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Employment Application

Current Employment Openings

Position Description

  • Starting Pay: $17.61 to $19.51 DOE
  • Applications Due By: 9/27/19 @ 12pm
  • Reports To: Public Works Director
  • Council Approved: May, 2019
  • Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt

Purpose and Scope

The primary purpose of the position is to maintain the municipal parks, cemetery, library, city hall and other City property, following, commonly accepted job performance practices, necessary safety guidelines and relevant policies and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The listed responsibilities may not include all duties performed by the individual in this position. For specific job duties refer to the List of Job Duties.

  1. Employee must perform custodial duties at all municipal facilities as required. Present responsibilities include city hall (administrative offices, police department, hallways, auditoriums, kitchen, ambulance garage), library, park bathrooms, park shelters, and roller rink. Responsibilities may be expanded to include the fire hall, EMS Building, swimming pool facilities and other municipal facilities in the future.
  2. Employee shall plan, prioritize, schedule and perform horticultural and grounds maintenance activities related to lawns, trees, shrubs, weed control, refuse removal, recycling, snow and ice removal.
  3. Employee is responsible for the general maintenance of all facilities under their care.
  4. Employee is responsible for the general mechanical work necessary on City equipment and facilities; these duties include detection, diagnosis, and rectification of all repairs with the emphasis on preventive maintenance over treatment of mechanical failures.
  5. Employee shall be responsible for certain duties administrative in nature, principally record keeping, preparation of reports, development and implementation of departmental budgeting and acting in accordance with proper policies and procedures.
  6. The position requires the employee to have the ability to perform many of the duties required of the Street & Storm Water Maintenance and the Water/Wastewater Maintenance. All three of these public works employees must be able to work together, and activities must be coordinated in order to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the public works departments.
  7. It may be necessary for the City to hire seasonal help to assist the Buildings and Grounds Maintenance.
  8. Other Duties as Assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of safety and/or first aid measures.
  2. Knowledge of proper horticultural practices.
  3. Good verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Good organizational skills.
  5. Ability to plan, prioritize, schedule and complete tasks.
  6. Ability to operate heavy equipment (front end loader, graders, trucks, skid steer, etc.).
  7. Ability to operate light equipment (Chainsaws, power tools, hand tools, etc.).
  8. Ability to present oneself in a favorable manner to the public.
  9. Ability to keep good records.
  10. Strong mechanical abilities.

Additional Requirements

  1. Be available in the event of an emergency, which impacts the public safety, health or welfare of the city.
  2. Ability to read, understand and carry out instructions.
  3. Must report to work briefly on Saturday and Sunday of approximately every fourth weekend.
  4. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  5. Must be able to perform duties at high places (bucket truck, ladders, water towers, etc.).

Minimum Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED.
  2. Valid Minnesota Class “B” Driver’s License (may be obtained within 60 days of employment).
  3. Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Desirable Qualifications

Previous experience in similar position is preferred.

Position Description

  • Starting Pay: $20.16 to $22.34 DOE
  • Applications Due By: 9/27/19 @ 12pm
  • Reports To: Public Works Director
  • Council Approved: May, 2019
  • Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt

Purpose and Scope

The primary purpose of the position is to maintain City streets, storm water facilities and other public areas in accordance with applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following is a listing of the general responsibilities of the position. For specific job duties refer to the List of Job Duties.

  1. Position holds primary responsibility for all duties related to maintenance of all City streets, alleys, parking lots and rights—of—way and mowing storm water ponds and around trails.
  2. Position holds primary responsibility for all duties related to maintenance of all curb and gutters.
  3. Employee is responsible for the duties related to the general maintenance of the storm water collection, conveyance, treatment and discharge facilities.
  4. Employee is responsible for the general mechanical work necessary on city equipment and facilities under their care; these duties include detection, diagnosis, and rectification of all repairs with the emphasis on preventive maintenance over treatment of mechanical failures.
  5. Employee shall be responsible for certain duties administrative in nature, principally record keeping, preparation of reports, development and implementation of departmental budgeting and acting in accordance with proper policies and procedures.
  6. The position requires the employee to have the ability to perform many of the duties required of the Water/Wastewater Superintendent and the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds. All three of these public works employees must be able to work together} and activities must be coordinated in order to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the public works departments.
  7. It may be necessary for the City to hire seasonal help to assist the Superintendent of Streets, in which case there will be certain supervisory duties assigned to the employee.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of safety and/or first aid measures.
  2. Knowledge of City programs, policies, and operations.
  3. Must possess good written and verbal communication skills.
  4. Must have the ability to read, comprehend, and carry out instructions.
  5. Ability to operate a variety of heavy equipment (front end loader, graders, trucks, skid steer, etc.).
  6. Ability to operate light equipment (chainsaws, power tools, hand tools, etc.).
  7. Ability to effectively operate welder and acetylene torch.
  8. Ability to evaluate damages and make necessary repairs.
  9. Ability to perform low-leve| engine maintenance, i.e., changing oil, sparkplugs, etc.
  10. Ability to establish effective working relationships with City staff, elected officials, and the general public.

Additional Requirements

  1. Be available in the event of an emergency, which impacts the public safety, health or welfare of the City.
  2. Must report to work briefly on Saturday and Sunday of approximately every third weekend.
  3. Must be able to perform duties at high places (bucket truck, ladders, water towers, etc.).

Minimum Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED.
  2. Valid Minnesota Class “B” Driver’s License
  3. Valid Class “D” Waste Water License

Desirable Qualifications

Previous experience in similar position is preferred.

Please direct resumes and cover letters to:

City of Gaylord

Lory Young, City Administrator
PO Box 987 Gaylord, MN 55334-0987