City of Danville, VA - Danville, VA

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Performs responsible unskilled manual work in connection with a variety of public service projects; does related work as required. Work is performed under immediate supervision.

Essential Job Functions*:

Ability to perform moderate to heavy manual labor; Ability to lift up to 75 lbs.; Ability to walk on a variety of terrain for extended periods; Ability to work outside under varying weather conditions. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels. Visual acuity is required for determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities. Worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, and hazards. Worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and required to wear specialized protective equipment.
Loads and unloads gravel, asphalt, dirt, timber, chemicals and other materials, tools and equipment; Cuts grass and trees, rakes leaves; Digs trenches and ditches; Cleans catch basins, manholes and sewer lines; Performs various custodial duties; Picks up paper, leaves and debris on public property and streets; Collects leaves, brush, debris and other materials; Performs various street maintenance duties such as cleaning gutters and patching holes; Assists in the repair, installation and maintenance of water, sewer and gas lines, parks, recreation and related facilities; Assists with the fabrication and installation of traffic signs; Assists with painting and measuring traffic lines and markings; Removes and refurbishes damaged or non-legible signs; Removes and replaces damaged poles; Places and removes street barricades and other warning devices; Runs errands, picks up and delivers supplies and materials; Assists in snow removal activities; Assists with opening and closing graves; Responds to emergency situations as directed; Reports to work on assigned duty schedule; Performs other reasonable duties as assigned.

May operate snow removal vehicles during snow season; May serve as solid waste collector as assigned; Assists with traffic control at work sites; Assists with funeral set-up;

*Note: The essential functions of the job are not limited to those listed in the position description. The City retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

Typical Qualifications:

Ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions; Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable or adverse weather conditions; Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with associates and the general public.

Education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school; Ability to read and write and understand warning labels and symbols.

Special License and Certificates:

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid appropriate drivers license within six (6) weeks of employment; May require ability to obtain confined space license; May require certification as a flagger; May require possession of or ability to obtain Registered Technical Pesticide Application certificate within six (6) months of employment.

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