Job Title: Laborer

Salary range: $27,768.00 to $40,057.40

Department: Street and Drainage Department

Hours: Full-Time Non-Exempt

Job Description:

Job Title:          Laborer (Street)                                    Reports To:     Street Manager

Department:      Street                                                  Pay Grade:       TBD

Division:           Street                                                  FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt

Direct Reports: None                                                   EEO Category: Service-Maintenance


The Laborer (Street) assists with the repair and maintenance of City streets and right of ways.


  • Patches potholes with asphalt;
  • Cleans catch basins, curbs and gutters;
  • Trims bushes, weeds and trees at intersections and from right of ways;
  • Sets up signage and markers for street repair or closings;
  • Aids in traffic control during street repairs;
  • Loosens materials for removal from areas being repaired;
  • Loads salt to spreader on truck as needed;
  • Transports and secures materials used to support walls of ditches;
  • Constructs forms for pouring concrete;
  • Shovels gravel and other fill or surfacing materials from truck to areas being repaired;
  • Repairs street signs and poles;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • Seven (7) plus months of related work experience;
  • Heavy equipment operation experience preferred;
  • Flagger Certification preferred;
  • Trenching and Excavations Safety Technician Certification preferred;
  • IMSA Work Zone Traffic Control Certification preferred;
  • Current Drivers’ license.


Up to $100,000


The following physical activities 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 and expectations.  While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to talk or hear; frequently required to walk, sit, reach with hands and arms; and occasionally required to stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; and color vision.


The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The employee frequently works outside in adverse weather conditions, in an office environment and near moving mechanical part.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and minimum qualifications of this job.  The incumbent(s) may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign job-related responsibilities and tasks to this job at any time.  Certain functions are understood to be essential; these include, but are not limited to, attendance, getting along with others, and dealing with and working under stress.  Any essential function of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.


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