Laborer

North Marin Water District | 999 Rush Creek Place, Novato CA 94945

Salary Range: $19/hr
Open Date: 09/22/2017
Close Date: 12/31/2017

Position Description

DEFINITION
Under direct supervision performs semi-skilled duties in the construction, maintenance, and repair of water and sewer system facilities and building and grounds maintenance; and performs other work assigned.

DISTINGUSHING CHARACTERISTICS
The Laborer is an entry-level class in the Construction and Maintenance departments. Employees in this class perform semi-skilled work, assist others in performing skilled tasks, and may occasionally be assigned the more skilled work. The Laborer will be expected to demonstrate a full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES (includes but are not limited to the following)
Performs semi-skilled work involving the construction, maintenance and repair of water and wastewater facilities including laying and joining pipes and repairing leaks; turns valves; exercises hydrants; operates and maintains a variety of mechanical equipment including tractors, forklifts and air tools, hand and power tools; observes, assists and occasionally performs skilled maintenance duties including carpentry, painting and concrete work and finishing; participates in the assigned duties of a pipe and/or maintenance crew; installs meters and consumer services; cuts pipe, performs excavations, shoring and backfilling and road repair work; performs routine grounds maintenance duties including mowing, trimming and pruning landscaped areas; clears brush and trash from roads and culverts.

OTHER DUTIES
Assists in preventive maintenance programs through Maintscape work orders; carries out predictive, preventative and unplanned maintenance task; participates in training programs. Performs tasks of a semi-skilled or unskilled nature as required, such as digging conduit trenches, cleaning/painting structures and equipment.

Understands and observes safety rules, enforces same when acting as lead man. Maintains proficiency in the use of electrical safety procedure and gear, and in the use of other specialized safety equipment. Is on call at all times for emergencies.

Position Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS (The following minimum qualifications are necessary for the entry into the class)

Education/Experience
Possess sufficient experience and education to successfully perform the duties of a Laborer. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of one year of experience maintaining, repairing and installing water/wastewater electrical/mechanical systems or the performance of related work; possession of a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Knowledge/Skill/Ability
Knowledge of: the operational characteristics of tools and equipment used in pipe and water facility construction, maintenance and repair; occupational hazards and standard safety practices; repair and preventive maintenance techniques and procedures related to water and sewer systems and facilities; tools and equipment used in street maintenance and repair.
Ability to: perform semiskilled maintenance and repair work related to water and sewer systems and facilities and streets; use and operate a variety of vehicular and stationary mechanical equipment, hand tools, and power tools in a safe and effective manner; work independently in the absence of close direct supervision; perform heavy manual labor; work weekends, holidays and remain available in the event of an emergency; maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

License/Certificate
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License.

***Position is Temporary Hire (1,000hrs), potential to hire full-time***

How to Apply

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