Department of Public Works: Laborer II

Department of Public Works: Laborer II EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – Women and Minority Applicants are encouraged to Apply

Distinguishing Features of The Class

Does heavy unskilled and semi-skilled manual work. Under immediate supervision, employees in this class perform a variety of manual laboring tasks requiring considerable strength and agility. Some assignments, including elementary motor and power equipment operation as well as self-propelled equipment such as lawn mowers, tractors, pickup trucks and tracked vehicles with sanders and snow plows may require skills that can readily be learned on the job. Many tasks are of a routine and repetitive nature and once learned can be carried on without difficulty and only under general supervision. Incumbents may assist skilled workers in performing routine repair and maintenance tasks. Does related duties as required.

Typical Work Activities

Performs manual tasks in loading and unloading gravel, removing snow, striping street pavement, sanding and salting roads, and erecting or removing street signs or snow fences.

Engages in heavy digging and construction work using pick, shovel, compressors and jackhammers.

Patches and grades streets including hot asphalt reconstruction, curb work and street oiling.

Cleans and shovels walks; rakes leaves, cuts brush and trims shrubbery and when employed by Onondaga Community College may hand spray chemicals.

May help operate snow plows, salt spreaders, sweepers and other heavy and motor equipment.

May load and unload trucks including furniture, equipment, or materials which may be done by operating a skid steer loader.

May be required to drive vehicles to and from pickup and delivery sites.

Full Performance Knowledges, Skills, Abilities And Personal Characteristics

Working knowledge of motor and heavy equipment operations.

Working knowledge of the principles and practices used in a variety of maintenance, repair and construction work.

Skill in the manipulation of hand tools and some power equipment, such as jackhammers, compressors, and spray painting equipment.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Minimum Qualifications


Special Necessary Requirement

When required to operate a motor vehicle, possession of a valid New York State CDL, including any special endorsements, as required for the type of vehicle being operated.

Must be a resident of the City of Syracuse

Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer

The Affirmative Action Policy of the City of Syracuse is to provide equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, creed, age (18 and over), national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, gender identity or gender expression, sexual or affectional preference or orientation, or any other classified group within the protected class. The City also complies with 31 CFR part 51. If you have a disability for which you wish special accommodation to be made, contact the Department of Personnel at City Hall, Rm. 312, (315) 448-8780.

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