Under immediate direction, maintains, constructs and repairs City streets, sidewalks, catch basins and storm drains. Removes snow and leaves from roadways. Performs street maintenance duties; prepares grade and/or subgrade for cement and asphalt replacement of City streets; assists with crack sealing, jack hammering, shoveling and finish work on cement; patches pot holes. Sets traffic control devices at worksites and in emergency situations. Operates a variety of light and heavy equipment including dump truck with sweepers, end loaders, sanders, backhoes, tamper, air compressors with jack hammers, skid loaders, leaf equipment and various hand tools. Hauls materials to and from sites. Removes leaves and debris from roadways in very dusty conditions; cuts brush in extreme temperatures. Assists with street sweeping, removing debris from roadways. Assists with spring sweeping; transfers sweepings to landfill by dump truck. Removes snow and ice from roadways during winter months. Cleans, maintains and constructs catch basins and storm drains on streets and creeks. Maintains equipment and cleans interior and exterior of vehicles and equipment when needed. Assists other departments as needed. Performs first call. Mixes salt and sand. Cleans alleyways; plans routes for downtown alleyway cleaning; determines number of staff needed to accomplish task. Checks equipment, fluids and tires daily. Inspects snowplows weekly during snow season. Assists with signage and pavement marking removal and installation as needed. Performs on-call duties. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Minimum education, experience and certification
High school diploma or equivalent required. Six months experience in street construction and maintenance required. One year experience in street construction and maintenance preferred. Must live within 17 miles of the corporate limits of Iowa City, Iowa within one year of appointment to the position. Valid Iowa Class B commercial driver's license with air brake endorsement with satisfactory driving record required. Valid Iowa Class A commercial driver's license with tanker endorsement required within 6 months of hire. This position is subject to federal drug testing requirements. A pre-employment drug screen required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check.
Application deadline is Tuesday, February 27, 2018. To apply, please use the link to the City’s Self Services website at www.icgov.org/jobs and complete the City of Iowa City online employment application.
To comply with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons hired will be required to provide verification of identity and employment eligibility per provisions of the Act.
The City of Iowa City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Iowa City is a supporter of the National Career Readiness Certificate.
About City of Iowa City
Employing approximately 600 permanent employees and 400 temporary and seasonal employees, the City of Iowa City provides a full range of services including police and fire protection, construction and maintenance of roads, streets and infrastructure, inspection and licensing functions, solid waste collection and recycling services which include the operation of a landfill serving all of Johnson County, a municipal airport, library, recreational activities and cultural events. The City owns and operates its water supply and distribution system and sewage collection and treatment system with secondary treatment also provided. The City operates a municipal off-street and on-street parking system in the downtown area. The City also operates a transit system. The City of Iowa City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering competitive wages and an excellent benefits package for eligible positions."