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DPW Laborer Job Posting 2023


OFFICE 989.352.6322

Department of Public Works General Laborer Job Opening
The Village of Lakeview is seeking to hire a full-time Public Works Laborer with
potential opportunities for advancement. Salary range will be dependent upon
qualifications from $38-41,000. If you are interested in the position please send a
cover letter, resume and three (3) personal and three (3) professional references to
Village Manager, P.O. Box 30, or deliver to 208 S. Lincoln Ave or email to
manager@villageoflakeview.org. Application deadline October 9, 2023 at 9:00
AM. The Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please see the following job

Job Description

Title: General Laborer
Department: Department of Public Works
Supervisor: DPW Supervisor
Occupational Definition:
Under the direct supervision of the DPW Supervisor, the employee performs
general labor in support of a wide range of public works projects to maintain and
upgrade the Village’s infrastructure. Activities range from, but are not limited
to, road work utility system maintenance, ground keeping, facilities maintenance
and related work.
Essential Job Functions:
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any, or all, of the following
essential functions. These examples do not include all the duties which the
employee may be expected to perform. To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.
- Adheres to all applicable safety procedures while operating equipment and
tools, working with chemicals or electrical sources, accessing confined
spaces, and while working in other dangerous situations.
- Maintains daily logs of projects and the equipment, vehicles and materials

- Participates in the routine maintenance and basic repair of Village
equipment and vehicles. Records preventative maintenance activities
according to established procedures.
- Conducts regular checks and maintenance of the Village’s Water
Distribution System.
- Conducts regular checks and maintenance of the Village’s Sanitary Sewer
- Provides manual labor in support of the regular maintenance and special
projects related to Village streets, sidewalks, parking lots, alleys and related
infrastructure. Labor may involve patching, curb repair and construction,
manhole maintenance, snow and ice removal, traffic sign repair or
replacement, pavement markings, streetlight maintenance, and other projects
as assigned.
- Provide manual labor in support of regular maintenance and special projects
associated with Village utility infrastructure. Labor may involve installing,
repairing, flushing and maintaining water mains and lines, storm and
sanitary sewer lines, fire hydrants, and water meters. Participates in regular
meter reading activities and shutoffs.
- Perform general and skilled maintenance and custodial tasks on Village
buildings and facilities. Clean Village buildings and facilities and completes
basic repairs.
- Provide manual labor in support of general grounds keeping and special
landscaping projects including mowing, trimming, planting, tree trimming
and removal, chipping, leaf pick-up, brush pick-up, storm clean-up and other
activities as required. Maintains parks, pools, and associated facilities as
- Under adequate supervision, operates vehicles and trucks of various sizes
and weights and a variety of public works equipment such as loader, man
lift, dump truck, tractor, mower, blower, and others.
- Represent the Public Works Department by establishing and maintaining
effective relationships with the public and other employees. Responds to
public inquiries and refers complaints to the DPW Supervisor or the Village
- Assist with special events and seasonal projects. Puts up holiday
decorations, places barricades for parade routes and prepares Village
buildings, parks and grounds.
- Respond to emergencies and is available on stand-by basis, at night or on
weekends or holidays, as operational needs demand.

- Perform special projects as assigned.
- New hires will be required to pass the required testing to be the OIC in water
and sewer within the first three (3) years of hire. If the employee is unable
to, they will be terminated.
- New hires will possess a CDL within the first year of employment if they do
not already have one.
- They must be willing to be on-call nights and weekends, work weekends,
holidays, and on short notice, when necessary, flex your work schedule, and
work an altered schedule, when requested, by the DPW Supervisor or the
Village Manager.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Minimum Qualifications:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities
and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the
position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the job.
- Educational requirements include high school diploma or the equivalent.
- Experience requirements include one or more years of responsible work
experience in general labor, construction, or related field.
- Required to be drug and alcohol free while on the job.
- Required to participate in random drug and alcohol testing.
- A valid Michigan driver’s license is required.
- A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is required, or in the absence of
current license, CDL must be obtained within 6 months of hire date.
- Knowledge of safety procedures and precautions involved in equipment
operation, maintenance work and confined space entry.
- Knowledge of the tools, materials and equipment used in the repair and
maintenance of infrastructure systems.
- Skill in the use of public works vehicles, equipment, tools, and materials
utilized in public works projects.
- Skill in completing a variety of construction, repair, custodial and
maintenance tasks.
- Ability to effectively communicate, understand instructions, and follow

- Ability to establish effective working relationships, use good judgment,
initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with other employees and the
- Ability to work effectively under stress, with changes in work priorities, and
in emergency situations.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential
functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
An employee in this position spends the majority of their time in the field at
various public works project sites. This may include sites with treacherous terrain,
requiring the employee to traverse uneven ground, access confined spaces, climb
up or crawl down, and may involve fumes, dust, chemicals or other hazardous
materials, loud machinery and equipment and other dangers associated with
construction sites and public works maintenance activities.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to
communicate with others, in person and by radio and travel to other locations. The
employee’s environment can range from an office or garage setting to highly
precarious situations, including accessing confined spaces. Physical demands,
therefore, range from sitting in an office or vehicle to the significant physical
exertion associated with completing public works projects requiring pulling,
pushing, lifting and other forms of physical exertion. Employees are frequently
required to lift up to 75 lbs. to their waist and 25 lbs. above their head.
The employee is frequently required to use sight, physical strength and manual
dexterity to complete projects, and may be frequently exposed to outside weather
conditions, high, precarious places, confined spaces, fumes or airborne particles,
toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electric shock, vibration, and other dangerous or
physically demanding situations. The noise level in the work environment can
range from quiet to very loud.
Working Conditions:
Exposure to daily weather changes to include inclement weather, temperature
changes and public pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Exposure to material and
equipment that requires specific and detailed safety use to prevent physical injury
to self and coworkers as provided in a standard body of safety rules and

The above description is intended to describe the general content of and
requirements for the performance of the job. It is not to be construed as an
exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.