CLASS TITLE: Laborer
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
To perform general unskilled manual labor; on occasion, to operate farm equipment and other motor equipment; and to do related work as required.
Receives general or specific work assignments from a supervisor; work is subject to close supervision and/or inspection.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
To perform general unskilled manual labor including pick and shovel work on gravel, asphalt, concrete or other types of roadways and bridge approaches.
To apply patching materials to road surfaces; to operate a tar heater.
To feed sand spreaders on oiled or icy roads.
To dig post holes and ditches.
To chop and saw wood and perform manual labor in landscaping and roadside beautification programs.
To uncrate and unpack supplies and store same; to operate a hand truck.
To assist in the operation of a snowplow; to shovel snow and chop ice.
To grade, seed, fertilize, weed, mow, rake and water grass.
To perform manual labor in park maintenance, mosquito control, fish hatchery and sewage plant programs.
To assist in performing maintenance and repair work on buildings and equipment.
To move furniture or other heavy equipment and to perform other manual or service work of an unskilled nature in or about an institution or public building.
To wash, grease and service automotive or mechanical equipment.
To perform manual labor aboard a dredge boat which involves assisting in the operation of the dredging equipment.
On occasion, to operate farm and/or other motor equipment.
On occasion, to act as a parking lot attendant which may include tending a gasoline pump and keeping simple records.
To serve as a helper to a skilled tradesman.
To do related work as required.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES:
The ability to understand and carry out oral instructions; the physical ability to perform various manual tasks; the capacity to learn to use and/or operate light motor equipment; and related capacities and abilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Sufficient to follow simple oral instructions.