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Utility/Streets Maintenance Worker (Laborer)


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This is routine, unskilled light to heavy manual labor performed under immediate supervision. Work assignments consist of light to heavy manual labor, depending upon the needs of the department; and employee may, on occasion, be required to operate automotive or related equipment. Normally work is closely supervised; however, routine tasks may be inspected upon completion only.


The following duties are representative of the work required for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Fixes water main and service line leaks, including installing or replacing water meters and service lines.
  • Treats sewer lines with appropriate chemicals to prevent clogs and backups.
  • Installs new sewer taps when required.
  • Patches pot holes, repairs/replaces signs as needed, flags traffic in work zones as needed.
  • Assists in the completion of cut-ons, cut-offs, locates, and general work orders.
  • Reads water meters.
  • Paints and performs carpentry tasks when assigned.
  • Cuts grass, trims trees, repairs yards, and cleans around public buildings and public areas.
  • Operate light equipment when necessary.
  • Assists other utility and/or street department employees in the performance of their assigned duties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of all safety aspects regarding equipment used to complete assigned tasks.
  • Knowledge in the use of all tools and equipment necessary to complete assigned tasks.
  • Skill in completing painting and construction projects safely and efficiently.
  • Ability to install and read water meters.
  • Ability to use basic hand tools in the performance of the job.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.


The Utility/Streets Maintenance Worker (Laborer) shall possess the ability to read, write, and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of the eighth grade. The incumbent must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Georgia Driver’s License. The incumbent must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen, as well as random drug testing.


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 regularly required to stand, sit, stoop, bend, lift, or carry heavy objects up to and exceeding 50 pounds.


The 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. Work is performed in a shop/garage and occasionally outdoors. Work has the potential to expose the employee to much noise, dirt, dust, grease, oil, irritating chemicals, and machinery with moving parts. Work may require the use of protective devices such as welding masks and goggles.

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