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Public Works Operator

Company: Government jobs
Location: The Colony
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary

Under supervision of the Public Works Manager, work along with crews to make repairs to various streets, alleys, and sidewalks working with concrete. Provide citizens with the best customer service possible, demonstrating concern for each request for service or assistance. Examples of Duties
--- Performs maintenance and repairs with concrete to various streets, alleys, and sidewalks.
--- Performs work with various power tools and hand tools using proper safety equipment.
--- Prepares site for concrete which may include strenuous physical activities.
--- Ability to work well with the public and with co-workers at all times.
--- Communicate effectively and courteously with the public and other City employees in person, by radio, in writing, and by telephone.
--- Ability to follow the chain of command, receptive to instruction and supervision. Adapts to changing procedures and special assignments.
--- Ability to set up secure work zones using cones and barricades to ensure public safety at all times.
--- Completes tasks within time constraints using proper equipment and safety gear. Performs each task with safety in mind at all times.
--- This position is subject to callouts during emergencies and must respond when contacted. May be placed on stand-by status if emergency conditions are anticipated.
--- Routinely lifts and carries up to 50 pounds, occasionally lifts or moves up to 100 pounds. Works with various hand tools, power tools, and concrete equipment. Climbs, lifts, squats, and bends for extended periods of time. Works outdoors in extreme heat or cold temperature swings and during inclement weather; exposed to dust, fumes, and loud noises.
--- Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications

Good customer service skills. Ability to work well with other employees as a team. Ability to read and understand written instructions and manuals. Knowledge of power tools and hand tools. Education and Experience

High School Diploma or GED. Texas driver's license, Class "C", with an acceptable driving record. Must be obtain Class "B" CDL license within six months of employment.

BENEFITS FOR ALL FULL-TIME/PART-TIME REGULAR EMPLOYEES INCLUDE:

TEXAS MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM
All full-time employees are participants of TMRS; this is a mandatory contribution. (Part-time regular employees who work a minimum of 20 hours per week are participants of TMRS) The employee contribution rate is 7% per pay period; the City matches the contribution 2-1. There is a 5 year vesting period. Employees are eligible to retire at any age after 20 years of service or at age 60 with 5 years of service.

OPTIONAL RETIREMENTThe City offers employees the option of contributing to a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and/or Roth IRA's through payroll deduction. The City does not match these contributions.

SOCIAL SECURITY/FICA
These deductions are matched by the City.

MEDICAL, DENTAL & VISION COVERAGE
All full-time employees have Medical, Dental, Vision, Life w/AD&D, and LTD insurance coverage paid for by the City. (Part-time regular employees who work a minimum of 30 hours per week qualify for this coverage) Employees have the option of purchasing dependent coverage.

SECTION 125 IRS BENEFIT PLANS
Employees who have dependent health or any supplementary insurance premiums deducted from their checks are eligible to pay their premiums, "pre-taxed". Pre-taxed flexible spending accounts are also available for health and dependent care.

VOLUNTARY/SUPPLEMENTAL BENEFITS
Employees have the option of purchasing supplemental benefits through AFLAC and LegalShield.

VACATION
Full-time employees vacation accrues as follows:
0-5 years 10 days per year
5-10 years 15 days per year
10-20 years 20 days per year
20+ years 25 days per year

Employees are eligible to take vacation after 6 months of employment.
Part-time regular employees accrue vacation leave at - the accrual rate of a full-time employee.

SICK LEAVE
Sick leave accrues at 8 hours per month for full-time employees. (Fire accrues at 12 hours per month) Maximum accrual is 1,040 hours.
Part-time regular employees accrue sick leave at - the accrual rate of a full-time employee.

SICK LEAVE POOL
The sick leave pool allows the employees to donate up to 24 hours of sick leave per year (employees must have a minimum of 96 hours of sick leave accumulated before contributing). This pool was created to help employees during a catastrophic injury or illness.

HOLIDAYS
Full-time employees receive 14 paid holidays per year. This includes 1 personal floating holiday that may be taken at any time during the calendar year after 6 months of employment.

New Year's Day Columbus Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Veterans Day
Presidents Day Thanksgiving Day
Good Friday Day after Thanksgiving
Memorial Day Christmas Eve
Juneteenth Christmas Day
Independence Day Floating Holiday (Personal Day)
Labor Day

Part-time regular employees accrue holiday leave at - the accrual rate of a full-time employee.

LONGEVITY
All full-time employees with more than 1 year of service are eligible to receive longevity pay at the rate of $10 per month for each month of service. This is paid once a year in November. Part-time regular employees become eligible to receive this benefit after 5 years of service.

CERTIFICATE PAY
Some employees may be eligible to receive Certificate Pay in increments of $50, $100 or $125 per month depending upon the type of certification. Certification that is required per the job description in order to be employed is not eligible for pay under this plan.

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT
Full-time employees may be reimbursed up to $300 per semester for college courses. The courses must relate to their job, must have a passing grade of at least a "C", and obtain Director approval. This benefit may be used after 6 months of employment.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
Provided by the city to help employees and their family members manage life's challenges by identifying options and making informed choices regarding Counseling Services, Legal Services, Financial Services, and Work/Life Wellness Resources.

PARK PASSES
Full-time and part-time regular employees receive a free year round park pass that can be used at Stewart Creek and Hidden Cove Park.

Keywords: Government jobs, The Colony , Public Works Operator, Other , The Colony, Texas

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