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Utility Worker I

Company: Klamath County
Location: Klamath Falls
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Klamath County is located in beautiful southern Oregon and home to the city of Klamath Falls, known as the state's City of Sunshine with over 300 days of sunshine annually! - Klamath County offers everything for outdoor adventurers as well as a unique and diverse art community. - We are home to Oregon Institute of Technology and Kingsley Field Air Base, where the 173rd Fighter Wing resides. For more information about living in this community, please visit . - Klamath County seeks to find candidates who want to make this beautiful area their home and are looking for a position where their contributions are valued and recognized. - Below is a brief overview of the Utility Worker I position. - Please contact Human Resources for a more in-depth description of the job and more details on our extensive benefits package.General Position SummaryPerforms a variety of manual tasks in the maintenance of the County streets and roadways; may be assigned to any division in the Public Works Department.QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education, Certification, & ExperiencePrevious experience in the use of machinery and equipment such as light automotive equipment and light to heavy trucks.Knowledge of the operation of hand and power tools; i.e., drills, hammers, hand saws, chain saws, power saws; wrenches, shovels, rakes, etc.Commercial Driver's License with Manual Transmission Certification (Prior to employment)Flagging Certificate (Prior to employment)First Aid Certification (May be obtained after employment)CPR Certification (May be obtained after employment)Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesLanguage Skills - Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. - Ability to write simple correspondence. - Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.Mathematical Skills - Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. - Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.Reasoning Ability - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. - Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.Physical Requirements 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.While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk and talk or hear. - The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.Salary and BenefitsThis is an hourly, non-exempt position, with a wage range of $18.73 per hour. - The pay range listed here reflects the FULL pay range for this position for the current fiscal -year. - Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification.Klamath County also offers a generous benefits package, including County contributions to health insurance, County contributions to a retirement plan, paid life insurance, paid short term disability, paid time off and more! - Klamath County recognizes and understands the importance of being able to care for yourself and loved ones when your health and safety are affected. - To show our support during those difficult events, Klamath County offers all of its employees up to 12 weeks of fully employer paid leave per benefit year for qualifying events. - Supervisory ResponsibilitiesThis position has no supervisory responsibilities.Working ConditionsThe work environment 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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; extreme cold; extreme heat and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.Work Schedule The normal work schedule is 8 hours per day 5 days per week; exact schedules are assigned by management. It is the attendance standard of the employer that all employees be present and on time each shift they are scheduled to work. - Full or partial absence during any scheduled shift, arriving late, or leaving early, for whatever reason, may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. - Time off may be approved if allowed by applicable policies covering illness, injury, or other personal emergency.Pre-screening Requirements
DMV Records VerificationPre-employment drug screeningFit-for-Duty physical exam complete with hearing testPowered by JazzHR

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