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Right-of-Way Maintenance Officer

Coweta County Board of Commissioners

Posted: Aug. 8, 2018

End Date: Aug. 22, 2018

Coweta County Vacancy Announcement
Right-of-Way Maintenance Officer
Announcement Closes 5:00 PM, August 22, 2018
Grade 10, Minimum Wage: $35,777 annually/$17.20 an hour
Dept/Div:  Road Department/N/A                                  FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

General Definition of Work
Performs intermediate skilled trades work, repairing and maintaining County rights of way, drainage ways and related facilities, operates a variety of motorized equipment, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Division Chief or Operations Manager.  Continuous supervision is exercised over inmates as assigned.
Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions
Repairs and maintains County streets and road rights of way areas, including shoulders, gravel roads, driveway connection and mail box areas; assists in debris removal as necessary.
Mows grass on County property and County rights of way; cuts and removes brush and tree limbs, from County rights of ways, bridges, culverts and drainage ways; Chips, trims, edges, and cleans, curbs, sidewalks, fences and landscape islands; performs general landscaping duties as directed.
Performs work to build, repair or replace various types of erosion control barriers and fencing.
Operates a variety of lawn care and right of way mowing equipment, such as blowers, chain and pole saws, clippers, edgers, hedgers, riding and push mowers, weed eaters, and agricultural tractors with rotary mowers; operates medium duty dump trucks, front loaders, pickup trucks and specialized equipment in a training capacity and as qualified.
Enforces rules and regulations of county prison and accepted Department of Corrections standards for inmates under supervision; Supervises a detail of inmates performing right of way maintenance duties, including operating a variety of landscaping and right of way maintenance equipment and vehicles.
Performs routine head counts and searches inmates for contraband or unauthorized materials; maintains accountability and escorts inmates to and from work assignments.
Trains inmates in proper procedures to operate light equipment and perform lawn care, landscaping and right of way maintenance work.
Assists with seasonal or emergency roadway maintenance issues such as removal of debris from flooding and windstorms, snow removal and ice control.
Encourages and promotes a culture of excellent customer service.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of security requirements for a correctional institution and ability to control and supervise inmates consistent with accepted DOC standards; general knowledge of the safe use, operation and preventive maintenance of the equipment to which assigned; general knowledge of traffic laws and regulations governing equipment operation; skill in the use of specialized equipment and hand tools to which assigned; ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions; ability to perform manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions; ability to lift heavy articles; ability to read and write; ability to make basic computations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public; ability to direct and supervise a small crew performing right of way functions and using landscaping and road maintenance equipment.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED and moderate experience in construction, landscaping or grounds maintenance work, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Physical Requirements
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires standing and walking and occasionally requires sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions; work has standard vision requirements; 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; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts within arm’s length, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, frequently requires working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles and exposure to vibration and occasionally requires working in high, precarious places, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and exposure to the risk of electrical shock; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic).
Special Requirements
Successful completion of basic skills test prior to interview (COMPASS test)
Obtain Georgia Correctional Officer certification and Flagging certification within six months
May require additional safety training or certifications.
Favorable background history as determined by review of local, State and Federal records.
Valid commercial driver's license (Class B) in the State of Georgia with favorable driving history (MVR) and DOT clearance
May require occasional variable schedule, including weekends and nights.
Last Revised:  12/01/2016