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City of Commerce City Streets Operations Technician in Commerce City, Colorado

General Purpose

The Streets Operations Technician performs semi-skilled tasks related to the maintenance and repair of various infrastructure, including streets, multi-use paths, sidewalks, bridges, roadsides, drainage systems, and signage. As an entry-level position, the incumbents receive training to develop skills and proficiency in all duties required of a journey-level position.

The full salary for this position is $37,493 - $56,239 per year.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operates a variety of equipment including tandem dump trucks, backhoes, Vac-trailer, front-end loaders, street sweepers, tractors, walk behind striper, mowers, jackhammer and various other hand tools
  • Provides 24-hour on-call response as needed for emergency situations and snow and ice removal from city streets
  • Completes and submits daily Cartegraph reports, and electronic payroll timesheets in an accurate and timely manner
  • Takes responsibility for own actions when errors and mistakes occur
  • Cleans and fuels assigned vehicles and equipment at the end of each shift
  • Completes a fleet work order for vehicle and equipment repairs in a timely manner
  • Assists with installation and maintenance of pavement, drainage systems, pavement markings, public rights-of-way, infrastructure, traffic control signs, barricades, and flagging
  • Applies industry standards and codes to the completion of daily tasks and projects
  • Applies chemicals, fertilizers, and other hazardous materials following all safety precautions
  • Operates hand tools, vehicles, and equipment following all safety precautions
  • Assists in preparations and setup for City-wide and department special events which may require flexed scheduling and working on holidays
  • Accepts new work assignments
  • Leads less experienced and seasonal employees in routine tasks
  • Cooperates with co-workers, supervisor and other departments to foster the spirit of a team environment
  • Offers assistance to co-workers when needed
  • Works with other City employees to achieve City goals
  • Communicates ideas clearly and respectfully to improve processes
  • Listens to all customers respectfully and acts accordingly
  • Understands written and verbal assignments and asks questions if needed
  • Keeps supervisor apprised of issues and concerns within the organization
  • Accepts constructive input and implements suggestions for improvement
  • Strives to achieve safety for the traveling public
  • Promotes a culture of safety in the workplace and reports safety hazards when observed
  • All employees must model and demonstrate the City Values at all times during the course of employment; to include: Integrity, Collaboration, Innovation, Respect and Excellence.

Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent required; some municipal maintenance experience preferred. Must possess a valid Colorado driver's license. Must obtain a Commercial Driver's License Class "B" within three months of the date of hire and maintain during the course of employment. Flagger certification is required within one year of hire and must be maintained during the course of employment. Other applicable certifications may be required at City's expense. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of streets, multi-use path, and open space maintenance
  • Knowledge of safe operating procedures for heavy equipment, machines, tools, and toxic agents
  • Basic computer, tablet and smart phone skills to complete Cartegraph tasks, MapitFast software, electronic time-sheets and ability to read and respond to emails and text messages
  • Ability to learn the methods, practices, and procedures of road maintenance, landscape maintenance, and general maintenance of City facilities
  • Ability to learn and follow City policies and procedures
  • Ability to develop relationship with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to read, understand, and complete written requests and work assignments
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a flagger certification throughout the term of employment
  • Ability to understand and respond appropriately to verbal directions
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other employees and the public
  • Ability to perform required duties in varied and extreme weather conditions
  • Ability to learn industry standards and codes and implement them into daily completion of projects Equipment Used, Work Environment and Physical Activities

  • Driving: Drives a city or personal vehicle in the normal course of business

  • *Office Equipment: *Daily use of computer, keyboard, tablet, copier, scanner, printer, calculator, phone (desk and cell). Daily use of software programs including Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Word, Excel, Cartegraph
  • *Other Equipment: *Ability to operate snow plow, one-ton dump truck, skid steer, backhoe, roller, loader, grader, street sweeper, weed tractor, boom truck, striper, sign-making equipment, air compressor, jackhammer, welder, torch set, concrete saw, trencher, weed trimmers, trailer, vibratory plate, Vac-trailer, ladders, chainsaw, and hand tools
  • *Physical Activities: *High physical activity that may include walking, sitting, standing, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and carrying
  • *Lifting: *Frequently lifts, carries, and exerts up to 80 pounds. Ability to lift up to 100 pounds with assistance
  • *Vision and Hearing: *Must have visual acuity to see and read paper and electronic documents. Must be able to answer telephones, communicate conversation and respond to verbal inquires. Must be able to differentiate color and shades of color and recognize standard street signage. Must be able to recognize sound on construction sites that indicate nearby equipment and/or safety hazards
  • Exposure to Environmental Conditions: Will be exposed to extreme heat, cold, dry, wet, odors, smoke, loud noises, vibrations, dust or intense light. Exposure to chemicals including cleaners, solvents, paints, and other toxic agents. Work may be performed in precarious or tight spaces.
  • *Schedule: *Position generally scheduled Monday - Friday; occasionally weekend work; will be required for on-call duty
  • *Additional Working Conditions: *May be exposed to work settings that vary in convenience and comfort

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications. Employees are accountable for all duties associated with this position.

Salary: $37,502.40 - $46,862.40 Annually

Location: Commerce City, CO

Job Type: Full-Time

Department: Public Works

Job Number: 2020-00099

Agency: City of Commerce City

Address: 7887 E. 60th Avenue Commerce City, Colorado, 80022