relations – Communicates/Interacts with members of the public in a way that elicits positive response and participation, which on occasion, may include interaction either one-on-one or with several members of the public at one time to present information, persuade, solicit input. Some interactions may be likely to arouse hostility.
Integrity/Honesty – Contributes to maintaining the integrity of the organization; displays high standards of ethical conduct and understands the impact of violating these standards on an organization, self, and others; is trustworthy.
Self-Management – Organizes and plans for task accomplishment in a way that maximizes efficient performance; establishes and adjusts priorities to ensure timely completion of assigned work/fulfill responsibilities.
Emotional Maturity – Maintains a calm and task-oriented approach to work even under circumstances of conflict or hostility; maintains neutrality and effective performance even in the face of unjustified challenge or direct criticism in a public forum.
Attention to Detail – Ensures information is complete and accurate; follows up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.

Minimum Skills Requirement: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions and write short correspondences. Must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Certificates/Licenses/Registrations: Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license

Physical Requirements: 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to: Frequently sit, stand, stoup, bend and climb; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms.
The employee must: Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Must work on construction sites or on grounds with uneven ground, slopes and ditches. Must be able to stand for long periods of time while flagging or performing other maintenance activities.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Eye/hand coordination, close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Wearing of prescribed duty-specific safety equipment is often required in the performance of duties.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to: Seasonal temperature extremes (heat, cold), wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration.
The noise level in the work environment is: Usually moderate and occasionally loud.

Deadline Note:

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