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Crew Worker

DeKalb County Government

Posted: Sep. 5, 2018

End Date: Sep. 18, 2018


This register will be used to fill vacancies in other departments that may come available within the next six months.

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to perform unskilled and semi-skilled manual work associated with the construction, maintenance, and upkeep of County streets/roads, rights-of-way, water distribution and collection systems, stormwater and drainage systems, public facilities and properties, solid waste facilities, and other infrastructure as part of a public works/utilities crew.  

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Performs manual labor in support of construction, maintenance, and upkeep projects; lifts, moves, loads, and unloads materials, equipment, tools, furniture, and supplies; digs ditches, trenches, and holes manually or utilizing power equipment; shovels, rakes, spreads, compacts, and levels dirt, rock, asphalt, cement, and other materials; retrieves supplies, materials, tools, equipment and other items and runs various errands as needed; collects and transports materials, supplies, tools, and equipment to and from the worksite; and removes litter, debris, and deceased animals from roadways and other County property.

Utilizes safety equipment and wears protective gear; monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; monitors traffic conditions surrounding trucks/equipment to identify obstructions, pedestrians, or unsafe traffic conditions; flags and directs traffic and places markers, signs and cones around project/work site to ensure safety of crew and the traveling public; and reports any incidents, accidents, problems, or unusual situations.

Performs various manual tasks in support of street, roadway, drainage, solid waste collections, and processing/disposal projects; installs and removes sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and culverts; clears and repairs ditches; clears drainage obstructions from culverts, ditches, and gutters; lays and smoothes asphalt; repairs asphalt and concrete; patches/repairs potholes in road surfaces; compacts road surfaces and packs ground materials; installs and repairs pipe; and installs reflective markers in streets.

Performs manual work functions associated with construction and maintenance projects for sanitation, water, sewer and stormwater drainage systems; installs/repairs pipe (laying and cutting pipes); cuts/repairs sewer taps; builds/repairs manholes, catch basins, valve boxes, etc.; replaces grit screens; constructs, repairs, and clears ditches; clears drainage obstructions; breaks up pipes and concrete; assists equipment operators with site preparation and operation of jet-vac equipment; replaces water meters, meter boxes, lids, or other components; mixes cement; and performs related labor.

Performs various tasks involving grounds maintenance, roadside maintenance, solid waste collections, or processing/disposal projects; mows grass; edges buildings, roadways, landscaped areas, driveways, and sidewalks; plants and maintains trees, shrubs, and flowers; waters landscaped areas; cuts down trees; prunes tree limbs, hedges, and shrubs; picks up and disposes of tree limbs, brush, and other materials from grounds or right-of-way areas; mulches leaves; spreads pine straw, mulch, sand, gravel, or other grounds materials; lays sod or spreads grass seed; applies fertilizer, pesticide, and herbicide; applies salt/sand during icy weather; rakes ground materials; blows leaves/debris from walkways or grounds; picks up and disposes of debris/litter from ground areas; empties trash containers; and digs holes/trenches and shovels materials.

Performs various tasks involving building maintenance projects; cleans buildings, restrooms, or other facilities; mops, sweeps, strips, waxes, and buffs floor surfaces; troubleshoots plumbing problems and clears stopped drains; troubleshoots basic electrical problems; replaces batteries, light bulbs, and ballasts; paints interior/exterior surfaces and equipment; repairs roofing; installs tile flooring; performs concrete and asphalt work; and pressure-washes building surfaces and concrete areas.

Assists in setting up special events/activities; installs, erects, or hangs holiday decorations; assists with traffic control during event; and assists with cleanup after events.

Operates a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with department projects, which may include pump, probing rod, tamper, jack hammer, lawn mower, riding mower, edger, weed eater, chipper/mulcher, leaf blower, sod cutter, spreader, tiller, chain saw, power saw, hand saw, concrete saw, air compressor, pickaxe, sledgehammer, rake, post hole digger, shovel, hand tools, measuring instruments, or two-way radio.

Performs general cleaning and maintenance tasks necessary to keep equipment and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, checking/replacing fluids, refueling vehicles, performing minor equipment repairs, greasing equipment, sharpening blades, replacing parts, washing/cleaning equipment, or cleaning shop or work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; and reports faulty equipment.

Gathers equipment, tools, parts, and supplies needed to conduct work activities; ensures availability of adequate parts and materials to conduct work activities; and initiates requests for new or replacement materials as required.

Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, checklists, work orders, service tickets, meter readings, smoke test reports, vehicle/equipment maintenance records, or other documents.

Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, work orders, service tickets, meter routes, meter readings/reports, schedules, diagrams, equipment operational guides, chemical labels, street maps, policies, procedures, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

Communicates with supervisor, other departments, employees, customers, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED preferred; previous work experience involving equipment operation or construction/maintenance work preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required:  None