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  TOWN OF ENFIELD

POSITION VACANCY 

LABORER

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS DIVISION, PUBLIC WORKS DEPT.

JOB ID #08-0043 

  • RATE OF PAY: to $19.43/start
  • CLOSING DATE:  Thursday, February 21, 2008
  • EXPERIENCE & TRAINING:  High school diploma or equivalent.  Must possess valid driver's license.  CDL preferred.
  • HOURS OF WORK:  40 hours per week. 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  Duties involve the performing of a variety of routine caretaker tasks in the maintenance of grounds and the installation and repair of recreational equipment and facilities; does related work as required. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Works under the immediate supervision of the Building & Grounds Supervisor who issues specific instructions regarding tasks to be done and who checks to see that tasks are done in accordance with instructions. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise seasonal employees. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Regular & punctual attendance; performs routine caretaker tasks in the maintenance of grounds and the installation and repair of recreational equipment and facilities such as:  Seeding, fertilizing and roto-tilling ballfields; removing snow from walks and skating area by hand and snowplow; empty barrels into Parks trash truck; mowing grass by hand or power mower; cutting bushes, hedges and trees; installing sod, planting shrubs; raking leaves, brush and other materials; setting up and removing bleachers, snow fences and playground and youth center equipment; washing and cleaning of department vehicles; laying out baseball, soccer and football fields and painting lines. 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:  Simple carpentry, masonry and painting tasks on Town facilities and equipment; operating sickle bar, gang mowers, roller, snowblower and similar power equipment; repairing and winterizing irrigation systems and other duties as assigned.

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 of this job. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, walk, talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance,stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and stand. 

The employee must frequently lift, push, pull and/or move 50 or more pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:   The work 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 individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions.  The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:  Ability to use and maintain simple tools and light-powered equipment usual to grounds maintenance; ability to follow simple written and oral instructions; ability to work under unpleasant working conditions; dependability. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT:  Sufficient physical strength and stamina as is necessary to successfully perform the duties of the class.

This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities which comprise this position. 

Interested applicants apply by February 21, 2008.  Applications are available on-line at www.enfield-ct.gov, or by calling the Human Resources Department at (860) 253-6345.  Choose ONE of the following ways to apply:

(1) mail completed applications or resumes to Town of Enfield, Human Resources Department, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082 

(2) e-mail your resume to jobs@enfield.org, or  

(3) fax your resume or application to (860) 253-6264.  The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   If you need an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.  EOE/AA/M/F 

 

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