PUBLIC WORKS TECHNICIAN I
Company: City of Longmont Colorado
Posted on: May 21, 2023
20230194 Public Works Technician I
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
APPLY ONLINE AT LONGMONTCOLORADO.GOV/JOBS
Department: Public Works & Engineering
Division: Public Works
Hiring Range: $26.00 - $28.89/hour
Monday-Thursday 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM from April 17th to October 15th
Monday-Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM October 16th to April 16th
Occasional evenings and weekends
Regular Full-time with Benefits
Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending, Defined Benefit Pension
Plan, 401(a) Money Purchase Plan, Life & Survivor, Term Life & AD&D, Long Term
Disability, Bereavement, Jury & Witness Duty, FMLA, Military Leave, Sick,
Vacation, Holiday pay, EAP, Tuition Assistance.
Other benefits: Optional, employee elected, voluntary benefits are available.
Open Until Filled positions may close without advance notice. To be considered, please
apply as soon as possible.
This is an entry level position similar to an apprenticeship that receives training and performs a
variety of skilled technical duties related to the operation and maintenance of the City's
transportation and stormwater networks (streets, sidewalks, alleys, curbs, gutters, storm drains,
signs/ markings, parking lots, traffic control and snow response operations). This position also
supports the operation and maintenance of the potable water Distribution System and
wastewater Collection systems at a basic level under the direction of appropriately certified
personnel. Persons recruited in this position will be trained to work within the parameters of an
existing operating plan and will be supported either by other onsite or on-call personnel as
needed to address more difficult and advanced level tasks.
Employees working in this career-series job classification perform a wide variety of technical
tasks related to the operation and maintenance of the transportation and stormwater network
and support the operation and maintenance of pressurized systems (i.e., Distribution system and
sewer lift stations), and/or gravity systems (Collection and Stormwater) depending on
assignment. Public Works Technician I employees work in teams and independently in an
apprentice role and must demonstrate a collaborative and self-directed approach to routine
tasks and project-related assignments. Routine and project work requires active and
independent learning skills; and the ability to review system records and documents, conduct
technology reviews, and learn to troubleshoot problems. Employee must also demonstrate
cooperative teamwork skills to address shared work assignments and to facilitate sharing and
acting upon critical information. Examples of tasks and duties that will be developed in this
apprentice role include but are not limited to the following:
* Service Oriented, Positive Attitude, Helpful.
* Trustworthy, Adheres to Ethics & Regulations.
* Collaborative, Team Oriented, Interacts Respectfully.
* Productive, Takes Initiative, Meets Deadlines, Achieves Results.
* Safe & Manages Risks to Minimize Incidents.
* Build effective working relationships with co-workers, and communicate and collaborate
with contractors, vendors and customers
* Critically analyze operations and equipment performance and implement effective
* Work with staff in other Divisions to deliver shared work or to complete cross-Division
* Anticipate possible problems and consequences of situations and make decisions or take
necessary steps to solve problems.
* Adhere to applicable standards, protocols and operating plans.
* Demonstrate a general curiosity about the job, and conduct research and technology
reviews, and share information.
* Complete assigned tasks with quality and address important details.
* Success in demonstrating the above non-technical skills requires Employees to live by
the City's thirteen cultural attributes in all aspects of their jobs:
Treats Others with Respect & Dignity
Embodies and Models Honesty & Integrity
Embodies a Spirit of Service and Sense of Pride
Creates/Promotes a Work Environment Where it is Enjoyable to Come to Work
Engages in Frequent, Meaningful & Direct Communication; Closes all Loops
Holds Self and Others Accountable
Fosters Creativity & Innovation
Fosters Opportunities for Authentic Team Work
Encourages and Supports Decision Making & Taking Action
Supports Work Life Balance
Acknowledges & Appreciates Each Employee's Significance
Recognizes & Supports Leadership Skills and Qualities Among All
* Supports Employee Development & Training
* Perform concrete repair work; set concrete forms, prepare ground and pack surface, pour
and finish concrete.
* Perform construction, maintenance, and repair work of City streets, sidewalks, alleys,
parking lots, gutters, and storm drains including patching potholes, grading, trenching,
asphalt paving, crack sealing, and storm drainage gutter and grate cleaning signs and
* Rake and finish asphalt, demonstrating the proficient operation of front-end loaders, and
* Perform storm drainage system construction and maintenance requiring proficient
operation of skid steers, jet/vactor trucks, and front end loaders.
* Perform snow and ice removal; operate plowing sanding, and liquid distribution
equipment, and snow blowers.
* Operate street sweeper on assigned routes and as needed for special events.
* Perform sign maintenance and repair, reflectivity inspections, sign fabrication and sign
* Identify maintenance or repair needs on assigned equipment. Perform routine service
on assigned vehicle including filling with gasoline, water and oil, as well as checking
brake systems and other safety devices.
* Maintain daily activity records and maintenance logs as required, including use of work
management systems for computerized data and work management.
* Respond to public contacts in a courteous and professional manner.
* Perform work in a safe manner and comply with pertinent safety standards and
procedures, traffic laws, and traffic control methods.
* Assist contractors and City approved service providers with operation, maintenance, and
construction projects as assigned.
* Participate in or lead the installation, maintenance, and repair of streets, sidewalks, alleys,
curbs, gutters, storm drains, and parking lots.
* Locate problem areas, investigate, and take corrective action when appropriate.
* Perform duties as part of a work crew during emergency repairs. Deploy equipment in a
timely manner. Assist with excavation activities. Perform manual labor such as digging,
moving materials, welding, and making necessary repairs.
* Perform grounds and easement maintenance such as weed cutting, mowing and edging,
snow and trash removal, and fence and gate repairs.
* Respond to service calls, including emergency "on-call" shifts as assigned, with an ability
to respond to a site within the established timeframe.
* Respond to inquiries from customers regarding the full range of duties and the
corresponding city, dept. or division policy or work practice.
* Operate a variety of tools and equipment ranging from small hand tools to heavy
* Inspect assets on a predetermined schedule. Record deficiencies or needs and create a
work order or report as needed.
* Assist with utility maintenance projects and operations as assigned.
Work is performed outside and inside both night and day shifts, under varying and extreme
weather conditions. Work includes exposure to noise, dust, gases and oils, solvents and
chemicals. Coordination of eyes, hands, legs and body is needed. Position requires the ability to
work under time constraints and in confined spaces and the use of respirators. The candidate for
this position must be able to meet the physical requirements necessary to do the job.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to at least one year of experience
performing basic utility operations, street maintenance, or closely related work.
Qualifications: Possession of a Class "B" Colorado CDL with "N" Tanker endorsement
within six months of employment. Possession of ATSSA Certified Flagger Certification, or ability
to obtain within 6 months. Completion of the required streets maintenance, signs and markings,
traffic control, fleet maintenance, and certifications necessary to fulfill work identified in
operating plans and delegated assignments. The list of required trainings and certifications will
be clarified each year by the work area managers based on business needs. Required training
and certifications may include programs such as the Colorado Local Technical Assistance
Program Road Scholar and International Signal Maintenance Association training programs.
The selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, physical
abilities testing, background investigation, criminal background check, and substance screening.
DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
Online application (required) must be successfully submitted. This position is Open Until
Filled. The online application process is available for this position on our website at
www.longmontcolorado.gov/jobs. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the City Application.
For more information, call (303) 651-8609.
The City of Longmont offers Equal Opportunity for employment to all qualified applicants. It is the policy of the City
of Longmont not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation,
age, ancestry, veteran status, or disability unless related to a bona fide occupational requirement. If you need special
assistance in the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department in advance to make
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